Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Important Family Is to You, Based On Your Personality Type
During the holidays we often find ourselves thinking about family and how important they are to us. Here is how important family is to each personality type.
INFJs definitely value their loved ones, and want to do what they can to support their family. INFJs definitely believe that family is important, but sometimes they struggle to feel understand by theirs. They will likely do what they can to please their family members, especially at a young age. INFJs don’t want to be a burden, and always strive to make sure everyone around them is as happy as possible. They are giving and generous people, who strive to be good people. INFJs definitely value their family, although at some point in their lives they might require space from them.
ENFJs value family very much, and feel it is important to stay close to one another. They do not enjoy feeling disconnected from their loved ones, which is why they strive to keep them in their lives no matter what. ENFJs definitely believe that family is one of the most important things in life, and they certainly work hard to make that obvious. ENFJs will go above and beyond for their family, and often have a hard time saying no to them.
INFPs definitely value their loved ones, and believe that family is important. While they do value their family, INFPs can sometimes struggle to feel understood by them. INFPs do care for their family, but might have a desire to sort of put together their own family. They will always be kind to their natural family members, but at the same time they want to search to find people who actually understand them. INFPs are often not the types to fit into the norms, which is why they want to have freedom to do their own thing and be themselves without pressure to change.
ENFPs definitely believe that family is important, and desire to feel connected to their family members. There are moments when the ENFP might feel unappreciated by their family members, but they will likely try to defend them during those times. ENFPs don’t want to think negatively of their loved ones, and can often see the good in everyone. While ENFPs absolutely value their family members, they enjoy feeling free to make their own choices. They can sometimes stray away from their families goals for the ENFP, because they don’t enjoy being told what to do.
INTJs are dependable and loyal people, who value their loved ones deeply. While INTJs do value the people close to them, they don’t always hold a sentimental connection to family. They will care for their family members but desire to spend their time with people who they truly feel connected to and understood by. INTJs can struggle to feel completely appreciated by their family members, since they prefer to live life on their own terms. INTJs will respect their family members, but might value their other relationships more in some circumstances.
ENTJs are very loyal people, who value their loved ones and their connection to them. They often have a natural loyalty to their family members, and care about providing for them. ENTJs will do what they can to be supportive loved ones, and care deeply for their family members. They do however need to have a certain level of space, and enjoy being able to make connections that they will value in a different way. Family is definitely important to ENTJs, but they also strive to create their own family in some way or another.
INTPs do believe that family is important, but they might feel a bit like an outcast in some ways. INTPs might struggle with feeling understood by their family members, which can cause them to feel alienate growing up. They often value their family members, especially if they are treated well by them. INTPs will hold their family connections dear to their heart, but at the same time they want to make their own way in life. INTPs might struggle between pleasing their family and being their own person, ultimately being themselves usually wins out.
ENTPs often believe that family is important, and want to do what they can to make them happy. At the same time ENTPs are extremely independent people, who want to feel free to do their own thing. They will often rebel against their family members at a young age, simply because they desire to make their own choices. ENTPs don’t want to feel controlled by others, and want to feel free to explore the world around them. Feeling stuck in the same place is miserable for ENTPs, which is why they often separate from their family a little bit.
ISTJs are responsible people, who value family and tradition very much. They believe that it is important to stand by their loved ones, and always strive to provide for them. ISTJs are dependable people, and will do what they can to be there for their family members even through difficult times. They care deeply for their family, and realize just how important it is to keep those people in their lives. They aren’t always the most emotionally expressive people, but ISTJs do value their loved ones.
ESTJs believe that family is very important and value maintaining traditions. ESTJs will work hard to provide for their family members, and always do what they can to tend to their practical needs. While ESTJs are not the most emotional people, they do believe that family is important. They want to feel like an important member of their family, as well as an important member of the community. ESTJs will always maintain a connection with their family, even if it is the family they create.
ISFJs value family very much, and believe that staying connected to them is extremely important. ISFJs do what they can to make their loved ones happy, and try hard to provide for them. They often enjoy maintaining traditions and harmony in their household, which includes having their family members together as much as possible. They do not enjoy feeling separated from their family members, and strive to stay connected to their loved ones.
Family is extremely important to the ESFJ, and is something they value deeply. They can have a hard time going their own way in life, because they want to stick close to their family members. ESFJs strive to make their family members happy, and will often go above and beyond for them. They often struggle to say no to family, simply because they do not want to disappoint them. ESFJs will put a lot of pressure on themselves to please others, especially their family. They believe that their loved ones are the most important thing in their lives, and they will always value them.
ISTPs often struggle with independence from a young age, which can be difficult in the family setting. They want to feel free to make their own choices, and dislike having people hover. ISTPs do care for their family, but might need to separate from them at some point in order to make their own way. They will often be there when they are truly needed, but require plenty of time alone in order to feel like themselves.
ESTPs are independent people, who want to feel free to make their own choices. They often care about their family members, but care just as much about their other loved ones. They don’t believe that their family is more important than the people they bond with in life, and want to value those individuals as well. ESTPs simply want to spend their time around the ones who value and understand them the most, and this isn’t always family.
ISFPs do value their family, but at the same time they want to have their own space. They are very introspective people, who require plenty of alone time in order to feel satisfied with themselves. ISFPs can sometimes feel more connected to the people they meet throughout life, and value those people just as much as they do family members. They know that family is important, but that family isn’t just the people you are born into.
ESFPs definitely value family, and believe it is important to feel connected to them. ESFPs often struggle when it comes to feeling like they are getting enough attention from their loved ones, and really want to have them around all of the time. ESFPs love having their family in their lives, and want to feel important to them. ESFPs dislike if their family members do not show them enough affection, and believe that staying close is important.