Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How You Feel About Interfering, Based on Your Personality Type

Some people are more comfortable interfering with certain situations, or in their loved ones lives. Others really dislike the idea of interfering and will do their best to avoid letting this happen. Here is how you feel about interfering, based on your personality type.



INFJs often don’t like feeling like they are interfering too much, but this can sometimes happen naturally. They have a hard time holding themselves back when someone they care for is getting themselves into trouble. INFJs are often very capable of seeing the best path for those around them, using their intuition and compassion to figure out the best actions to take. Knowing how to help others make their lives happier, can make it hard for them to bite their tongues when they know they should be interfering for the betterment of others.


ENFJs don’t want to interfere in a negative way and dislike appearing clingy in any way. Ultimately it can difficult for them to keep out of their loved ones business. If someone they care for is getting themselves into trouble or making poor choices, the ENFJ will want to step in and help. Their intentions are good most of the time, and all they really want to is to see others happy. The ENFJ might have a hard time holding back when they can see the best way to solve the problems of those around them. They definitely interfere fairly often, but this comes from a place of deep caring.


INFPs often don’t like interfering in others people’s business, and they especially don’t like it when nosey people try to interfere with theirs. INFPs usually don’t feel a strong need to try and interfere, and prefer to allow people the freedom to be themselves. They often feel like trying to interfere can actually be harmful to others, making them feel like they cannot make their own choices. INFPs don’t seek to change their loved ones, and often just want to listen and be there for them. The only time the INFP is likely to interfere is if someone they love continues to make highly immoral choices, and they will simply struggle to remain silent.


ENFPs really don’t like interfering, and prefer to give people space to make their own choices. They dislike when others try to interfere in their lives, and so they want to grant others the same freedoms they personally desire. ENFPs are not often fans of trying to tell others what to do, and would rather keep to themselves in this regard. They can often become annoyed when people want to push others around and make their choices for them, since this just isn’t how the ENFP normally operates.



INTJs usually don’t like interfering, especially when people don’t ask for it. They do however, have a tendency to give facts and information where it might not be requested. INTJs are simply factual people, who respond to most situations with information instead of simply listening to someone complain. If their loved ones are struggling and they share this with the INTJ, their normal response is to solve the problem. This is not done in a pushy manner, the INTJ simply wants to be helpful and problem solving is how they do this.


ENTJs don’t like having to interfere, but there are times when it happens naturally. When someone they care for expresses that they are struggling, the ENTJ usually responds by trying to solve the problem at hand. They are good at problem solving and can use their intuitive abilities in order to figure out the best possible solution for them. They are often factual people who will give a direct and informative response, but this can sometimes feel like interfering when others did not request help from the ENTJ.


INTPs rarely try to interfere in other people’s business, especially if it is clear they don’t want them to. Sometimes INTPs can interfere inadvertently, when someone is simply turning to them for support the INTP might find themselves trying to help solve their problems. They are natural problem solves and are more comfortable responding to emotions with logic. If someone they care for is struggling with a problem they might respond with information and helpful ways for that person to improve their situation, even though it might be unsolicited.


ENTPs rarely interfere with the lives of those around them, instead they want to give them space to make their own choices. While ENTPs can give unsolicited advice, they aren’t likely to actually interfere themselves. They will simply give the information they have available to them, and will allow those people to make their own choices. ENTPs don’t like having to step in and interfere, they would much rather mind their own business and respect having a certain level of freedom in their lives.



ISTJs don’t usually like interfering, but there are times when they do. If they see someone struggling to get things done the ISTJ might step in and try to take care of things themselves. They have a hard time watching things fall apart around them, especially when it comes to their loved ones. ISTJs don’t want to be pushy or nosey, but sometimes it can be hard for them to hold themselves back. If they witness a serious struggle they will likely interfere just a bit in order to finish the job properly.


ESTJs can sometimes interfere, especially if it seems like things aren’t going as planned. If someone they care about is struggling greatly, the ESTJ often has a hard time holding back. They are problem solvers and natural leaders, and so simply standing back and watching isn’t easy for them. They will often interfere if it seems like they are needed, especially when someone they care for is in need of their help. They will do this even if they aren’t asked, but their intentions are sincere.


ISFJs do sometimes interfere, especially when it seems like their loved ones are in need. They have a hard time holding themselves back if it seems like someone close to them really needs their help. While sometimes this can be frustrating for others, the ISFJs intentions are pure. They simply want to be there for the people they care about and will work hard to provide for them. The happiness of others is truly important for the ISFJ, and because of this interfering might be necessary sometimes.


ESFJs can sometimes interfere when it seems like their loved ones are in need. They care about others deeply but can have a hard time stepping back and watching them make mistakes. They can be a little bit pushy when it seems like they need to be in order to make things right. ESFJs don’t do this to be controlling, instead they intend to be helpful and supportive. They truly want to help their loved ones become happy, and so they sometimes they feel the need to interfere in order to make this happen.



ISTPs aren’t likely to interfere, especially when it is clearly not their business. They prefer to give people their freedom since this is something that is important to them personally. ISTPs often avoid interfering in other people’s lives and will give them space to make their own mistakes. They don’t usually have a controlling nature and so they don’t feel a strong need to make sure everything is run perfectly. While ISTPs might interject to give the facts, they will let people do what they please with that information.


ESTPs don’t usually like interfering, but they do give advice and helpful information. They are logical people who try to spread the facts wherever they can. If someone close to them is making mistakes because of lack of information, they will do their best to provide this information for them. While the ESTP might give unsolicited advice, they rarely do much else to interfere. They do their best to give people the freedom to make their own choices without stepping in and taking over.


ISFPs rarely like to interfere in others’ lives, instead they just want to be supportive. ISFPs believe in giving people space to make their own choices, even if they are making mistakes. They are free-spirits and so they dislike feeling restrained or held back. When the ISFP feels trapped it can be truly miserable for them, and so they would never want to do this to someone else. They prefer to allow people to make their own decisions, and so they rarely interfere.


ESFPs don’t often interfere, since they want to give their loved ones the room to make their own choices. They will give their opinions and share their thoughts on various subjects, and can even be a bit nosey at times. While the ESFP will often make their feelings very clear, that doesn’t mean they will step in and alter the situation themselves. They try to avoid actual interference, unless it is something very serious and it seems like they really need to step in and help.
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