Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s How You Would Handle a Nomadic Lifestyle, Based on Your Personality Type

Some people enjoy living the nomadic lifestyle, since they enjoy the opportunity to move around and don’t need to feel settled. Others can become truly uneasy with this way of living, since they want to put down roots somewhere. Here is how you would handle a nomadic lifestyle, based on your personality type.



INFJs might not feel at ease with a more nomadic lifestyle, since they can become uncomfortable with constant change. They want to feel capable of putting down some roots, and don’t like the idea of having to keep with consistent changes. INFJs enjoy some stability in their lives and feel truly overwhelmed if they have to constantly pick up and adjust to a different situation. While they are highly adaptable people, they still don’t like having to live their lives constantly moving around.


ENFJs don’t usually like the nomadic lifestyle long term, while they might enjoy experiencing travel. They do like being able to travel and see different places around the world, but they prefer to have a home to go back to. Constantly having to bounce from place to place can feel truly overwhelming for them. They need to have a stable lifestyle where they can take care of and provide for the people they love most. ENFJs live their lives for the people around them, and for them it is important to be able to do this.


While INFPs might enjoy the idea of being a bit more nomadic, it can be harder for them to actually live this way. They love being able to experience new things and aren’t necessarily afraid of change, but the motivation can be the challenge for them. INFPs do like being able to travel around and experience different things, but they often want to have people and places to consider home. INFPs often need new experiences to feel truly inspires, but after a while they need connection and stability.


ENFPs often enjoy being able to move around and can be rather spontaneous. ENFPs might actually enjoy a more nomadic lifestyle for a little while, and will love being able to experience so many different places. Moving around and never really standing still can be rewarding for the ENFP, since they truly hate stagnancy. Being stuck in the same place for a long time can cause them to feel bored and anxious, and so spreading their wings and moving around can be rewarding.



INTJs might enjoy living nomadic for a short time, but they prefer to put down roots. INTJs want to build a certain life for themselves, and so constantly bouncing around often does not work for them. The only way the INTJ will enjoy constantly moving from place to place, is if it is something that will help them build their careers. They do like being able to see different places and learn from the cultures of the world around them. While they do enjoy this opportunity, they don’t like bouncing around with some sort of direction.


ENTJs definitely aren’t like to live with a more nomadic lifestyle, since they prefer to move with some sort of direction. While ENTJs might enjoy moving a bit and travelling around the world, they do this in a more planned manner. They know what they want and know where they are going in life, and so the ENTJ always has some sort of direction. They don’t want to simply bounce around without knowing where they are going or what they are doing, and so a nomadic lifestyle truly is not for them.


INTPs might actually enjoy a nomadic lifestyle for a little while, wanting to experience the world around them. They don’t like stagnancy and can become rather miserable if they are standing still for too long. They want to be able to bounce around a bit and enjoy a chance to live their lives without restrictions. For the INTP living a lifestyle where they move around often gives them a chance to feel a sense of freedom. While they do enjoy this for a while, eventually it can actually cause them to neglect certain needs and so they might want to put down some roots.


ENTPs might enjoy a more nomadic lifestyle for some time, wanting to experience different places and ways of living. ENTPs often like bouncing around and want to be able to really dive into something new. Moving around and living their lives with a sense of freedom is definitely something that will feel rewarding for them. While they might want to put down roots eventually, being a bit nomadic for a while can definitely be enjoyable for the ENTP.



ISTJs definitely aren’t likely to handle a nomadic lifestyle all that well, since they prefer stability. They want to seek out a sense of direction and don’t like being bounced around. ISTJs believe in working towards a goal and want to build a life they can be proud of. The more nomadic way of living definitely does not appeal to most ISTJs, since structure and direction is truly important to them.


ESTJs definitely don’t like living a nomadic lifestyle, they prefer to live with a sense of structure. ESTJs are more interested in building a stable life and want to put down roots somewhere. While they might enjoy travelling it is something they want to do in a more planned and focused manner. ESTJs believe in focusing on their goals and building up something they can truly be proud of in the future.


ISFJs definitely don’t enjoy change and prefer to and truly want to live their lives with a sense of structure. ISFJs aren’t likely to handle a nomadic lifestyle well at all, since they require some sort of stability. ISFJs work hard to take care of their loved ones and simply want to do what they can to make them happy. For them moving around in a somewhat aimless manner, would be extremely unnerving and even cause them to feel unhappy with their lives.


ESFJs definitely aren’t interested in living a nomadic lifestyle, since they desire a sense of stability in their lives. They want to be able to focus on taking care of their loved ones and this often requires putting down roots in some ways. ESFJs really don’t like the idea of not having some sort of direction and focus in their lives, and so bouncing around really is not fulfilling for them. While they don’t mind being able to experience new things, ESFJs definitely require stability.



ISTPs might enjoy living a bit of a nomadic lifestyle, since they don’t require that things remain the same. They also don’t mind a little bit of spontaneity in their lives and enjoy being able to bounce around a bit. ISTPs also might like the idea of living with complete freedom and not having to answer to anyone. For the ISTP it is truly rewarding to experience life from different angles, and so moving around without direction might be exciting for them.


While ESTPs might enjoy moving around and living with spontaneity, they don’t really want to do this without some sort of direction. ESTPs don’t like feeling like they don’t have goals in life, and will eventually feel a bit unhappy about this. They do like to bounce around for a while, especially when they are younger, but eventually they want to have something they can feel truly proud of.


ISFPs might not mind a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, since they enjoy experiencing new things in life. They don’t like feeling stuck in the same place for too long, and want to be able to live their lives with a sense of openness. ISFPs really don’t mind a bit of change and they don’t always need to know which direction they are heading in. They simply want to be on the search for someone they can really spend their lives with.


ESFPs might actually enjoy living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, since they are rather spontaneous people. They love being able to experience new things and new places, and aren’t afraid of a little change. ESFPs will be able to bounce around without much direction, as long as they can share this with people they love. For the ESFP it is truly important that they remain connected to their loved ones, and the people around them.


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