Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Vengeful You Can Be, According to Your Personality Type
While some people have a live and let live mentality, others can be a bit vengeful. Here is how vengeful you can be, according to your personality type.
INFJs are considerate and warm people, who try to always do the right thing. While INFJs are very caring people, they also have an occasionally vengeful side to their personality. When someone is constantly inconsiderate towards others, and hurts someone the INFJ loves, they will likely reach a breaking point. Once INFJs have found someone to be cruel and have witnessed that person harming someone they love, they can become rather vengeful. The ones tender and loving INFJ can turn into someone harsh and ruthless.
ENFJs are caring and warm people, but they can have a somewhat vengeful side to them. They become very angry when they witness people intentionally harming others, especially if they hurt someone the ENFJ loves. They can be vicious in defense of their loved ones, and turn into a completely different person. The ones kind and caring ENFJ becomes someone intense and aggressive. They are rarely this way, but ENFJs can be vengeful when someone has crossed a line that they refuse to step back from.
INFPs are rarely vengeful people, and have a strong dislike for discord. They don’t want to deal with people who constantly seek out arguments and prefer to keep the peace. INFPs are not often vengeful because this seems petty and a bit too vindictive for them. They believe in doing the right thing and have very strong morals. Being vengeful takes thought and action after someone has done something wrong, INFPs are more likely to unleash their anger in that persons presence.
ENFPs are not usually vengeful people, and prefer to let things go. They might internally dwell on their frustrations but might feel like seeking vengeance is petty and cruel. ENFPs care about being honest and moral people, and strive to do the right thing. For ENFPs it is important to make their decisions based on their morals and internal value system. They do become angry with people in what they perceive to be a just manner, and will not extract vengeance but instead will lash out on that person directly and try to put them in their place.
INTJs can certainly be vengeful people, especially when they are younger. They will not go after someone for no reason, and will only do this when they feel someone needs to be put in their place. When the INTJ witnesses someone attacking their livelihood or their loved ones, they will become angered by this. When a person refuses to step down and continues to attack the INTJ, they will find a way to extract their revenge on them. This is often done in a methodical and strategic manner, and will hopefully teach this person a solid lesson.
ENTJs can definitely be vengeful sometimes, but this is only when they feel it is just. When someone has attacked the ENTJ or tried to ruin their career or personal life in some way, they will see this as means for some kind of retaliation. ENTJs don’t take lightly to people trying to harm what they have built, and will be rather skilled at concocting a strategic plan to extract revenge on this person. For the ENTJ this is often just a means of business, and is done to stop this person from harming them again and hopefully teach them a useful lesson.
INTPs aren’t usually vengeful people and might believe this is a waste of their energy. They would much rather keep to themselves in order to avoid someone angering them enough to cause them to desire vengeance. INTPs are not fans of being vindictive since it feels like getting caught up in someone else’s drama. INTPs are more likely to remove toxic people from their lives completely so that they no longer have to deal with them or stress about mistrusting them.
ENTPs aren’t often vengeful people, but they do have moments where their curiosity can take hold. If the ENTP feels like someone is being unjust or taking advantage of someone else, they might step in a bit. This is often to see how the person will respond, or just how far they can go in order to control the situation. ENTPs don’t want to hurt people, but in some instances they might believe people need to be taught some kind of lesson for their obnoxious actions.
ISTJs are not usually vengeful people and would rather keep to themselves in order to avoid negative situations. They aren’t interested in other people’s drama and would much rather focus on the things that they can change. ISTJs want to keep people in their live who are honest and loyal, and dislike being around people they cannot trust. If someone does harm the ISTJ or go after their loved ones, they can turn into a rather defensive and somewhat aggressive person. In most cases they would rather just shut people out, but they can become occasionally vengeful if the situation calls for it.
If ESTJs feel like their name or their livelihood have been attacked they will become extremely defensive. They work hard to achieve their goals and to protect their loved ones, they don’t want that compromised in any way. If the ESTJ feels like someone is coming after them or their loved ones, they can be rather vengeful. They will find a way to take that person down or at least prevent them from causing any more pain for themselves or their loved ones. ESTJs can certainly be aggressive people when it is deserved and don’t want to be seen as defenseless.
ISFJs are not usually vengeful people and prefer not to be vindictive. They don’t enjoy drama and want to find a way to keep the peace. ISFJs want to maintain a sense of harmony in their environment and would rather resolve any issues they have with someone. They can be rather passive people when they are trying to keep their loved ones happy and maintain the peace. ISFJs can sometimes seek out vengeance when their loved ones have been deeply hurt, and will want to protect them in any way possible.
ESFJs aren’t usually vengeful people, and dislike doing anything that might harm others. They don’t want to actively seek out ways to hurt people and can be somewhat passive in this way. ESFJs would rather try to find a peaceful way to resolve any issues they have with someone. If the situation cannot be salvaged the ESFJ will likely want to shut that person out of their lives, instead of seek out vengeance. The only time ESFJ are inclined to be a bit vengeful, is when someone they love has been deeply hurt by another.
ISTPs are not often vengeful people, since they prefer to keep to themselves most of the time. If the ISTP feels like someone has wronged them, they will simply try to resolve the situation. If it seems like that person is simply being cruel, the ISTP will remove them from their life completely. They aren’t opposed to shutting people out, and realize that sometimes this is necessary. ISTPs often prefer to avoid foolish drama and don’t want to go around holding grudged.
ESTPs can sometimes be vengeful people, especially if they feel it is necessary. They are goal oriented and can be a bit narrow minded when they have something they truly desire. If there is someone standing in the ESTPs way or trying to cause them harm, they will find a way to strike that person down. ESTPs can become angry if someone takes away something they love, and will certainly become vengeful towards that individual.
ISFPs are not often vengeful people, since they would rather find a way to keep the peace. They have somewhat of a live and let live mentality, and believe in trying to forgive people. ISFPs don’t enjoy trying to harm others and follow a strong internal set of morals. They want to try and do what they believe is right and often follow their hearts when it comes to making decisions. ISFPs can sometimes be angered by someone, but they will likely just try and shut that person out completely.
ESFPs are very caught up in the present moment and often follow their emotions. This desire to be led by their heart can cause the ESFP to be vengeful sometimes. They won’t do this actively or from a cruel hearted place, they simply get caught up in the moment sometimes. If they are angry at someone or that person has harmed them, the ESFP can begin taking action without consciously thinking about what they are doing.
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