Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Long Each Personality Type Can Handle Isolation
While some people can withstand isolation for a while, others cannot stand it for even a moment. Here is how long each personality type can handle isolation.
INFJs are very internal and introverted people, who enjoy spending plenty of time alone. They can often find themselves wrapped up inside of their own inner minds for long periods of time. They can certainly handle isolation, and often relish in the time that they spend by themselves. INFJs can spend a lot of time alone, but during that time they are likely thinking about their loved ones. After a while the INFJ will want to make contact with the people they care for, even if it is just through text. They just want to know that those people are okay, and dislike feeling separated from them for too long. Their love for others is ultimately what causes the INFJ to dislike too much isolation.
ENFJs certainly enjoy being around people, and want to feel close to the ones they love. ENFJs are capable of a little isolation, since they don’t mind having time to think things through and enjoy the space to themselves. While ENFJs can handle a small amount of time to themselves, they do become antsy with too much isolation. Without being able to connect with their loved ones the ENFJ will feel uneasy and even a bit miserable. They need to be able to hear from the ones closest to them, and truly want to be sure they are okay.
INFPs do enjoy plenty of time to themselves, and can often isolate from others intentionally. INFPs require plenty of alone time in order to recharge, and process what they are thinking and feeling, Without this time to themselves the INFP will become exhausted and overwhelmed. INFPs can often spend long periods of time in insolation, without becoming bothered by this. They will eventually begin to overthink things, and might grow a tad depressed with too much isolation. Eventually the INFP will need to connect with the people they love in order to pull them out of their shell.
ENFPs do enjoy having time to themselves, but they dislike too much isolation. Feeling isolated from the people they love and care for, is one of the worst things for the ENFP. Being able to spend time inside of their own minds without constant yammering from others, is definitely something they enjoy but it isn’t quite the same as feeling isolated. ENFPs need to feel connected to their loved ones, and enjoy having people around them just to share the silence with. ENFPs are social people, who prefer to have company when they are feeling a bit down.
INTJs are definitely very internal people, who enjoy being on their own most of the time. INTJs often isolate themselves, since they require space in order to process and understand information. Without this time alone the INTJ will become exhausted and completely unlike themselves. INTJs can go a rather long time in isolation, without requiring much interaction from others. They can sometimes find themselves feeling more comfortable in this isolated state, but will eventually need someone to pull them out of it.
ENTJs don’t mind having plenty of time to themselves, but isolation is a different story. ENTJs need to feel connected to people, and are recharged by communicating with others. If they are isolated for too long it will drain them, and cause them to feel less like themselves. Having time to themselves is entirely different, and ENTJs do enjoy plenty of space to process information. They simply require connecting with other likeminded people in order to feel completely like themselves.
INTPs definitely enjoy of time for themselves, and don’t mind feeling isolated. They often try to seclude themselves from others, and dislike feeing smothered by even the people they care about. INTPs require plenty of time completely to themselves in order to process information and analyze it as well. They become drained and distracted without having this space and time to themselves. INTPs can spend a long time in isolation before they start to feel antsy and in need of interaction. They do best being able to have interaction with people who they can trust, and who can keep up with them.
ENTPs do need some time to themselves, and require plenty of space from others. While ENTPs enjoy having alone time, they absolutely do not enjoy isolation. Feeling disconnected from others is bothersome to the ENTP, and makes them feel antsy. ENTPs need to be able to explore new possibilities, and isolation can cause them to feel stuck in one place. They have a sense of adventure which inspires the ENTP to explore and absorb information. They are enthusiastic people, who need to be able to encounter others in order to feel like themselves.
ISTJs require plenty of alone time in order to process their thoughts and feelings. They dislike feeling smothered by people, and need space in order to feel recharged. ISTJs don’t mind a little isolation, but after a while they dislike feeling disconnected from their loved ones. Not being able to watch out for the people they care for most, is actually something that will bother the ISTJ. While they enjoy time to themselves, isolation is something that they don’t want to experience for too long.
ESTJs require time around others in order to feel recharged and more like themselves. They want to be able to share their thoughts with people, and need someone to bounce these ideas off of. ESTJs don’t mind having space and independence, but they enjoy being around others. ESTJs dislike the feeling of isolation, and truly want to feel connected to their loved ones. ESTJs can become antsy and unhappy when they are left in isolation, and will need to find people to interact with.
ISFJs enjoy having time to themselves, but they certainly do not enjoy feeling isolated. They need plenty of space and time alone in order to feel recharged and like themselves. When ISFJs feel isolated and disconnected from their loved ones, they often feel very alone and unhappy. They enjoy feeling close to their loved ones, and value family more than anything else. ISFJs need to be taking care of others in order to feel like they are fulfilling their truth purpose in life.
Isolation is absolutely horrible for ESFJs, since they need to feel connected to the people they love. ESFJs want to always be caring for their loved ones, and want to do what they can to make those people happy. Being isolated separates them from the ones they care for, and it can truly leave the ESFJ feeling depressed. Without having someone to care for the ESFJ feels like they have no purpose in life, and will feel utterly lost in this situation.
ISTPs enjoy plenty of time to themselves, and can withstand a good bit of isolation. They can become so caught up in their own inner minds, that they really don’t need much interaction from others. When the ISTP has a problem they are working to solve, they can actually end up isolating themselves. ISTPs don’t mind feeling isolated for a little while, and can handle it longer than many other types. They do eventually need to connect with people though, and will feel stagnant if they are isolated for too long.
ESTPs absolutely abhor isolation, and need plenty of time with others. ESTPs need to feel connected to their loved ones, or else they become drained and unhappy. Being stuck in their own heads for too long can actually be troublesome for ESTPs, since they can overthink things in a negative way. ESTPs do enjoy space to themselves, but isolation is not something they enjoy. They want to always feel free to contact and connect with their loved ones.
ISFPs definitely enjoy having plenty of time to themselves, but that doesn’t mean they enjoy isolation. Feeling disconnected from the people they love is actually a bit depressing for ISFPs. They do what they can to connect with people, and want to feel like they are cared for. ISFPs enjoy time to themselves and need this in order to feel recharged, but at the same time they do not want to feel completely isolated from the outside world.
ESFPs absolutely hate isolation, and often dislike spending too much time by themselves at all. They need to be around people in order to feel recharged and energized. ESFPs care deeply about their loved ones, and want to feel connected to them all of the time. Without plenty of attention the ESFP can become overwhelmed and a bit depressed. They want to be with people and enjoy being able to make them laugh and smile.