Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How You Feel About Personal Responsibility, Based on Your Personality Type
Taking responsibility for oneself is an important act, but not everyone is all that good at it. Here is how you feel about personal responsibility, based on your personality type.
INFJs believe it is important to be responsible for their own actions, and can often burden themselves with this. While INFJs do have a strong sense of personal responsibility, they often don’t hold this same standard for others. When they care for someone they often blame themselves for how that person is feeling. The INFJ wants to make their loved ones happy and can often feel guilty if they aren’t doing everything to make them feel better about themselves.
While ENFJs do possess a strong sense of personal responsibility, they also take the responsibility of others into their own hands. They are extremely focused on caring for their loved ones, and often focus on how their actions will affect others. ENFJs simply want to make sure that their loved ones are happy, which is something they feel they need to take upon themselves. ENFJs are compassionate and giving people, who can often burden themselves with a lot all at once.
INFPs can appear to lack a sense of personal responsibility sometimes, simply because they are very internal people. They can get so caught up in their own inner world and imagination, that they lack awareness of the world around them. INFPs might not always make deadlines or find the time to motivate themselves to get certain mundane tasks finished. When it comes to their morals though the INFP will definitely maintain a sense of personal responsibility. They believe in doing the right thing and don’t want to allow others actions to affect this.
ENFPs can be rather caught up inside of their own thoughts sometimes, which makes them seem less preoccupied with developing a sense of personal responsibility. They are independent people but do enjoy having loved ones who are willing to look after them. Having someone who can tend to their needs and make life a little easier, makes the ENFP feel loved and appreciated. When it comes to their actions and morals ENFPs will take an internal sense of responsibility, but they might not openly admit this to others.
INTJs are independent people who believe that personal responsibility is very important. They become frustrated with others who do not take responsibility for their own actions and are constantly looking to others. INTJs believe it is vital that they maintain their own sense of well-being and take care of their own problems. When people are constantly blaming others for their failures or won’t take responsibility for their own emotions, it certainly seems self-centered and self-absorbed to the INTJ.
ENTJs definitely believe that personal responsibility is important, and can become frustrated with people who don’t share this belief. ENTJs take responsibility for their own actions and feelings, and believe that others should as well. They don’t believe that they are responsible for how they affect others, and don’t think it is important to focus on the emotions of those around them. To the ENTJ people should take responsibility for their own sense of well-being, instead of always looking to others for help.
INTPs definitely believe in taking a sense of personal responsibility for their actions and their emotions. While INTPs believe this is important, they aren’t always great at tending to their own needs. This lack of focus on the physical world can cause them to rely on their loved ones when it comes to certain things, even though this is inadvertent. They prefer to maintain a sense of independence and believe it is important to take care of their own emotional well-being.
ENTPs are very independent people, which makes them strive for a strong sense of personal responsibility. They believe in doing things on their own and don’t want to blame others for their own actions and how they feel. ENTPs dislike when other people attempt to blame them for things, especially when it comes to emotional situations. ENTPs will consider how their actions affect others though, and certainly don’t want to upset the people they care for.
ISTJs definitely have a strong sense of personal responsibility, and believe in getting things done themselves. They don’t blame others for their own actions, nor do they expect others to be responsible for their feelings or responses. They also don’t feel like they should be held responsible for the emotions of those around them, and can become frustrated when people attempt to place blame. ISTJs want the people around them to take responsibility for their own feelings and actions.
ESTJs work hard to get things done, and dislike when people get in their way. While ESTJs do take responsibility for their own actions, they can inadvertently place blame on those around them for certain things. When people cannot seem to perform their tasks efficiently, the ESTJ will become annoyed and might feel the need to perform the tasks themselves. ESTJs also do not feel responsible for the emotions of those around them, since they have a hard time understanding those feelings.
ISFJs do take responsibility for their own actions and feelings, since they don’t want to burden others. While they believe in maintaining a sense of personal responsibility, they don’t hold this same standard for those around them. ISFJs also seem to take responsibility for the feelings and actions of their loved ones. They will do their best to ensure that everyone around them is happy and properly cared for and will feel guilty if they somehow fail to do this.
ESFJs can struggle with the idea of personal responsibility, since they often believe in considering how their actions will affect others. They believe that people should be responsible for their own actions, but they should also consider the emotions of those around them. ESFJs don’t want to do anything that might hurt others, and believe it is important to live with a sense of compassion and understanding.
ISTPs are independent people who definitely believe in taking responsibility for their own actions. They also become frustrated when people attempt to blame them for things, and believe that others should take responsibility for themselves as well. ISTPs aren’t in tune with the emotions of those around them, and don’t feel responsible for their feelings.
ESTPs are independent people but they can struggle when it comes to personal responsibility. While they take responsibility for their lives, they can become easily upset by the words and actions of others. If their loved ones are not supportive or don’t behave in the way the ESTP desires, they can become upset and a bit reactive. They live in the present moment and often respond based on how they are feeling, which can leave them being a bit spontaneous and reckless.
ISFPs have very strong inner morals, which gives them a sense of personal responsibility. They believe it is important to do the right thing without allowing others to affect that. They don’t want to change their minds based on what someone else suggest, and believe it is important to take responsibility for their own actions. Where ISFPs can struggle is when it comes to their emotions, and dislike when people are cruel to others. They believe it is important to take some responsibility for the feelings of those around them, and to simply be kind in order to do this.
ESFPs can have a hard time with personal responsibility and believe their loved ones should be supportive of their needs. ESFPs can also become easily upset by something their loved ones say, and might blame them for how they respond. ESFPs simply feel very interconnected to those around them, which often blurs the lines of personal responsibility. They believe in having a strong sense of morals, but they can struggle when it comes to responsibility.
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