Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Self-Sacrificing You Are, According to Your Personality Type
Some people are extremely self-sacrificing, even to the point of forgetting their own needs. Here is how self-sacrificing you are, according to your personality type.
INFJs are very giving and compassionate people, who rarely put their own needs first. They are often very self-sacrificing, and are ready and willing to put themselves in harm’s way for others. If the INFJ cares deeply for someone, they will go above and beyond to make them happy. It is not uncommon for the INFJ to sacrifice their own needs in order to make someone else happy. They dislike being a burden, and would rarely put themselves above the people they care for. They are caring and giving people, who simply want to do what they can to make a difference for others.
ENFJs are very self-sacrificing people, who often put the needs of others above their own. ENFJs are always striving to please their loved ones, and simply want to see them as happy as possible. They rarely prioritize themselves, and will go above and beyond to care for others. This is something that can cause the ENFJ to become a bit overwhelmed, since they really don’t pay attention to their own needs most of the time. They are definitely self-sacrificing people, and will often put themselves aside in order to ensure that their loved ones are happy and cared for.
INFPs can definitely be self-sacrificing people, but they have their limits. They will put the needs of their loved ones above their own, but they do know how to prioritize themselves as well. When the INFP realizes they are going too far, they will often take a step back and make sure that their own needs are met. They won’t sacrifice themselves so much that they lose sight of who they are, and understand that they cannot run themselves into the ground for the sake of others. INFPs want to care for their loved ones, and will definitely be able to put others first, but not so much that they forget about their own needs.
ENFPs do care for their loved ones, and want to ensure that they happy. They will sacrifice their own needs in many circumstances, especially for something that is truly important to someone they love. While ENFPs are capable of being self-sacrificing, but they know how to prioritize themselves as well. They do not want to lose sight of themselves, and know how to set proper boundaries so that they don’t get taken advantage of. ENFPs are independent people, who often prefer to do things on their own, without feeling stuck or obligated.
INTJs are very independent people, which means they are rarely considered self-sacrificing. INTJs will certainly do for others, and enjoy being able to help their loved ones out. At the same time they prefer to do things on their own, and want to surround themselves with capable of independent people. INTJs simply know how to set boundaries, and will prioritize their own needs. This is because they prefer to take care of their own needs, and expect the same from others. When someone they love is truly in need and the INTJ realizes they are incapable of helping themselves, they will be willing to sacrifice their own needs.
ENTJs are independent and capable people, who have somewhat high standards for others. They prefer to take care of themselves, and want to be around people who are capable of this as well. ENTJs do not want to sacrifice their own needs, simply because they don’t want to create a situation where people depend on them too much. They want their loved ones to learn how to take care of themselves, even though the ENTJ is more than willing to help them along the way. They will definitely sacrifice their own needs if they realize someone is incapable of truly helping themselves.
INTPs are independent people, who can become caught up in their own minds rather easily. They definitely prefer to keep to themselves most of the time, and want to take care of their own needs. In most cases INTPs are drawn to people who are also capable of taking care of themselves, which helps them maintain space and independence. They are caring people, but they aren’t always great at being self-sacrificial. They simply want to set appropriate boundaries, so that they do not forget to prioritize themselves.
ENTPs are very independent people, who find themselves drawn to others who share the same quality. They enjoy being able to take care of and prioritize their own needs, instead of having to rely on others. ENTPs realize that if they don’t set these boundaries, they can easily be taken advantage of. They don’t want to sacrifice themselves or their independence, in order to provide for someone else. In most cases ENTPs prefer people who can take care of themselves, and want to feel free to make their own choices without guilt.
ISTJs definitely want to be able to provide for the practical needs of their loved ones, and will do what they can to make this happen. ISTJs are reserved people, who value their family very much. Because of this sense of family connection, ISTJs are capable of being self-sacrificing when it truly matters. They often don’t need much themselves, and are willing to give in order to make their loved ones happy. ISTJs also know how to set boundaries though, and will not sacrifice their morals, or the things that are very important for them.
ESTJs are hardworking people, who definitely want to provide for their loved ones. They are capable of being self-sacrificing, especially if someone they care for is in need. They don’t want to be incapable of providing for their family, and will do whatever it takes to ensure their well-being. ESTJs also know how to set boundaries for themselves though, and will have certain things they will not sacrifice. They are good at compromising, and finding a balance between sacrificing and also providing for themselves when needed.
ISFJs are definitely self-sacrificing people, who will put their own needs aside for others. They care deeply for their loved ones, and do whatever they can to make them happy. ISFJs will often neglect themselves in order to ensure that those closest to them are taken care of. They can struggle when it comes to setting these boundaries, which causes them to forget to even take care of themselves. ISFJ want to provide for others, and are not afraid to sacrifice for it.
ESFJs are very self-sacrificing people, who prefer to tend to the needs of others. They will often completely neglect their own needs in order to make others happy. ESFJs care deeply for their loved ones, and want to be able to take care of them. They will often do whatever it takes to make the people close to them truly happy, even if that includes putting their own needs aside. ESFJs are definitely self-sacrificing people, who can often put aside their needs for the sake of others.
ISTPs are very independent people, who prefer to tend to their own needs. Because of their sense of independence, ISTPs often expect others to take care of themselves as well. They will certainly be there for their loved ones when they need them, but they don’t want to go overboard and create a co-dependent situation. ISTPs believe in setting boundaries, and want to be close to people who are capable of taking care of themselves to some extent. They don’t want to put aside their own needs, and can become frustrated if they are taken advantage of.
ESTPs are independent people, who want to be able to take care of themselves. ESTPs are capable of sacrificing certain things for the people they truly care for. While they are capable of being sacrificial, they also believe in setting certain boundaries. They don’t want to be in situations where they are taken advantage of, and can become stubborn about the things they want in life. ESTPs stubbornness can cause them to dislike having to sacrifice certain things.
ISFPs value their space and freedom, and enjoy being able to do things on their own. They want to feel free to make their own choices in life, without feeling trapped or stuck. ISFPs do care deeply for their loved ones, and want to do what they can to make them happy. While ISFPs will certainly give to others, they don’t want to compromise themselves in order to do so. They know how to take a stand for the things they want and believe in, and will struggle to compromise on this.
ESFPs are strong-willed people, who have a hard time giving up what they truly want. They will go after the things they want in life, and will often enlist the help of their loved ones. While ESFPs can be stubborn when it comes to what they want, they can also be very sacrificial for their loved ones. If someone they care deeply for is truly in need, the ESFP will be surprisingly capable of sacrificing their own happiness for the sake of the person they love.