Written By Kirsten Moodie
How Easily Each Personality Type Will Feel Embarrassed
Everyone has had moments where they feel utterly embarrassed, and want to hide away from the world. Some people are more easily embarrassed than others though and might find that they feel uncomfortable often. Here is how easily each personality type is most likely to feel embarrassed.
INFJs can become embarrassed rather easily, especially when they are younger. Their natural connection to the emotions of others, can put the INFJ on edge sometimes. They can feel themselves becoming flushed, especially if they sense that other people are observing them closely. Their ability to connect with room, can even cause the INFJ to become embarrassed simply because someone else is feeling that way. Being acutely aware of other people’s emotions, is a big reason why INFJs tend to feel embarrassed. They are also perfectionists, which can make them feel ashamed if they haven’t been able to accomplish a task to their standards. They can sometimes struggle to let go of these awkward moments, and might replay them in their minds. INFJs embarrassment can often come from a shameful feeling that they aren’t quite living up to the person they wish they were. As they get older some INFJs develop an ability to remain relaxed, and ride out their embarrassed feelings. They realize that it is simply a part of who they are, and there is nothing wrong with it.
ENFJs are often comfortable in their own skin, and don’t mind being the center of attention. Oftentimes though, ENFJs can become embarrassed if they feel like they aren’t being perceived well. They can read the emotions of a room very well, and can often sense when things aren’t going their way. They will usually try to direct the situation, in hopes of easing the comfort level in the room. ENFJs can become embarrassed if they are put on the spot and do not perform to their own high standards. They want to be able to live up to expectations- but they often put a high amount of pressure on themselves. ENFJs are social creatures, but can become a bit embarrassed if they feel like they are being awkward in front of someone they are romantically interested in.
INFPs are often embarrassed by their own failings, and can often put a lot of pressure on themselves. They want to be good, and do whatever they can to live up to their own moral standards. If the INFP feels like they have failed to live up to their expectations, they can feel rather ashamed. INFPs are okay with being awkward, and have likely accepted this part of themselves. They will usually not be embarrassed by the things that make most people feel uncomfortable- but will have their own set of standards and occurrences that set them off. They can often feel awkward if they are forced into a situation they do not want to be in- and might get embarrassed if they are put on the spot.
ENFPs might become embarrassed after a social event, especially if they think about all of the awkward things they said or did. ENFPs enjoy being around people, and are often extremely charismatic. They might not appear like they are embarrassed by certain things, but are simply good at hiding this. They don’t want people to become uncomfortable or feel bad for them, since this would likely make the situation worse. ENFPs can also become embarrassed by praise, and might feel nervous if someone compliments them too much. They do enjoy this flattery, especially if it feels sincere- the ENFP simply become a bit nervous about it. As they get older ENFPs often come to accept their silly or wacky side, and will be more accepting of these awkward or embarrassing moments. They will ultimately come to realize that people who truly care for them, will stay by their side even when they do something embarrassing.
When INTJs are very young they can often become embarrassed much easier than they do as they grow up. During childhood or early adulthood, the INTJ often feels uncomfortable if they are put on the spot. They will become especially embarrassed if they fail to live up to their own standards. If the INTJ doesn’t do well on a test or in any academic situation, they will likely become embarrassed. As they get older though, most INTJs develop an awareness of what it truly means to become embarrassed. They can logically understand that it happens to everyone, and that they should simply move on. It is not the end of the world, they simply need to process that emotion and let it go. The mature INTJ will become comfortable with these awkward situations, and will be more than capable of accepting and learning from them.
ENTJs rarely become embarrassed, even if they do something that should be deemed as embarrassing. They are often comfortable in their own skin, and don’t mind doing things that seem foolish. They are social people and are often at ease with awkward moments. They do have high expectations for themselves though, but will likely become frustrated more than they will become embarrassed. They take most situations as a learning experience, and will likely process their actions for further review. They won’t dwell on something though, and likely find this to be a waste of their time and energy.
INTPs often react to embarrassment by utilizing self-deprecating humor in order to diffuse the situation. They can become embarrassed if they are forced to be the center of attention, or are in the spotlight for any reason. INTPs prefer to be on the sidelines most of the time, which makes them excellent observers. They are great at paying attention to a situation and will use that information to problem solve for many different things. INTPs simply dislike being put on the spot, and this is because they live mostly inside of their own minds. INTPs can sometimes become frustrated if they feel like others are judging them for their mistakes or awkward reactions.
ENTPs are rarely embarrassed by awkward situations, and are great at moving on from something uncomfortable. They usually use humor to deflect from feeling embarrassed, and can easily roll with the punches. ENTPs can become embarrassed if they are praised in public though, and sometimes find this to be very uncomfortable. Other than that, ENTPs are rather difficult to embarrass and might even end up trying to expose themselves to embarrassing situations. They enjoy pushing the limits, and will often toss themselves into new surroundings without much reservation. Their passion for exploration is often what helps the ENTP to avoid feeling truly embarrassed by anything.
ISTJs often work very hard to avoid embarrassing moments, and prefer to be as prepared as possible. They will research and study something before jumping into it, and this helps the ISTJ to avoid awkward situations most of the time. They dislike being unprepared, and will become embarrassed if they feel like they aren’t performing as well as they could be. They also become embarrassed if they are put on the spot too much, and become avoidant of these types of situations. As the ISTJ gets older though, they will likely developed a much thicker skin. Once they become comfortable with themselves, they will be able to move on from these awkward situations.
ESTJs are rarely embarrassed, and are usually great at avoiding awkward situations. They are skilled at moving past things, and can often maneuver a conversation in order to make things more comfortable. ESTJs are more likely to become frustrated by their own mistakes more than they will become embarrassed by them. They do not mind when they do something that seems awkward, and will quickly try to distract from whatever happened. ESTJs are comfortable with themselves, and realize that embarrassing moments are often great learning experiences.
ISFJs can become embarrassed if they feel like they are being put on the spot. They prefer to focus on the emotions and needs of other people, and dislike if they are forced into the spotlight too much. ISFJs can put a lot of pressure on themselves to be successful, and will become embarrassed if they feel like they aren’t doing a good enough job. ISFJs are great at avoiding embarrassing situations though, and prefer to play things off like they aren’t bothered by them. They might want to ignore the embarrassing moment completely, and pretend that it never happened in order to move on.
ESFJs can go through phases where they feel embarrassed rather easily. They might feel like they are being judged by others, and this will make them feel awkward and upset. ESFJs want to please their loved ones, and are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others. If the ESFJ is put on the spot and feels like they cannot perform properly, they will become embarrassed and overwhelmed. They will likely push through this embarrassment, but might beat themselves up over it later on. ESFJs are more likely to feel embarrassed if they truly want to impress someone, and will put a lot of pressure on themselves. They also might go through phases of letting go rather easily, and during this time they will be nearly impossible to embarrass. ESFJs also become embarrassed for other people, and will feel uncomfortable if someone is being over the top or awkward.
ISTPs rarely become embarrassed by awkward moments, and are generally relaxed individuals. They are comfortable enough with themselves to accept when they do something embarrassing or unusual. They don’t tend to fit into social norms, but this often makes them even more appealing to some people. They are confident people, and are perfectly comfortable with being imperfect. ISTPs might not even notice their awkward moments, and will rarely pay close attention to these things. They likely will not want to dwell on something negative, since it is a waste of their time and energy.
ESTPs are often great at playing off their embarrassment in a way that makes people move on quickly. They can use humor as a way to deflect from their awkward moment and will pretend like it doesn’t bother them. They dislike being in awkward situations, and want to be perceived well by others. ESTPs can become embarrassed, but will likely move on from it rather quickly. They won’t want people to misunderstand them, and prefer to be approachable. If the ESTP does something awkward, they will likely learn from it in hopes of improving in the future.
ISFPs can often become embarrassed if they are put on the spot, especially in an uptight setting. If they feel like they are being judged by others, the ISFP will become frustrated and uncomfortable. They prefer to live life in the present moment, and will try to move on from any awkward or embarrassing situations. ISFPs dislike feeling like they are being forced to feel a certain way, and prefer to be their own independent person. As they get older ISFPs become more comfortable with themselves, and less likely to become embarrassed.
ESFPs rarely become embarrassed, and are often great at laughing things off. They don’t expect to be perfect, but they also don’t mind being awkward if it makes people laugh. ESFPs enjoy having fun, and want life to be positive and happy for those around them. They understand that life cannot always be perfect, and will be able to move on when things don’t go as planned. ESFPs take life as it comes, and prefer to live in the present moment rather than dwell on the past.
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