Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Curious Each Personality Type Actually Is
Curiouser and curiouser…
Some people are extremely intrigued by the unknown, while others prefer to stay unaware. Here is how curious you are, according to your personality type!
INFJs are naturally curious people, simply because they love to learn. They enjoy absorbing knowledge as a way to understand people and the world around them. INFJs can become extremely curious about certain things, but are capable of stepping back when they know it isn’t their place. Their curiosity is often very well balanced, since they know when they reign it in. INFJs can sometimes feel their curiosity boiling inside of them, but will certainly try not to let it get out of control. They want to know more about people they care for, which is often a big inspiration for their curious side.
ENFJs are extremely curious individuals, especially when it comes to other people. They love learning about the people they care for, and find themselves always interested in understand people. ENFJs are focused on the emotions of others, and are naturally in tune with other people. They can sometimes let their curiosity get away with them, and might become a bit nosey at times. They do not intend to invade other people’s privacy but simply find themselves interested in the well-being of others.
INFPs are extremely curious people, and are constantly interested in learning and understanding the world around them. They become extremely intrigued by other people, and love exploring new things. They are often viewed as emotionally focused people, but INFPs actually love knowledge. They have this desire to explore new possibilities, but usually just like diving into these ideas with their minds. Their curiosity is a big part of INFPs personalities, and can sometimes even get them into a little bit of trouble.
ENFPs are extremely curious people, and absolutely love exploring as many new possibilities as they can. ENFPs are often the first person to jump into something new, without much fear of what might happen. Their curiosity can sometimes get the better of them, and mind land the ENFP in some tough situations. They are perfectly capable of finding their way out though, and will be ready and willing to take on whatever comes their way. ENFPs often let their curiosity take control of them, but they are capable of reigning it in when it might hurt someone else. They simply enjoy excitement and adventure in their lives, and love to learn about everything around them.
INTJs are truly curious when it comes to learning and absorbing new knowledge. They find themselves wanting to understand everything around them, and love diving into different subjects. If a new piece of information pops up somewhere, the INTJ will be eager to learn everything they can about it. INTJs can be considered curious, simply because they love learning about as many different subjects as possible. They are less curious when it comes to people though, and might find themselves lacking interest as far as social constructs go. INTJs simply enjoy being able to explore different ideas, without having to be bothered by other people. They aren’t curious about most people’s lives, but they are certainly curious about learning and education.
ENTJs are very focused and driven people, but they do have a curious side. They become curious when it comes to people they care about, and will actually research and try very hard to understand them. ENTJs are deeply caring people, but they only reserve this for those they deem special and worthy of their affections. ENTJs are also curious when it comes to knowledge and understanding, and will work hard to remove ignorance from their surroundings. They enjoy learning as much as they can about important subjects, and this plays a role in their curiosity.
INTPs are naturally very curious people, and love learning about everything they can. They enjoy exploring new ideas and dislike being held back from possibilities. They have a natural desire to understand the world around them, and are constantly diving into new information that other people are completely unaware of. INTPs are often ahead of other people as far as information goes, and will be the first person to learn about a new subject. INTPs are also very curious about people, but prefer to observe from a distance. They enjoy understanding what makes other people tick, and are especially interested in people they care for.
ENTPs are extremely curious people, so much so that it often gets them into tricky situations. ENTPs will dive into something purely out of curiosity and might find themselves having to find a way out of whatever mess they have discovered. Instead of turning down a new opportunity out of fear, most ENTPs will find themselves far too interested to walk away. They are extremely curious about understanding and learning everything they can, and are extremely excited by new possibilities. ENTPs are also curious about people and love figuring out what makes them tick. They will often push other people’s buttons just to figure out where their boundaries are.
ISTJs are hardworking people, and are often very focused on providing for the practical needs of others. They want to be seen as intelligent and useful people, and because of this they are extremely reliable. They aren’t always the most curious individuals, simply because they know what they like. ISTJs love to learn and absorb new knowledge, and this is about as far as their curiosity goes. They have often tried new things and found themselves disappointed in the results, so ISTJ prefer to follow tried and true methods.
ESTJs are very focused on being a valued member of their community, and work hard to be the best at whatever they do. Their desire to get things done can often cause them to feel less curious about new subjects. They don’t always want to try new things, simply because they have experienced negative results in the past. ESTJs prefer to follow methods that they have already found to be useful and effective. ESTJs are focused on efficiency, and exploring their curiosity is simply a divergence from being more efficient.
ISFJs are kind and compassionate people, and are extremely focused on the emotions of others. They are not usually curious people, and might be hesitant to try new things. ISFJs often prefer to follow methods that they know will work, and actually enjoy keeping things the way they are. ISFJs can become curious about their loved ones though, and want to know everything they can about them. ISFJs are people focused, which can cause their curious side to come out when they are interested in someone’s well-being.
ESFJs are in between being curious, and being happy just where they are. They enjoy being able to explore their curious side, but often need to be inspired by someone else in order to do so. ESFJs often prefer following methods they know and understand, and feel happier inside of their comfort zone. They are very curious when it comes to people though, and enjoy learning about their loved ones. If the ESFJ cares for someone they often will do whatever it takes to make them happy, which includes a natural curiosity about that person and their desires.
ISTPs are generally curious about different subjects, and love learning new things. They can become intrigued by something exciting, since they do have an adventurous side. ISTPs rarely find themselves curious about the business of other people, and prefer to give others space and privacy. Their curiosity is often a very personal thing, and ISTPs will not be afraid to take advantage of it. They love seeking out new adventures and excitement, and will dive in headfirst to anything that makes them feel curious and intrigued.
ESTPs love seeking out new adventures, and because of this they are naturally curious people. They want to find things that ignite their passion and make them feel truly alive. ESTPs will become curious about new things, especially if they find them fun and interesting. They are also very curious about other people, and can be very nosy when it comes to the lives of their loved ones. ESTPs simply dislike being left in the dark, and would rather know than be caught blind. Their desire to be in the know is a big part of what makes ESTPs such curious people.
ISFPs are generally curious people, and love seeking out new things. If someone draws the attention of the ISFP, they will have a hard time pulling themselves away from it. Whether it be a gorgeous sight in nature, or a person who catches their eye- ISFPs love to explore their curiosity. They enjoy things that make them feel alive, and because of this they are very curious people. ISFPs are kind and whimsical people, who absolutely love trying new things that excite and intrigue them.
ESFPs are extremely curious people, who absolutely love trying new things. They dislike staying stagnant for too long, and will seek out different adventures. When ESFPs see something that seems interesting to them, they will definitely dive into whatever it is. ESFPs are rarely afraid of trying new things, which often causes their curiosity to get them into trouble. They are definitely the type of people who find themselves getting caught up by their curious side, but they often prefer it that way.