Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s What Makes You Intimidating, According to Your Personality Type
Each personality type has something about them which can often intimidate others. Here is what makes you a bit intimidating, according to your personality type.
INFJs are often a mystery to others, which can make them feel about nervous around the INFJ. They have rather complex personalities, which can leave others feeling confused about them and their intentions. INFJs just aren’t the most open people when they are around strangers, and keep most of their personal life to themselves. While INFJs can seem somewhat aloof, they are also warm and caring towards others- which is also somewhat confusing and hard for strangers to understand. When people get close to an INFJ they often feel entirely different, and learn that they are sincerely caring and giving.
ENFJs can be perfectionists, which can be a bit intimidating to others. They seem to be capable of juggling so many things all at once, without falling short. The ENFJs ability to take care of so many different tasks is sincerely intimidating for others, even though that is not the intention of the ENFJ. They want to feel connected to their loved ones and simply work hard to make sure they are taken care of. It can be difficult for people to feel like they are on the same level as their ENFJ though, since they are so capable of driven.
INFPs are sensitive and complex people, with an ocean of feelings inside of them. The INFPs ability to connect with their own emotions helps them understand what they truly believe in. INFPs are moral people, which can actually be a bit intimidating for others. They hold strong to their own internal morals and always strive to do what they believe is right. Not everyone is so capable of being aware of their own beliefs and morals, which can make others feel a bit insecure around the INFP who is so fully aware of their own feelings and beliefs.
ENFPs can be intimidating to others in a myriad of ways, one of which being their imagination. ENFPs can often bounce from one thing to the next very quickly, and aren’t really the type to stay still. This can be intimidating for people who can’t quite keep up with their constantly moving train of thought, or their desire to seek out new and exciting things. ENFPs also have a way of jumping into something without fear, which can be rather intimidating for their loved ones. They aren’t afraid to take chances in life, and simply want to experience things fully.
INTJs can definitely be intimidating to others, which is mostly tied to their vast internal knowledge. They can be rather intimidating with their desire to be accurate and to amass a large amount of information. INTJs intelligence alone can cause others to feel a bit nervous around them. Even though this isn’t the direct intention of the INTJ, they often secretly relish the idea that people can feel a bit nervous around them. They have a calm confidence that can also be a bit intimidating to others, especially since this confidence does come from how much they know.
ENTJs can be intimidating simply because it is a natural part of their personality to have a commanding presence. They are hardworking and extremely driven people, who always keep moving forward in life. Their motivation and ability to get things done can be extremely intimidating to others. ENTJs value efficiency and can become frustrated if others don’t follow things according to their rules. This can become an intimidating quality of the ENTJ, especially when they are trying to instruct others on what to do.
INTPs have a natural intensity which can be rather intimidating to others, even their loved ones. INTPs don’t intimidate others intentionally, they just have a naturally complex personality which can overpower people sometimes. INTPs often appear this way because they have so many thoughts rattling around inside of their rich inner minds that they can seem a bit focused. When the INTP is deep inside of their own thoughts their expression can be a bit intense to others and even a bit overwhelming. INTPs also value precision which is intimidating for others sometimes when they don’t really want to be corrected.
ENTPs are definitely intimidating people for many different reasons, one of which would be their love of debate. ENTPs enjoy being able to get into a heated discussion over many different topics, which can become a bit overwhelming for others. They aren’t afraid to argue a point of view, and will come ready with facts and confidence. ENTPs are often filled with so much information which is often something that causes people to feel a bit inferior to their knowledge. ENTPs are also very spontaneous people who enjoy being able to explore new things, and dislike feeling held back.
ISTJs are hardworking people who don’t seem to lose their motivation. This ability to push through struggles and always get things done is something that can actually be intimidating to others. ISTJs aren’t afraid to take on challenges and will always find a way to get things done. They are intelligent people who simply don’t enjoy being irresponsible, and always strive to be dependable. This reliable nature can actually cause others to feel a bit inferior to the ISTJ sometimes.
ESTJs are very hardworking people who value efficiency over most other things. The ESTJs motivation and ability to get things done to rather high standards, is certainly intimidating to others. They are intense people who are always pushing themselves to improve and be efficient. This can really cause others to feel overwhelmed by the ESTJ, and maybe a bit intimidated by their commanding presence.
ISFJs are not usually seen as very intimidating people, since they are warm and giving. While ISFJs don’t have a naturally commanding presence, there are parts of them that can intimidate others. ISFJs are hardworking and always strive to ensure that others are taken care of. They are responsible people and this dependable nature can put pressure on others to live up to those expectations as well.
ESFJs are sometimes seen as perfectionists, who always strive to care for their loved ones. This ability to take on many different tasks can be a bit intimidating to others. ESFJs try very hard to live up to their own unbelievably high standards and this is a bit overwhelming for others sometimes. ESFJs just want to take care of the people in their lives and work hard to make them as happy as possible.
ISTPs are analytical people which can be a bit intense for others to be around. They value precision and dislike when people spread false information. Their minds can be a bit intimidating for others, especially since ISTPs can be impressive problem solvers. ISTPs also have a rather laid back personality and seem confident in most things, which can intimidate the people around them.
ESTPs enjoy doing plenty of research in order to learn as much as they can about things. The fact that ESTP amass a large amount of facts can actually make them rather intimidating to others. They try hard to be precise and accurate, and aren’t afraid to get into a heated discussion when they are right. The ESTPs desire to always be right can definitely intimidate others quite a bit.
ISFPs are often seen as warm and kind people, which is makes them less intimidating than most. While ISFPs might not have naturally intimidating personalities, there is something whimsical about them that can be rather intense. They also have very strong inner morals and a confidence in their own beliefs, this ability to remain firm in their feelings is definitely capable of making others feel a bit inferior around the ISFP.
ESFPs are adventurous and spontaneous people, who always seek out exciting new experiences. The ESFPs sense of adventure can be very intimidating, especially since they seem to have no fear. ESFPs follow their hearts without wanting to be held back by anyone, and often have a natural ability to dive into anything new. People can easily be intimidated by the ESFPs ability to jump into new things without feeling afraid.