Here’s How You Feel About Blame, Based on Your Personality Type
Blame is something we all endure in our lives, but some people handle this better than others. Here is how you feel about blame, based on your personality type.
INFJs definitely don’t appreciate witnessing people who seem to blame everyone else for their own mistakes. They prefer to see people who can take responsibility for their actions and become frustrated with these types. While the INFJ can become annoyed with this behavior, there is a flip side to their response to blame. The INFJ often blames themselves for things that they likely should not take responsibility for. They can suffer a lot of shame in their lives, and often take on the blame and guilt when they have done nothing wrong. INFJs burden themselves with a lot, even when it seems they shouldn’t.
ENFJs definitely don’t like being blamed for things, especially when it is something they don’t feel they have done. They want their loved ones to support them, and dislike when they don’t appear perfect to those people. ENFJs often become frustrated with people who always have to place blame on others, and would rather find a way to move forward. They might internally blame themselves for things when they shouldn’t, even though the ENFJ likely won’t announce this to others.
INFPs aren’t really fans of the blame in general and think of it as an unproductive behavior. They can become annoyed with people who always seek to blame someone, and might feel this is a harsh mentality to have. INFPs would rather allow people some forgiveness for their mistakes, as long as their actions had good intentions. They also dislike feeling the blame for something, especially when someone is badgering them about it. INFPs certainly do struggle with internal guilt and might blame themselves when they shouldn’t, but this is something they have to work through on their own terms.
ENFPs really don’t like the idea of blame at all, and prefer to focus on moving forward. Constantly having to blame someone for their actions can leave the ENFP feeling frustrated and uneasy. They are aware that people make mistakes and as long as these errors don’t interfere with their personal morals, the ENFP doesn’t feel the need to constantly blame people. They might make jokes that place blame, but in truth they don’t believe in attacking people for their mistakes or sincerely blaming them on a deeper level. They also dislike when someone attempts to place blame on them, and can feel sincerely hurt by this.
INTJs aren’t interested in finding people to blame, but they do believe in accuracy. They might want to analyze the situation to figure who is the cause of the problem, but this is likely for their own knowledge alone. INTJs like to keep record of these things so that they can figure out if the same person continues to make those same errors in the future. They don’t believe in blaming someone simply for the sake of avoiding blame themselves, but they do want to be fully aware of their surroundings and their environment.
ENTJs can sometimes have a hard time when it comes to needing someone to blame when a situation goes wrong. This is simply because ENTJs value efficiency and can become seriously annoyed with people who cannot handle themselves properly. Someone who continues to make the same errors needs to be held accountable in the eyes of the ENTJ, or else the situation will not improve. They simply want to be aware of who is making the mistakes, and will find a way to remove that person from the situation if this behavior continues without improvement.
For the INTP blame is a tricky subjects, since they do favor accuracy. While INTPs want to be sure they are aware of the situation fully and know who may be at fault, that doesn’t mean they want to point the finger at this person directly. They can become annoyed with people who are constantly seeking to blame everyone else, and recognize this toxic behavior rather quickly. INTPs would rather search for ways to solve the problems at hand, rather than search for someone to blame. They don’t like constantly trying to guilt people or make them feel rotten about their mistakes, especially when they are minor errors.
ENTPs rarely feel the need to find someone to blame and would much rather focus on solving the problems in front of them. They enjoy being able to keep moving forward and want people around them who are willing to assist in this endeavor. For ENTPs constantly having to blame someone when something goes wrong seems a bit pointless and like a waste of energy. If that person continues to make the same mistakes however, the ENTP might feel it is time to show them a better way to approach things so that they don’t keep messing up.
ISTJs value efficiency, which means they might consider blame to be important in some ways. While they don’t believe in blaming someone just for the sake of badgering them, they do want to be aware of the situations fully. Someone who continues to make the same mistakes likely needs to be informed and possibly their position changed in some ways. ISTJs just want to be sure that everything continues to fun smoothly and sometimes this requires an awareness of who is making the errors in their actions.
ESTJs value efficiency which can sometimes cause them to have trouble with needing to place blame. This is simply because they believe in being fully aware of who is making the mistakes and why. This doesn’t mean the ESTJ is incapable of forgiveness, they simply want to approach the situation with full awareness. If someone continues to make mistakes then they need to be informed and taught how to improve. If that individual does not make improvements then they likely need to find a different position in their careers or situations.
ISFJs definitely don’t like the idea of blame, and can become rather hurt by it. They dislike seeing people feel victimized because they have been blamed for someone and are being attacked in some way. For ISFJs it is more important to focus on improving and making sure everyone is cared for and happy. They also dislike being blamed for things themselves, and already place enough guilt on themselves for things they likely haven’t done. ISFJs are caring people who dislike seeing anyone in pain, and become bothered by the idea of shaming others.
ESFJs can become rather annoyed when they witness people constantly searching for someone to blame. They often prefer to focus on ways to solve the problem at hand instead of constantly trying to blame someone for their mistakes. ESFJs are compassionate people who can often understand when someone simply made a mistake and did not intend to upset anyone by it. They don’t believe in trying to shame people or make them feel badly about their errors. While ESFJs don’t like the idea of blaming others, they can often internally blame themselves for things they shouldn’t.
For the ISTP searching for blame can seem like a foolish waste of time. While they do believe in being accurate and assessing the situation with full information, they don’t feel the need to outwardly chastise someone over their mistakes. ISTPs might analyze and observe so that they can figure out how to navigate something in the future, but this doesn’t mean they have to make their awareness of who made the mistakes known to others. They would rather focus on getting things done and prefer to solve the problems in front of them.
ESTPs definitely don’t enjoy being blamed for things, which can cause them to defensively blame others. They might have a hard time seeing their own mistakes, simply because they want to be impressive to the people they love. ESTPs become annoyed with people who need to constantly place blame though, and would prefer to focus on solving the problem. They don’t want to dwell on the blame, and would rather move forward and find a way to make things right.
ISFPs dislike the idea of blame at all, and feel it is better to move forward rather than blame people. They can become frustrated by those who seek to blame others especially when they want to chastise them. ISFPs would rather live in the moment and forget the mistakes of the past. They don’t believe in constantly being harsh towards others and would much rather forgive and move forward.
For ESFPs it can be difficult to feel blame for anything, and this can likely leave them feeling very hurt. They might feel defensive and try to blame someone else, for fear of becoming the one being chastised. They would rather focus on the positives and dislike when people have to constantly search for someone to blame when something goes wrong. The ESFP is happiest when they are around people who don’t feel the need to constantly place blame.
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