Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How High Your Standards Are, According to Your Personality Type
While some people are very forgiving, others set rather high standards. Here is how high your standards are, based on your personality type.
INFJs can set very high standards for themselves, and might become upset when they do not meet them. They don’t want to disappoint themselves or their loved ones, and strive hard to reach a certain level of perfection. While INFJs can be extremely hard on themselves, their standards for others are a bit different. They might set unique standards for the people they let into their lives, but once they do let someone in they become rather forgiving. INFJs don’t expect much from their loved ones, and simply want to know that those people care. They will continuously forgive mistakes, especially if that person is trying their best. They don’t expect other people to be perfect, they really only expect this of themselves.
ENFJs can hold extremely high standards for themselves, and almost want to achieve perfection. They are constantly pushing to be better, and truly dislike feeling as if they have disappointed their loved ones. ENFJs work hard to accomplish their goals, and become very upset if they do not live up to their own high standards. ENFJs can also set high standards for the people they let into their hearts, but this is simply because they do not trust easily. When the ENFJ does care for someone, they will not hold them to such high standards any longer. They can be extremely forgiving when it comes to the people they love, and do not expect them to be perfect at all.
INFPs can have surprisingly high standards for themselves, especially when it comes to their personal morals. They know what they believe is right and wrong, and are always striving to live up to this. INFPs do not want to fail when it comes to their own standards, and are always putting pressure on themselves to do better. When it comes to their loved ones INFPs can hold them to similar standards, but only when it comes to their moral choices. They simply don’t want to see the people they care for abandon their morals, and strive to help support them in being the best versions of themselves.
ENFPs can have somewhat high internal standards, but they don’t always express this openly to others. They can be hard on themselves when they do not accomplish their goals, which can be difficult for the ENFP. They want to be able to be great at what they do and are always pushing themselves to be impressive. ENFPs also have very important inner morals, which they are always striving to live up to. ENFPs can also have somewhat high standards for their loved ones, even if they don’t express this. They want to be around people who make the right moral choices, and strive to help them accomplish this. While ENFPs do have high standards, they would never want to pressure their loved ones or make them feel bad.
INTJs hold themselves to extremely high standards, and are always pushing to achieve more. INTJs dislike being stagnant, and are always searching for ways to grow and advance. They set these high standards for themselves because they know that they can be achieved. INTJs also have high standards for the people around them, and want to find ways to help them grow. They don’t believe in staying in one place, and will not simply accept ignorance in their lives. They only push their loved ones because they believe in them, and would not waste their energy on people who they couldn’t help improve.
ENTJs have very high standards for themselves and for others. They are always pushing themselves to be better, and believe in growth. ENTJs hate staying stagnant in one place for too long, and are constantly striving to reach their goals. They do not set lower goals for themselves, because they realize they can accomplish the more lofty tasks. ENTJs also want their loved ones to achieve a certain level of greatness, and are constantly pushing them to improve. They simply dislike being stuck in the same place, and want to always be seeking out new information and growth.
INTPs can have rather high standards for others, but they hold even higher standards for themselves. They are always pushing themselves to be better, and become disappointed with themselves if they do not accomplish their goals. INTPs put a lot of pressure on themselves to understand and learn about everything they can. They also put a lot of pressure to become successful people, even if this isn’t something people can easily see. INTPs seem to have high standards for their loved ones as well, and want to see them become their best selves. This comes from a place of caring, but can be a bit difficult to withstand for sometimes.
ENTPs enjoy being able to explore new things, but at the same time they do have somewhat high standards. They are always pushing themselves to do their best, and to grow. ENTPs dislike stagnancy, and are constantly striving to improve themselves in any way possible. They do hold these standards for their loved ones as well, and enjoy seeing them strive to be better. ENTPs enjoy being with someone who challenges them, and will do their best to help that person grow as well. They simply dislike remaining the same and believe there is always something new to explore.
ISTJs definitely hold themselves to high standards, and are always pushing themselves to be better. They want to be the best at what they do, and dislike feeling like they have failed. ISTJs put a lot of pressure on themselves to be successful, especially when it comes to their careers. They dislike seeing other people do better than them, and can be somewhat competitive in this way. ISTJs do have high standards for the people they are with, and dislike being around individuals who do not live up to these standards. They are much more lenient on others though, and are more internally focused when it comes to their standards.
ESTJs have extremely high standards, especially when it comes to efficiency. They believe in working hard and are always striving to be the best at what they do. ESTJs can be perfectionists, and can be hard on themselves when they do not live up to their own standards. ESTJs can also be a bit hard on their loved ones, and hold them to high standards as well. They certainly put more pressure on themselves to be successful, but they become frustrated when others are not efficient enough.
ISFJs can hold themselves to rather high standards, especially when it comes to caring for their loved ones. They are always pushing themselves to work harder and get things done properly. They dislike feeling as though they have failed or disappointed someone, and will push themselves to be better. When it comes to their loved ones, ISFJs are actually rather forgiving. They set high standards for themselves, but are not the same when it comes to the people they care for. ISFJs do not hold others to these same standards, and expect them to make mistakes in life.
ESFJs have extremely high standards for themselves, and actually put a lot of pressure on themselves. They are always striving to improve, and work hard to tend to the needs of others. ESFJs can become easily disappointed in their own accomplishments, and simply want to be good at what they do. When it comes to others ESFJs are often forgiving and even overly lenient. They don’t hold their loved ones to these same high standards, and expect very little from them.
ISTPs are always pushing themselves to learn more and to grow, but they don’t like setting unreasonable standards for themselves. They enjoy living in the moment and dislike becoming too caught up on unrealistic goals. ISTPs do what they enjoy, and are often skilled at whatever they do. Instead of putting pressure on themselves and others, they prefer to take life as it comes at them. ISTPs don’t have high standards for others, and prefer to give people space to be themselves.
ESTPs actually have rather high standards for themselves, and are constantly pushing themselves to improve. They can become upset if they do not accomplish their goals, and will continue to push harder. ESTPs can hold themselves to high standards, simply because they want to be successful and impressive people. They don’t usually hold their loved ones to these high standards, simply because they don’t want to push them away.
ISFPs do not have unrealistically high standards and prefer to take life as it comes. They don’t want to set these high standards for themselves, because they dislike feeling pressured. ISFPs do have rather high moral standards though, and believe in doing what is right. In order to do this ISFPs simply follow their hearts and live in the present. When it comes to their loved ones ISFPs can be rather lenient, and simply want to give people the freedom to be themselves.
ESFPs dislike setting high standards because it can cause them to feel too much pressure. They want to enjoy their lives and prefer to live in the present moment. Setting unrealistic standards simply means they are going to cause themselves and others far too much stress. ESFPs can be forgiving people, and might even lower their standards when it comes to their loved ones. They care about peoples intentions, and realize that not everyone is going to succeed at what they do in life.
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