Here’s How Good of a Coach You Would Be, Based on Your Personality Type

Coaching is the same as teaching in many ways, but there are many different strategizing skills that make it rather different. Each type is capable of providing something as a coach, some more than others. Here is what kind of coach you would be, based on your personality type.

 

INFJ

INFJs do have certain qualities that provide for a unique coaching experience. Their sense of compassion and understanding can help the INFJ coach treat each team member as an individual. It helps them understand each member of their team and connect with them in their own way. It can make it easier for the INFJ to bring everyone together and empathize with their specific needs. INFJs are caring and compassionate people and will do their best to reach everyone. They are also capable of motivating those around them when they are struggling to believe in themselves.

ENFJ

ENFJs have a knack for leading others and are great at bringing a group together. This is a skill that truly helps them when it comes to being the coach of a team. They can often find ways to mediate between team members and bring them together in order to truly work as an efficient team. ENFJs also are good at communicating to their team in a way that doesn’t feel condescending and makes them feel understood and appreciated. At the same time they know how to motivate and make sure everyone is actually pushing themselves to improve.

INFP

The INFP coach often does their best to support their team members and connect with them. They have a sense of caring towards their team which helps them feel more enthusiastic about the game or work itself. While the INFP coach can be a wonderful and caring advocate for their team, they sometimes lack the motivation needed to get things done. They don’t like having to be hard on others and this can sometimes stand in their way when team members aren’t living up to their full potential.

ENFP

The ENFP coach is often very enthusiastic about their team and works hard to support them. They are good at coming up with creative ideas and new strategies to help improve their abilities. ENFPs can often consider different potential ways to go about something and will work to get everyone excited about what is to come. ENFPs can also motivate others, and will do their best to make everything enjoyable. They can be good coaches in some ways, but might lack some organization needed to really crack down on everyone.

 

INTJ

INTJs are excellent strategists, which helps them when it comes to being good coaches. They can often figure out the best ways to make their team work and help them improve their skills. While they are often good at the strategy aspect of coaching, they can sometimes struggle when it comes to the emotional aspects. INTJs aren’t always good at connecting to the emotional needs of others, and so as coaches they can often be a bit stern and direct.

ENTJ

ENTJs coaches enjoy being able to bring their team together and help motivate them towards becoming better. They also are great at strategizing and will come up with ways to improve and make sure everyone is doing their best. ENTJs value efficiency and hard work, and become annoyed with people who don’t strive to always improve. They can be a bit harsh as coaches sometimes, but this comes from a desire to make everyone join together as an excellent team.

INTP

INTPs are intuitive and logical thinkers, which definitely is a strength when it comes to being a good coach. They can often see what the best way to improve their team is, and will know how to strategize in order to become better than their competition. INTPs are internal thinkers, and can often sit at home coming up with a strategic and useful game-plan. While INTPs can be excellent at the logical and strategic aspects of being a coach, they struggle when it comes to the more emotional side of things. They don’t always know how to say the right words in order to motivate and connect with their team members.

ENTP

ENTPs coaches are enthusiastic and eager, always seeing the possibilities of those around them. They enjoy being able to come up with new plans in order to outsmart their competition. ENTPs are great at using their intuition in order to come up with better strategies for the future. This helps them as coaches and helps them know exactly how to make their team the best. ENTPs also enjoy connecting with their team and strive to bring them together, their biggest struggle is that they can be a bit all over the place at times.

 

ISTJ

ISTJs do enjoy being able to strategize and often aren’t afraid of leading a team. They know how to coach others into understanding what needs to be done, and will take their time to instruct if people are willing to learn. ISTJs can plan things out rather well, knowing the most efficient way to get the job done. While they are good at this part of being a coach, sometimes they struggle with the emotions aspects. They aren’t always great at being sensitive to their team, and might simply want to push them forward.

ESTJ

ESTJs often enjoy the idea of being a coach and love being someone that can lead a team into victory. The ESTJs strengths as a coach lie in their ability to strategize and their ability to lead. They can find ways to motivate their team and are not afraid of pushing them towards their goals. While ESTJs are often great at motivating and strategizing, they can struggle when it comes to the emotional needs of their team. They might be seen as a bit stern and direct when it comes to their coaching methods.

ISFJ

ISFJs can often connect with their team, and understand the needs of each member. As a coach they are patient and understanding, working hard to be compassionate and motivating. ISFJs know how to be there for others and will try their best to teach everyone how to improve. ISFJs as coaches work hard for their team and will do whatever it takes to help them become better at what they do. They are also internal thinkers which can help them come up with better ways to improve in the future.

ESFJ

ESFJs often enjoy being a coach because they love being able to bring others together. Their strength is their ability to connect with and understand all of their team members. The ESFJ can see what everyone needs in order to feel motivated and improve in their own skills. They are also great at bringing everyone together as a team and getting them to work together. They are great at the emotional aspects of being a coach, and can often find ways to research and understand the best way to strategize.

 

ISTP

ISTPs as coaches are often great at problem solving and finding ways to improve their team. They do enjoy being able to push everyone forward and get them focused on being the best what they do. ISTPs as coaches can be a bit harsh sometimes, not always finding the right way to be sensitive to the emotions of others. While they care about their team and want to help them come together, they simply don’t know how to be emotionally sensitive.

ESTP

The ESTP coach is enthusiastic and intense, always ready to take on whatever comes next. As coaches the ESTP often has plenty of experience firsthand, and will try to pass down this knowledge. They are charming people who try to support their team and show them how to improve. They can be a bit direct at times, using facts as a way to show everyone how to become better at what they do. They also have a strong competitive streak, which can be something that takes over from time to time.

ISFP

ISFPs as coaches can definitely be good at the physical aspect of the job, but they can be a bit internalizes at times. They might have a hard time fully expressing their goals as a coach, which can leave things a bit messy. They simply aren’t great at the organizational aspects of being a coach, but they are good at inspiring their team. The ISFP coach is often great at finding the right words to create a sense of excitement towards the future.

ESFP

ESFPs as coaches are fun and enthusiastic, which helps them motivate their team. They can be rather focused on improving and can be a bit intense at times. They are fun-spirited people who simply want everyone around them to feel inspired to work together and make the best of what they have. While the ESFP coach is eager and fun, they can also be a bit competitive when they are trying to make something happen.