Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Feels About Giving Second Chances
While some people believe in giving second chances, it can be more difficult for others. Here is how you feel about second chances, based on your personality type.
INFJs definitely believe in giving second chances, and sometimes third and fourth chances. They are forgiving people who try hard to help others make the right choices and come to better conclusions. INFJs will definitely forgive others for their mistakes, especially if they are minor ones. They do reach a limit though, especially if that person is continuously hurting the INFJ or someone else. They can forgive simply mistakes many times, because they understand no one can be perfect. INFJs just don’t want to judge others harshly and can definitely give second chances.
ENFJs believe in giving second chances, and will even go beyond that. They are compassionate people who understand that not everyone can be perfect. ENFJs want to be supportive and helpful towards their loved ones, and don’t want to put too much pressure on them. If someone is making mistakes that aren’t harming others, the ENFJ will continue to forgive and try and help them improve. They will draw the line when someone keeps taking advantage of them though, and will only give so many chances.
INFPs definitely believe in giving second chances, and understand that people cannot be perfect. They believe in looking past the mistakes and seeing the person inside. INFPs won’t be overly hard on their loved ones, and instead will try and help them improve. They are supportive and compassionate people, who don’t believe that people should have to be perfect all of the time. INFPs won’t continue to give chances if someone is abusing their patience, but they will certainly try up until that point.
ENFPs are forgiving people and will certainly give second chances. They believe that people should be allowed to make a few mistakes, since that is how they learn and grow. ENFPs will give second chances as long as that person hasn’t crossed certain boundaries. There are certain things that the ENFP believe are entirely immoral, and they will have a hard time forgiving those actions. When it comes to most things though, they believe it is important to forgive and move forward.
INTJs are logical and practical people, who approach things cautiously. When someone has made a mistake they are not against the idea of giving them a second chance. For INTJs it entirely depends on the mistake that person has made and just how severe the ramifications are. If the INTJ believes that person will simply continue to make those errors, they will not give them a second chance. If the INTJ assesses the situation and believes that person is capable of moving forward, they will give them the second chance.
ENTJs believe in loyalty and will have a hard time giving second chances if they feel betrayed by someone. For them it entirely depends on the situation and the mistake that has been made. If it is something minor and the individual clearly feels remorse and can learn from it, the ENTJ will give them a second chance. They will approach the situation with logic, and decide whether or not the mistakes will continue. For ENTJs morals are also important, if someone seems disloyal then they will turn away from them completely.
INTPs can have a hard time giving second chances, especially if they feel personally betrayed by someone’s actions. They don’t mean to be hard on others, but they are much harder on themselves. INTPs simply struggle when it comes to trust, and often have a hard time believing that people will change their actions in the future. If the mistake is a small one that doesn’t truly upset the INTP, then they will certainly give second chances. They will struggle with more serious injustices though, and will take a while to assess the situation.
ENTPs are not harsh people when it comes to making mistakes, and expect them as a part of life. They actually enjoy being able to learn from their experiences, so they won’t be incapable of giving second chances. For them it entirely depends on the probability that the person who made the mistake will learn from them or continue to go down the same path. They don’t want to waste their time on someone who isn’t capable of growth, but will certainly giving second chances for those who are.
ISTJs are hardworking people, who try to avoid hurting others. If someone has wronged them deeply they may struggle to give them a second chance. While ISTJs can be a bit particular about who they forgive, they can certainly come around for the right reasons. If someone they trust is simply making a few errors in judgement, the ISTJ will try to find ways to help them in the practical sense. If they are willing to receive this help and change their ways, the ISTJ will absolutely give them a second chance.
ESTJs can have a hard time giving out second chances, since they prefer that people get things right the first time. They don’t want to be around inefficient and sloppy individuals who cannot seem to focus on the task at hand. If someone is willing to learn from the ESTJ and is capable of improvement, they will find a way to give them another chance to make things right. ESTJs can be more forgiving than people realize, it just isn’t something they want to broadcast to others.
ISFJs definitely believe in giving second chances, especially to the people they love. They don’t want to just give up on someone because they have made a mistake and will attempt to help them improve. ISFJs believe in their loved ones and work hard to make them as happy as possible. ISFJs can handle a few mistakes, and will be very understanding when the person shows remorse. For them the most important thing is that the individual who messed up is actually sorry for their fumble and wants to make amends.
ESFJs are more than capable of giving second chances, and thirds or fourths, even hundredths. They are forgiving when they truly love someone and will continue to try and help them improve. For ESFJs it depends on the mistakes that person is making and how much they are hurting the people around them. There are certain actions that are deemed unforgivable by the ESFJ, and will make it difficult for them to ever trust that person again. For smaller errors the ESFJ will continue to help that person, especially if their mistakes aren’t hurting anyone but themselves.
ISTPs are not harsh people and are fully aware that life is about making mistakes and learning from them. They can forgive someone for a small mistake here and there, and will be capable of giving them another chance. For ISTPs it entirely depends on if the person is remorseful and capable of improving. They don’t want to waste their time and energy on someone who is only going to keep making those foolish mistakes.
ESTPs are surprisingly forgive when they love someone and will definitely give them a second chance. They make mistakes themselves, and are completely aware that no one can be perfect. ESTPs can often make excuses for the people they love, even when they know they probably shouldn’t give them another chance. They believe in the people close to them and have a hard time giving up on them completely.
ISFPs definitely believe in giving second chances, especially if the person who committed the mistake is remorseful. They don’t believe in being hard on people, and want to give them space to grow and breathe. For ISFPs it often depends on what the person has done, and just how badly they feel betrayed. If it is a more serious offense they might struggle to trust them ever again, even if the ISFP does forgive them.
ESFPs can definitely give second chances, especially for the people they love dearly. They don’t want to let go of their relationships simply because someone has made a mistake. The ESFP often has people who they hold very close to them, and they might feel a need to protect those individuals. They will continue to forgive their mistakes, and will try and support them through everything.