Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Good Each Personality Type Is at Solving Puzzles
While some people enjoy challenging their minds with a difficult puzzles, others can become easily distracted by them.
INFJs are definitely internal and logical people, who are capable of stretching their minds in many different ways. INFJs often enjoy a challenge, and might like solving certain puzzles. In truth their own minds are puzzles in and of themselves, which can even be confusing for the INFJ to handle sometimes. They are no strangers to solving puzzles, but are more inclined to solve the ones involving people and situations. INFJs can become frustrated with certain types of puzzles, since they often prefer to rely on their intuition to solve many things in life.
ENFJs are definitely capable of handling puzzles, especially ones that pertain to people. ENFJs understand people better than anything else, and focus strongly on tending to their needs. ENFJs can become agitated with anything that holds them still for too long and prevents them from doing what needs to be done. They are often capable people though, and enjoy things that push and challenge them. While ENFJs can figure out a good puzzles, they can become rather uninterested in them.
INFPs do enjoy certain puzzles, and are capable of thinking outside of the box. They can become bored easily though, and will become distracted if their attention is maintained. INFPs are introspective people, and often consider their own minds to be a bit of a puzzle. They are definitely capable of working through different puzzles inside of their heads, and have the ability to look at them from different angles until they figure it out.
ENFPs are often great at puzzles, and have a knack for figuring things out. They enjoy challenging their minds, and strive to push themselves. ENFPs are not only good at most puzzles, they often enjoy them very much. They dislike feeling stagnant or having to focus on something that is too easy for them. Puzzles and riddles can be difficult, which will certainly intrigue the ENFP. They can become distracted easily though, so they enjoy being able to solve something and move on to something new and more intriguing to them.
INTJs are excellent at solving puzzles, and might even enjoy being able to challenge their minds. They see many things as a challenge to improve, and will like how puzzles can push their limits. INTJs are always striving to learn and grow, and want to find ways to improve their minds. Anything that can helps the INTJ learn more, is going to be something they will want to take advantage of. Puzzles that are difficult are definitely intriguing for the INTJ< and they will certainly be able to solve them with the right effort.
ENTJs are more interested in getting things done than they are diving into puzzles. They do enjoy being able to challenge their minds though, and will often be very good at solving different puzzles. ENTJs are focused on efficiency though, and strive to always be chasing after their goals. ENTJs can become bored of anything that pulls them away from what they need to be getting done. They prefer productivity over anything too fanciful or unrealistic. While ENTJs will be good puzzle solvers, they can become somewhat bored of them.
INTPs are excellent problem solvers, and enjoy anything that pushes them to improve. INTPs often enjoy solving different puzzles, but they might find most of them to be a bit too easy. They want to find different puzzles that will actually challenge their minds and force them to push even harder. INTPs can become bored rather easily, so they need different things that will keep them feeling like they have to stay alert and on their toes. Puzzles can be a great way for the INTP to keep their thoughts busy on something, and prevent them from becoming too distracted.
While ENTPs can be excellent at solving puzzles, they can also become quickly bored of them. They are constantly bouncing from one activity to the next, and can have somewhat short attention spans. ENTPs enjoy being able to explore the possibilities around them, and strive to challenge themselves constantly. While ENTPs do find themselves easily distracted, they do enjoy being able to challenge their minds. Solving more difficult puzzles can be a great way for the ENTP to push themselves to grow and become more alert of certain things.
ISTJs are actually fairly skilled at solving puzzles, and enjoy the quiet that it provides them. Being able to sit and focus on something that challenges their mind, is actually very intriguing for them. ISTJs hate having to be caught up in too much outward interaction, so something like a challenging puzzle can keep them focused for a while. They definitely enjoy things that allow them to think and problem solve for a while. ISTJs are often good at puzzles, especially when they have time to relax and think things through without interference.
ESTJs rarely find themselves all that interested in solving puzzles, and will become distracted rather quickly. They are much more interested in getting things done, and focus mostly on efficiency. ESTJs are goal oriented people, who strive to maintain a sense of motivation. They aren’t bad at solving puzzles, they just don’t find themselves all that interested in them. ESTJs will likely become antsy if they are forced to sit still and focus on something that isn’t practical or effective.
ISFJs rarely care much for solving puzzles, and can become frustrated by them. They would much rather be focusing on things that are practical, especially when it comes to caring for their loved ones. ISFJs want to be able to get things done, and will focus on what they believe is important in life. ISFJs are surprisingly good at solving puzzles when they do participate in them though, since they are internal and often calm people.
ESFJs often find themselves bored of puzzles, since they can pull them away from what is most important to them. ESFJs are practical people, who want to spend their energy getting things done. Sitting still for a long time having to solve some sort of puzzle, can stress them out if there are more important tasks to accomplish. If the ESFJ does have the spare time, they might enjoy being able to challenge themselves and impress their loved ones with puzzles or especially riddles.
ISTPs are analytical people, who often enjoy problem solving and figuring things out inside of their own heads. Solving puzzles can be somewhat interesting for them, as long as they are challenging enough. ISTPs will definitely have a knack for solving puzzles, and enjoy being able to utilize their skills. While ISTPs are likely very good at solving various types of puzzles, they can become distracted by them since they prefer to live in the present.
ESTPs rarely care much for solving puzzles, but they are likely pretty good at them. They are analytical people, who do enjoy challenging their minds and developing their skills. ESTPs simply become distracted rather easily and hate having to stay still for too long. They enjoy spending their time living the present moment, and enjoy being able to soak up their surroundings.
ISFPs likely aren’t very interested in solving puzzles, since they would rather live in the present moment. They can become easily distracted when it comes to sitting still and solving puzzles. They are surprisingly good at them when they are forced to dive into most types of puzzles, they just don’t often find themselves that interested. ISFPs do like they mix things up though, and want to find different activities and hobbies to draw their attention.
ESFPs rarely find themselves all that interested in solving puzzles, and prefer to live in the present. They enjoy being able soak up the moment, and strive to live happy lives. ESFPs want to experience joy and hate feeling dragged down by negativity. Having to sit still and solve some sort of puzzle, can really cause the ESFP to become antsy. They want to experience life to the fullest, and enjoy spending time with people who make them happy.