Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Candid You Are, According to Your Personality Type
While some people are extremely tactful and afraid to speak up, others are completely candid. Here is how candid you are, according to your personality type.
INFJs generally strive to keep a sense of harmony, and dislike hurting the feelings of those closest to them. While INFJs do prefer to speak with a certain level of sympathy and warmth, they are also capable of being candid. They aren’t afraid to speak their mind, especially with people who are willing to listen to them. INFJs want to stand up for what they believe in, and this is because they are extremely moral and sincere people. The only reason INFJs will refrain from being candid, is because they do not want to harm someone else.
ENFJs are generally peacekeepers, and prefer to ensure that everyone is happy. They are giving people who strive to ensure that their loved ones are happy and cared for. ENFJs have big hearts and are extremely warm and loving people. They are capable of being candid when they aren’t afraid of hurting someone too much. ENFJs strive for sincerity in their lives, especially when they are around people who make them comfortable and at ease with themselves. While ENFJs care about the well-being of others, they also want their voice to be heard.
INFPs are honest and sincere people, who strive to be open with those closest to them. While INFPs care about being considerate of others, they also strive to be candid. They care deeply about others but they also have extremely strong inner morals, which are important for them to uphold. If the INFP is in a situation where they feel they need to speak up, they will be extremely candid and open about their feelings. They want to be honest, and do not like having to hold back the truth from others. While INFPs might not enjoy constantly expressing themselves, they certainly will for important matters.
ENFPs are strong-willed people, who certainly strive to be candid with others. They dislike being dishonest or hesitant with their words, and always want to do what is right. They are sincere and moral people, with open minds and giving hearts. ENFPs are definitely candid, and believe that this is a sign of consideration towards others. They believe in standing up for what they believe in, and dislike feeling like they have not been open and sincere with others.
INTJs are extremely candid people, and dislike holding back the truth from others. They strive to expose misinformation, and enjoy ridding the world of ignorance. INTJs value the truth and this is why they are such candid and sincere people. They don’t enjoy pretending or withholding, and believe in being speaking facts towards others. INTJs are more concerned with accuracy than they are hurting someone else’s feelings, which makes them more willing to be candid with others.
ENTJs are extremely candid people, and strive to be sincere and accurate with their words. They value efficiency and will not be afraid to openly express this to others. ENTJs will be honest when they feel like someone is not living up to their full potential or meeting their own high standards. ENTJs are not going to hesitate when it comes to being candid towards someone if they feel it is important. They don’t enjoy having to pretend or hold back their beliefs or the information they are fully aware of.
INTPs can be extremely candid when it comes to information, since they are often fully aware of the facts. They value precision and want to be sure that others are aware of their inaccuracies. They are not afraid of being sincere, especially when it comes to facts that they have spent time researching and analyzing. INTPs do struggle to be candid with their emotions, but this is often because they aren’t fully aware of them. They don’t spend much time diving into their own feelings, and have a hard time expressing them candidly to others.
ENTPs are enthusiastic people, who believe in being sincere with others. They do not hold back when they are fully aware that they have the facts in a given situation. ENTPs are not afraid to be candid with others, especially when they are trying to be precise and accurate. They actually enjoy debating, but sometimes they will take an opposing position just to discover more about the situation. They enjoy taking different viewpoints because it helps challenge their minds in unique ways. ENTPs aren’t fearful of speaking their minds though, and will be candid with what they believe in.
ISTJs are driven and practical people, who believe in being sincere. They are definitely candid, especially when it comes to important information. They don’t enjoy holding back the truth from others, especially when it comes to their loved ones. ISTJs want to express themselves in a way that is going to be helpful, and open. ISTJs don’t enjoy pretending, even for the sake of someone else’s emotions.
ESTJs are not emotionally driven people, and are not very connected to the feelings of others. They do want to provide for their loved ones, but value being candid more than being sensitive. ESTJs want to be open, and dislike having to hold back the truth. They also value efficiency and will strive to express when they feel like someone else is not living up to their potential. They can be a little bit intense, especially when they are critiquing someone.
ISFJs are very caring people, which can cause them to be less candid. They don’t want to say anything that will hurt someone or disrupt the peace in their environment. ISFJs dislike upsetting their loved ones and work hard to avoid letting this happen. They are caring and warm people, and try hard to be honest but they will express themselves in a very tactful manner.
ESFJs believe in honesty, but sometimes struggle with being too open with their words. They don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, and strive to keep the peace in their environment. Sometimes their desire to be the peacekeeper can cause the ESFJ to fail to be completely candid. They simply want to ensure that the people closest to them are happy, and will sometimes bite their tongue in order to make this happen.
ISTPs are definitely candid people, and are not afraid to speak their mind. They are honest with their information, and will openly express this to others. They do not bite their tongue when they believe it is important to speak up, especially when someone is being inaccurate. ISTPs may struggle to be candid with their feelings though, since they aren’t fully aware of their own emotions. When it comes to facts, ISTPs will be open and honest, they simply struggle when it comes to their own emotions.
ESTPs are driven and strong-willed people, who believe in being candid. They do not hold back their feelings or beliefs, and are not afraid of upsetting people. ESTPs simply struggle to hold back what they know to be the truth, and are extremely candid because of that. ESTPs will speak up if they see someone is spreading inaccuracies, and will strive to inform that person as best they can. ESTPs just don’t enjoy having to hold back, and are generally very candid people.
ISFPs believe in being candid, especially when it comes to what they believe in. They aren’t afraid to speak up, and have a strong belief in following their heart. They don’t enjoy being dishonest, even if the truth can be a bit painful. They have such strong inner morals and they never want to do anything that might compromise this. ISFPs are strong and caring people, who simply believe in doing what is right and honest.
ESFPs follow their hearts in life, and are always striving to do what they enjoy most. They can be a bit emotional, and will be candid when it comes to their feelings. They don’t want to hold back, and will struggle when it comes to keeping quiet about things. They simply want to be honest with others, and are open and expressive individuals. ESFPs are definitely candid about their feelings, and enjoy being able to express this to others.