Here’s How Good You Are At Being Evasive, Based on Your Personality Type
Some people are naturally good at being evasive, and find it easy to change the subject or distract away from something. Others struggle to do anything that isn’t entirely sincere or seems to be avoiding the important subjects. Here is how good you are at being evasive, based on your personality type.
INFJs don’t often enjoy being evasive, especially when they are connecting with someone they trust and care for. In these situations they often prefer to face the truth and work through it by discussing it thoroughly. If the INFJ does hit a subject that feels a bit too sensitive, they can sometimes find themselves evading it without entirely meaning to. They do try to be self-aware but there might be certain things that just strike too deep and they aren’t quite ready to process those feelings yet. INFJs are good at finding ways to distracted people, but they usually don’t want to do this.
ENFJs can actually be amazing at evasiveness, and find it rather natural to shift the subject. They understand people and their emotions, which helps them direct the feelings of the room rather easily. If the ENFJ feels like certain subjects need to be evaded, they will find a way to do this. They are often distracted others and use their sense of charisma and empathy in order to change the feel of the room and adjust the subject to something else. ENFJs know how to be evasive if they need to be, and can often do this in a way that others don’t even recognize what is happening.
INFPs can definitely be evasive if there is something they don’t feel prepared to dive into. They do like to get into deep and meaningful conversations, but they often want this to be with people they actually feel a strong connection with. INFPs can be evasive with new people or those that they don’t entirely trust. In these circumstances they can certainly find a way to shift the conversation or simply slip out of the situation completely. INFPs don’t like being forced into something and so they certainly believe in finding ways to be evasive when someone is trying to do this. They don’t like confrontation most of the time either and so being evasive can be their best solution.
ENFPs can definitely be evasive when they want or need to be, and are actually surprisingly good at it. They know how to direct the conversation and use their charming personalities in order to evade a subject or situation that they want to get away from. This often is something people don’t even recognize, and so the ENFP can get away with it rather easily. It takes someone who knows them very well and is extremely aware of their behaviors, in order for the ENFP to be caught trying to evade something. Even then they still find a way to get out of things, and avoid something they dislike.
INTJs rarely feel the need to evade something, instead they face it and deal with it accordingly. If there is a subject they aren’t comfortable with, they often make this clear and shut it down in their own way. INTJs are direct people and so they aren’t fearful of confrontation most of the time. If they need to make it clear that they aren’t comfortable with something then they really aren’t afraid of doing this. INTJs can often find a logical way to evade a situation if they really need to, but they often prefer to just stop it in its tracks rather than sneak around.
ENTJs don’t usually attempt to evade things or conversations, especially when it is more beneficial to face them head on. They try to make the most logical decision and will do whatever is most effective in getting the result they want. ENTJs can certainly evade a situation if they feel they need to, especially if there is something else they need to take care of. They know how to be just slippery enough, and do whatever it takes to make the smartest choice. ENTJs generally attempt to face things, or simply make it clear if they want to change the subject.
INTPs can be a bit evasive, especially with subjects and situations that make them uncomfortable. They can struggle to really deal with their own emotions or the emotions of others, and will need to find a way to work around this. Sometimes the INTP simply needs to evade a certain topic of discussion, and they know fairly well how to do this. They simply use their wit and overactive minds in order to draw someone’s attention elsewhere. INTPs don’t even recognize how evasive they can be sometimes, especially when it comes from a desire to avoid a certain emotion.
ENTPs can certainly be evasive and even sometimes slippery people, depending on the situation. If there is a topic they need to avoid they will do whatever it takes to shift the conversation. ENTPs are charismatic people, and their sometimes larger than life personalities can help them maneuver around people. ENTPs can definitely be avoidant of things they don’t want to experience or discuss, especially when it comes to complex emotions. They are excellent at evading when it’s what they want, and will find a way to do it so people don’t even recognize it.
ISTJs don’t generally strive to be evasive, they simply make their feelings to drop a subject rather clear. If they aren’t comfortable with something they will let people know their boundaries and they expect that to be respected. ISTJs don’t like having to shift around and find ways to evade a situation or topic, they just want to be given room to do what needs to be done. They can become annoyed with people trying to push them when they have made their feelings clear, and will be as direct as possible in this situation.
When the ESTJ is trying to evade something it can actually be a bit obvious, since they generally more upfront people. They work best by just making their feelings very clear about a situation or subject, and will let people know where their boundaries are. If the ESTJ really doesn’t want to dive into a certain topic, or they want to stay away from a situation, they will just let people know the truth. ESTJs aren’t afraid of confrontation, and so evading isn’t always necessary for them.
ISFJs can sometimes try to evade certain subjects or conversations, and they use their sense of empathy to do this. They try to understand the best way to change the subjects, especially if it will disrupt the harmony in their environment. ISFJs really don’t like discord and want to find a way to keep things relaxed and happy. If something is likely to ruin their peaceful environment, they will do their best to evade and direct things elsewhere without people noticing they are doing so.
ESFJs definitely can be evasive people, especially if it will help avoid an argument. They don’t want to destroy the harmony in their environment and believe in doing whatever they can to make sure their loved ones are happy. If a certain topic or situation will disrupt their environment, the ESFJ will find the best way to shift gears. They can certainly be evasive people, especially if there is something they want to avoid without actually upsetting anyone.
ISTPs can certainly be evasive people, especially if they want to slip out of a situation or deadline. They don’t like having to follow the rules and expectations of others and so they might feel the need to evade. ISTPs aren’t afraid of confrontation but sometimes the easiest way to avoid something is to skip the argument altogether. If there is a conversation they want to end, they will certainly find a way to be evasive and get around it.
ESTPs can actually have a hard time being evasive with a lot of things, since they can be direct people. They prefer to focus on the facts of a situation and sometimes being evasive can be challenging. Instead of being evasive, ESTPs can often become upset and snap on someone who keeps pushing them in a direction they don’t want to go. They will likely express their dislike of something, until finally blowing up when people don’t respect that.
ISFPs don’t usually like being evasive, and instead they try to deal with things in the present. There are some circumstances that can push them too far, and in those instances they will definitely try to evade. They might not do this easily though, and often try to enlist help of someone they are close to. ISFPs can become distracted and bounce from one things to the next rather quickly, but that doesn’t mean they are evasive in a way that people do not recognize. Their evasiveness is often rather noticeable, but the ISFP doesn’t really get hung up on that.