Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Feels About Violence
Some people are extremely bothered by violence, even on the smallest scale. Here is how each personality type responds to violence.
INFJs definitely do not enjoy violence, and often believe it is a waste of energy. They are often people who want to avoid seeing others in pain, which makes violence a rather unpleasant thing for them. Most INFJs become pained when they hear about war, and despise the idea of people suffering. When INFJs witness violence it often causes them to feel afraid for society, and they want to do something to stop it. INFJs believe that they are meant to serve a greater purpose in life, which often makes them dislike violence and the negative impact it can cause.
ENFJs are generally not violent people, and prefer to keep things peaceful. They definitely dislike seeing others in pain, and do not want to be a part of making anything worse for people. ENFJs do have moments where they can become frustrated, and might have a slight violent streak come out in them. This is usually short lived and very easily pushed aside and only happens when the ENFJ is defending someone they love. In most cases the ENFJ prefers to keep the peace, and would rather settle arguments with words than fists.
INFPs are not naturally violent people, and often become very upset when they see others being violent in any way. They do not see the point in this type of aggression, and are much more focused on using their words in arguments. INFPs are rarely drawn to violence, and are much more interested in finding verbal and logical means to solving issues. They become pained when they see violence in the world and often wish they could find a way to change it.
ENFPs are not usually violent people, simply because it seems like a waste of their energy. They prefer to focus on positive in most situations, and rarely see a need to resort to violence. ENFPs don’t often become angry enough that they want to harm someone physically, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. In most cases though, ENFPs prefer to resolve things with their wit and sharp tongue. If the ENFP is extremely angry at someone, they are often skilled at upsetting that person much more by ignoring them and pretending they don’t care.
INTJs are not usually violent people, and might believe it is a complete waste of their energy. They often prefer to focus on logical reasoning, and resorting to violence is rarely a logical thing. INTJs rarely allow their emotions to get the better of them, which leaves little room for outburst of violence. They often look at people who are perpetuating violent behavior and consider them to be rather foolish and childish. INTJs might have moments where they have bottled up their feelings for too long, and this will cause them to lash out, but it is rarely in a violent manner.
ENTJs often prefer to avoid violence, since it is a less efficient way to get things done. They don’t usually see any reason for becoming violent, and instead use their wit and intelligence as a way to get things done. ENTJs are not afraid of taking charge, but don’t need violence as a way to become the leader in their group. They have a natural authority that does not require becoming physical, and mostly comes from their minds. There are some rare cases where the ENTJ can resort to violence, but this is only when they feel like their loved ones are being threatened.
INTPs are logical people, which often means they prefer to avoid violence. They would much rather use their minds as a way of resolving conflict or coming to conclusions about things. INTPs usually view people who are aggressive, as completely childish and obnoxious. They see violence as a weakness, more than they do a strength. INTPs use their intelligence as a way to get things done, and will be capable of avoiding conflict if they want to, without ever having to use violence.
ENTPs are generally not violent people, simply because it seems like the weak way out of something. They would much rather debate a topic and find verbal ways to beat someone. ENTPs know that they can often talk their way out of a physical altercation, simply because their minds are very powerful. ENTPs also have a soft side to their personality, and sometimes become bothered when they see people resorting to violence. They especially become upset when leaders find ways to use violence to get what they want, instead of simply using strategy and intelligence.
ISTJs are not generally violent people, simply because they prefer to use their minds instead of their fists. ISTJs usually look at violence as a stupid and obnoxious way for people to get what they want. They are hardworking people, who want to use their intelligence as a way to make it in life. In many cases they will become uncomfortable with violence, and see it as a very pointless expression of insecurities. To an ISTJ it is much more useful to just step away when things become far too heated.
ESTJs are definitely not afraid of violence, but they don’t always want to waste their energy on it. ESTJs aren’t averse to violence if they feel like they need to become intimidating to others. When the ESTJs is likely to resort to violence, is when they believe their loved ones are being threatened. They are extremely protective of the people close to them, and will become aggressive if someone is being pushy or cruel to those people.
ISFJs are definitely not naturally violent people, and will often veer away from it. They actually prefer to keep the peace in their environment and might find violence to be very upsetting. ISFJs want to see their loved ones happy, and will try their hardest to calm down any arguments that occur around them. If the ISFJ can deescalate a situation, they will definitely do their best to avoid violence. They dislike seeing people become aggressive towards one another, especially when it comes to their loved ones. ISFJs are loving and warm people, who enjoy keeping the peace in their surroundings as much as possible.
ESFJs are generally not violent people, and usually prefer to avoid aggression when they can. In most cases the ESFJ will do their best to avoid discord in their environment, since they prefer to keep the peace. When it comes to people fighting, the ESFJ will attempt to calm things down if that is at all possible. They are actually skilled at altering and affecting the emotions of a room, which helps the ESFJ to avoid violence around them. If the ESFJ does feel like someone is threatening their loved ones, they will not be completely averse to violence as a means to protect the people they love.
ISTPs generally prefer to avoid violence, especially when it comes from someone being overly emotional. They aren’t necessarily afraid of violence though, and understand that everything has a place and time where it might be necessary. When it comes to defending their loved ones, ISTPs are not afraid to get a little aggressive with people. They also realize that there are instances where violence is completely impossible to avoid, and do not have any false ideas about it.
ESTPs are very physical people, which can cause them to be less averse to violent behavior. Depending on the ESTPs level of frustration, they can be pushed to violent reactions sometimes. They express themselves by being physical, whether that is in a positive or negative way. ESTPs are not afraid of violence, but that doesn’t mean they are drawn to it. They simply understand that everything has a place in their world, and sometimes they can be pushed too far.
ISFPs are generally not violent people, since they prefer to focus on the positive. They can become very sensitive when they see violence around them and will become uneasy when they witness it. ISFPs are often gentle souls, who prefer to bring warmth and positivity to their surroundings. There are some cases where ISFPs can become violent, depending on their upbringing. They are extremely physical people, which means they resort to physical actions to express themselves. Most ISFPs are not violent people though, and are docile and loving individuals.
ESFPs are very physical focused people, which means they often react to their emotions in physical ways. They are not usually afraid of violence, but can sometimes become upset when it is in larger scales. Simply witnessing people get into physical altercations, seems relatively normal for ESFPs. They understand that sometimes people just need to rough house a little in order to get out their frustrations. They dislike when things become too violent, but understand that in small levels it isn’t a big deal.