Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Feels About the Chase
Some people need to feel like they are being challenged in order to remain interested in a relationship. While some enjoy chasing others prefer to be chased after, but there are some who hate the game entirely. Here is how each personality type feelings about the dating chase.
INFJs definitely aren’t fans of having to chase someone, especially not for a long time. They are often more reserved when it comes to dating or finding the right people in their lives. They don’t enjoy feeling like they have to constantly compete for the person they like, especially after a certain amount of time has passed. INFJs want someone who feels equally as interested in them, and desire a sincere connection. INFJs can tell the difference between a false attraction crafted by the chase feeling, and someone they are sincerely connected to for real reasons.
ENFJs do like a challenge, which can sometimes draw them towards someone when they have to chase them a bit. While ENFJs enjoy the challenge, they will eventually become bored if their efforts aren’t making a real difference. They don’t want to be with someone who is constantly playing the field, and are only okay with it during the beginning of the relationship. Once things become more serious ENFJs want commitment and sincerity, and will become frustrated if they still feel like they have to chase after someone.
INFPs definitely aren’t fans of having to chase someone, and would much rather find someone they don’t have to chase. INFPs want to make real connections, not ones that are designed to make them feel butterflies that aren’t sincere. They would much rather find a connection with someone that they know can truly last. INFPs don’t enjoy feeling like someone is manipulating them, and will try to stay away from a relationship that is built on deceit.
ENFPs do enjoy a challenge, so the chase can be a bit intriguing for them. They like anything that keeps them guessing and pushes their boundaries. ENFPs can get bored rather easily so feeling constantly on their toes is actually rather fun for them. ENFPs might enjoy the back and forth in the beginning of a relationship, and simply enjoy the excitement and the butterflies. They enjoy chasing after someone, but they also enjoy being chased a bit. They crave that excitement since they become bored easily, but at the same time they want it to end once the relationship become serious.
INTJs aren’t really fans of having to chase after someone, they don’t enjoy wasting their time on someone. For INTJs it is important to make real connections with people, without some manipulative chasing game. They don’t enjoy someone who is trying to convince them to chase after them, and would much rather date people who naturally intrigue them. INTJs aren’t interested in games and will actually become bored with this sort of behavior rather quickly. They can see right through the manipulation, which makes it difficult to convince them.
While ENTJs want to make sincere connections, they don’t mind a little bit of a challenge. They can often see around the chase, but at the same time they don’t mind playing the game a little bit. For ENTJs it is exciting to be the one that snags the person everyone else is interested in and chasing after. ENTJs enjoy that sort of challenge and don’t mind pushing themselves in that way. This is something the ENTJ wants to experience during the dating phase, but they certainly don’t want to feel like they have to chase after someone they are already committed to. Once the commitment happens the ENTJ wants things to be serious and sincere.
INTPs can sometimes find themselves intrigued by someone when there is a chase element, but they can become uncomfortable if it lasts for too long. They enjoy someone who challenges them and has a bit of mystery in their personality, but they also don’t want to fall for someone they cannot trust. INTPs enjoy someone who they have to figure out, but they don’t want to feel like that person isn’t actually interested in them. Ultimately they need to feel connected to the person they are dating, especially after the chase period has ended.
ENTPs do enjoy a little chase during the dating phase, and want to feel challenged. They dislike boredom, and want to experience things that excite them and keep them on their toes. Someone who makes the dating game a little more intriguing is certainly going to maintain the attention of the ENTP, at least for a little while. They enjoy being around people who keep things interesting and know how to challenge them in unique ways. ENTPs don’t mind a little chase, and they might even enjoy a back and forth.
ISTJs truly don’t enjoy having to chase after someone, and would much prefer to know how they actually feel. The chase often feels like a waste of their time and energy, and they don’t enjoy wasting time. ISTJs can become frustrated by someone who constantly wants to feel chased after, and might feel like this is very high maintenance. They simply want something sincere that they know will be worth their time and effort.
ESTJs don’t mind a little chase, especially since they are competitive people. They enjoy someone who makes it a little interesting and don’t mind feeling challenged. ESTJs are focused people and they don’t enjoy feeling like they have failed somehow. They don’t mind when someone is a little difficult and often see this as an opportunity to prove to themselves how capable they are. ESTJs ultimately want commitment though, once the relationship has reached that stage.
ISFJs aren’t really fans of the chase, and oftentimes would rather be chased. They want to find someone who is completely committed to them and dislike feeling as though they are constantly being manipulated. ISFJs want real and lasting relationships, and believe in a sincere bond. When it comes to dating ISFJs can become frustrated by someone who doesn’t show sincere interest in them, especially if they are constantly playing mind games.
ESFJs aren’t really interested in having to chase someone, since they value commitment. They might be the one looking to feel chased after for a bit, and want to believe that the person they area dating is truly interested in them. ESFJs might participate in a chase for a little while, especially for someone they truly like and want to be with. Once some time has passed the ESFJ wants to feel like the person they are dating is truly committed to their relationship.
ISTPs definitely enjoy a challenge, so having to chase someone might intrigue the ISTP. If they find someone they are interested enough in, they certainly won’t mind having to play a little dating game. ISTPs can become bored easily, and simply want to find people who are adventurous and fun. ISTPs don’t want to feel smothered by others, which is why they can often avoid being around others completely.
ESTPs enjoy a challenge, and don’t mind someone they have to chase after a bit. They hate feeling stagnant and actually become bored rather easily in relationships. When the ESTP finds themselves interested in someone, they don’t mind having to chase after them a bit. Having someone who keeps them guessing is truly exciting and entertaining for the ESTP. They don’t like feeling smothered by people, and enjoy having space.
ISFPs don’t mind a little chasing during the beginning of the relationship, but will become bored after a while. They are often the one who needs to be chased after, but they are difficult to catch. ISFPs enjoy feeling challenged and can have a hard time settling in a relationship. They simply want to find someone who they feel truly connected with, and don’t want to feel like they are settling.
ESFPs often don’t mind a little chase, but at the same time they enjoy being chased. ESFPs can sometimes play a few games when they are dating, but they simply enjoy the intensity and excitement of it all. When they are having fun the ESFP wants to feel challenged, and enjoys someone who keeps them guessing a bit. They also want to have receive enough attention, so it can become a bit complicated.
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