Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Behaves at a Party
Some people adore the chance to get out to a party and have a great time, other people despise this sort of interaction. Here is how each personality type behaves at a party, and how they feel about it.
INFJs absolutely hate large crowds, which usually means they dislike parties. INFJs might enjoy small gatherings with people they care about, especially if it results in interesting conversations and bonding time. INFJs often dislike most parties because they can feel rather shallow to them. They especially dislike wild drinking parties, since it often feels like there is nothing valuable happening. INFJs become quickly drained with too much social interaction, especially if that interaction is shallow and meaningless. This often leads them to dislike parties, and they might be rather quiet only forcing themselves to interject once in a while. INFJs are capable of being social, but often dislike these sort of events and will avoid them at all costs. They will take one on one interactions over large parties, any day.
ENFJs definitely enjoy parties, and are often the person hosting them. They love hosting events that bring together their loved ones and helps them bond with one another. ENFJs often find themselves becoming the center of attention, without even trying to be. They love making other people happy, and hosting the perfect party can often bring joy to their loved ones. ENFJs do need time alone though, and might not want to attend a party every single weekend. They do enjoy having parties though, and will certainly not be the wallflower hanging in the corner of the room. ENFJs are hardworking people, but they certainly know how to have fun.
INFPs dislike parties with large crowds, especially if the event is filled with strangers. They prefer to have a small get together with people they love and trust. Meaning is extremely important to INFPs, and because of this large parties are often exhausting and miserable for them. They know how to have fun but will rarely consider a party something enjoyable. INFPs prefer one on one connections, and would rather do something that brings them closer to their friends and loved ones. INFPs often have fantastic senses of humor, which makes them fun to be around and capable of being entertaining at parties. They simply prefer not to experience this, and would rather be around a small group of people they can really connect with.
ENFPs are often extremely charming and entertaining people, which causes them to be a real hit at parties. They know how to amuse people, and are not afraid of being the center of attention. The ENFPs charismatic personality makes it rather easy for them to attend and even enjoy parties. They definitely prefer having one on one connections with people, but that doesn’t mean they cannot enjoy the occasional party with friends. ENFPs do become drained and need time alone though, and prefer to have a combination of social interaction and personal space.
INTJs rarely enjoy parties, and usually find them to be draining and pointless. They prefer to have meaning in their lives, and would much rather be around people who challenge them mentally. Being around large crowds of people is extremely draining both mentally and emotionally for INTJs. They honestly prefer to have a lot of time alone, and sincerely dislike being around most people. INTJs do have certain individuals who are very special to them, and they would rather have one on one time with those people. They do know how to have fun, they just rarely consider a loud and crazy party to be a good time.
ENTJs are often excellent at putting on a show at parties, and are naturally good at entertaining others. They are social and charismatic people, who truly enjoy being around others. They will often be the life of the party and will find themselves jumping into the event rather easily. ENTJs do prefer small gatherings with friends that they can trust, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the occasional party. ENTJs love to push themselves, and are always looking to mix things up in their lives.
INTPs rarely enjoy parties, and might even cringe at the suggestion. They dislike feeling like other people are watching them or judging their behavior in any way. INTPs often attempt to push their own limits though, and might force themselves to interact at parties. They will usually do well with a few drinks in them, and become much more outgoing and entertaining. INTPs have great senses of humor, which can often be showcased at parties. INTPs usually prefer one on one interactions with people they connect with and care for. They might feel like larger parties simply lacking meaning, and would rather feel like they have gained something from the event.
ENTPs are often great at parties, especially after they get a couple drinks in them. They enjoy being around people, and know how to have a good time. ENTPs are often very funny and charismatic individuals, which makes them skilled at becoming the center of attention. They certainly don’t mind entertaining a group of people, and often enjoy being able to make others laugh. ENTPs do like plenty of alone time, but they also enjoy receiving attention from others sometimes. ENTPs love mixing it up, which makes them enjoy pushing themselves at certain social events. They might prefer small gatherings with people they truly care for and trust, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the occasional party.
ISTJs are definitely not party people, and often find these sorts of gatherings to be rather obnoxious. They prefer to be alone most of the time, and become drained by too much social interaction. ISTJs might find that they dislike being around most people, and only prefer to spend time with the individuals they care for deeply. ISTJs want to feel connected to their loved ones, but usually prefer one on one time with those special people. They dislike feeling like they have to impress others, and might feel pressured during larger parties.
ESTJs are great at being the center of attention, and have rather gregarious and charismatic personalities. They often have a work hard and play even harder mentality. ESTJs are great at keeping other people entertained, especially when it comes to hosting social events. They might enjoy the occasional party, but only if this includes the people they know and care for. ESTJs will dislike being around completely strangers most of the time, and prefer parties with friends and loved ones. They enjoy being around people, but this really only includes the people they know and care for.
ISFJs are often good at hosting family events, but might feel uncomfortable at larger parties. They dislike feeling pressured to be social, even though they are often good at interacting with others. ISFJs are perfectly capable of being entertaining and polite at parties, they simply become drained by this. They require plenty of alone time to feel recharged, and will often push themselves into a point of exhaustion when it comes to parties. ISFJs prefer to spend one on one time with their loved ones, and might event feel a bit drained at family events.
ESFJs are often excellent hosts and hostesses, making them truly enjoy parties. They love being able to put on an event for their loved ones, and enjoy making others happy. ESFJs can put on some truly impressive parties, but will often prefer something more mature than an all-night drinking binge. They love being around people, and are usually very social creatures. ESFJs don’t mind being the center of attention, but they also enjoy letting others shine. They are certainly not afraid of parties, even though they might prefer gatherings with their favorite people.
ISTPs are perfectly charming people, which makes them capable of interacting and being entertaining at parties. The major issue is that ISTPs simply do not enjoy parties most of the time, and prefer to be alone or experience one on one time with someone special. ISTPs might like attending the occasional party, but simply because they enjoy living in the moment and experiencing new things. They will likely find themselves feeling drained rather quickly though, and will need to recharge for a while after the party is over.
ESTPs definitely don’t mind parties, and might enjoy being able to interact with others. ESTPs are very capable of being the center of attention, especially if they are around people they trust. They are funny and entertaining people, making them great at entertaining. Some ESTPs might prefer one on one time with their favorite people, especially during times when they are feeling a bit antisocial. Generally though, ESTPs enjoy attending parties and see them as a great way to unwind and recharge after a long work week.
ISFPs are often perfectly capable of being social at parties, especially after they have a few drinks to loosen up. They usually dislike large parties though, and find them stifling and exhausting. ISFPs prefer small gatherings with their favorite people, and will feel truly happy during small parties like this. Just sitting around a campfire with their closest friends and loved ones, is likely the most enjoyable thing for an ISFP. They love these close connections and the chance to really talk and bond with others.
ESFPs are often excellent at parties, and are great at being the center of attention. ESFPs are truly the best entertainers since they actually enjoy making others people laugh and smile. They aren’t afraid of embarrassing themselves, and will go that extra mile just to make sure everyone else is having a great time. ESFPs are the natural entertainers of the personality world, and are great at being the life of the party. They know how to have fun and will be sure to bring everyone else into the excitement. ESFPs love parties, and this is often where they are truly allowed to shine.