Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Gullible You Are, According to Your Personality Type
Being gullible is certainly not a fun experience, and being around people who are deceitful can certainly make matters worse. Here is how gullible each personality type is most likely to be.
INFJs are naturally skeptical people, simply because they are constantly observing their surroundings. They are very intuitive, and will come to realize when someone is not to be trusted. In most cases INFJs will not just believe what someone tells them, and instead they will take their own opinions and research into account. They might not be entirely distrusting of someone, but they will definitely observe their actions in order to figure out if they are reliable. When it comes to people they trust though, INFJs can be a bit gullible. It is rare for the INFJ to let someone into their little world, and when they do it means a lot. They might even reconsider their own opinions, simply because someone they love and trust suggests it. INFJs are normally very strong in their beliefs though, and prefer to be careful who and what they trust.
ENFJs are not gullible people, and usually are skeptical of the actions of others. They prefer to observe and make their own decisions about people and events. ENFJs are good at predicting what is likely to happen, which makes them much less gullible individuals. They can sometimes become gullible with their loved ones though, simply because they trust them. When the ENFJ truly lets someone into their heart and trusts them fully, they can sometimes believe them when they shouldn’t. They often admire these people, and it doesn’t make sense for them to be distrust them
INFPs can be somewhat gullible when it comes to people they admire and trust. If the INFP cares deeply for someone, they can often be convinced of incorrect information. They believe in this person and because of that the INFP doesn’t want to accept that they might be untrustworthy. They are usually skeptical of liars, but the occasional one sneaks their way into their bubble. This can be difficult for the INFP since they can become rather blind when it comes to the people they love. They are not gullible with outsiders though, just the people they have grown to care for and admire.
ENFPs can be somewhat gullible when they are younger, because they are generally honest people. They dislike lying and want to be upfront with people. They can become frustrated if people continue to deceive them and will ultimately remove those individuals from their lives. As the ENFP gets older though, they will likely start to become less trusting of people. They will try to inform themselves so that they do not become so easily convinced of information. ENFPs simply want to be around people they can trust and rely on, and dislike being deceived.
To consider an INTJ gullible would be an almost laughable assumption. They are naturally skeptical individuals who do not trust easily. They prefer to focus on facts and proven methods, and will do plenty of researching before just believing something they hear. INTJs are not the type of people to take all information as is, and prefer to look into everything more thoroughly. They will combine their own knowledge with plenty of research, ultimately giving them a pretty firm grasp on the information at hand. INTJs simply prefer to understand the information fully, and dislike being ignorant in any situation.
ENTJs are certainly not gullible people, and are often very knowledgeable themselves. They usually spent plenty of time researching different subjects in order to understand them. They like to walk into most situations without ignorance, and dislike being unaware. ENTJs will rarely just believe what someone says, and prefer to do their own research in order to make sure they are correct. They are not easy to lie to, and will often suspect when someone is not trustworthy.
INTPs are not gullible people, and are actually rather skeptical. They often have a hard time trusting people and will go into full research mode in order to discover the truth. INTPs can struggle with believing what they hear, and will rarely just believe what they are told. They prefer to do their own research in order to make a fully formed decision on any situation. INTPs hate feeling like someone is lying to them, and will usually overanalyze a situation and ultimately assume the worst. They are not naturally trusting people, but that is simply because they have seen how often people can betray them. INTPs simply prefer to do the proper research and combine that with their own internal logic.
ENTPs are certainly not gullible individuals, and actually struggle when it comes to trusting people. They may not make it obvious that they are skeptical, and will keep this to themselves. ENTPs prefer to observe their surroundings, and take everything in before making an informed decision about a person or piece of information. ENTPs actually enjoy playing devil’s advocate, and will take on the opposing view of someone else just so they can facilitate a debate. ENTPs are never fully trusting of the information they absorb, and prefer to dissect it until it makes complete sense to them.
ISTJs are naturally skeptical people, and might have a hard time believing others. They are not gullible at all, and actually prefer to do their own research. ISTJs might not make a big deal of their lack of trust in someone, but they will certainly keep an eye on that person. ISTJs dislike being lied to though, and prefer to be around people they can trust. They are likely to believe someone who they love and trust deeply, and might be a bit gullible when it comes to that person. ISTJs are not generally gullible people though, and prefer to make informed decisions.
ESTJs are not usually gullible and prefer to do research before jumping into things. They are skeptical of people they do not know, and might be hesitant to trust them. When it comes to their loved ones though, ESTJs often believe what they say. They will give someone their trust, but if that is continuously broken the ESTJ will have a hard time believing that person ever again. They want to be around people who are reliable and trustworthy, since they truly hate being lied to. ESTJs are not usually gullible people, and will likely use their own observations to make decisions. They do have moments where they believe in a person in authoritative positions though.
ISFJs can be somewhat gullible when it comes to their loved ones or people in positions of authority. They often do not want to accept that someone with a position of power is going lying to them. They want to be able to rely on these people, and might be a bit gullible to what they say. ISFJs are also naturally trusting with their loved ones, and might believe them even when they are attempting to trick the ISFJ. They do not like being lied to, but can sometimes be deceived by people who take advantage of their trust.
ESFJs are often skeptical when it comes to strangers who are invading their space. They do not believe what everyone tells them, and will often take time to research the information. When it comes to their loved ones though, ESFJs are extremely gullible. When they care for someone they have a hard time believing that they could lie to or betray them. ESFJs learn from part experiences though, and will begin to lack trust in someone if they hurt them multiple times or prove themselves to be a trickster.
ISTPs are not gullible people, and usually do not trust what they are told. They prefer to take the information in, and do their own research before making a decision. ISTPs dislike being lied to, but they realize that not everyone can be trusted. They prefer to make their own decisions about most things, and will not just believe what someone else decides to tell them. They enjoy using their own internal logic to figure things out, and are natural problem solvers because of this.
ESTPs are researchers, and enjoy being knowledgeable on most topics. They will often spend long periods of time just reading different subjects in order to understand them fully. This often helps the ESTP to become less gullible when it comes to most people. They can become rather gullible with someone they trust and admire though, which is unsettling for the ESTP. If they love someone deeply and trust them, they can become easily convinced of things that aren’t entirely truthful.
ISFPs can be skeptical of most people, but are often very trusting of their loved ones. They do not let a lot of people into their worlds, but when they do the ISFP relies on them completely. They can often be convinced of untrue things if someone they care for is deceiving them. They simply want to be trusted by their loved ones, so they grant them the same courtesy. ISFPs will reach a breaking point though, and will ultimately walk away from someone who continues to deceive them for a long time.
ESFPs can be relatively gullible people, especially when it comes to their loved ones. They will often believe what people say, because they are naturally honest people. They often do not see a reason to lie, and because of this they can believe what people say even when they shouldn’t. ESFPs will take in their surroundings in order to make an informed decision about someone. If they have witnessed that person be untrustworthy many times, they will likely take this into account. If it is someone they love though, the ESFP truly wants to believe the best in them.