Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s What the Sheltered Versions of Each Personality Type Would Look Like
Most people who are exposed to new and sometimes uncomfortable experiences throughout life, will learn to develop their weaker functions. People will grow and naturally will learn from those around them in helpful and even challenging ways. When an individual has been sheltered that often means they haven’t quite been able to develop their weaker functions. This person will behave differently than someone of their type who has been exposed to more things outside of their narrow view. Here is how each personality type behaves when they have been sheltered or closed off from experiences.
INFJs when they have been sheltered too much can have a hard time accepting loss or failure. They haven’t experienced these painful things as much, and might react rather emotionally to them. This type of INFJ hasn’t developed their ability to experience the world around them and can become extremely caught up inside of their own inner worlds. They might even lose touch with reality in some ways and expect things to be better than they actually are. They can take things rather hard when they are exposed to something new, and want to find ways to change what has occurred.
ENFJs who have been sheltered are often very focused on their families and want to do everything to provide for them. They will be major people pleasers, but to such an extent that they neglect their own needs entirely. The ENFJ will have a hard time balancing things, and will almost never say, “no” to others. This can get them into difficult situations, and will result in people using the ENFJ for their own needs. The sheltered ENFJ expects people will leave them if they don’t give them everything, and become overwhelmed until they ultimately can’t take it anymore and become angry and resentful.
INFPs who have been sheltered can have a somewhat skewed idea of the world around them. They are so caught up in their own beliefs and morals that they fail to see any other side. When they have been sheltered the INFP will become frustrated with people who disagree with them, and will have a hard time accepting other points of view. They will hold so tightly to their own morals that they struggle to understand where others are coming from. The sheltered INFP can be rather sensitive and often neglects logic when they are making decisions.
ENFPs who have been sheltered can be dreamers to the absolute highest degree. While all ENFPs are dreamers, the ones who have developed their weaker functions will also utilize analysis and facts to make their decisions. They can be grounded just enough to comprehend reason, which makes for an excellent combination. The ENFP who has been sheltered cannot seem to see past their own beliefs and desires. They might bounce from one thing to the next with little respect for how this might harm others. This version of the ENFP can appear a bit spoiled, and lack the ability to communicate with people who disagree with them.
The sheltered INTJ is somewhat cold, and seems to lack basic emotional understanding. They have spent so much time inside of their own inner worlds, so they haven’t really experienced enough of the world around them. This type of INTJ will be stubborn to the highest of measures, and will struggle to accept concepts that seem a bit farfetched to them. This type of INTJ doesn’t handle processing emotions well and will bury them completely without even accepting their existence. They can be extremely harsh towards others, and struggle with being tactful even when it is important.
ENTJs who have been sheltered can be extremely bossy, without much tact to smooth things over. They will make their demands on others in a harsh way, and will require efficiency in order to continue. ENTJs who haven’t been able to experience many things in life, can be rather hard to communicate with. They will struggle to appreciate other points of view, and won’t be as open to the opinions and information that others provide for them. This type of ENTJ simply wants things done efficiently and without hiccups, they don’t care much for wasting their time.
INTPs who have been sheltered can be very caught up inside of their own inner minds. They won’t enjoy being around people much at all, and might seem a bit awkward. They are simply so caught up in their thoughts and Imagination that they struggle to pull themselves out of it. This type of INTP hasn’t learned to read the cues and emotions of others, so they struggle when it comes to responding appropriately towards others. They don’t know how to handle emotional situations, and might be a bit harsh or will try to avoid it entirely. They are intelligent and analytical, but lack the ability to connect with people emotionally.
ENTPs who have been sheltered are a somewhat rare type of person to witness. Most ENTPs will rebel from a young age and refuse to accept a sheltered lifestyle, which makes it difficult for them if they cannot do this. The sheltered ENTP can be easily frustrated and a bit insensitive towards the feelings of others. They likely want to constantly be exploring something new, so much so that they bounce around without much care for how it might harm someone else. They might be spoiled and demanding, with an expectation that everything will go their way.
The sheltered ISTJ can be extremely closed-minded and rather stuck in their ways. They follow what they know and make every move according to plan. They don’t want to deviate from what is appropriate, and despise taking risks at all. The sheltered ISTJ struggles to accept theoretical concepts, and only follows what has already been proven. This version of the ISTJ can be rigid and unmoving, and will want to make sure they do everything exactly right.
The sheltered ESTJ can be harsh and extremely demanding, without much room for change. They want to continue going down a structured path without deviating in any way. This version of the ESTJ is rather cold towards others and struggles to be sensitive to their emotional needs. They will be capable of providing for others in practical ways, but won’t be very good at taking a step back and trying to be more emotionally aware. They will demand efficiency to the point where they can become very angry when people make mistakes.
The sheltered ISFJ is extremely stubborn and stuck in their ways, to a point where they refuse to accept new ideas. They don’t want to try new experiences and are afraid to step outside of their comfort zone even slightly. The ISFJ who has been sheltered simply wants to follow their strict schedule and live their life according to what has been planned for them. They don’t want to jump into anything without being sure it is the right decision, and are very caught up in what others might think of their actions.
The sheltered ESFJ is extremely focused on pleasing others, and will entirely neglect their own needs. They will do this so much that they don’t comprehend how to balance what they need and sometimes take control of the situation. The sheltered ESFJ is somewhat like Cinderella, in their inability to say, “No” even when they are clearly being abused. This type of ESFJ will struggle to understand the difference between someone who cares for them, and someone who simply needs them. They will also be very caught up in what they know and understand, and will struggle to accept new concepts.
The ISTP who has been sheltered can be a bit self-centered, without much concern for the feelings of others. They are very caught up in their own thoughts and want to focus solely on what they enjoy. They can lack the ability to really communicate with people since they prefer to be on their own. They might struggle to understand their emotions and the emotions of others, and will have a hard time being sensitive to people’s needs.
The ESTP who has been sheltered can seem a bit spoiled, reckless and even selfish. They will take action without thinking about the consequences. The ESTP who has been sheltered doesn’t quite know how to reign themselves in, and will do whatever feels right in the moment. They live solely in the present without much thought towards the future or much care for being responsible. This version of the ESTP would much rather make mistakes and deal with them later one.
ISFPs who have been sheltered can be extremely sensitive, and struggle to handle the real world. They see the world through rose colored glasses, and have a hard time coping when things go wrong. They don’t quite know how to be responsible, and live solely in the present moment. The sheltered ISFPs emotions can take control of them, and leave them struggling to handle the world around them without having someone protect them.
The ESFP who has been sheltered can be a bit selfish and even demanding. They want things to be their way, and will even throw fits until they get what they want. They can be rather emotionally manipulative and will demand that everyone caters to their needs. They live so much in the present moment that this version of the ESFP can be shamelessly reckless and headstrong.
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