Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How You Feel About Quitting, Based on Your Personality Type
While some people believe that quitting is the same as failure, others feel like sometimes it is necessary in order to move on.
INFJs might be morally against the idea of quitting, especially when it comes to their loved ones. They try to always persist when something is truly important to them, and don’t like feeling like a quitter. INFJs can actually be somewhat competitive and will find themselves pushing to improve before they give up. INFJs can also have a hard time moving on from relationships because it makes them feel like they are quitting on something they should give more effort towards. Quitting often feels like failure to INFJs, which is something that is very difficult for them to accept.
ENFJs definitely don’t believe in quitting, and can push themselves very hard in order to succeed at everything. They don’t want to fail, and to them quitting feels like a major failure. ENFJs would rather find a way to make things worse, and can actually be rather competitive. They don’t like the idea of giving up on any task, they especially don’t like giving up on their loved ones. This is why ENFJs can struggle when it comes to ending a relationship, because they will often see it as quitting.
INFPs don’t like the feeling of quitting, and would rather try to push on. For them it is important to make choices based on their morals and what they believe is right. If it seems like the right move is to quit something, the INFP won’t feel like there is something wrong with that. They simply want to be good people and sometimes quitting isn’t quite the same as giving up for them. They aren’t afraid of moving on if they feel like it is the best move for them and the people they care for.
ENFPs dislike giving up on things and can be surprisingly competitive when it comes to self-improvement. They want to be the best at what they do, simply because they don’t do anything half way. ENFPs will always push themselves to improve, and dislike feeling like something has bested them. For ENFPs it is important to push through their struggles, and they don’t like to give up. While ENFPs want to always do their best, there are times when they might believe that quitting is the right move. They aren’t afraid of moving on from a situation if it isn’t the right one for them.
INTJs definitely don’t believe in quitting, and would rather find a way to overcome their challenges. If something seems a bit difficult the INTJ will likely enjoy this, and will take it as an opportunity to learn and grow. They like being able to push themselves and are always looking for ways to improve. For INTJs it is important to succeed with their efforts, and will find a way to accomplish their goals.
ENTJs don’t believe in quitting and would much rather find a way to overcome their struggles. If something seems a bit difficult ENTJs will take this as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are always ready for a challenge and actually enjoy being able to take on something new. ENTJs are hardworking people who don’t mind when things become a bit difficult, and are often very competitive.
INTPs don’t like quitting and often feel like they have failed in some way. While they aren’t fans of giving up because something is difficult, they will move on if they become bored. For INTPs is more interesting to experience something that pushes them to grow and challenge themselves. They can become bored rather easily, because they have such active inner minds. INTPs really value being able to dive into new experiences, which can cause them to leave behind their past experiences.
ENTPs are not interesting in quitting because something is too difficult, and often like the challenge. They will not give up on something that is keeping them captivated, and will enjoy pushing themselves to improve. Where ENTPs might give up on a project, is when it doesn’t challenge them or keep them interested. They aren’t afraid of stepping away from something that is boring to them, and don’t want to waste their energy.
ISTJs are not quitters at all, and often feel like it is against who they are. They have strong inner morals and pushing themselves to improve is a big part of that. ISTJs are always working hard and trying to improve their lives in some way. For them it is important not to give up and to take their challenges on head first. ISTJs believe in being the best version of themselves, and feel like quitting is a failure in many ways.
ESTJs can have a hard time giving up and are very hardworking people. They don’t believe in backing down from a challenge and will always push themselves to become better. ESTJs might even struggle to give up when it comes to relationships and may see it as a failure. They are intelligent and strong-willed people who believe in becoming the best version of themselves they can.
ISFJs definitely don’t believe in quitting and will always push themselves to succeed. They can become very upset if they have let their loved ones down in any way. ISFJs put a lot of pressure on themselves, which can make quitting rather difficult for them. They also struggle to move on from relationships because they see this as quitting on that person, and might take it as a failure. For ISFJs it is important to give it their all, and work hard to never give up on their tasks.
ESFJs definitely don’t like giving up, and will have a hard time if they feel like they have let someone else down. For ESFJs it is important to do things that will make their loved ones happy, no matter what that means. In some cases they might quit on things that they do for their own well-being, especially if it is for the sake of someone else. ESFJs are simply more focused on caring for others, which can be to their own detriment sometimes.
ISTPs believe that something it is necessary to give up on something, especially if it no longer provides them with value. While they won’t quit because something is challenging, they will move on if it starts to bore them. ISTPs want to seek excitement in their lives, and live very much in the present moment. They aren’t afraid of moving on from something if it no longer keeps them interested. This can make it seem like they are ok with quitting, but to them it is entirely different.
ESTPs don’t believe in quitting when it comes to the things they deem important in life. They will however, jump from one thing to the next until they find something that really captivates them. ESTPs simply prefer to live in the moment and dislike feeling stagnant or bored. If they take on a new hobby that doesn’t excite them, the ESTP won’t be afraid to move on from that.
For ISFPs it is important to follow their hearts, which can cause them to appear flighty sometimes. They simply want to seek what makes them happy and what feels truly right for them. ISFPs want to feel inspires and hate feeling stagnant for too long. They will seek out the things that fulfill them the most in life, and aren’t afraid of moving on from something that doesn’t make sense any longer.
ESFPs aren’t afraid of moving on from something that doesn’t make them happy any longer. If whatever they are doing no longer excites them, the ESFP won’t be afraid of letting it go. Their desire to bounce from one thing to the next can make them seem like quitters, but this is simply because they follow their hearts instead of their heads. For ESFPs it is important to live their lives to the fullest and not become hung up on things that no longer provide them with value.