Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Sentimental You Are, According to Your Personality Type
While some people prefer to focus on practicality, others are very sentimental. Here is how sentimental each personality type most likely is.
INFJs are compassionate and warm people, who care deeply for the well-being of others. INFJs are not strongly connected to the past, but they do have a sentimental streak. Their drawing towards sentimental memories, come from a desire to feel close to their loved ones. INFJs simply enjoy reminiscing over happy memories, or certain times spent with people they care for. They don’t become obsessed with physical items, but they do have a few things that might connect them to a person. For the most part INFJs simply because sentimental when thinking about people they miss and care for.
ENFJs can be somewhat sentimental, especially when it comes to memories of their loved ones. They try to remain somewhat focused on the future, and work hard to keep everything together and well balanced. ENFJs are often very future focused, which can cause them to be a bit less sentimental. Their desire to get things done and continue moving forward, keeps them more interested in the present and the future. ENFJs can become sentimental though, especially when they are thinking about their loved ones. They can hold onto certain connections to the people they love, and will become saddened if they lose that link.
INFPs are deeply emotional and moral people, who are connected to their loved ones. They can be a bit sentimental, and believe in holding onto certain memories and bonds. INFPs are not interested in physical possessions, but they can sometimes feel connected to items that remind them of certain people. They do have sentimental connections to things and places, since the INFPs emotions run so strong and so deep. It is difficult for them to let go of some of these feelings and they can easily come flooding back towards them.
ENFPs are enthusiastic and imaginative people, who enjoy focusing on exploration. They love being able to push their boundaries and the boundaries of others, in order to grow and learn. ENFPs sometimes try to avoid being too sentimental, but their emotions can get the best of them. They often cannot help but have certain sentimental memories and feelings rush over them. ENFPs are connected to their emotions, which can cause them to be rather sentimental people. They don’t want to get caught up in silly things, but they do value feelings and connections.
INTJs are not generally sentimental people, and might find those connections to be a bit foolish. They are ruled by logic and reason, and rarely tend to their emotions. They might find overly sentimental people to be a bit exhausting, and even a little silly. INTJs value their relationships, but they can sometimes approach even those bonds from a logical point of view. They rarely find themselves overwhelmed by feelings, and in most cases would rather block those out in favor of what is logical and smart.
ENTJs are not usually sentimental people, and are much more interested in focusing on logic and efficiency. ENTJs realize that being overly sentimental can pull them away from being smart and making the right choices in life. When it comes to being overwhelmed by emotions, ENTJs prefer to bury those feelings and focus on what makes logical sense. They can even become annoyed and exhausted by overly sentimental people in their presence. ENTJs are willful and intelligent, and enjoy moving forward in life.
INTPs are more logically focused people, and enjoy learning as much as much as they can. They are naturally analytical, and often cannot help themselves when it comes to research and absorbing information. INTPs definitely favor logic, but they do have a bit of a sentimental streak in them. When it comes to making deep connections, and feeling connected to certain memories, INTPs can actually be a bit sentimental. They often attempt to prioritize logic, but at the same time INTPs are deep and complex people. They can become rather sentimental, especially when it comes to people and things that mean a lot to them.
ENTPs are analytical and intelligent people, who favor logic over emotions. They prioritize what makes reasonable sense, over what their feelings are telling them. ENTPs enjoy being able to research and analyze information, in order to learn and grow. They love searching for knowledge, and enjoy exploring new things. They are curious and intriguing people, who dislike being held back by anything in their lives. While ENTPs are definitely more logic minded, they do have a strong connection to the people they care for. ENTPs do have moments where the sentimentality can strike them, but they often use humor to deflect.
ISTJs are not usually sentimental people, and are much more practical. They enjoy focusing on things they can control, and are intelligent and analytical people. They don’t want to become too caught up on emotions, and dislike feeling like they are not in control. ISTJs do care deeply for their loved ones, and sometimes have moments where the sentimentality strikes them. They want to feel connected to the people they love, but in most cases they are pragmatic, not sentimental.
ESTJs are generally not sentimental people, and are much more focused on practical thing. They strive to provide for their loved ones, but this is more focused on a pragmatic approach. ESTJs are caring people, but they simply favor reason and facts over emotions. They might have moments where they are feeling a bit sentimental, and those emotions can overtake them. ESTJs can be sentimental when mulling over certain memories from their past, or connections they shared with people.
ISFJs are compassionate and sensitive people, who care deeply for others. They are definitely sentimental individuals, who are often rules by emotions. They simply enjoy giving to others and want to see their loved ones as happy as possible. They are deeply connected to emotions, especially the emotions of those they love. ISFJs value love and sentimentality, and believe in caring more about feelings and hurting people than they do about analyzing and being correct.
ESFJs are definitely sentimental people, who are very focused on their loved ones. They can become struck by nostalgia or waves of emotions, with the smallest things. They are tender hearted and loving people, who simply enjoy seeing others happy. ESFJs can become emotional over seeing someone else in pain, and strive to help them feel better. They are hardworking people who do whatever it takes to tend to the needs of others, but oftentimes they are sentimental. They enjoy things that make them feel connected, and simply want to be giving people.
ISTPs are not usually sentimental people, and prefer to focus on logic and analysis. They enjoy being inside of their own heads and are naturally skilled problem solvers. Sometimes being overly sentimental can get in the way of their goals, so ISTPs prefer to focus on what they know and understand. They can sometimes avoid their own emotions and prefer to be logical people. They are not often seen as sentimental, and really aren’t overly emotional individuals.
ESTPs are not generally sentimental people, since they prefer to focus on reason and logic. ESTPs are not overly emotional, and can even become uncomfortable with too much sentimentality. They can become a bit bothered by people who are overly emotional, and prefer to avoid that sort of sentimentality. ESTPs can have the occasional streak of nostalgia, and this is usually connected to physical items which connect to certain memories from the past.
ISFPs are sensitive and tender people, who are very connected to their own emotions. Their warm hearts make them rather sentimental people, who can become emotional somewhat quickly. They are connected to their loved ones and the world around them, and deeply love feeling bonded to people. ISFPs are sentimental, but that does not make them overly emotional. Emotions are important to ISFPs, since they desire to follow their heart and do what they believe is right.
ESFPs are caring and sensitive people, who can be a bit sentimental. They do enjoy living in the present moment, and don’t want to be held back by things. Ultimately ESFPs want life to be fun, but deep down they are warm and loving people. They can become extremely sentimental, about their loved ones, memories and even a movie that they enjoy. ESFPs are connected to their own emotions, and value following their own hearts.
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