Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Good Each Personality Type Is at Multitasking
Some people are impressive multitaskers, while others feel overwhelmed with too many chores at once. Here is how skilled each personality type is at multitasking.
INFJs have minds that are constantly running through a million different thoughts. Because of this they are often capable of mental multitasking, and can process many different things all at once. While some people are struggling to process the information, the INFJ has likely already soaked it in. This can actually hinder the INFJ when it comes to multi-tasking physical tasks though, since their minds carry them in different directions. They often enjoy one solid task which can help them to zone in on something and allow their minds to wander off. INFJs are certainly not incapable of multitasking, they just usually don’t enjoy it.
ENFJs are the types of people who often take on a handful of different tasks at once. They do this because they want to be able to care for their loved ones, and do not want to be held back. The ENFJ will take on many different errands in order to make sure everything is in proper order. They are certainly skilled at multitasking, simply because it is important to them. ENFJs have an ability to focus on what they are doing, while still processing a million different ideas and plans inside of their minds.
INFPs usually do not enjoy multitasking, since it forces them out of their internal world. INFPs prefer to be able to let their minds wander, and dislike being torn away from this for too long. They are often skilled at mentally multitasking, and will have millions of ideas running through their minds all at once. INFPs usually have so many thoughts happening simultaneously, that is can be difficult for them to focus on what is in front of them. INFPs usually dislike multi-tasking on physical tasks, simply because it is too stressful and unnecessary for them.
ENFPs are excellent multitaskers, as long as they don’t become too distracted. They are good at handling many different things at once, since their minds are always so active. The ENFPs mind is a wild place, filled with a million different thoughts and ideas. While some people are still processing one thing, the ENFP has likely gone much further down the rabbit hole already. ENFPs often surprise people with their ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and their ability to perform those tasks superbly.
For INTJs their ability to multitask depends entirely upon the tasks they are committing to. INTJs will be capable of taking on multiple things at once, if they are both tasks they have done many times before and have perfected already. When it comes to taking on new tasks INTJs prefer to devote their focus and energy into learning them fully. They do not want to be distracted by something else and would rather be able to absorb this new information with true focus. INTJs actually enjoy taking on something new, and do not want to do it halfway. They are perfectly capable of being efficient without having to juggle multiple tasks.
ENTJs are capable of handling many different things at once, but only if these are tasks they have done before. They are also skilled at delegating their work so that everything can get done efficiently and quickly. If the ENTJ is taking on something new they don’t want to attempt to juggle it along with previous tasks. They prefer to get things done so that too much isn’t on their plate at once. ENTJs can become frustrated and overwhelmed with too many tasks, and often feel like the people around them aren’t working hard enough when this happens. The ENTJ does best when they can take on one task at a time and just get things done quickly and effectively.
INTPs have minds that are constantly running through a million different thoughts and ideas. They can juggle so many different thoughts at once, which makes juggling physical tasks even more difficult. They are capable of multitasking when it comes to things they understand well and know how to execute already. The INTP might prefer to focus on one thing at a time, but they are surprisingly capable of multi-tasking. They dislike mundane or boring tasks, and will become aggravated if they don’t have enough excitement in their lives.
ENTPs love juggling different things all at once, because at least it isn’t boring. They enjoy pushing their limits and seeing what they are truly capable of. ENTPs aren’t afraid of letting things get messy, and actually believe they will learn more this way. They constantly have a million different thoughts running through their minds all at once, and are perfectly capable of juggling these ideas. ENTPs are also capable of juggling different tasks at once, and enjoy being able to bounce around to different things.
ISTJs are often capable of multitasking when it comes to things they have done in the past. They dislike taking on anything new without being able to research and focus on learning it fully. When it comes to things the ISTJs already knows and understands, they are surprisingly good at juggling more than one things simultaneously. They are hardworking people who will often push themselves to improve and impress the people around them. ISTJs don’t always want to multitask, and might prefer to focus on one thing at once.
ESTJs are capable of multitasking, but they often prefer to take on one thing at a time. They will often push themselves to handle many different things in order to get things done. ESTJs can become overwhelmed when they try too hard to multitask, and will begin to grow frustrated. ESTJs want to be as efficient as possible, and are skilled at handling things as long as they aren’t being micromanaged. They might not enjoy multitasking, and will do better if they can take one thing at a time and get it done how they see fit.
ISFJs definitely prefer to focus on one things at a time, but they are very capable of multitasking. They enjoy having a peaceful environment, and can become uneasy if things are too high strung. When it comes to caring for their loved ones, the ISFJ puts this as their number one priority. They want to be sure that everyone close to them is happy and well cared for. The ISFJ will often juggle multiple tasks at once to ensure that their loved ones needs are met. This is often why the ISFJ has learned the skill of multitasking, simply because it is important in taking care of the people they love.
ESFJs are naturally multitasking, often because they are trying to care for everyone around them. ESFJs learn that in order to get everything finished, they need to handle multiple tasks all at once. It can become a bit stressful for them, since the ESFJ often takes on more than most people can really handle. They will push themselves to juggle all of these tasks, in order to ensure that all of their loved ones needs are met. They do not want to fall short, and prefer to push themselves no matter how hard it becomes.
ISTPs are the type of people who enjoy living life in the moment, and don’t want to stress themselves out too much. They prefer to remain laid back about most things, and don’t see the point in overwhelming themselves. Even though ISTPs prefer not to feel unnecessarily overwhelmed, they are actually very capable of multitasking. They can handle many different physical tasks at once, especially if they are things the ISTP is natural skilled at. They enjoy being challenged in this way, and actually do not find it stressful at all.
ESTPs are definitely multitaskers, and will push themselves to take on many things all at once. They are the type of people that want to be impressive to others, and do not want to feel like they are holding themselves back. ESTPs will often take on many different tasks, especially if they find new things they are interested in. They hate feeling stagnant, and prefer a chaotic lifestyle because at least it is not boring for them.
ISFPs are definitely not the type of people who enjoy multitasking, simply because it is too chaotic. ISFPs enjoy soaking up the beauty in the world around them, and hate feeling like they are stressing over foolish reasons. They do not want to overwhelm themselves with too many different chores at the same time. ISFPs are actually capable of handling multitasking, they just don’t find themselves interested in feeling bogged down. ISFPs can become easily distracted by different things, and want to feel free to explore them.
ESFPs are definitely chaotic people, who enjoy exploring different ideas. They can become easily distracted and will bounce from one thought to the next very quickly. They hate feeling bogged down by too many tasks though, and prefer to feel free to do what they please. ESFPs are capable of multitasking, especially if they have a little help getting these things done. They are the type of people who often dislike doing anything that does not seem fun to them, and this is why they aren’t always seen as capable of multitasking. ESFPs are actually extremely capable of handling many tasks at once, and will be impressive if these are tasks they are passionate about.