Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Protective Each Personality Type Is of Their Loved Ones
Some people are naturally very protective of their loved ones, and believe in standing up for those closest to them. Here is how protective each personality type is of their loved ones.
INFJs are naturally very protective people, especially when it comes to the people they love. They are normally warm and gentle souls, but have a rather aggressive side to their personality. When someone is harming or attacking their loved ones, the INFJ can flip a switch that makes them entirely protective and even a bit vicious. They do not like to see the people they love in pain, and will instantly become defensive of them. The normally kind and compassionate INFJ turns into somewhat of an animal protecting their pack members. They do not enjoy seeing people bullied, especially when it is someone they care deeply for. INFJs dark-side is usually only provoked by seeing someone they love harmed by another person.
ENFJs main focus is caring for their loved ones, which often makes them very protective people. When they witness someone attacking or hurting someone the ENFJ cares for, they can become rather vicious. They are not afraid to get aggressive and even a bit manipulative, in order to defend the ones they love. ENFJs are normally gentle and loving people, but they can become frightening when they are defending others. ENFJs also dislike seeing weaker people become attacked, and will step in to protect them if they feel they must. ENFJs are very protective people, and do not like to sit back and watch the people they love suffer.
INFPs are private individuals, who enjoy having plenty of time and space to themselves. They often prefer to keep away from discord, but can flip a switch when it comes to their loved ones. INFPs are moral and good-hearted people, who dislike seeing bullying of any kind. The normally tender and sweet INFP, can become angry and a bit aggressive in defense of others. When someone is timid and even weak, the INFP instantly feels protective of those people. They become especially protective of the ones they love, since INFPs are loving and extremely loyal people. They believe in standing up for what is right, and will not be afraid to defend others.
ENFPs are enthusiastic and friendly people, who prefer to keep things positive. ENFPs do have rather intense inner morals though, and will step in and defend people if they feel it is necessary. They dislike seeing someone be bullied, especially when it is someone the ENFP loves. If they witness their loved ones are in need of protection, they will find it natural to come to their aid. ENFPs are loving and affectionate people, who dislike seeing bullies attacking others. They don’t want to see people victimized, and will certainly become aggressive in the defense of others.
INTJs are independent people, who prefer to handle their business on their own. In most cases they prefer to let their loved ones have this same sense of personal space. They aren’t normally protective, unless it appears like they need to be. The INTJ won’t be overly hovering with their loved ones, and realize that they are often capable of taking care of themselves. If they are in a situation where someone is attacking the person the INTJ loves, they can become a bit vicious in order to protect them. They will often wait it out and see how their loved ones handle themselves, but if they are hurting and incapable of defending themselves, the INTJ will certainly step in. They are formidable enemies, who will quickly crush the other person by whatever means necessary.
ENTJs are definitely protective people, especially when it comes to someone they love deeply. They are not afraid to become aggressive and stern, and will step in when they realize it is needed. They aren’t going to be this way if their loved ones are perfectly fine, since they want to allow them enough space to be themselves. When it comes to situations where the ENTJs loved ones are being pushed around, the ENTJ will become angry and aggressive. They will likely step in and assert a dominance over that individual, in order to push them down by whatever means necessary.
INTPs are very independent people, which means they usually prefer to let their loved ones handle themselves. They don’t want to hold someone back, and don’t like to be hovering at all. INTPs usually sit and observe a situation before stepping in and altering it. INTPs want to see their loved ones be capable of protecting themselves, but they will certainly defend them if they can’t. If they witness someone they care for struggling and hurting at the hands of someone else, the INTP will definitely defend them. They aren’t always protective people, but they do have a side of them that become extremely defensive of their loved ones.
ENTPs are independent and adventurous people, who love taking on new tasks. They enjoy stretching their own limits, and will often put themselves in somewhat frightening situations. This causes the ENTP to push the boundaries of others as well, simply to discover more about them. They will often let the people close to them have their own space, and don’t want to be overprotective of them. If they do witness someone unfairly bullying someone they care about, the ENTP will step in and defend them. They don’t enjoy this sort of injustice happening in front of them, and are often skilled at putting that person in their place.
ISTJs are independent people, who prefer to let their loved ones have their own personal space. They dislike being hovering, and don’t want to be someone who smothers the people in their lives. ISTJs do care deeply for their loved ones though, and do not like to see them hurt. They will often let them handle themselves, but will defend them if they witness a line being crossed. ISTJs are moral people, who believe in standing by the people they love. They are certainly not afraid to defend someone close to them, they simply like to make sure it is the right way to react beforehand.
ESTJs are strong-willed and aggressive people, which does make them a bit protective. If someone they love is being insulted or attacked in any way, the ESTJ will jump to their defense. They can become a bit intense when it comes to protecting others, and will not be afraid to get physical. ESTJs have a lot of energy, which can sometimes be turned against others. If they feel like their loved ones are being insulted in even the slightest way, the ESTJ will become rather intense in order to protect them.
ISFJs are naturally protective of their loved ones, since they hate to see them in pain. ISFJs are not afraid to stand up for the people they care for, and will put themselves in the line of fire to do so. They are protective people, and are almost a bit hovering because of this. ISFJs simply care deeply for the people close to them, and want to stand by them no matter what. They are loyal and dependable people with very loving hearts. ISFJs do want to keep the peace though, so they will often try to defend their loved ones in a way that shuts down the argument completely.
ESFJs are extremely protective people, especially when it comes to the ones they love. They naturally want to defend the people close to them, and hate seeing them in any kind of pain. ESFJs can actually become rather vicious and aggressive when they are defending their loved ones. They dislike bullies, and do not want to allow someone to victimize another person. They often defend people who are weaker, since they find it unfair to see them attacked. When it comes to their loved ones though, the ESFJ is extremely protective, maybe even a little too much.
ISTPs are independent people, who enjoy having plenty of space in their relationships. They don’t want to smother their loved ones, which makes them less protective of them. They want to be with people who can take care of themselves, and are attracted to a sense of independence. There are times when the ISTP will witness someone being unfairly abused, and they will certainly step in to defend them. They simply do not like seeing someone being attacked, especially if that person is being wrongfully insulted. They will especially step in if the attacked is using incorrect information to insult someone else, and prefer to spread facts.
ESTPs certainly care for their loved ones, but they are naturally independent people. They believe in letting the people they love care for themselves, and don’t want to be smothering. They usually surround themselves with strong individuals, who are more than capable of protective themselves. ESTPs are naturally attracted to individuals who can actually protect them if they are in need of defense. Although ESTPs are scrappy, they enjoy being around loved ones who are strong and protective.
ISFPs are very moral people, but they also have a strong sense of independence. They do believe in standing up for what is right, and don’t want to see other people become victimized. In most cases the ISFP likes to let people have space to take care of themselves, and don’t want to becoming overprotective. They will usually avoid this sort of drama at all costs, and try to stay near people who won’t participate in it. The ISFP might feel it is best to remove their loved ones from the negative situation, in order to protect them.
ESFPs are definitely protective people, especially with their children. They can be a bit hovering with the people they love, since they dislike seeing them in pain. They want to draw close to their loved ones, and prefer to see those people happy. ESFPs don’t want to be overboard though, and prefer to keep things light and positive in their environment. When the ESFP does recognize their loved ones in need, they will quickly step in to defend them, even if they don’t actually want to be protected.
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