Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Encouraging You Are, According to Your Personality Type
Some people are naturally encouraging towards others, and truly enjoy seeing people succeed. Here is how encouraging you are, according to your personality type.
INFJs are often very encouraging to their loved ones, and want to see them thrive. They will do what they can to show their support, and even step into help when it is allowed. INFJs want to see the people around them become successful and reach their dreams. They feel personally saddened when they see their loved ones in pain, and will do whatever they can to make it better. INFJs truly are encouraging people, and will step in with a kind word and an encouraging speech to help improve their loved ones mindset.
ENFJs are extremely encouraging people, who enjoy helping others succeed. They want to see their loved ones happy and will do whatever it takes to make this happen. They are supportive and warm people, who simply strive to make other people’s lives better. ENFJs love being able to encourage others, and will show their support in whatever way they can. When someone is feeling down the ENFJ often knows just what to say in order to help list them up and inspire them to move forward.
INFPs definitely want to show encouragement towards their loved ones, and enjoy lifting them up. They don’t want to steer people in the wrong direction though, and will be more inclined to encourage their strength of character. INFPs don’t want to control or manipulate people, so they will be careful to let them make their own choices. For them encouragement is simply about showing support and love, and letting people know they are valuable and can succeed.
ENFPs definitely know how to show their support, especially when their loved ones are in need. They can be very encouraging towards people who need it, and know how to say the right things. When the ENFP believes in someone they are more than capable of making that person believe in themselves. ENFPs are inspiring people who want to see their loved ones succeed and explore their possibilities in life. ENFPs don’t enjoy staying stagnant and they don’t want others to feel stuck either.
INTJs don’t show encouragement in the way most people expect, but they do support their loved ones. For INTJs verbal encouragement seems phony and a bit useless. They want to show their loved ones support in more useful and practical way. The INTJ will often try to understand their loved ones needs and desires, and will ultimately find ways to teach them how to improve. They will figure out the best plan for those people, and help them discover ways to learn and become capable of accomplishing their goals.
ENTJs enjoy being able to encourage people to become better, but this is often done in a more realistic way. They want to show that person the best way to become more efficient and move forward in order to reach their goals. ENTJs don’t want to fill their loved ones heads with false encouragement, and instead would rather help them find realistic ways to accomplish their goals. For them it is important to help sincerely, and to give that person the proper stepping stones in order to achieve what they want in life.
INTPs aren’t the best at showing emotional encouragement, but as they are older they often develop this skill. They are capable of connecting with their loved ones, and deep down they truly want them to succeed. INTPs just aren’t always great at expressing their feelings, so they can struggle to find the right words. They will often find ways to help the people they love succeed in life, and will be excellent at taking action to help encourage them. They will try to help in more practical and real ways, which can be a bit intimidating at first.
ENTPs do enjoy inspiring their loved ones to succeed, but their encouragement can seem a little tactless sometimes. The ENTP will likely express openly when they believe in someone, and to them this means a great deal. They wouldn’t waste their time on people who they didn’t believe could succeed in life, and others should naturally take their help as a compliment. ENTPs just aren’t the best at being emotionally expressive towards others, so they often find more lighthearted ways to show their encouragement.
ISTJs aren’t the most emotionally supportive people, which is simply because they don’t easily connect with emotions. While they aren’t going to easily say the right words, they will certainly show encouragement in their own way. ISTJs will try to find practical ways to help their loved ones become more successful and will help them reach their goals. They know how to find the right ways to help, and to show their loved ones the path to take in order to improve.
ESTJs aren’t comfortable with emotional expressions, which makes it hard for them to give emotional support. While ESTJs won’t necessary give the best verbal encouragement, they can certainly find practical ways to help. ESTJs want to see their loved ones succeed, so they will find ways to put together the best and most efficient plan for them. For ESTJs simply helping their loved ones work towards their goals, proves that they believe in them since they would not waste their time if they didn’t.
ISFJs definitely want to show encouragement towards others, and enjoy inspiring people. ISFJs don’t want to bring others down, and strive to find ways to make them feel better. ISFJs will often show verbal encouragement towards their loved ones, in hopes of inspiring them to believe in themselves. They also are good at finding practical ways to encourage people, and will step in and help them find ways to improve and move towards their goals.
ESFJs naturally enjoy encouraging others and simply enjoy seeing people happy. They dislike bringing people down and want to inspire people to become successful. They enjoy finding ways to encourage others and feel happiest when they can improve the lives of their loved ones. ESFJs are often very good at verbal encouragement and somehow know the right words to say in order to make people feel much better about themselves and their lives.
ISTPs do want to inspire their loved ones, but they have a very independent personality. They aren’t always the best at verbal encouragement, and aren’t always comfortable with emotional expression. ISTPs will certainly be there to assist someone and help teach them ways to improve. They are logical people who enjoy spending plenty of time analyzing information. They can often figure out ways to solve problems, which makes them helpful in that way.
ESTPs are very independent people, who often focus on getting things done themselves. ESTPs can be supportive though, especially of the people they truly care for. They will be capable of expressing words of encouragement in order to help inspire someone. ESTPs can sometimes be a bit too encouraging though, and might seem a bit hovering towards people. It can feel like they are putting pressure on their loved ones to be successful, which can be frustrating for them.
ISFPs are considerate people, who enjoy being supportive towards others. They certainly want to encourage people to go after their dreams, but they won’t try to do this in a way that seems like pressure. They want to give people space and freedom to make their own choices, without feeling like they are manipulating them in any way. ISFPs simply believe that everyone needs to make their own path in life, and they don’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.
ESFPs can definitely be great cheerleaders for their loved ones, and know how to build them up. At the same time they can become a little controlling when they think someone is taking the wrong path in life. ESFPs often have their own opinions about what others should do, even though this comes from a place of caring. It simply become frustrated for others when they want to feel free to make their own choices without manipulation.
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