Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Feels About Possibilities
While possibilities can make some people anxious, others are excited by them. Here is how each personality type feels about possibilities.
INFJs definitely enjoy having possibilities and options in front of them, at least in theory. Sometimes the INFJ can have a hard time taking advantage of certain opportunities because they don’t want to take risks that can harm someone else. They do enjoy observing the possibilities though, and are always eager to learn. INFJs have such strong intuitions that they often know which path is the best option, even when they are overwhelmed with many different choices. INFJs do enjoy having options though, since they despise being held back or stuck without choice.
ENFJs enjoy having options, but too many possibilities can become a bit stressful. They might find themselves analyzing how things could go wrong, and they will want to find a way to take the safest path. ENFJs simply have so many things going on in their lives and want to be sure they can tend to the needs of their loved ones. Too many possibilities can make things more difficult for them sometimes, especially when they have so much to take care of already. ENFJs do enjoy having possibilities open to themselves though, and dislike feeling held back.
INFPs definitely enjoy exploring different possibilities, even if it is just within their own minds. They have such rich imaginations and enjoy being able to consider the different potential options or outcomes. INFPs don’t enjoy being stuck in one place, and want to feel free to make their own choices. Being stuck in the same place for a long time is likely to cause the INFP to feel anxious and uneasy. They want to have their options open, so that they can observe the many different opportunities in front of them, even if they don’t always take advantage of them.
ENFPs absolutely love possibilities, and enjoy having many options in front of them. Being stuck in the same place is miserable for ENFPs, and they really feel unhappy if they are restrained. They need to feel free to make their own choices and to explore the possibilities around them. Being able to experience new things in life is exciting and enjoyable for ENFPs. They truly hate stagnancy and can become rather unhappy if they aren’t free to experience different things in life. ENFPs will often dive into something new without feeling fearful of what might happen.
INTJs do enjoy looking at the possibilities, but at the same time they don’t want to become stuck simply imagining things. Analyzing the options for too long can leave the INTJ incapable of picking the most effective path. INTJs do want to have options though, and believe it is important to look at all of the knowledge in front of them. They will certainly analyze and their choices and work to make the best decision that they can. INTJs have a strong sense of intuition which they combine with the facts in order to make an educated and efficient choice.
While ENTJs like having options, too many possibilities can be a bit stressful. They want to find the most logical and strategic path and having too many options is only going to restrain them. They don’t like inaction and don’t want to get caught up analyzing the possibilities. ENTJs would rather observe their options quickly and find the most intelligent course of action in order to be effective. They value efficiency over sitting around in inaction, and want to be sure that they can get things done.
INTPs definitely hate stagnancy, which is why they enjoy possibilities. They like being able to experience new things, since it helps them learn and understanding better. INTPs don’t like having to follow one concrete path, and enjoy being able to take a few risks in order to experience something completely new. They are often the ones who will go first into something new, or some new idea, just so that they can truly figure it out on a deeper level.
Being able to experience new things is extremely important to ENTPs, which is why they truly enjoy possibilities. Having doors closed to them is something that makes the ENTP feel a bit miserable, and they will likely fight to open them somehow. They want to feel free to explore the world around them and want to be able to absorb everything they witness. ENTPs don’t like being stuck and that is why they truly cherish possibility and everything it represents.
ISTJs enjoy following a path that they know and understand, and can become anxious with too many options. They want to be able to get things done, and follow the right course of action for them. ISTJs are responsible people who simply want to take care of the people they love. If they have too many possibilities in front of them, it could lead to the wrong choices. They want to be sure before jumping into something and desire to make the right decisions in life.
ESTJs are hardworking and dependable people who simply want to take care of their loved ones. It is important to them that they do the right thing, which is why too many possibilities can make them anxious. ESTJs want to take care of their loved ones and work hard to ensure they are provided for. They don’t want to do anything that will jeopardize their future, which is why having too many choices can be frustrating for them.
ISFJs would rather follow traditions and go down the path that is most effective. They care deeply for their loved ones, and are very focused on ensuring their happiness. Too many possibilities can leave the ISFJ anxious, since it means there are many choices that can lead to failure. They want to be sure to take the right path so that they can create a sense of harmony and happiness for their loved ones. ISFJs simply see most possibilities as room for mistakes, and they want to be sure they are making the right decisions for everyone.
ESFJs don’t mind possibilities, but they can leave them feeling a bit anxious. ESFJs want to be sure they are making the right decisions in life, since their actions can harm the ones they love. Their main focus is tending to the needs of their loved ones, which is why ESFJs can become easy with too many options. Possibilities often means there is plenty of room for error, and chances for people to get hurt or fail. ESFJs want to take care of their loved ones deeply, and find themselves strongly focused on ensuring a positive future.
ISTPs do enjoy possibilities, because they want to have options in their lives. They want to seek out adventure and enjoy being able to experience life to the fullest. ISTPs don’t enjoy being stuck in the same place, which is why possibilities are exciting for them. Having different options that they can explore helps the ISTP challenge themselves in positive and interesting ways.
ESTPs hate feeling stuck in the same place, which is why certain possibilities can be exciting for them. Too many options can become a bit stressful for them though, since they aren’t always the most decisive people. ESTPs are adventurous people who enjoy making choices in the moment, and often take risks in life. They are spontaneous and don’t want to feel stagnant without the opportunity to explore new things.
ISFPs don’t want to feel stuck in the same place, so they enjoy experiencing new things. Possibilities mean they don’t have to simply follow the same ordinary or traditional path in life. When they have options ISFPs feel like they can experience something truly wonderful. They have adventurous spirits and want to be free to make their own choices in life, without being heled back.
ESFPs definitely enjoy having possibilities, especially since they have an adventurous spirit. They strive to experience new things, and truly enjoy living life in the moment. Being stuck in the same place is miserable for ESFPs and often causes them to feel very anxious. They want their lives to be filled with possibilities and exciting new options. ESFPs aren’t fans of stagnancy and want their lives to be fun and always seek out joy.