Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Important a Sense of Community is to Each Personality Type
While being a valued member of the community is important to some, others find it exhausting. Here is how important a sense of community is to you, based on your personality type.
INFJs do have a sense of community, and want to feel connected to others. At the same time they enjoy their privacy, and don’t want to feel like this is being invaded. They care for others and definitely care to be helpful, INFJs just need to have plenty of time by themselves. INFJs enjoy being able to connect with people but at the same time need space to do their own thing. This is what makes them such complex and confusing people, simply because there is so much going on inside of them.
ENFJs are reliable and caring people, who want to be a valued member of their community. They enjoy feeling connected to others, and work hard to make people happy. ENFJs strive to feel close to those around them, and definitely believe in being a part of their community. It is important for the ENFJ to be someone that others can trust and rely on, which is a big reason why their community matters to them. They want to feel a strong connection to others, and work hard to be an important and valued community member.
INFPs do value feeling connected to others, but they don’t require a sense of community. They often just want a couple close and true friends, who they can bond with. INFPs don’t require that feeling of belonging to a community, and simply want to feel understood by one or two people. They don’t require feeling like they are special to their community, since that can simply be too much pressure for them. INFPs only need to affection and respect of the people they value the most.
ENFPs do care about being liked by those close to them, but they rarely feel a need to feel like an important member of the community. ENFPs simply want to enjoy their connections with people, without the pressure of living up to some sort of role. They don’t want to feel controlled and prefer to be free to do whatever they please. ENFPs enjoy exploring new things, which also includes new places and new people. They care deeply for their loved ones, but don’t need to feel like an important community member to be happy.
INTJs do care about their community in a sense, but ultimately they don’t want to feel obligated to them. They are respectable people and enjoy having this image portrayed appropriately. Ultimately INTJs won’t go out of their way to be seen a certain way by others, and don’t want to feel like they have to present themselves to their community. INTJs would much rather be on their own most of the time, and want to have plenty of space in order to process things and recharge.
ENTJs do value being an important member of their community, but at the same time they won’t pretend for the sake of others. ENTJs are respectful and hardworking people, who enjoy being viewed appropriately by their community. They enjoy being someone their loved ones can be proud of, and work hard to be seen this way. ENTJs will certainly uphold certain community requirements, but at the same time they won’t go out of their way. It is often easy for ENTJs to be liked by others, since they are outgoing and respectful people.
INTPs rarely care much about being an important member of the community, and prefer having a sense of freedom. INTPs can feel stressed if they are obligated to others to behave a certain way, and are often much more at ease on their own. INTPs find close friends and loved ones more important than having to feel connected to their community. They would rather spend their energy invested in someone who understands and cares about them on a deeper level.
ENTPs are charismatic and imaginative people, who enjoy feeling free to explore new things. They are often liked by others, but at the same time don’t enjoy feeling obligated to behave a certain way. ENTPs don’t care much about appearances and won’t go out of their way to be seen as valuable community members. They are much more interested in feeling connected to their loved ones, and enjoy making lasting bonds. ENTPs are enthusiastic people who simply want to feel free to explore new things and new experiences.
ISTJs definitely value being a member of the community, and enjoy feeling connected in that way. While ISTJs enjoy plenty of time alone, they also want to withstand an important role in their community. ISTJs work hard to be viewed as reliable and loyal people, and they want others to trust them. It is important for them to feel like an upstanding community member, since they are certainly hardworking and reliable people.
ESTJs value their community very much and want to be an important and valued community member. For ESTJs it is important to be seen as a hardworking and dependable person who people can rely on. They work hard to be seen as someone others can trust, and are always striving to do their best. They want the people in their community to look to them for things, and enjoy being someone that others like and want to be around.
ISFJs do value being an important member of their community, and work hard to maintain that connection. For ISFJs being someone that others can trust and value means a lot to them. They care about their loved ones above all else, but they want to be someone that puts out a good image for the people close to them. Being someone that the community trusts and respects, means that this will reflect well on their family and the people they care for most.
ESFJs do value being a part of a community, and believe it is important to remain connected. They want to be seen as someone others can trust and respect, especially for the sake of their loved ones. ESFJs want to reflect a good image for the people they care for, which is why being a valued community member is important. While ESFJs do care about being a part of their community, they care more for their loved ones and will hold them well above anyone else.
ISTPs don’t really care much for being a part of the community member, since they are more interested in being independent. Having to feel connected to a larger group can make the ISTP feel a bit tied down. They want to feel free to make their own choices without having to be responsible for others and what they expect of them. ISTPs dislike feeling like they need to follow some sort of rules placed on them by others, which can make them avoid being connected to a community.
ESTPs do care about being liked by others and don’t mind being seen as a valued member of the community. While ESTPs do work to be valued and seen as someone to admire, they have a hard time conforming to the rules of others. If they feel like their community is trying to control them or push them in a certain direction, the ESTP might find themselves wanting to rebel against it. They simply don’t want to feel like they cannot make their own choices, and enjoy having freedom.
ISFPs definitely enjoy being respected and cared for by others, but they don’t want to feel controlled or obligated. ISFPs can struggle with the idea of feeling pushed around by the rules of others, and prefer to do their own thing. They would much rather feel close to a small amount of people, instead of having to uphold the desires of a large group. ISFPs just want people in their lives who like them the way they are, and don’t try to change them in any way.
ESFPs do care about being a part of the community, but they don’t want to feel controlled by them. They simply want to be liked and admired by others, and strive to always keep people entertained. They will often be the person everyone turns to for a good time, since they know how to make everything fun. ESFPs do enjoy being valued by their community, since they care deeply about others and enjoy feeling connected.