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

While some people might actually enjoy wasting time once in a while, others become truly frustrated by this. Some might feel like time spent just living in the moment isn’t really time wasted, while others prefer to get things done. Here is how you feel about wasting time, based on your personality type.



INFJs don’t like wasting time on frivolous or shallow things, and can become drained by this. INFJs enjoy spending time doing things that feel sincere and valuable, but that doesn’t mean they always have to be productive by other people’s standards. If the INFJ is wasting time doing things that fulfill or energize them, then they are happy to do this. They especially enjoy time spent just chatting or connecting with someone, then they won’t consider this just wasting time. For the INFJ it is more about spending their time with things that are rewarding, but to some it might seem like wasting time.


ENFJs don’t like doing anything that feels like wasting time, often because they have so many things they have to take care of. They especially don’t like when someone else wastes their time, and can become really frustrated by this. ENFJs work hard to take care of others and often have a long list of things they need to tend to. Wasting time doing things that aren’t actually productive or fulfilling can make them feel guilty. While ENFJs might enjoy wasting time on occasion, they often have a sense of guilt over this.


INFPs don’t mind wasting time, but they won’t often consider wasteful if they are doing something rewarding. They don’t feel a need to constantly be productive, and sometimes enjoy just spending time inside of their own thoughts. INFPs don’t like having to constantly push themselves to tend to certain daily chores, instead they prefer to spend some of their time and energy just diving into their own thoughts and feelings. They don’t like having to constantly participate in the outside world, so a bit of wasting time often feels rewarding for them and really not that wasteful at all.


ENFPs don’t mind wasting time, but they don’t really consider it to be wasting time as much as others might. They enjoy being able to do whatever they want, sometimes just focusing on things that seem frivolous to others. For the ENFP it is about sharing experiences and being able to do what feels right for them. They don’t like having to do what is expected of them, and sometimes being productive in the eyes of others just isn’t worthwhile for them. They don’t need every moment to be filled with productivity, instead they enjoy actually soaking up a little bit of wasted time.



INTJs really don’t like wasting time and prefer to spend their energy doing things that they deem valuable. While they don’t always need to be spending energy tending to daily tasks, they do enjoy researching and learning on their downtime. For the INTJ just wasting time can feel a bit foolish, and become especially frustrated if someone else is wasting their time. They don’t like being bored or just spending time doing pointless things, they want to at least be doing something that is rewarding and useful.


ENTJs definitely don’t like wasting time on things that don’t bring them value. They believe in always being as efficient as possible and can become a bit frustrated with too much wasted time. When the ENTJ isn’t actively taking care of things that are important to them, they believe in working hard and don’t like falling behind. During their downtime ENTJs often like researching or thinking through important things they need to take care of. While they do enjoy spending time with loved ones, this isn’t the same as wasting time.


INTPs can spend a lot of energy “wasting time” but they are often running through so many things inside of their minds. They can sometimes feel guilty over wasted time though, and feel like they should be doing more. INTPs get so caught up in their thoughts that they can spend hours just diving into their own minds, which can certainly seem like wasting time. They might even feel personally like they should have been doing more, but they simply can’t control their thoughts and how they run away with them.


ENTPs don’t like actually wasting time, and prefer to be doing something valuable. While they might not be doing things that other’s deem productive, to the ENTP if they are learning it is worthwhile. They enjoy spending their time sifting through different ideas and experiencing things that can teach them more about themselves and others. For the ENTP wasting time isn’t the worst thing in the world, especially if they are enjoying themselves.



ISTJs definitely don’t enjoy wasting time and prefer to be doing things that are productive. While they know how to relax when they need to, they don’t like wasting valuable time that should be spent taking care of things. ISTJs are hardworking people who value efficiency and productivity. People who waste their time doing pointless and valueless activities, are honestly a bit draining for the ISTJ. They believe in taking care of themselves and spending time doing the things they enjoy, but simply wasting time that could be better spent elsewhere is not something they like to do.


ESTJs really don’t like wasting time and can actually find it a bit obnoxious when people do this. They work hard to get things done and believe in always staying on top of things. For the ESTJ efficiency is one of the most important things in life, and they value getting things done. While they know how to relax when need be, this is something they consider valuable since it helps them recharge and focus when they need to. For the ESTJ simply wasting time on pointless things, is completely tiresome.


ISFJs really don’t like wasting time, especially since there are often so many things they feel they need to take care of. They are constantly trying to provide for their loved ones and value doing whatever they can to make them happy. ISFJs don’t like wasting their time on things that aren’t valuable, and if they have free time would often rather be taking care of tasks ahead of time. They simply want to make sure they can create a sense of peace in their environment, and work hard to do so.


ESFJs don’t like wasting time and can feel a bit guilty if they do. They strive to get things done and want to always be taking care of their loved ones. When they are stagnant and not productive it can leave the ESFJ feeling anxious and guilty. They want to be sure they are making their loved ones happy and often have so many things on their list. They often take on so many tasks that simply sitting around wasting time can be a bit overwhelming for them.



ISTPs don’t mine wasting time, especially if they are doing something entertaining. They live in the moment and don’t like to get caught up on what others expect of them. For the ISTP it can be rewarding to do things that aren’t all that “productive” and they enjoy wasting a bit of time. They focus on the moment and go where it might lead them, and sometimes that means being a bit reckless and not always having to fill the time with things that others value.


ESTPs don’t mind wasting time, although they can sometimes feel a bit anxious afterwards. ESTPs like lounging a bit, and don’t always feel the need to fill the time with productivity. They often procrastinate because of this, and would rather save things to the last minute. ESTPs sometimes get caught up in the moment, and can waste time just sitting around not wanting to focus on doing things that are productive or even all that valuable.


ISFPs can sometimes be caught up in the moment, and they don’t always feel a need to fill their time with productivity. Sometimes they just spend time enjoying the outdoors or living in the moment, and this can seem a bit wasteful to others. Sometimes just soaking up the moment and enjoying their surroundings is more valuable to them than going out and focusing on chores or tasks.


ESFPs really don’t mind wasting time, they just want to enjoy themselves. They live in the moment and want to be sure they are doing what feels right for them. For the ESFP it is isn’t vital to fill every moment with productivity, sometimes they just like lounging around or spending time with loved ones. For them it is important to enjoy themselves, and live in the moment. ESFPs can seem a bit reckless to others, but this rarely bothers them much.


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