Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How Easily You Can Shake Emotions, Based on Your Personality Type

It can be challenging for some to shake negative emotions and often they can become bogged down by them. For others it seems much easier to remove those feelings or at least bury them for a while. Here is how easily you can shake emotions, based on your personality type.



INFJs often struggle to really shake emotions, and can sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by them. While this isn’t something that will be obviously expressed outwardly, it is something they will feel internally. They have a hard time really forgetting certain emotions and might need some time to process them. INFJs have rather complex emotions and thoughts, and while it isn’t obvious outwardly there is so much going on inside of them. INFJs can find emotions especially hard to shake if they are tied to someone who holds a special place in their heart.


ENFJs do sometimes struggle to shake certain emotions, especially if it is something deeply affected them. They feel things very deeply and while they try to keep strong on the outside it can often be affecting them more than people realize. They often want to keep a strong appearance and don’t like to be someone that others feel they cannot depend on. This outer strength does make it hard for the ENFJ to move past certain emotions, since they can try to internalize them in some ways.


The emotions of the INFP do run very deep, but they also take time that is needed to process them most of the time. If there is a negative emotion which they need to sift through and move on from, they simply take what they need in order to do this. There are some emotions or experiences that might stick with the INFP, but they can often find a way to make room for this. While INFPs are stereotyped as emotional people, this is often wildly misunderstood. They understand and appreciate their emotions, and this helps them be more in control of them than people realize.


While ENFPs value their emotions deeply, this is often what helps them to move forward from them. When they experience a negative emotions they usually try to process this an experience it, and move forward after a while. There are some instances where if the ENFP attempts to bury their feelings, they can struggle to actually shake these feelings. It can often work for a little while but can be hard when certain things bring them back up once again. ENFPs do try to move past some emotions though, and will do their best to move forward.



INTJs rarely have trouble shaking emotions, and will try to do this most of the time. INTJs don’t really focus much attention on their emotions and in most cases can neglect them entirely. Sometimes certain deep emotions can find a way to linger for the INTJ, even though they will continue to try and ignore this. They simply prefer to focus on logic and facts, since these things are much easier for them to understand and process.


ENTJs often avoid confronting emotions most of the time, and are more focused on facts. They can sometimes have a hard time processing their own emotions and would rather focus on things they can understand. ENTJs might bury their feelings for a while, and often times they can shake certain emotions. ENTJs do have some emotions that might find a way to linger since they do not take time to process them, but in most cases they can bury them by focusing on facts.


INTPs can shake certain emotions, but there are times when they run far too deep. While the INTP is more likely to focus on logic and facts, they still hold these feelings more than people might realize. They do try to find a way to reason away these emotions and sometimes that can make it a bit more challenging for them. While they try to push aside the things that are bothering them it can make cause them to slip through the cracks later on.


ENTPs definitely try to push aside certain emotions, but that can be a bit challenging after a while. They often try to find ways to deflect when they are feeling something rather intensely, but this doesn’t work quite as well as they would hope. ENTPs want to focus more on logic and reason, and can use this as ways to sort of neglect their own emotions. They feel things very deeply and so burying these feelings rarely does them any good.



ISTJs can often shake certain emotions rather easily, especially if it is something they no longer want to focus on. ISTJs are more interested in logic and practical means of getting things done and so most emotions will simply get in the way. ISTJs would much rather find ways to process the important emotions, and to push aside the ones they no longer want to bother with. Instead of dwelling on things that upset them, ISTJs would rather move on.


ESTJs can often shake their negative emotions, especially when they feel it is necessary. They can often have more of “suck it up” attitude and prefer to get the job done no matter what. While ESTJs do care deeply about their loved ones and might have certain inner emotions that stick with them, most of the time they can find ways to power through. ESTJs definitely can shake certain emotions, especially the ones they realize they need to find a way to move on from.


ISFJs do sometimes struggle to shake certain emotions, especially the ones connected to the people they love. They try hard to take care of their loved ones and don’t like allowing certain negative feelings to get in the way. While ISFJs try to overcome certain emotions, there are times when this can be a bit challenging for them. After a while the ISFJ might need to confront those feelings in order to process them and actually shake them.


ESFJs can sometimes struggle to shake certain emotions, especially ones that have affected them deeply. They can actually find themselves struggling to let go of feelings they experience, especially around their loved ones. They are often empathetic people which is something that makes it even harder for them to really shake certain feelings. They might try to overcome them for their loved ones sake, but it can linger a bit.



ISTPs can often overcome certain emotions rather easily, and they rarely seem to stick with them. They might recall these past situations and feelings, but they find ways to move forward. ISTPs do like to process things on their own terms, and sometimes that means pushing certain emotions aside. ISTPs would often rather move forward and live their lives focused on the present moment, rather than dwelling on things from the past.


While ESTPs often attempt to push things aside, certain emotions can certainly stick with them. The feelings that the ESTP usually cannot shake, are tied to people who they feel a deep connection with. In most instances they are good at moving forward and will focus more on the present than on anything that is in the past. They don’t like to allow these negative feelings to overtake them, and so they try hard to let them go.


ISFPs can certainly be affected by some emotions, and might struggle to shake them. They do try to live in the present and don’t want these things to hold them back, but at t times it can be challenging. The emotions that are connected to the people they love can be the ones that the ISFP cannot seem to shake. They do however like to process their feelings and find a way to move forward into the future.


ESFPs are often good at shaking negative emotions, but they certainly try to hold onto the good ones. ESFPs don’t neglect their emotions, instead they try to process them and move forward. They often prefer to focus on the good things in life and truly hate allowing negativity to hold them back or harm their lives in any way. ESFPs are great at shaking things from the past, especially if there is plenty of love and positivity in their present.


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