Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Good You Are at Delegating, Based On Your Personality Type
Delegating can be a very important part of being a good leader, but it isn’t a skill that everyone possesses. Here is how good you are at delegating, based on your personality type.
INFJs are very private and internal people, who often prefer to get things done themselves. They aren’t necessary great at delegating, and might feel like they are being bossy. They don’t like to give people orders, which is why INFJs would often rather do things themselves. They also dislike feeling as though they are being a burden to others, and become uneasy if they put too much pressure on someone. INFJs often do things on their own, and can struggle to ask for help most of the time. The INFJs sense of independence and consideration for others, can make them somewhat bad at delegating.
ENFJs often prefer to get things done themselves, and are great at taking on many different tasks. They are independent people, and often prefer to take matters into their own hands. While ENFJs do often prefer to do things themselves, they are capable of delegating if need be. When they are in a leadership role and need to give people instructions, the ENFJ will be more than capable of doing this with ease. They are great at communicating with others, and know how to give instruction without upsetting people or making them feel bossed around.
INFPs are very introspective and personal people, who enjoy having plenty of time to themselves. They want to have their own freedom in life, and want to allow other people the same. INFPs are not fans of having to delegate, since they don’t want to feel like they are bossing people around. They don’t always enjoy having to work in groups, especially if they are forced to lead. INFPs prefer to give people space, and want that for themselves as well. Delegating makes the INFP feel like they are trying to control people, and at the same time might feel like too much responsibility.
ENFPs are independent people, who dislike feeling like they are being controlled. At the same time ENFPs don’t want to control others, and enjoy giving people space to be themselves. ENFPs are not followers, but at the same time they aren’t the type of people to eagerly jump into a leadership position. ENFPs won’t want to delegate to others, but they are more than capable of doing so. If there seems to be a need for a leader, ENFPs are actually good at delegating and taking control of a situation. They are intelligent people, with quite a few unique skills which helps them get things done.
INTJs are independent people who prefer to get things done themselves most of the time. While the INTJ would much rather take on a task themselves, they know that there are times when delegating is important. If they are in a situation where they need to take a leadership role, the INTJ will be more than capable of doing so. They know how to strategically plan out a way to get things done efficiency, which helps them delegate very well to others. The INTJ will be sure to instruct others in order to get the job done, and will not be afraid of taking charge.
ENTJs are excellent leaders, which makes them naturally skilled at delegating. They know how to instruct others so that they can get the job done properly. ENTJs value efficiency, and want to be sure that everyone they are leading is capable of getting things done. They are hardworking people, with a strong motivation towards making the future better. ENTJs know just how to delegate without seeming too pushy, but while still maintaining a commanding demeanor.
INTPs are independent people, who prefer to take care of their own needs. They dislike feeling controlled, and also do not wish to control others. INTPs are not often seen in leadership roles, simply because they don’t enjoy being in that position. They are capable of delegating if they have to, and can find ways to instruct others. INTPs might be a little harsh in their delegating though, and aren’t always good at leading with tact. They simply want to get things done, and value precision over emotions.
ENTPs are enthusiastic and creative people, who enjoy exploring the possibilities in life. ENTPs usually prefer to do things themselves and are very independent people. If they are in a situation where they need to delegate, they are definitely capable of doing so. ENTPs can become a bit distracted though, and will bounce from one thing to the next rather quickly. ENTPs can certainly give instructions, but they enjoy doing it in their own unique way. They don’t want to be bossy, but sometimes they can lack tact when it comes to getting certain things done.
ISTJs are independent people who prefer to do things on their own most of the time. They value efficiency and believe in getting things done to the best of their ability. ISTJs don’t really prefer to lead others, and instead would rather have their own things to take care of. When the ISTJ is needed in a leadership role, they will actually be more than capable of delegating to others. They know how to instruct very well, and are skilled at coming up with an efficient plan.
ESTJs are natural leaders, which often makes them excellent at delegating. They sometimes prefer to get things done themselves though, especially if the people they are instructing lack efficiency. ESTJs are not always the softest people, and prefer to lead others with a stern attitude. They simply believe in getting things done to their very high standards, and work hard to be as efficient as possible. ESTJs will try to instruct others calmly though, and do not want to lose their temper.
ISFJs are somewhat reserved and private people, who like to get things done themselves most of the time. ISFJs work hard to care for their loved ones, and are always trying to tend to their important needs. While ISFJs are hardworking people, they don’t really enjoy having to delegate tasks to others. They prefer to take care of most things themselves, and don’t want to burden their loved ones in any way. Delegating tasks can often make the ISFJ feel like they are bossing others around, and they certainly don’t want to put that responsibility on them.
ESFJs are caring people, who are always striving to take care of their loved ones. The fact that ESFJs care about the well-being of others, makes them struggle when it comes to delegating tasks. They often prefer to get things done themselves, and can take on too many tasks because of this. ESFJs would often prefer to overwhelm themselves, rather than to burden others. They want to make their loved ones happy, and do not want to cause them stress if they can avoid it.
ISTPs are internal and private people, who enjoy doing things themselves. They are very independent individuals, who like being able to problem solve on their own. ISTPs don’t want to instruct or command others, which makes them struggle when it comes to delegating. They simply would rather do their own thing and would like to allow others that same courtesy. If the ISTP is in a situation where they must lead, they are capable of doing so but not always in the most warm manner.
ESTPs are hardworking and adventurous people, who dislike remaining stagnant. They are constantly on the move, and are very skilled problem solvers. ESTPs often prefer to get things done themselves, and aren’t always willing to command others for assistance. When the ESTP is forced to delegate, they can be surprisingly good at instructing others. The only issue with the ESTPs delegating skills, is that they can appear a bit demanding at times. They simply know what needs to be done, and won’t be overly sensitive about it.
ISFPs are independent and private people, who prefer to keep to themselves most of the time. They certainly don’t enjoy the responsibility of taking on a leadership role, and would much rather work by themselves. ISFPs are not always great at delegating, since they don’t like feeling in control of others. They want to give people space to be themselves, and often struggle when it comes to placing any kind of orders or instruction onto others.
ESFPs are fun-loving people, who want to have enjoy themselves and live in the present moment. They don’t enjoy stress, and will do their best to avoid it entirely. When ESFPs are in a situation where they have to delegate, they can be surprisingly good at doing this. They can often figure out how to command others, and let them know what needs to be done. Sometimes they can throw in unnecessary tasks though, which can be frustrating for others.