Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Feels About Privacy
Privacy is extremely important for some people, while others are entirely open even with strangers. Here is how each personality type feels about privacy.
INFJs are definitely very private people, and enjoy being able to have their own space. They aren’t the type to share information with strangers, and even struggle to share things with people close to them. It takes a lot for INFJs to feel comfortable and safe sharing their personal lives with people, and often takes time. They prefer to keep most of their personal information private, and believe that it is unnecessary to share this with others. INFJs will share things with people they truly trust, but only if that person wants them to. INFJs simply dislike feeling like they are being too vulnerable, and also feel like other people should be more concerned with privacy.
ENFJs often like to appear more open than they are, and can actually be rather private people. They don’t mind sharing parts of themselves with people, and will often share stories and certain information. ENFJs want parts of themselves to be kept quiet, and often struggle to share these things with others. They enjoy being able to connect with people, but they enjoy a healthy combination of openness and privacy. They do think it is important to remain private about some things, but can struggle to respect the privacy of others. This only happens because the ENFJ is concerned with caring for the needs of others and always want to make sure they are doing okay.
INFPs definitely like to have privacy, and are extremely independent people. They want to have plenty of space and dislike when people try too hard to push them. When someone is attempting to get information from the INFP, it often makes them extremely uncomfortable. They know who they trust and those are the only people they feel like sharing information with. INFPs will keep private until they meet someone they want to share themselves with completely. When the INFP loves and trusts someone they often lose that desire for privacy completely. They want to connect with that individual and prefer to share every part of themselves with them.
ENFPs definitely enjoy their privacy, especially with strangers. They dislike being forced into anything, and don’t want people smothering them. When it comes to their relationships though, ENFPs often do not feel a need for privacy. They want to have things open and honest with their significant other, which often means they dislike if the other person wants too much privacy. They want to feel connected to that person, and will do whatever it takes to draw close to them. ENFPs believe that space and independence is important, but privacy is an entirely different thing to them. They are open and honest people, and often do not feel like they have anything to hide.
INTJs definitely believe in privacy very much, and want to maintain it in their lives. They dislike when people try to invade their personal space, and want to keep most of their information private. INTJs often dislike when people know too much about them, and might feel like it can be used against them. They tend to lack trust in most people, and prefer to keep their distance. When the INTJ does trust someone they will begin to open up much more, but they still struggle to divulge too much. Even when the INTJ develops a close connection with someone and decides to share their lives with them, they still believe that certain levels of privacy are necessary to maintain a happy relationship.
ENTJs are generally private people, and prefer to keep certain personal information to themselves. They often do not trust people unless they know them very well, and prefer to keep things private because of this. ENTJs know that trusting people with their personal information just gives them ammo to use against them later on. They definitely will divulge information to people they trust, especially loved ones. ENTJs believe that privacy is important though, even in their romantic relationships. They want to be open about certain things, but believe they should have some things that they can keep to themselves.
INTPs are extremely private people and often prefer to keep to themselves most of the time. They can often be fearful of trusting others, which makes them even more private about their personal information and desires. INTPs might worry that other people could use what they learn against them, which makes them hesitant to divulge anything. INTPs will share things with people they trust, but they will often still keep certain things private. They want to have independence even when it comes to their close relationships, and prefer to have plenty of space.
ENTPs can be very private people, but they are more open than some of the other thinking types. They want to share things with their loved ones, and are not afraid to be open about their desires. They dislike anything that holds them back, and too much privacy can do this sometimes. ENTPs want to have balance in their lives, so they will have a nice combination of privacy and openness. They certainly don’t feel the need to share personal information with everyone, but they know where their boundaries are from testing them so much.
ISTJs are often very private people and enjoy having a sense of independence. Boundaries are rather important for ISTJs, and they believe that people should allow others their own personal space. ISTJs do not feel the need to share everything with others, and often prefer to keep things cordial and light. ISTJs certainly do have deep thoughts and desires, they just prefer to keep those private most of the time. They will share themselves with their loved ones on occasion, but often have a hard time opening up. ISTJs just believe in having a certain level of privacy, and they also believe that others should respect this.
ESTJs are private people for the most part, but are rarely afraid of divulging information to people. They are often storytellers, and will share a personal recounting with others if they see fit. ESTJs will often keep their feelings and desires private, and only share them with people they trust. They might struggle with boundaries though, and will find themselves wanting to know about the people in their lives. Their desire to know so much about their loved ones can actually seem like a disrespect of privacy. ESTJs simply want to feel connected to the people they love, and do not mean this in a harmful way.
ISFJs are definitely private people, and prefer to keep their personal information quiet most of the time. This comes from a desire to focus on the needs of others, since ISFJs might feel guilty being too open about themselves. ISFJs can sometimes upset their loved ones though, since they do not always respect their desire for privacy. They do not mean any harm by this, and simply want to express concern towards the people closest to them. ISFJs want to be able to know what is wrong with others, so that they can help them to feel better and solve their problems.
ESFJs are often skilled at making themselves appear much more open than they actually are. They want to be able to share parts of themselves with others, but can struggle with divulging too much personal information. ESFJs can actually feel guilty if they share too much with others, and will feel like they are monopolizing the conversation. They simply prefer to focus on the needs and emotions of others, and will be very private about themselves because of this. ESFJs are good at getting information from other people, even those who consider themselves to be very private.
ISTPs are very private people, mostly because they prefer to be by themselves most of the time. They enjoy having plenty of independence and privacy in their personal lives. ISTPs want space to do their own thing, and dislike feeling smothered by others. They even prefer to have a certain level of privacy in their relationships, and hate feeling forced to share all of the time. ISTPs will be open about the important things, and really aren’t trying to keep secrets from their loved ones. They simply desire to have some sort of privacy in their lives in order to maintain a sense of boundaries.
ESTPs are rather independent people, which often makes them feel more private when it comes to strangers. When it comes to people they know and care for, the ESTP is an open book. They dislike hiding their feelings and desires from their loved ones, and prefer to be upfront with them. They don’t want to share with strangers and can become very defensive of their privacy with people they do not trust. When the ESTP trusts someone it is entirely opposite to how they behave with most people. They will be completely upfront and might share personal information that most people would keep secret.
ISFPs like to have a combination of privacy and openness in their personal lives. They are not likely to keep things secret from others, they just don’t always feel inclined to share without being permitted to do so. ISFPs won’t push themselves onto others, and will only share if someone shows interest in learning about them. ISFPs love to be open with the people close to them, and enjoy being able to share themselves completely. They often dislike too much privacy in their intimate relationships, and prefer to have a very clear and honest line of communication.
ESFPs are generally very open people, and might even share personal information with strangers. They enjoy sharing stories and feeling open with others. ESFPs are not afraid to be themselves, which makes them very sincere individuals. They would rather be open, than keep everything bottled up and to themselves. They aren’t very private individuals, which can sometimes upset their family or loved ones. The ESFPs desire to converse with others can cause them to share things about their family that they don’t want known. It is not done with ill intent, ESFPs are just much more open than other types.