Here’s How You Handle Apartment Life, Based on Your Personality Type

Living in an apartment can have its challenges and its benefits, but it isn’t for everyone. Here is how you would handle living in an apartment, based on your personality type.



INFJs struggle with too much noise or invasion of their privacy, which can make the apartment lifestyle challenging. If they are in a smaller building where they can clearly hear everyone around them, it will become quickly exhausting for the INFJ. Without having space where it feels like they are truly on their own and away from others, is truly difficult for them. INFJs need a sense of peace and quiet, without that they become overwhelmed. Apartment life can be difficult simply because they might not have the peace they need at certain times, unless they are living in a spacious place that has incredibly thick walls.


ENFJs might actually enjoy the apartment lifestyle, especially if they are living in a city they feel at home in. ENFJs actually like being around others and can handle the noise and interactions. They don’t want to feel cut off from people and prefer to feel like they are involved in the action. For the ENFJ it is more about being connected and feeling like they are actually doing something of value with their lives. If they enjoy the city they are living in then the apartment lifestyle can definitely feel rewarding for them.


For INFPs living in an apartment can have its setbacks, especially if they are living with a roommate. INFPs don’t like feeling as though they have to live a certain way, and sometimes they can be messy. They don’t like having this pressure from someone to be organized, especially if the other person can be a bit uptight. INFPs need their space and they need plenty of time without outside noise. If they are in an apartment where they can hear everyone, it will definitely become draining for them after a while.


ENFPs will enjoy the apartment lifestyle as long as they are living on their own or with someone they can actually stand being around. ENFPs enjoy the independence and being able to live somewhere close to the action. Having plenty of options around them helps the ENFP keep entertained and they enjoy these challenges. They don’t like feeling held back and sometimes living too far away from a big city can do this. Living in an apartment can be an enjoyable experience for them, especially if they like where they are living and the people around them.



INTJs can enjoy living in an apartment if they are living in a big city that provides them with many challenges and experiences. This is the part of the apartment lifestyle that the INTJ will enjoy, but there are other challenges for them. If they aren’t living somewhere that guarantees them space and quiet from others, it can wear them down quickly. The INTJ needs a sizable apartment, with plenty of distance between themselves and others. They need to feel like they can get away from people and do their own thing, so a small apartment isn’t going to give them this.


ENTJs can definitely handle the apartment life, as long as they have a nice enough place to live. Their apartment needs to be something they can feel proud of, and something that is an expression of their growth and position. ENTJs are hardworking people and sometimes their hunger for growth and advancement requires that they live in a larger city. ENTJs are aggressive when it comes to getting what they want, and this is why they might actually enjoy living in an apartment.


INTPs can handle the apartment lifestyle as long as they have space to themselves. They need to be able to get the peace and quiet they need, but also enjoy feeling connected. INTPs are complex people with complex needs, and sometimes this can be a bit confusing to others. INTPs do need plenty of time alone, but if they alienate themselves too much it can lead to them forgetting certain physical needs. Because of this they also need to be connected to the world around them, and have options available to them.


ENTPs might enjoy the apartment lifestyle, even if it isn’t their long-term choice. ENTPs enjoy being able to experience new things and because of this they often need to try living in an apartment. Being able to live in a big city and have plenty of options and opportunities in front of them is something that will be rewarding for the ENTP. They don’t want to feel stuck or trapped, and need to feel free to dive into something new. Living in an apartment can have its setbacks, but for the most part it is a new adventure they can dive into.



ISTJs can handle the apartment lifestyle if they have plenty of space and it feels separated from others. If they are living somewhere that has a lot of noise and constant interaction, it can be truly frustrating for them. They need time to themselves in order to recharge and feel more life themselves once again. ISTJs are focused people, and they require plenty of independence and space. Living in an apartment can feel a bit overwhelming sometimes, especially when people keep them up at night making noise.


ESTJs aren’t usually fans of the apartment lifestyle, since it can feel a bit overwhelming at times. They don’t like being surrounded by noisy people who are constantly in their business. ESTJs might be able to make the most out of the apartment lifestyle, striving to become a valuable member of their surrounding community. They can adapt but ultimately this isn’t what they prefer, they usually enjoy feeling like they’ve accomplished something by having their own house.


ISFJs are often more drawn towards what they know and understand, and are comfortable with the things they are used to. If the ISFJ grew up in an apartment lifestyle they are often happier living this way. They simply prefer to do what feels comfortable, instead of having to branch out too much. ISFJs do enjoy time to themselves though and sometimes living in an apartment can make this challenging.


ESFJs can often try to adapt to the apartment lifestyle, especially if it makes their loved ones happy. Ultimately they are more suited for living in a community, having space to themselves but the options to be around others. ESFJs want to be able to please the people in their life and so they strive to be able to do this. If living in an apartment is what they must do, they can find a way to adapt. Most of the time though ESFJs prefer what they are used to, and would rather live in a house if this is how they grew up.



ISTPs like new experiences, and so living in the apartment for a short time can be enjoyable for them. They sometimes like switching it up, and might become bored of the apartment lifestyle after a while. If they feel like they are dealing with too much noise and not enough peace and quiet, they might feel the need to find a home that is further away from people. For the ISTP it is more about finding what is right for them personally, and sometimes this requires the option to get away.


ESTPs don’t mind the apartment lifestyle, especially if it makes them feel hip. They want to be around others and enjoy feeling connected to people. ESTPs want to be included in the experience and so being able to live in a larger city is definitely enjoyable. If the ESTP feels like they are being independent and doing what is best for their future, they will enjoy living in an apartment. ESTPs can bounce around though, so they might become bored of this lifestyle and want to move onto something else.


ISFPs might enjoy aspects of the apartment lifestyle, but there are definitely setbacks. If they have too much noise on a constant basis it can be overwhelming for them. ISFPs need peace and quiet and time to themselves in order to recharge. Living in an apartment can include them in on the fun if they are in a bigger city, and give them a chance to dive into new opportunities. If the ISFP has plenty of space to themselves and a larger apartment, they will be able to handle it.


ESFPs often enjoy trying new things, so living in an apartment can be fun for them. While they like diving into something new, this might not be long-term for them. They simply want to feel like they are included in on the party and want to live their lives with a sense of excitement. ESFPs will definitely enjoy living in an apartment if they are in a big city being able to take on new opportunities.

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