Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Self-Destructive You Are, Based on Your Personality Type
While some people are extremely responsible, others have self-destructive and reckless tendencies. Here is how self-destructive each personality type tends to be.
INFJs are caring and warm people, who enjoy making other people happy. They are independent and have extremely rich inner minds, which they spend a lot of their time exploring. While INFJs try to keep their lives together, they can be a bit self-destructive when no one is looking. They are extremely hard on themselves, and can have a perfectionist mentality. The INFJ might even sabotage happy relationships, since they believe deep down that they do not deserve them. The fact that INFJs are such good hearted people, often makes them judge themselves too harshly. They always want to do the right thing, which causes them to miss how much good they actually do for others.
ENFJs are hardworking people, who focus most of their energy on caring for others. While ENFJs prefer to be focused and responsible people, they do have moments of being self-destructive. When the ENFJ feels overwhelmed with stress, they sometimes act out and do things that are a bit reckless. They don’t want to behave this way, but they are human and sometimes the stress can get to them. ENFJs can also be very hard on themselves, and might put way too much pressure to be successful and perfect. ENFJs try hard to care for everyone else, which leaves little room for their own personal needs.
INFPs are introverted and introspective people, who enjoy spending a lot of time inside of their own minds. They try to focus on their morals, and always strive to do the right thing in life. While INFPs are more likely to lack motivation, they do have some self-destructive tendencies. This often occurs when the INFP is feeling down on themselves, and might believe they do not deserve happiness. When the INFP feels unworthy they can sometimes alienate themselves from others, and sabotage perfectly happy relationships. They will try hard to overcome this though, since INFPs don’t want to be the type of person to harm themselves in this way.
ENFPs enjoy exploring new things, and truly hate being stagnant for too long. This desire to constantly be trying something new, can get the ENFP into trouble sometimes. They dislike being stuck in one place and want to feel free to explore the many possibilities in front of them. Sometimes their desire to explore gets the ENFP into destructive situations, which can be a bit troublesome for them. They can be reckless sometimes, since they enjoy being able to live their lives with a sense of freedom. Luckily ENFPs are charismatic people, who can often find ways out of their destructive moments.
INTJs are hardworking people, who focus on learning and absorbing knowledge. They do have times when they are under serious stress, where the INTJ can become a bit reckless. When they are overwhelmed their weaker functions can take charge, and sometimes causes the INTJ to be a bit self-destructive. Thankfully this is not a common thing, since INTJs like keeping their lives together. They don’t have fears that they are undeserving of accomplishing their goals, and realize that it takes work to achieve the things they want in life.
ENTJs are hardworking and driven individuals, which means they are strongly focused on the future. ENTJs are intelligent people who value logical reasoning, and efficiency. They rarely have self-destructive tendencies, mostly because ENTJs believe in working hard to achieve their goals. Being self-destructive can only get in the way, and cause them trouble in the future. ENTJs are responsible people, who believe that they deserve whatever they accomplish in their lives. They don’t believe in abusing themselves for no reason, and want to be able to reach for their dreams.
INTPs are logical people, who enjoy researching and analyzing information. They also enjoy exploring new ideas and hate being stagnant for too long. Most of the time INTPs are so inside of their own heads, that they avoid being self-destructive. They enjoy being able to live their lives with independence though, and don’t be held back. INTPs might have self-destructive tendencies in relationships, since they have a fear of being too vulnerable. INTPs may avoid opening up to someone, for fear of getting hurt in the long run. For the most part they avoid being self-destructive, but they can have moments of making those mistakes.
ENTPs love being able to explore new possibilities, and hate being stagnant. This desire to constantly try new things, can cause the ENTP to enter into self-destructive behaviors. They don’t like being held back, and will often jump into something exciting without much thought of where it might lead. This is simply because ENTPs love to learn and enjoy being able to experience things first hand. Sometimes this gets them into trouble, even when it comes to relationships. ENTPs are charismatic people, who use their intelligent and wit as a way to get themselves out of trouble.
ISTJs are pragmatic and intelligent people, who certainly do not enjoy partaking in self-destructive behavior. They are strongly focused on the future, and hate doing anything that can get in the way of success. They don’t want to get into trouble or do anything that might interfere with their goals. ISTJs are responsible people, which is a big part of who they are. Their morals and work ethic often prevents the ISTJ from being reckless or unwise. They are certainly not self-destructive people, and believe in simply doing their best and working hard.
ESTJs rarely exhibit self-destructive behavior, and prefer to be responsible. They work hard to be successful and achieve their goals in life. They don’t want to do anything that can ruin their chances of becoming the successful person they want to be. ESTJs are dependable and strong-willed people, and strive to be a pillar of their community. They can be a bit reckless and enjoy having fun, but they know how to monitor it so that they don’t get into too much trouble.
ISFJs are responsible and compassionate people, who don’t believe in reckless behavior. They don’t want to do anything that ruins their chances of having happy and successful lives. ISFJs believe in doing whatever they can to help their loved ones and truly want to make them happy. Being reckless and self-destructive can only hurt the people they care for, so ISFJs avoid this sort of behavior. They believe in being responsible and doing the right thing, and dislike being destructive in any way.
ESFJs are caring and giving people, who focus mainly on tending to the needs of their loved ones. They want to make people happy, and enjoy being able to give everything they have to others. ESFJs do not like to be irresponsible people, since it can truly end up hurting the people they love. They do have tendencies where they become overwhelmed, and end up taking part in certain self-destructive behaviors. ESFJs can be very hard on themselves, and will often judge themselves too harshly. They try not to be too destructive, but they have rare times where they fall into bad habits.
ISTPs are analytical and intelligent people, who enjoy living in the moment. Their desire to soak up the present can cause the ISTP to take part in some reckless behavior. Sometimes when they are feeling stuck they can become a bit self-destructive, without really meaning to be. ISTPs simply dislike stagnancy and want to find excitement in their lives. They are often capable of holding themselves back when they need to though, and can find ways out of whatever trouble they encounter.
ESTPs are reckless people, who enjoy seeking out new adventures. When they become too stagnant the ESTP is likely to become anxious and need to find something to excite them. They often take part in self-destructive behavior, just to shake things up and make a change in their lives. Sometimes ESTPs will do things that can break down certain parts of their lives, but they often find ways to build it all back up again. They simply dislike being stuck in one place, and truly need to seek out excitement and passion in their lives.
ISFPs are introspective and internally focused people, who enjoy spending a lot of time on their own. They spend a lot of their personal time inside of their own minds, running through different thoughts and emotions. ISFPs dislike being stuck in one place, and love being able to explore. They do have some self-destructive tendencies, especially since they can be a bit hard on themselves sometimes. ISFPs enjoy excitement, and want to be able to try new things. They do try to avoid being too destructive though, and try hard to avoid hurting themselves or others.
ESFPs are a bit self-destructive, but this is not entirely intentional. They simply enjoy exploring new things, and want to have passion in their lives. ESFPs seek out adventure, and hate feeling stuck in one place for too long. They want their lives to be fun and enjoyable, and focus on living in the present moment. ESFPs can sometimes be a bit reckless, because they enjoy soaking up the moment as much as they can. They don’t want to do anything that hurts themselves or others, but ESFPs hate feeling stuck and want to find ways to shake things up.
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