Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Emotionally Reactive You Can Be, Based on Your Personality Type
Some people initially react to things with their emotions, while others have a hard time even accessing these feelings. Here is how emotionally reactive you can be, based on your personality type.
INFJs definitely find themselves connected to emotions, but they also believe in looking at things from a level headed point of view. INFJs are more emotionally reactive when someone has committed a serious injustice, and they will be rather warranted in their anger. The INFJ can be rather intense when they are angry about something, and won’t be afraid to express this when it is important. They try to response calmly to most situations though, and don’t want to just react emotionally. INFJs are more connected to the emotions of others than their own, and react more strongly to how others are feeling.
ENFJs try to focus on getting things done, and don’t want to allow their own emotions to get in the way. While ENFJs try to keep a level head, their feelings can sometimes get the best of them. When they feel truly hurt they can sometimes react emotionally, even if this is not their intention. ENFJs try to maintain a sense of control though, since they are more concerned with the emotions of others. ENFJs have a firmer grip on how other people are feeling or reacting, and don’t feel quite as focused on their own emotions.
INFPs are often led by their emotions, which can definitely cause them to be emotionally reactive. INFPs are not illogical people, they just value their feelings more. They believe it is important to follow their beliefs and their inner morals, more than focusing on what appears logical. INFPs can react emotionally to things, but that doesn’t mean they overreact. They just respond with their feelings first, and prefer to remain connected to their internal system of values.
ENFPs can definitely be emotionally reactive, although they try to reign it in. They don’t want to appear too emotional in front of others and can sometimes seem more reserved than they actually are. ENFPs are sensitive people, and often they are simply trying to protect themselves from getting hurt. They will share their feelings openly with the people they trust, which makes it clear just how connected to emotions they actually are. ENFPs can sometimes seem emotionally reactive, especially when something goes against their beliefs or morals. They are more led by their heart than their head, even though this seems to be a constant battle for them.
INTJs are definitely not emotionally reactive people, and try to maintain a level head. They lead with their mind and facts, and prefer not to allow emotions to get in the way. INTJs are not emotionally driven people, and would often rather bury their feelings completely. They don’t trust the reliability of their internal feelings, and believe it is important to maintain a grounded sense of reality and reason. INTJs do have moments where those bottled emotions can slip out, but this is often because they have buried them for too long. Most of the time though, the INTJ will maintain a sense of control over their feelings.
ENTJs value logic and practicality over their emotions, and prefer to maintain a grounded sense of reality. ENTJs are not emotionally reactive people and are much more focused on getting things done efficiently. Feelings can only get in the way of their ability to perform their tasks properly, so ENTJs often bury things inside. They will bottle their emotions up for a long time, which made lead to the occasional emotional outburst. These are rare though, and in most cases the ENTJ will be able to respond to things with logic.
INTPs are certainly not emotionally reactive people, and are much more focused on their inner minds. They prefer to respond with logic and reason, instead of looking at things from an emotional point of view. INTPs can actually have trouble connecting to their own emotions, and appear a bit cold to others. They are simply more capable of comprehending their inner thoughts, and what they are feeling. In most cases INTPs will respond to things with facts and logic, instead of their emotions. There are the occasional moments where the INTPs feelings have been bottled up for too long, and they find a way to sneak out when least expected. During those times the INTP will appear more emotionally reactive than usual.
ENTPs are not emotionally reactive people and are mostly focused on exploration and facts. They are logical people who follow their head above their hearts. While ENTPs are more logical than emotional, they do have the occasional moments of reacting with their feelings. They are caring people, who do want to make their loved ones happy even if they don’t express this openly. When the ENTP feels passionate about something, they will sometimes allow their emotions to guide them more than they realize.
ISTJs are not emotionally reactive people, and prefer to focus on reason. They remain grounded in most of their choices and actions, and prefer to look at things from a logical approach. ISTJs don’t really understand emotions all that well, and can struggle to accept what they are feeling. They find it easier to focus on practical things, and strive to get things done efficiently. ISTJs rarely respond to things emotionally, and try hard to get things done to the best of their ability.
ESTJs try not to be emotionally reactive people and would rather focus on practical things. They prefer to get things done as efficiently as possible, which often requires leaving emotions out of most situations. For ESTJs emotions can only get in the way and hold them back from really getting things done. They are practical people who use proven methods in order to ensure that everything is properly taken care of. ESTJs do have occasions where their bottled up emotions slip out and force them to react emotionally, but those moments are somewhat rare.
ISFJs are occasionally emotionally reactive people, since they care so deeply about others. While the ISFJ doesn’t focus much on their own feelings, they do feel connected to the emotions of their loved ones. The ISFJ will try to be practical when it comes to most things, and prefer to get things done the right way. While ISFJ do value practicality, they are definitely more focused on emotions. They care about their loved ones and simply want to be sure that they are happy. They will react emotionally to something if they feel like someone is being unfair or cruel in some way.
ESFJs are led by emotions, but this is more focused on the emotions of other people. They care deeply about their loved ones, and respond to how they are feeling. The ESFJ prefer emotions over practicality and logic, simply because they believe they are more important. While the ESFJ is capable of seeing the logical response to something, they will care more about how their actions will affect others emotionally. They simply want to see their loved ones happy, and believe this is the most important thing.
ISTPs are definitely not emotionally reactive people and can actually struggle to respond to the feelings of others. ISTPs don’t enjoy focusing on their own feelings, and can struggle to fully understand them. For ISTPs it is more important to focus on facts and logic, so they often avoid emotions altogether. ISTPs don’t enjoy reacting to things with emotions, and believe that they can really only get in the way when it comes to their actions.
ESTPs try not to be emotionally reactive, but this can be an ongoing battle for them. ESTPs are passionate people who live very much in the present moment. This desire to live in the moment can cause them to react emotionally to things, even if they believe they are being more logical. ESTPs often respond to things with facts, and in those moments they will appear much less emotionally reactive. ESTPs are simply very passionate people, which can take control of their actions most of the time.
ISFPs can definitely be emotionally reactive people, since they believe in following their hearts. They want to do what they believe is right, and are deeply connected to their inner emotions. ISFPs are not incapable of being logical, they just don’t value those responses. They prefer to respond with their inner morals and their emotions, since this makes them happy. ISFPs live very much in the present moment, and will try to go with the flow.
ESFPs can be somewhat emotionally reactive people, since they are led by their heart. They do what they feel is right in the moment, and don’t enjoy being held back. When the ESFP is making a decision based on their emotions, they can become frustrated by people who attempt to ground them. ESFPs believe in following their hearts and don’t enjoy when people try and stifle their passion. ESFPs do react to most things with their inner emotions, but that doesn’t make them irrational people.
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