Here’s How Each Personality Type Handles Being Pampered

Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How Each Personality Type Handles Being Pampered

It would seem like a simple task, but not everyone handles being cared for all that well. Having someone else pamper you can be overwhelming and a bit smothering at times. Here is how each personality type handles being taken care of.

 

INFJ

INFJs are very giving people, who mainly focus on tending to the needs of theirs. Their caregiver nature can sometimes make it difficult for the INFJ to receive the same care in return. In most cases they prefer to be the one giving, but there are times when they will be receptive to that affection in return. It takes the INFJ really needing support and care for them to be completely comfortable with it. When they are feeling down or sick, they do enjoy having loved ones who care enough to at least attempt to tend to their needs.

ENFJ

ENFJs are natural caretakers, who spend most of their time tending to the needs of others. They sometimes struggle when it comes to asking for help, and don’t always feel comfortable being cared for. ENFJs are much more capable of taking care of themselves, along with everyone else. They might feel like it is a weakness if they need to let someone else care for them. It can be difficult for them to give into it and they might attempt to pretend they are fine. When it comes to their close loved ones, the ENFJ will hit a point where they can accept being cared for.

INFP

INFPs are loving people, but they do enjoy letting their loved ones care for them. When the INFP is not feeling well, they can feel a bit emotional. They need to have the support and affection from their loved ones in order to feel better. If their loved ones actually want to take care of them, the INFP will take this as a sign of affection and love. They appreciate having someone selflessly try to make the INFP feel better, and truly enjoy feeling like they matter. While some people cannot handle being taken care of, the INFP understands that it comes from a good place, and will enjoy being able to lean on someone.

ENFP

ENFPs are independent people, who enjoy being able to take care of themselves. There may be moments when they want to be cared for, but it can be overwhelming for them sometimes. Even if the ENFP needs to be taken care of in a certain situation, they may try to tend to their own needs. They don’t like feeling as if someone is being condescending towards them, and want to feel strong enough to care for themselves. Deep down the ENFP appreciates being cared for, and sometimes they do want the help. The truth is they want things to be on their own terms, so they only want to be cared for when they feel up for it.

 

INTJ

INTJs are very independent people, who prefer to take care of themselves. They would much rather be in control of their own well-being and may find it patronizing if someone tries to pamper them. They do not like being taken care of, and find it rather unnatural. INTJs also are not caretakers themselves, and enjoy people who have a personal sense of independence. INTJs rarely require help from others, and are even less likely to ask for it. If their loved ones attempt to nurture them, they will likely feel smothered and overwhelmed. It takes the INTJ being extremely unwell for them to actually allow someone to tend to their needs.

ENTJ

ENTJs are independent people who prefer to take care of themselves. They don’t want to be doted on, and can become frustrated if someone tries to smother them in this way. ENTJs prefer to care for themselves, and also prefer to have people in their lives who can tend to their own needs. They do have a tendency to end up with people who require their strength, which leads to the ENTJ caring for them. They prefer to be independent though, and enjoy being able to do their own things. ENTJs will rarely let people take care of them, but they do have moments when they are overwhelmed and enjoy the loyalty and affection.

INTP

INTPs are independent people who enjoy being on their own most of the time. When it comes to being cared for, INTPs can become frustrated by this. They don’t want someone doting on them, and prefer to have their own space. If their loved ones try to dote on them, it causes them discomfort. They would much rather care for themselves, even though sometimes they can forget to. The INTP does best when someone isn’t making them feel guilty about their need for care, and simply steps in does what needs to be done. As long as the INTP isn’t made to feel weak because of their need for assistance, they can come to terms with it.

ENTP

ENTPs are independent people, who prefer to have freedom in their lives. They want to make their own choices, not have other people impose their desires on them. ENTPs don’t mind being nurtured, as long as it does not go too far. Too much pampering can make them ENTP feel uneasy, and even trapped. They will let their loved ones care for them if they truly need it, often during times when they do not feel well. In most cases ENTPs are perfectly capable of caring for themselves, and prefer to have it this way.

 

ISTJ

ISTJs are naturally independent people, who enjoy being able to have space. They want to be accomplished and strive to work hard and even provide for others. ISTJs are not the warmest and affectionate people, but they do what they can to provide for the practical needs of their loved ones. When it comes to being cared for, ISTJs might not mind it so much. If they have a loved one that feels happiest when they are nurturing, the ISTJ will likely just let it happen without complaining much. They can often be inside of their own minds without letting what is going on around them become too upsetting.

ESTJ

ESTJs are practical people, who work hard to ensure that their loved ones are provided for. When they are sick or in need of help, the ESTJ is surprisingly capable of being cared for. They do so much for others, that they appreciate the help and loyalty in their time of need. When the ESTJ is ill or feeling down, they actually really need to feel supported by their loved ones. The ESTJ is almost always the one working hard, and push to ensure that everything is done properly. Because of this they have moments where they are overwhelmed, and they need to feel like they matter to their loved ones. They don’t want to be smothered, but they don’t mind being cared for sometimes.

ISFJ

ISFJs are nurturing people, who focus mostly on caring for others. They feel most comfortable when they are helping others and tending to the needs of their loved ones. ISFJs are loving people who enjoy being able to take care of others. They have a hard time receiving this care in return, and will rarely ask for it if they are in need. ISFJs simply do not want to feel like a burden to others, so they often prefer tending to their own needs. The ISFJ would rather ignore their personal needs in order to ensure that their loved ones are properly cared for.

ESFJ

ESFJs are nurturing and giving people, who strive to ensure that their loved ones are happy. If someone close to them is in need, they will jump to their aid rather quickly. It is very natural for the ESFJ to care for others, and often makes them neglect their own needs. They can have a hard time being taken care, and will rarely ask for help even if they need it. ESFJs do need to be cared for sometimes though, and likely need a loved ones who simply does what is needed for them. Having someone show that they care and want to make the ESFJ feel better, is honestly a great feeling for them.

 

ISTP

ISTPs are independent people, who prefer to focus on themselves and their own needs. They have a hard time being cared for by others, and might feel a bit uncomfortable with this. ISTPs want to be capable of taking care of themselves, and also enjoy being around people who do the same. ISTPs struggle when they feel like someone is smothering them, or attempting to take away their freedoms. Part of them enjoys the affection and appreciation, but too much can really overwhelm them. ISTPs simply enjoy having plenty of space, and enjoy caring for themselves.

ESTP

ESTPs are hardworking people, who do a lot for the people they love. Ultimately though ESTPs are independent people, who don’t want to be too focused on emotional needs. They don’t want to be smothered by their loved ones and can become a bit distant if this happens. They do enjoy a certain level of attention though, and will be happy if their loved ones want to care for their needs. They especially want to be taken care of when they are feeling down or a bit sick. If their loved ones really want to make the ESTP feel better, it makes them really happy.

ISFP

ISFPs do enjoy being cared for, especially by the people they love the most. It often helps them feel appreciated when the people close to them actually want to tend to their needs. ISFPs love being pampered, and feel truly loved when people want to care for them. ISFPs are definitely independent, but enjoy being connected to their favorite people. They struggle when they feel distant and disconnected from loved ones, which makes them actually enjoy being taken care of.

ESFP

ESFPs actually really enjoy being taken care of, and take it rather well. They love having their friends and family dote on them and their personal needs. They feel most loved when people are tending to their needs and pampering them. This helps the ESFP feel like they are receiving affection and the right kind of attention from their loved ones. They certainly do not turn people away who are hoping to take care of the ESFP and their needs. They do enjoy caring for their loved ones as well, but certainly enjoy having the attention focused on them.

 

 

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