Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Much of a Homebody Each Personality Type Actually Is
Some of us hate being out in the world surrounded by the hustle and bustle of other people. There are some people who actually enjoy this noise and chaos, and truly hate being stuck inside of their homes. Here is how much of a homebody each personality type actually is.
INFJs can definitely be homebodies, especially since they love being alone. After a long day being with other people and feeling drained by the presence of others, INFJs often want to relax by themselves. If they have the chance to just sit at home with a good book, or their favorite TV show, INFJs will certainly cherish this. Many INFJs do enjoy going outside and soaking up their surroundings, but they also enjoy spending time at home. They often do best when they have a combination of at home time and time spend in the world around them.
ENFJs usually spend so much time taking care of the needs of others, that they don’t get as much time for themselves as they should. ENFJs generally prefer being on the go, and can become anxious if they are still for too long. They definitely enjoy helping others, and become unhappy if they unable to do so. ENFJs do enjoy spending some time at home with their loved ones though, but they aren’t usually considered homebodies. They enjoy having plenty of time out and about, soaking up the world around them.
Most INFPs truly love being alone, and feel happiest when they are in their own private space. If the INFP has plenty of privacy in their home and doesn’t feel invaded by their roommates, they will definitely become a homebody. INFPs love having plenty of time to themselves, where they don’t feel like someone will be able to intrude on this. INFPs will often enjoy being at home, more than going out and being surrounded by other people. Because of this desire to have enough time by themselves doing their own thing, INFPs can easily become homebodies.
ENFPs definitely don’t do anything halfway, and can often find themselves jumping into different things. Generally ENFPs despise being stagnant for too long, and might become frustrated if they are stuck at home too much. They do have tendencies to become a homebody though, especially if they are plenty of activities to do at home. Sitting in and playing video games all day, or reading books, are some things that ENFPs can become obsessed with. They definitely are the type of extroverts who also need plenty of time by themselves to think through all of the thoughts inside of their head. This can cause the ENFP to become more of a homebody, even if it drives them a little crazy.
INTJs are the type of people who enjoy spending most of their time alone. They have such rich inner minds that they prefer to spend their time thinking through their thoughts and analyzing information. INTJs often prefer being at home, in their own personal space. This desire to be alone and research different topics, can create quite the homebody. INTJs simply prefer being by themselves, and become overwhelmed and frustrated if they are forced to interact with other people. Going out is simply an opening for people to attempt to converse with the INTJ. When they are at home they can easily ignore people’s attempts to contact them, making it a much nicer place to be.
ENTJs definitely enjoy being around other people, and dislike being still for too long. They prefer to seek out adventures on their free time, and are less likely to become homebodies. They certainly enjoy relaxing at home with their loved ones, but no more than the average person. ENTJs will rarely be considered homebodies, and most of the time they prefer to be out and about. ENTJs constantly seek out new knowledge, and might feel like this require physically being present in the world around them.
INTPs can definitely go through stages of becoming homebodies, and might prefer being in their house over going out with others. INTPs require a lot of alone time, even more than a lot of other introverts do. They require time by themselves to recharge and analyze the information buzzing around inside of their minds. INTPs often feel like people can intrude their space, and don’t want to be forced to interact with others. This often makes their home the safest and most comfortable place for the INTP to be. They feel like they can control how much they interact with people when they are in their own home most of the time.
ENTPs are usually not homebodies, and prefer to be out and about interacting with others. ENTPs enjoy adventure, and want to constantly be absorbing the world around them. If the ENTP is stagnant for too long they can become extremely unhappy. They need to be able to interact with others and try new things in order to feel like themselves. Sometimes ENTPs become frustrated with people, and might go into a mode where they spend too much time at home. This isn’t healthy for ENTPs though, since they need to have new hobbies and activities to keep them truly happy.
ISTJs are hardworking people, and are usually forced to interact with other people during the day. ISTJs will do whatever it takes to get their job done to the best of their abilities. Since the ISTJ forces themselves to be social and cordial during the day, they often enjoy spending time alone afterwards. Many ISTJs actually enjoy being able to relax at home after a long day, and don’t want to be forced to interact with other people. If the ISTJ is allowed to spend time in their home, they will definitely take advantage of this opportunity.
ESTJs are usually not homebodies, since they have so many activities that need to be done. They enjoy being able to go out and feel like they are a part of the community. ESTJs want to connect with others, and often hate feeling like they cannot join in on the fun. They do enjoy spending some time at home though, and might enjoy relaxing with their favorite television show. ESTJs enjoy having a nice combination of social interaction and relaxation time.
ISFJs can definitely become homebodies, especially if their work forces them to interact with others. After a long day at work ISFJs just want to relax at home with their loved ones. Being able to cook dinner, watch a movie or just sit down with a good book- these are some of the best things for an ISFJ. They often use their downtime as a way to enjoy some of their favorite personal hobbies. ISFJs will force themselves to be social when they have to, which often means they enjoy spending time alone when they can.
ESFJs often respond to their loved ones, which causes them to become susceptible to their behavior. If the ESFJ spends most of their time with someone who is a homebody, they will often become one themselves. They don’t enjoy being at home constantly though, and like to have a more balance life. ESFJs often enjoy going out and interacting with people some days, and spending time at home other days. ESFJs want to have a healthy balance of going out, and staying in with their loved ones.
Although ISTPs are introverted people, they are usually not homebodies. They prefer having some sort of activity that allows them to keep themselves stimulated both mentally and physically. ISTPs enjoy being alone, but they don’t usually enjoy being cooped up inside of their home. ISTPs are physical people, which often causes them to enjoy different sports or hobbies.
ESTPs definitely aren’t homebodies, and can become seriously upset if they are stagnant for too long. ESTPs enjoy being able to go out and have fun, and are constantly seeking out new adventures. They become extremely bored if they are not able to interact with other people. ESTPs do not enjoy sitting at home alone, and become a bit uneasy if they are forced to do this. Even if they are just running to the store, the ESTP enjoys having some sort of activity that allows them to interact with other people
ISFPs enjoy having plenty of time alone, and can sometimes become homebodies because of this. They do enjoy seeking out adventure though, even if they do this by themselves. ISFPs often enjoy being outdoors and love to soak up the beauty in the world around them. They usually do not like to become homebodies, since they prefer to seek out adventure and excitement. ISFPs dislike being still for too long, and often enjoy having a loved one to spend time with.
ESFPs are definitely not homebodies, and become extremely frustrated if they cooped up for too long. ESFPs enjoy having fun and constantly want to be out in the world soaking up their surroundings. ESFPs love being able to interact with other people, and become unhappy if they are not allowed to do this. They are social creatures and naturally prefer to be around others, participating in fun activities.