Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How Much You Value the Silence, Based on Your Personality Type

For some people the silence is valuable and something to be treasures, to others it can be a bit overwhelming. Some people simply treasure the beauty of silence much more than others do, and take it as something to be held in high regard. Here is how much you value silence, based on your personality type.



INFJs absolutely value the silence, as this is often the time they get to really dive into their own minds. They treasure being able to explore their inner thoughts and imagination, and this time is often the most valuable for them. INFJs need this time to recharge but even more important than that they need to be able process their own thoughts and feelings. For the INFJs it isn’t necessary to fill the silence with meaningless chatter, and they can become a bit frustrated by people who need this shallow noise. INFJs often cherish the moments where they can attain complete silence, as it means a sense of peace and a chance to dive into their own thoughts.


While ENFJs do enjoy being around people and appreciate the sound of those around them, they also appreciate moments of silence. ENFJs are often seen as these intense extroverts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require time to themselves as well. Too much silence can be draining for them, since they do want to interact and experience a connection with the people they love. If they feel distanced from this for too long it can leave the ENFJ feeling disconnected and a bit lost. While they need to feel close to others and enjoy experiencing their bond, ENFJs do value moments where they can attain silence and peace. Whether these times of silence are spent in the present of someone they love or by themselves, ENFJs can certainly appreciate it.


INFPs not only value the silence they also require it in order to feel like themselves. They need time to recharge their batteries and the silence provides this peace for them. INFPs don’t always need to be alone in order to enjoy the silence, they also treasure being with someone they love who can enjoy this quiet along with them. Being able to just sit in silence with a loved ones is definitely fulfilling and rewarding for the INFP. They don’t feel a desire to fill the silence with meaningless words, instead they relish in the chance to dive into their own inner worlds.


While ENFPs are often seen as the outgoing and hyper extroverted people, they do value silence a lot. They actually need time to themselves sometimes and can get caught up in their own rather rich inner minds. ENFPs need to have this time inside of their heads to process their thoughts and feelings, instead of always being overrun by noise. ENFPs do enjoy being around others and they can have moments of being rather chatty, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate the silence as well. ENFPs are complex people with more than one side to their personality, and so they value both interaction and silence at the right times.



INTJs treasure the silence very much and often require it in their lives. They need to have time to process their own thoughts and ideas without having to constantly feel bogged down by the noise around them. INTJs require time to themselves and they need the silence in order to recharge and really think through things. They become a bit annoyed by too much noise and often cannot stand people who seem always want to fill the silence with meaningless chatter. INTJs do value long conversations with people who inspire them, but at the same time they not only appreciate silence in their lives they actually require it.


While ENTJs do require times to themselves they don’t always need all that much silence. They can find that their minds run through so many different thoughts all at once, and so silence can make it even more overwhelming. ENTJs appreciate some moments of silence when it is required, but oftentimes they enjoy having some background noise. They don’t usually need silence or time alone to recharge, especially if they have people around them who inspire and energize them. ENTJs don’t really require constant silence in order to process what is going on inside of their minds, although there are times when they appreciate being alone that doesn’t mean they require silence.


INTPs absolute appreciate and value the silence, since their minds can be so loud. Having constant outside chatter invading their ears can be a bit overwhelming for the INTP, especially if people try to stop them from blocking it all out. INTPs need time to themselves and they also need silence in order to dive into and process their own thoughts. For the INTP silence is not only valuable and rewarding, it is entirely necessary. Without time to drown out the noise of the world the INTP becomes exhausted and overwhelmed. They require this time to explore their minds in silence, without constant interruptions.


ENTPs do value noise and a bit of clutter, since they enjoy being able to really experience things. ENTPs can be a bit more complex with what they value, and don’t like being pegged into one thing. On one hand they might enjoy being around noise and action, but in the next moment they might require the silence. They do value silence at the right times, especially when they are trying to process their thoughts and what is going on inside of their minds. During those times the silence is truly valuable, but they don’t like sitting in constant silence or else they become a bit stir crazy.



ISTJs definitely value silence and often prefer it over constant noise. ISTJs really need time to themselves to enjoy the silence and get away from the noise of the world. They can become easily overwhelmed by too much interaction and really need to be able to dive into their own thoughts for a while. While ISTJs might not get a chance at silence as much as they would like, it is something they truly value and even require in their lives.


ESTJs don’t usually require complete silence in their lives, even when they want alone time. When they are by themselves something their thoughts can be a bit overwhelming, so they enjoy having some sort of background noise. They do value time alone though, since people can be a bit exhausting at times. ESTJs simply don’t like too much silence and enjoy having some sort of action or noise around them in order to keep themselves busy and moving forward.


ISFJs definitely value silence and enjoy having some time to themselves. They don’t often acquire this even though it is something they truly need in order to recharge and feel like themselves. ISFJs spend a lot of their time and energy taking care of others and rarely do they achieve a time of sincere silence. For them it is a bit more complex, since they do cherish time spend with their loved ones and they love being able to engage with them. While ISFJ enjoy this time they also feel happy and at peace with the silence, time they can spend with their own thoughts.


ESFJs are often seen as outgoing and highly extroverted people, and while this is true that doesn’t mean they cannot appreciate silence. They enjoy being around their loved ones and want to do whatever they can to make them happy. After too much time alone inside of their own heads the ESFJ can become a bit anxious. They become stir crazy if they are trapped alone without much interaction, but for a little while it can be enjoyable. They treasure small moments of silence and being able to just relax, but eventually they need something to distract them.



ISTPs definitely appreciate silence, especially when they have been forced to interact with people for too long. They need time to themselves in order to process their thoughts and different ideas. While ISTPs do value silence, that doesn’t mean they want it as a constant. They do dislike stagnancy and just sitting around in a quiet room is likely to be a bit overwhelming after a while. They want to get out and experience life and so a bit of noise isn’t what bothers them, it is being forced to interact with people.


ESTPs don’t really enjoy too much silence as it can feel overwhelming after a while. They want to be able to enjoy being around others, and feel more energized by interacting with people. For ESTPs too much time spent inside of their own thoughts can be troublesome and can leave them feeling frustrated. They often enjoy having some sort of background noise in order to keep them feeling active and not too stagnant.


ISFPs don’t mind the silence and might treasure it from time to time. While they do become bored if they are left alone for too long, they enjoy having some time to themselves. The silence can sometimes give the ISFP a chance to reconnect with their own inner thoughts and feelings, and give them time to really dive into their own desires. Being left in silence the ISFP can sometimes seek out inspiration and a chance to figure out their creativity and recharge in some ways.


ESFPs actually dislike too much silence even though they might like having time alone. For the ESFP too much time in silence can be overwhelming and leave them feeling a bit anxious. They enjoy having some sort of background noise or something going on in order to keep them busy. They need distractions and want to always have something to entertain and fulfill them. ESFPs simply don’t like sitting in their own boredom and so they require some sort of interaction and stimulation.



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