Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Good You Are at Finishing Projects, Based on Your Personality Type
While some people are great at finishing everything they start, others can struggle to finish certain projects. Here is how good your personality type is at finishing their projects.
INFJs are often good at finishing what they start, and dislike leaving anything unfinished. They might not begin a lot of projects, but once they do it is important to them to continue. They dislike leaving anything up in the air, and might consider this a failure if they do not finish their projects. INFJs don’t dive into a lot of new projects, simply because they don’t want to have too many things going at once. Their inner worlds are already so rich and complex, and having too many outside things can become a bit exhausting for them.
ENFJs rarely struggle to finish what they start, and are great at motivating themselves. Once the ENFJ begins a project they will work hard to ensure that it is finished and finished well. They do often have multiple projects and errands going at once, but they will finish them all within their deadlines. ENFJs don’t like leaving anything unfinished and will likely view this as a failure. Having so many projects open ended without actually getting them completed is something that would leave the ENFJ feeling frustrated and overly stressed out.
INFPs can often struggle to finish projects, and might have a hard time completing things. They often have so many projects going at once, since they can become bored of them quickly. INFPs simply aren’t great at personal time management when it comes to their projects, since they don’t like feeling forced to finish something. INFPs are perfectionists as well, which can make it difficult to ever consider something completely finished. They want to be sure the work they are passionate about is done to their own extremely high standards.
For ENFPs it can sometimes be difficult to finish a project, since they often have so many going at once. ENFPs become bored easily and find themselves drawn to something new that interests them. Since they do become bored with things, the ENFP will often have a many projects going at the same time in order to keep themselves intrigued. They might bounce back and forth to these different projects, which causes them to take a long time to finish them. ENFPs just hate stagnancy and following structure can sometimes cause them to become uninterested.
INTJs are often capable of finishing projects, especially ones that they believe are important. They don’t like leaving things unfinished once they have begun, and might feel like this is a failure. INTJs might begin certain projects that they discover are a bit useless to them, and in those situations are perfectly okay with letting them go. When it comes to things that are of value they will certainly be more than capable of seeing them through to the end. They are intuitive people which often helps them find the best approach so that they can finish their projects in a timely fashion.
ENTJs are definitely good at finishing projects once they start them and dislike leaving anything incomplete. They work hard to keep their environment structured and well organized, as far as the important things go. ENTJs value efficiency and want to make sure that once they begin a project they can complete it to the best of their ability. For the ENTJ leaving something unfinished can actually feel like a failure, and that is something they are not at all comfortable with.
INTPs can struggle to finish some projects, especially when they become bored with them. INTPs enjoy trying new things and can lose motivation for a project after a while. Once the INTP is no longer inspired by their projects they can find themselves wanting to dive into something new. They often have a long list of unfinished projects that they plan to come back to eventually. This doesn’t mean the INTP won’t continue their projects, they just enjoy being able to bounce around and return to something when it inspires them once again.
ENTPs find themselves begin a long list of different projects, only to become bored of them after a while. They likely will find something new that inspires them, and might even bounce back and forth between different projects. ENTPs simply don’t like remaining stagnant and sometimes continuing with the same projects all the way through can leave them feeling a bit stuck and even uninspired. They want to feel constantly challenged and excited by their projects, so this can cause them to leave some of them unfinished until a later date.
ISTJs definitely do not struggle when it comes to finishing their projects. Once the ISTJ begins something they will do whatever it takes to see it through to the end. For the ISTJ leaving something incomplete might be viewed as giving up, and this is something they are not comfortable with. ISTJs believe in focusing on their work and motivating themselves to remain committed once they have begun something. ISTJs don’t have a hard time motivating themselves when it comes to finishing something, and believe in always doing what is right.
ESTJs are definitely good at finishing projects once they start something new. When the ESTJ begins a new project they don’t like leaving it incomplete and might consider this a failure. They don’t believe in giving up and will do whatever they must to finish their work as efficiently as possible. ESTJs value work ethic and believe that it is important to always finish what they start and to honor their commitments.
ISFJs don’t have trouble finishing their projects, and believe in always finding the motivation to get things done. Once the ISFJ begins something they will work hard to persistently get it finished. They dislike leaving things incomplete and the idea of that unfinished project will likely haunt them a bit. ISFJs simply work hard to care for their loved ones and have a strong work ethic. They value being able to finish what they start and don’t like giving up on anything.
ESFJs are definitely good at finishing their projects, especially things they deem important. They dislike starting something and not following through with that commitment. ESFJs might even find themselves uncomfortable when something is left unfinished and this will likely haunt them a bit. They usually have their projects in their mind all of the time, and become frustrated when something is not finished quickly. ESFJs definitely have a harder time leaving something unfinished, and would rather get things done as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
ISTPs can have a hard time motivating themselves to finish certain projects, especially when they become bored of them. They will most likely finish the things they start, but they leave them until the last minute. They often procrastinate many tasks, since they prefer to live their lives in the present moment. ISTPs are definitely capable of being responsible people, they just prefer to leave their projects until the very last minute before getting them finished.
ESTPs can sometimes have a hard time finishing projects, especially ones they become bored of. ESTPs often require strict deadlines in order to get something done, and even then they leave things to last minute. They don’t like having to follow a schedule with things and can become annoyed when they feel the pressure to finish a project. Eventually the ESTP will likely finish their projects but they will procrastinate until the very last minute, and even a few seconds afterwards.
ISFPs really don’t enjoy having the pressure of finishing projects, and would rather have plenty of time to get things done on their own terms. ISFPs can often begin a project but wait for a rather long time before they get them done. ISFPs enjoy being able to start something and think about in their minds for a while before actually finishing it. This is especially true when it comes to artistic projects, since the ISFP wants to enjoy the process without having to rush through it.
ESFPs don’t really enjoy having deadlines looming over them, and would rather focus on living in the present. They likely procrastinate all of their projects until the very last minute. If the ESFP has something important that needs to be done they will find the motivation to finish it, but it will definitely be left until the final seconds. They dislike having to live by a structured plan, and enjoy being able to live in the moment.