Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How Much Common Sense You Have, Based on Your Personality Type

Common sense is something that not everyone possesses a great deal of. It helps people deal with the more realistic daily tasks in life, as well as navigate some situations in the real world around them. While no one really wants to admit to lacking common sense, it is simply not the most common of traits. Here is how much common sense you have, based on your personality type.


While INFJs are often highly intelligent and intuitive people, common sense can be a little tricky for them. They are good at navigating things and figure out the most realistic path, but sometimes they can be rather dreamy and caught up inside of their own minds. When the INFJ goes through a phase of idealizing certain thoughts and situations, it can be hard for them to really use their common sense as much as they might like. While they do often possess common sense, they can sometimes neglect it for more interesting thoughts and ideas.


ENFJs do possess common sense with many things, especially when they are focused on getting something done. While they can have common sense in certain situations, there are other times when their intuitive and dreamy nature can take control. ENFJs are multi-layered people, who are more complex than just a simple answer for most questions about their personality. While they can possess a focus and ability to problem solve, they often use their intuition and ability to see patterns in order to navigate most things. ENFJs can sometimes be so caught up in their own minds and their own worlds that common sense can become slightly distant.


INFPs are dreamy individuals, who use their intuitive abilities and their inner morals to navigate most situations in life. Their sometimes idealistic mindset can actually mean that they don’t always focus much on the use of common sense. To the INFP common sense can sometimes appear a bit too practical and rather far away from their own inner thoughts. INFPs have deep and complex emotions, as well as intense inner minds. They can spend so much time inside of their thoughts, and so common sense can sometimes pose a challenge because of this.


ENFPs can sometimes lack common sense, but this is only when their minds are adrift. When they are focused on something in front of them they can often problem solve and find ways to get things taken care of. ENFPs usually use their intuitive abilities, as well as their problem solving skills in order to figure out most things and navigate a situation fairly well. While they possess these skills it can sometimes make it appear like they have strong common sense. ENFPs are dreamy and imaginative people, and sometimes this takes them away from what is in front of them.


INTJs may not naturally possess a powerful amount of common sense, but it is often something they seek to work on and develop. They are intuitive and logical people, who spend a lot of their time researching and learning new subjects and ideas. The fact that they spend so much time learning and can quickly grasp new subjects, helps the INTJ develop many skills in many different ways. When it comes to common sense their intuition and future focused thoughts can sometimes trip them up, but most INTJs don’t simply accept this and will find ways to develop this further.


ENTJs aren’t necessarily focused on common sense, instead they want to look deeper. They analyze everything and seek to actually understand how to better operate in any given situation. They are intuitive and factual people, who value finding ways to improve and problem solve. While they might not necessarily focus on common sense, instead they find ways to understand things on a deeper more complex level than this. To the ENTJ common sense isn’t really something to be trusted, since it can cause them to miss certain things underneath the surface.


INTPs are highly intuitive people, who analyze everything to a rather intense level. While they are often intelligent and capable people, they don’t often possess a lot of common sense. They are good at uncovering the truth and finding ways to analyze information in a way that allows them to see patterns that others are incapable of finding. INTPs think way outside of the box, which definitely brings them to conclusions that are groundbreaking, but it doesn’t necessary lead to a lot of common sense in their daily lives.


ENTPs are intuitive people who work hard to uncover the truth and learn as much as they can. They seek out new experiences and truly dislike feeling stagnant for too long. ENTPs have open minds which helps them soak up information like a sponge, and they also analyze what they discover in order to reach new conclusions that others often cannot find. ENTPs are analytical people and they often spend hours just going over different patterns and ideas inside of their minds. While they are capable of these incredible things, ENTPs don’t always focus as much on common sense.


ISTJs often do possess a great deal of common sense, especially when relating to practical daily tasks. They often have a natural awareness of what needs to be done and how to best do these things efficiently. What the ISTJ lacks in intuitive connection, they make up for with common sense and practical thinking abilities. They naturally grasp things that many people might spend a long time trying to navigate.


ESTJs often do have natural common sense, since they are focused on very practical means. They are more interested in realistic things and getting the job done as efficiently as possible. They know how to focus on what is right in front of them, and are rather used to being able to take care of things. The ESTJ practical sense of the world around them is often what creates a high level of common sense. While they might not be highly intuitive people, they are very capable.


ISFJs are often very focused on facts and practical means, which does help them have a good deal of common sense. ISFJs are good at getting things done and will focus on what is right in front of them. Their minds don’t usually become distracted by other things, which helps them focus on what they can clearly see and what is more practical. The ability to see what is in front of them and problem solve, is what expresses their common sense abilities.


ESFJs can definitely possess common sense, especially about more practical things. They focus on what they can see and understand, and don’t like allowing their minds to wander off too much when they are trying to get something done. They can sometimes find themselves lacking common sense with certain subjects, especially the ones that they’ve never focused much on. For the ESFJ their common sense often depends on the subject, but they do have natural connect to this side of themselves.


ISTPs are often more geared towards common sense thinking than anything else. While they can be rather book smart, they are more interested in problem solving in a common sense manner. They are good at focusing on the present in order to figure out the best way to get the job done and really take care of business. ISTPs don’t focus so much on emotions, instead they look at the facts that are clearly in front of them.


ESTPs often possess common sense about some things, but can also be rather book smart. ESTPs seem to have a bit of a split with where they utilize common sense, and where book smart knowledge takes charge instead. ESTPs sometimes lack common sense about relationships and people, since they can allow certain bias feelings to cloud their common sense judgements.


ISFPs can sometimes be a bit too focused on their dreams and emotions to allow their common sense to take charge. ISFPs are very aware of their surroundings which does seem to help them with common sense in some ways. It can sometimes be a battle for them, since they can become so wrapped up in their emotions and their inner sense of morals. These things often rule their judgement, and sometimes that can cause the ISFP to lack common sense in certain areas.


ESFPs can sometimes possess a great deal of common sense, especially when it comes to focusing on the world around them. They have a natural awareness of the physical world and this can be truly helpful when it comes to using common sense thinking. ESFPs can see things and view little changes, and this often makes it easier for them to navigate practical things. While ESFPs can possess common sense in some areas, their emotions can sometimes cloud their judgement.

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