Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Behaves as Neighbors
While some people make for excellent neighbors, others are a bit more unruly. Here is how each personality type behaves as your neighbor.
INFJs prefer to keep to themselves most of the time, which can make them rather private neighbors. They likely enjoy having their space, and don’t want to intrude upon others. This helps INFJs be very respectful neighbors, since they understand the need for silence and privacy. They want to be able to give their neighbors peace, without invading or being rude. INFJs also want that in return, and can become annoyed if they have neighbors who don’t respect them or their need for privacy. They will certainly be helpful when they are needed, even though they might not be the type to draw close to their neighbors, they will pay attention.
ENFJs are often very courteous and kind neighbors, who believe in being a part of their community. ENFJs are always striving to help others, and this often occurs with their neighbors as well. They don’t want to live somewhere and go without getting to know the people living close to them. ENFJs will often take the time to make their presence known, and connect with their neighbors. They are certainly the ones to borrow a cup of sugar from, or seek out help from if you truly need it. ENFJs often make great neighbors, who have a hard time turning someone away when they need help.
INFPs are very private and introverted people, which can make them shy away from social interaction. The INFP as a neighbor usually tries to be respectful, but doesn’t always strive to be openly social. They will certainly say “hello,” if prompted, but ultimately the INFP enjoys their space. They will do what they can to be courteous, but will keep to themselves in order to do so. INFPs simply enjoy having their privacy and space, and will give this in return to their neighbors. They don’t simply connect with people out of circumstance, and often prefer to choose the people they let into their lives.
ENFPs as neighbors are often friendly and sociable, making connections with whomever they can. ENFPs like to make the people around them enjoy their presence, and don’t want to be viewed as rude or standoffish. ENFPs are usually very outgoing and charming people, which makes them well-liked by their neighbors. They certainly don’t mind helping out others, especially if they are asked nicely. ENFPs enjoy being courteous people, and want to be sure that their neighbors actually like having them around. They might have moments of making a bit too much noise, but this is not intentional at all. ENFPs simply soak up the moment and want to be enthusiastic without feeling restrained.
INTJs as neighbors are often very private people, who spend most of their time inside of their homes. They will be cordial with the people who live around them, but likely won’t reach out to them. INTJs want to be respectful of their neighbors, they just don’t see the point in becoming their best friends. They enjoy spending most of their time alone, and want people to respect their sense of space. INTJs might become annoyed with neighbors who do not show respect or who make a lot of noise late at night. They simply want to have their own space in order to focus on their research and the things they personally delight in.
ENTJs as neighbors are often very friendly, and enjoy getting to know the people around them. They have a way of making their presence known, and like being able to get along with everyone. ENTJs also like taking on a leadership role, and might become the unofficial head of their community. They are good at being social and outgoing, which makes it easy for the ENTJ to get to know their neighbors rather quickly. They do have times where the ENTJ might become frustrated if their neighbors are breaking certain rules, or are showing disrespect with their noise levels at night.
INTPs as neighbors are usually very cordial, and somewhat private. They don’t want to be viewed poorly by the people around them, so they will do what they can to be respectful. If the INTP grew up in a neighborhood, they will likely be friendly and get to know the people around them. They do enjoy getting to know people, but at the same time they need to have plenty of space to themselves. INTPs can become frustrated with rude neighbors, and hope to find ways to keep things civil. They certainly don’t want the drama, and would much rather get along with their neighbors.
ENTPs as neighbors are often friendly, and sociable. They will do what they can to get to know the people living near them, even if it’s just out of respect. The ENTP might not go out of their way to approach their neighbors, but they will certainly greet them when they walk by one another. They try to have a certain level of respect for people, but ultimately ENTPs prefer to have their freedom. They don’t want people trying to hold them back, especially their neighbors. ENTPs will try to charm people into letting them do whatever they please, which sometimes helps with the people living close to them.
ISTJs as neighbors are often very kind and respectful. They do what they can to get to know the people living close to them, and like feeling connected to the community. ISTJs are hardworking people, which often makes them strive to keep their home nice inside and outside. They have a sense of pride in how their home is maintained, and don’t want to have their neighbors looking down on them. ISTJs also enjoy being able to know their neighbors and will try to be friendly and social when they can be. At the same time ISTJs enjoy having a sense of privacy, and want that to be respected.
ESTJs are very outgoing and friendly neighbors, who enjoy being able to feel like they are a member of the community. They will often do what they can to approach and get to know their neighbors. ESTJs also want to be able to take pride in the appearance of their home, and work hard to keep it maintained. They want to feel a sense of leadership in their community, and might take on that role with their neighbors. ESTJs simply want to feel connected to the people around them, making them friendly and social neighbors.
ISFJs are often respectful and kind to their neighbors, but also like to keep a certain level of privacy. They want to be able to connect with the people around them, without feeling like they have to socialize constantly. ISFJs are very focused on their family, and want to do what they can to make a happy life for them. They will work hard to ensure that everything is right for their loved ones, which sometimes includes being friendly with the neighbors. They want their children and loved ones to be liked by everyone, so they will be cordial in order to ensure that their neighbors are nice to them as well.
ESFJs are friendly and social people, and this often translate into how they behave as neighbors. They will do what they can to get to know the people living close to them, and might even host a party or two in the neighborhood. ESFJs want to be able to connect with people, and love feeling close to their community. The number one priority of the ESFJ is their loved ones though, and this will go above their neighborly feelings. They are certainly respectful and kind to their neighbors, but their loved ones needs will always come first.
ISTPs as neighbors are often reserved and try to be respectful. ISTPs prefer to keep to themselves and require a certain level of space in order to be happy. They may become frustrated with nosey neighbors, since they enjoy having their own privacy. ISTPs will not enjoy living in a neighborhood that attempts to dictate their choices or how they should present themselves and their home. They want to be free to do what they please, without feeling monitored by others.
ESTPs are somewhat private people, but they do try and become friendly with their neighbors. They want to feel connected with the people around them, and also believe it is important to make friends. ESTPs feel more comfortable if they know the people they live near, and enjoy being able to become friendly with them. They may not want to feel obligated to follow any certain set of rules though, and dislike being told what to do. ESTPs can become frustrated if their neighbors are not respectful, or make a lot of noise late at night.
ISFPs are neighbors are often kind, but very private. They might not be the type of person to get to know their neighbors and prefer to keep to themselves. ISFPs are introverted people and enjoy being able to spend plenty of time alone. They need space and independence in order to feel at ease with themselves. ISFPs certainly don’t want to feel smothered by the people around them, and do best if they can be free to make their own choices. Having this feeling like their neighbors are butting into their business, it definitely a bother for ISFPs.
ESFPs are friendly and outgoing people, who strive to get to know their neighbors. They can be a bit of a show off in order to try and impress everyone around them. ESFPs definitely care what people think of them, and want to be perceived the proper way. They enjoy being friends with everyone, and want their neighbors to like having them around. ESFPs are natural entertainers, making them friendly and likable people to be around. They will certainly try to be courteous of their neighbors, but sometimes their desire to live in the moment can affect this.