Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Agreeable You Are, According to Your Personality Type
While some people are extremely agreeable, others are a bit argumentative. Here is who agreeable each personality type actually is.
INFJs are often very agreeable people, and dislike causing trouble. They want to be able to keep the peace, especially with their loved ones. INFJs can often be overly agreeable with their loved ones, especially because they don’t want to upset them. INFJs have a knack for sneaking their opinion in without it becoming too much of an argument. They want to be honest, but they also do not want to offend someone by stepping on their personal likes and opinions. INFJs are great at finding a balance between being agreeable, and standing up for themselves when it truly matters.
ENFJs are extremely agreeable people, and enjoy keeping the peace. They want to get along with others, and don’t want to say anything that will upset someone they care for. ENFJs are good at ensuring that everyone is getting along, and a big part of this comes from their agreeable nature. They don’t want to cause an argument or say anything that will hurt someone else’s feelings. They are warm people who believe in doing whatever they can for their loved ones. ENFJs are naturally agreeable people, until they are pushed over the edge and need to stand up for themselves or someone else.
INFPs can certainly be agreeable when they feel like it is better to keep silent. They don’t mind trying to keep the peace, but can only do this for minor issues. When it comes to something the INFP feels strongly about, they have a hard time biting their tongue. They believe in standing up for their beliefs, and do not want to be afraid to do that. INFPs will not be agreeable if they feel they need to stand up for themselves or someone else, or their personal beliefs. They don’t want to let injustices happen right under their nose, so the INFP will likely step up and speak out.
ENFPs can be agreeable people under the right circumstances, since they do like to get along with others. Ultimately though, ENFPs believe in standing up for themselves and their beliefs. They are sincere people, who don’t want to simply pretend to feel a certain way in order to keep the peace. They don’t want to feel like they are being fake, and want to be upfront with people when they can. ENFPs often try to balance giving their opinions openly, with being agreeable enough not to upset others. They do care about people’s feelings, but at the same time they stand up for their beliefs.
INTJs are not often viewed as agreeable people, since they actually enjoy debates. For INTJs disagreeing with someone can be a great way to learn, and also to inform. They spend much of their time researching and learning new information, which makes them very knowledgeable people. INTJs will not agree with someone simply to keep the peace, and would much prefer to be honest. They can be seen as a bit blunt because of their desire to be precise and accurate. INTJs do not enjoy pretending simply to make people happy, and believe it is important to be honest and to spread the truth when they can.
ENTJs are not generally agreeable people, and prefer to be upfront with others. When the ENTJ witnesses that someone is not being completely accurate, they will step in and try to inform them of the truth. They don’t want to simply pretend to feel a certain way in order to keep the peace in a situation. ENTJs believe in being accurate and efficient, so they strive to do this whenever they can. If someone is not being logical the ENTJ will certainly feel comfortable informing them of the facts. ENTJs can be agreeable in certain situations, if they feel it will help them progress towards their goals. In most cases though, ENTJs would much rather be accurate than they would agreeable.
INTPs are rarely agreeable people, and prefer to be precise when they can be. They won’t simply bite their tongue just to keep the peace, especially when they believe that they need to inform someone. INTPs feel that being accurate and teaching people when they are wrong, is actually a sign of caring and being helpful. They won’t just agree with someone in order to make them happy, because the INTP values accuracy and precision. INTPs don’t want to upset people, but at the same time they don’t believe in spreading false information. Sometimes INTPs will disagree with someone in hopes of learning more about a subject, or possible teaching someone else.
ENTPs are not usually agreeable people, since they actually enjoy debating with others. If the ENTP sees an opportunity to argue a subject with someone, they will be eager to do so. They often learn a lot from debating and disagreeing with people, and find that it is a helpful way to dissect the information more. ENTPs will not simply agree with someone in order to keep the peace, since they much prefer to learn and take hold of new opportunities. ENTPs will actually disagree with someone outright, just to see where the conversation might lead- they do this even when they personally agree with that person. For the ENTP learning is much more important than agreeing, which makes them somewhat argumentative people.
ISTJs can be somewhat agreeable people, especially in the workplace. They don’t want to cause discord if it can be avoided, and will try to keep the peace. If the ISTJ believes that someone is being absurd, they will feel a strong need to step in and inform them. ISTJs are factual people, and often spend time researching information in order to be knowledgeable. They dislike pretending in front of others, and believe in being honest and upfront. ISTJs will try to deliver their information without upsetting people, and will simply try to inform when they can.
ESTJs are certainly not agreeable people, since they value efficiency over sensitivity. ESTJs believe in getting things done and they want to perform every task properly. If they witness someone is doing something incorrectly, the ESTJ will feel the need to step in and let them know. They are upfront people, who can sometimes be viewed as a bit blunt with their delivery. ESTJs do not intent to hurt other people’s feelings, they simply believe in being accurate.
ISFJs are generally very agreeable people, who value keeping the peace. They want to maintain harmony in their environment, so they will bite their tongue if they must in order to do so. They do not enjoy seeing arguments, and will work to avoid this at all costs. ISFJs prefer to avoid hurting people’s feelings, which makes them extremely agreeable. The ISFJ will likely hold back even if they disagree with someone, especially if they foresee an argument coming on. For the ISFJ it is more important to be sensitive, than to be right.
ESFJs can be very agreeable people, and often dislike having discord in their environment. They enjoy having harmony around them, and want their loved ones to get along. ESFJs will sometimes hold back their own opinions, in order to ensure that no one gets their feelings hurt. They do not want to upset people, and value sensitivity above accuracy. There are certain things that the ESFJ will not be agreeable about however, and those are often tied to their core beliefs. When it comes to most things ESFJs will try hard to be agreeable, or in the very least they will be tactful.
ISTPs are logical and analytical people, who prefer to be accurate over being sensitive. They are generally not very agreeable, since they prefer to be upfront. In most cases ISTPs don’t bite biting their tongue, since they prefer to be by themselves. When the ISTP does witness someone being entirely inaccurate though, they will likely step in and inform them. They don’t mind arguing or disagreeing with people at all, and are perfectly comfortable with discord. ISTPs don’t want to hurt people, but ultimately they prefer to be honest.
ESTPs are not usually agreeable people, since they prefer to be upfront. They want to inform people when they lack the proper information, and value honesty. ESTPs believe in removing ignorance where they can, and enjoy helping people understand the truth. ESTPs don’t want to upset their loved ones though, and try hard to avoid this. Ultimately ESTPs have a hard time holding back and prefer to be upfront with people. To them being informative is actually showing respect, and just trying to be helpful.
ISFPs try to be agreeable people, since they value being sensitive to the feelings of others. ISFPs are caring people, but they do believe in being honest. They have a hard time holding back when they believe in something, and want to stand up for themselves. They have rather strong internal morals, which they dislike compromising. ISFPs are considerate people, and will try to avoid upsetting anyone but ultimately they will avoid being agreeable if it is the right thing to do.
ESFPs definitely try to be agreeable people, and will use their charm in order to smooth things over. They want people to like them, which motivates their actions most of the time. ESFPs want their loved ones who be happy and will avoid hurting them when they can. They also want to stand up for themselves and their beliefs, and will avoid being agreeable if they feel they must. Ultimately ESFPs are agreeable people, and simply want life to be fun and enjoyable.
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