Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Obedient Each Personality Type Actually Is
Some people view obedience as a good quality, while others see it as nearly impossible to achieve. Here is how obedient each personality type actually is.
INFJs have a hard time with being obedient simply because it is the appropriate action. INFJs will respect following instructions or orders, only when they believe it is the right thing to do. They often become frustrated when someone attempts to force something on them, and are generally not obedient people. The INFJ can behave differently with their loved ones however, and might be more obedient to certain people. If they have a high level of respect or love for someone, the INFJ actually can be extremely obedient to their requests. They may become frustrated after a while though, especially if that person is abusing their power over them.
ENFJs are very self-sufficient people, which often makes them less obedient. The ENFJ usually has a plan of action and knows how to achieve their goals. They are always moving towards something, as well as juggling the need of their loved ones. The ENFJ simply does not have time to follow the orders of other people, since they are so preoccupied following their own personal demands. ENFJs can be more obedient to people they admire though, and might find themselves falling in line with those individuals.
INFPs are definitely not obedient people, and might struggle with following orders. Their minds are often so preoccupied with other things, that the INFP rarely finds it easy to follow certain instructions. They don’t always intend to be so disobedient, they just have a hard time following other people’s orders. INFPs prefer to do things on their own terms and in their own unique way. They dislike having someone push them in a certain direction, which causes them to struggle with obedience. On the rare occasion that the INFP respects someone immensely, they might become more obedient to their instructions or demands.
ENFPs are quite the opposite of an obedient individual, and prefer to go against the grain. ENFPs will sometimes do the opposite of what someone tells them to do, simply because they dislike being bossed around. They are extremely disobedient people as children, and often prefer to break the rules laid out in front of them. ENFPs often take certain demands as a challenge, and will push against it just to see what happens. They enjoy pushing boundaries, and often find that they can learn a lot from this experience. ENFPs are rarely obedient people, because they prefer to do things on their own terms.
INTJs do not mind following rules, but they are rarely seen as obedient. They become frustrated if they feel like someone is telling them what to do, and often push against this. INTJs do not see a point in being obedient to another person, and might even feel this way since childhood. They do not go against people simply for the sake of being disobedient, but rather because it does not benefit them. INTJs dislike feeling like someone might be swaying their opinion, or altering the information before them. They simply want to be able to observe the information honestly, and do not want to be manipulated.
ENTJs do not mind being obedient when they feel like it is appropriate. If following certain demands will help the ENTJ move forward, then they are perfectly capable of doing so. ENTJs will not be disobedient simply for the sake of it, and are not afraid of following orders. Where the ENTJ will likely begin to become disobedient, is when they realize it is not the smart or strategic thing to do. They are constantly propelling forward in life, and want to achieve their many goals. If something stands in their way the ENTJ will definitely not be blindly obedient.
INTPs are certainly not obedient people, and often break the rules just because they can. INTPs dislike being told what to do by others, and see themselves as very independent people. They do not want to feel like someone else is manipulating or pushing them in a certain direction. INTPs will often be viewed as disobedient people, because they want to feel free to make their own choices. In some cases the INTP enjoys pushing the boundaries, and can become uncomfortable if they are stagnant for too long.
ENTPs are actually rather disobedient people, and even enjoy breaking the rules. They prefer to go against what people expect or demand of them, simply to see their reactions. ENTPs dislike being told what to do, and often feel like people do not have the right to instruct them in this way. If the ENTP respects and loved the person making a request, then they will take it very differently. They do want to make their loved ones happy, and can be rather giving people in certain circumstances. ENTPs simply dislike being
ISTJs are generally obedient people, especially when it comes to the workplace. They do not see a point in going against the rules, especially if it can help them move forward in life. ISTJs do not mind following the orders of others, and will often work hard to do the best at their task. ISTJs are obedient and loyal individuals, who will certainly be good at following instructions. They do not mind having someone give them certain demands, as long as that person doesn’t act superior in their delivery.
ESTJs do not mind being obedient within reason, but can go against certain demands that they do not believe in. If they are in a situation where the person above them is giving orders, the ESTJ will follow them as long as they are being arrogant about it. The ESTJ often likes to be viewed as the more dominant individual in most circumstances, and will not hesitate to stand against someone if they feel challenged. If they are simply being given work instructions, or receiving a request from a loved one- the ESTJ will be perfectly find following these requests.
ISFJs are definitely seen as more obedient people, and are skilled at following orders. They do not mind being told what they need to do by others, especially if it someone they respect. When the ISFJ respects or admires someone they will definitely follow in line with that they say and request. ISFJs are also rather obedient as children, and often enjoy doing what they can to please their parents. Their natural desire to please others makes the ISFJ rather obedient people.
ESFJs are often obedient people, especially when it comes to a work situation. They often are skilled at following orders and do not mind doing what someone requests of them. ESFJs are people pleasers which makes them much more obedient individuals. They would much rather make someone happy than defy their requests. The ESFJ does have their limits though, and might on occasion become disobedient in order to make a stand where they see fit.
ISTPs are not obedient people, and are often seen going against the grain in many situation. They are independent thinkers, because of this the ISTP prefers to break the rules oftentimes. They simply do not enjoy being told what to do, even in a work environment. ISTPs rarely feel like someone has the right to make demands, and will usually ignore their requests. They are rather disobedient people simply because they do not believe in being bossed around. ISTPs also struggle with obedience in relationships, even with people they care for deeply.
ESTPs have a hard time being obedient, and often dislike being told what to do. They usually enjoy being independent and want to feel free to make their own choices. On the rare occasion that the ESTP respects and cares for someone deeply, they will be more obedient to their demands. When the ESTP truly admires someone they will likely follow their every order, because they believe it is the right thing to do. In most cases though, ESTPs are disobedient people who prefer to take risks in life.
ISFPs are not the most obedient people, but this is mostly because they are easily distracted. ISFPs can become caught up in the present moment, and become pulled away from whatever they were previously doing. Even if the ISFP wants to be obedient to a certain person they can struggle with this task. They are naturally free spirits, with a desire to live life in a positive and harmonious way. They are more focused on living in the present, and because of this they are rarely considered obedient to others.
ESFPs can struggle to be obedient people, which can makes them unruly as children. ESFPs don’t necessary try to be disobedient, they simply do not follow orders well. In most cases the ESFP is so caught up on living in the present that they struggle to do what people request of them. They are not really trying to be disobedient, and can sometimes feel regretful if they disappoint others. ESFPs are free spirits, with a desire to make life fun and exciting- this does not leave much room for being obedient.