Here’s How Preoccupied You Seem, Based on Your Personality Type

Some people naturally appear preoccupied, mostly because their minds are somewhere else. This can be upsetting for people who want to connect with the preoccupied person, since they often feel neglected or ignored. Here is how preoccupied you often seem, based on your personality type.



INFJs can often appear preoccupied when they are doing most things, since their minds are often elsewhere. When the INFJ is focused on someone they love though, they don’t like appearing like they are distracted or thinking of something else. They remain focused on that person and know how to show them how important they truly are. It is a different story when the INFJ is at work or doing something a bit boring, since they really are preoccupied most of the time in these settings. Their minds are such rich and active places, and it is simply more rewarding than paying attention to the outside world.


ENFJs try to remain focused and don’t like appearing preoccupied most of the time. While they are often focusing on their loved ones or getting something important done, they do have rather rich inner minds. The ENFJs can often multi-task, focusing on what they are doing but yet their minds can be somewhere completely different. They don’t want to appear distracted, but there is often so much on their minds that it can be hard to hide it all of the time. ENFJs can definitely seem preoccupied when they have things plaguing their thoughts, although they try to power through this.


INFPs almost always seem a little bit preoccupied, especially when they are doing something they find boring. They can become so caught up inside of their own thoughts and imagination, that they have hard time really seeming present. INFPs can have a hard time focusing on things that really don’t inspire them, and really hate having to perform mundane tasks. Often when they are at work or around people who they don’t connect with, the INFP certainly seems preoccupied and that is because they are.


ENFPs can definitely seem preoccupied when their minds are somewhere else, and they do have a tendency to run through a million thoughts at once. While ENFPs are capable of appearing present in a situation when they want to be, they can also be rather distracted. They often have so many things running through their minds at once, that it is easy for them to seem preoccupied even when they are paying attention. They don’t intend to seem this way, they just have a hard time focusing on only one things.



INTJs can definitely appear preoccupied, most of the time because they are. They can lose track of the present moment and become caught up in their own thoughts. INTJs will seem especially preoccupied when they are around boring people or in situations they really don’t want to be in. Instead of having to pay attention to their surroundings, they often go into their own minds instead. INTJs feel much more rewarded in their inner world than they do in the real world. They are capable of focusing on things, they just don’t always seem completely present.


ENTJs can sometimes seem preoccupied when they are in a situation that feels a bit pointless or mundane. When they are working on something important they are more than capable of staying focused and present, even if their minds are running through different things. When the ENTJ is in a situation where they aren’t feeling rewarded then they will certainly appear preoccupied. Their minds are often running through so many things at once and work hard in order to sift through their information and get things done.


INTPs often seem preoccupied and that is because they usually are. They have such active inner minds and sometimes it can be hard to keep from getting distracted. They aren’t always good at being present, since their minds take them off in different direction. INTPs simply find themselves more drawn to their own thoughts and imagination, and usually the things around them just aren’t that fulfilling. INTPs are capable of getting things done, but in most situations they do seem preoccupied and even a bit distant.


ENTPs can sometimes seem preoccupied, especially if they are thinking hard about something. When their minds are busy elsewhere it can be challenging for them to really stay on topic. ENTPs don’t intend to appear distracted or preoccupied, they just have a hard time really keeping themselves still or focused on one thing for too long. When the ENTP is in a boring situation that isn’t rewarding to them, they often appear preoccupied or like their minds are completely somewhere else.



ISTJs can sometimes seem preoccupied, especially if they don’t want to be focused on their surroundings. They are good at remaining present when they are doing something important, but they don’t like being pulled away from this by outside things. ISTJs can seem to have tunnel vision when they are trying to get something done, and will work hard to be as efficient as possible. There are times when they can be preoccupied though, especially when they are in a setting that they are bored by and don’t want to be in.


ESTJs aren’t usually preoccupied people, since they believe in remaining focus on what is in front of them. They are often good at pushing forward and value getting things done as efficiently as possible. ESTJs believe in doing what needs to be done and not allowing themselves to seem distracted or preoccupied. They also believe in being present with their loved ones, instead of allowing themselves to seem like they are somewhere else mentally.


ISFJs definitely try not to seem preoccupied, instead they try to focus on what is in front of them. They work hard to take care of their loved ones and almost always have some sort of chore they need to tend to. While ISFJ are focused and hardworking people, they do have moments where they can be a bit preoccupied. They often try hard not to let this show, but when the ISFJ is thinking about so many different things they need to do they can become a bit anxious and distracted.


Most of the time ESFJ are capable of focusing on what is in front of them and will work hard to take care of the things that matter most to them. They want to be sure to provide for their loved ones and do whatever it takes to make sure they are happy and cared for. While ESFJs do work hard to get things done, they do have moments where they can be a bit preoccupied. They can become antsy in some situations, and might have certain things plaguing their thoughts. They don’t want to seem this way in front of their loved ones, but sometimes it is difficult to hide.



ISTPs do sometimes seem preoccupied when they are in a situation they don’t want to be in. Most of the time though they are very present in the moment and enjoy doing what feels right for them. ISTPs want to explore new experiences and enjoy being active in the moment. ISTPs don’t usually seem distracted because they actually want to be excited about the world around them, instead of trapped inside of their thoughts. There are times when they can be preoccupied, but this is often because they aren’t getting a chance to actually experience the things they want.


ESTPs rarely seem preoccupied, mostly because they live so much in the present moment. They seek out the things that excite and challenge them, and enjoy focusing on what is around them. ESTPs don’t want things to distracted them or pull them away from they should be doing. When the ESTP is doing something they are focused and in the moment, instead of somewhere else completely. They do have active and analytical minds, but they are often sifting through information that can pertain to the present situation.


ISFPs do try to remain present in the moment and enjoy soaking up their surroundings. They can sometimes seem preoccupied though, especially if they are inside of their own thoughts and feelings. They can sometimes go into their own imagination, thinking through different potential paths, especially if they are bored with their surroundings. ISFPs simply don’t like feeling stuck, and are only preoccupied when they are unhappy with what is going on around them. Most of the time they enjoy soaking up their surroundings and want to actually live in the moment.


ESFPs are very present in the moment, but there are times when they can seem a bit preoccupied. This happens when the ESFP feels stuck in a boring situation and they want to find a way to escape. They don’t like feeling stagnant, they want to be able to enjoy the moment and soak up their surroundings. ESFPs are usually aware of what is going on around them, and so they don’t usually seem all that preoccupied. They are especially present when they are doing something they enjoy or feel passionate about.


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