Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Short-Tempered You Are, According to Your Personality Type
While some people are very patient, others have a hard time controlling their temper. Here is how short-tempered you are, based on your personality type.
INFJs are not normally short-tempered people, and have a lot of patience in most situations. It takes the INFJ a while before they will become very angry with someone. While INFJs do take a long time to lose their patience, once they do it can be a bit intense. They may not be short-tempered, but they do possess are rather powerful temper. INFJs usually become angry for just reasons, which is often because someone has abused them for too long, or because they hurt someone the INFJ loves. While their temper is not short, it is extreme.
ENFJs try not to be impatient people, which is why they do not have a short temper. They will try to keep things bottled up, and want to let most things slide. ENFJs aren’t the type of people to become angry by small thing, and really only let their frustrations out when someone is truly bothering them. ENFJs are not short-tempered people, but they can become very angry. They have a rather powerful temper when they have reached their breaking point with someone. This is often because that person has hurt them deeply, or continued to hurt someone they love.
INFPs are often viewed as sensitive and sweet people, who don’t have much of a temper. In truth INFPs just don’t waste their anger on small things, and will only lose their temper when it is truly just in their opinion. INFPs will definitely express quite the frightening rage when someone has wronged them deeply, or has harmed someone undeserving. When INFPs see people who are cruel and continue to hurt others, they can definitely snap on those individuals. INFPs actually do have somewhat short-tempers, but this is only when they believe someone has done something truly unjust.
ENFPs are the type of people who try to remain patient, and dislike being angry for no reason. They will go a long time without snapping on people, and try to keep themselves calm. While ENFPs might not have a short temper, they can certainly become very angry. The ENFP often bottles up their frustrations, until they believe someone has truly done something unjust. If they have been deeply wronged, the ENFP will completely snap and unleash their Te rage. They are capable of cutting very deeply, which is why they save this for the most deserving situations.
INTJs definitely try to maintain a sense of control over their own emotions, and don’t want to lose their temper on people. While the INTJ does strive to be patient, they can become easily frustrated by others. They need to have plenty of time to themselves in order to feel energized, which is why being around others can really push the INTJs buttons. They can have a somewhat short fuse, especially with ignorant or obnoxious people. If someone is unable to read the signals the INTJ is sending, they will likely snap on them. They won’t always do this with an obvious rage, and instead will use rather cutting words to make their point.
ENTJs can be somewhat short-tempered people, since they become frustrated with others rather easily. ENTJs simply value efficiency and believe in working hard and getting things done. They can become extremely frustrated with someone who does not follow their instructions and appears to be slacking with their work. The ENTJ will likely snap on that person rather quickly, which is why they are considered to have a short temper. They often try to keep this in check and don’t want to become too enraged by others.
INTPs can be somewhat short-tempered people, even if they don’t show it. They become agitated by too much noise, or by too many people around them. INTPs need a lot of time to themselves in order to feel recharged, which is why they can be a bit short-tempered. They will often try hard to maintain their cool, but inside they are boiling. They don’t want to be around people who do not respect their need for space, and become frustrated rather easily. INTPs likely have short tempers when they are young, and this is something they often work through as they get older.
ENTPs try hard not to be short-tempered people, and simply want to let things roll off of them. They don’t want to waste their energy becoming frustrated with others, but they do have their breaking points. When the ENTP is working with someone who just isn’t capable of doing their job properly, they will likely find themselves unable to control their temper. In most cases though, ENTPs don’t want to snap on others, and would much rather do their own thing. They prefer to focus on doing what they want, instead of becoming frustrated by the actions of others.
ISTJs try to maintain a sense of space and independence, and don’t want to snap on people. While the ISTJ tries hard to be patient, they can become easily frustrated. They simply need plenty of time to themselves in order to get things done, and dislike having people hovering. ISTJs can become irritated rather easily with others, but will likely keep their temper calm. They just dislike ignorance in their presence, but will try to use sarcasm as a way to cope.
ESTJs definitely have a short temper, mostly because of their desire to be efficient. They become frustrated rather easily with people who are inefficient or lazy. When the ESTJ is around people who are not pulling their own weight, they will feel used and extremely frustrated. They can definitely lose their temper easily with others, especially in their younger years of life. ESTJs do often feel bad afterwards, but they simply possess a rather short fuse.
ISFJs are rarely short-tempered people, and prefer to be patient with their loved ones. They don’t want to snap on others, and try hard to keep their cool. ISFJs work hard to keep a sense of harmony in their environment, and want to see everyone around them happy. They are definitely not short-tempered people, and can often go a long time without losing their temper on others. ISFJs will snap however, when someone is taking advantage of them for too long.
ESFJs try not to be short-tempered people, and want to be patient with others. They care deeply about their loved ones and strive to maintain a sense of harmony in their environment. ESFJs can sometimes lose their temper rather easily though, especially if they have things they have been bottling up for a long time. They will go through times where these emotions continue to fight their way to the surface, which will put the ESFJ in a rather snappy and short-tempered mood.
ISTPs are definitely not short-tempered people, since they keep to themselves most of the time. ISTPs are great at just going with the flow, and try not to let most things bother them. They can often ignore people when they are being agitating, and are naturally skilled at blocking others out. This ability to get caught up in their own thoughts, really helps the ISTP to maintain a sense of calm in their lives. They do possess a temper, but it is rather difficult for them to lose control of it.
ESTPs can be somewhat short-tempered people, since they become frustrated with others easily. ESTPs want to have things a certain way in their lives, and get angry when people do not respect this. They can lost their patience with others, especially if they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. They will likely feel very badly afterwards and will try to make amends with whomever they have snapped on. ESTPs don’t intend to upset people, but unfortunately they do have a short temper.
ISFPs try not to be short-tempered people, and would much rather be patient with others. When the ISFP is feeling frustrated they will likely need plenty of time by themselves. They want to process their thoughts and feelings before they lose their cool on someone. ISFPs are internal and caring people, who simply want to have a sense of peace in their lives. When someone is pushing them over the edge, the ISFP will eventually snap on them.
ESFPs try not to be short-tempered people, since they want to go with the flow. They try not to become frustrated with others, and will work on being patient. The ESFP will express their frustrations before they allow it to bottle up and fester. When the ESFP is upset they simply want their loved ones to realize this and comfort them. In most cases the ESFP can keep their temper in check, and would much rather focus on the positive things in their lives.