Here’s What Your Bitter Side Is Like, Based on Your Personality Type
Everyone has moments where they feel a bit bitter, but we each respond to those feelings differently. Here is what your bitter side often looks like, based on your personality type.
INFJs when they are feeling bitter over something often feel the need to become a bit reclusive. They would rather be on their own and avoid being around people who might frustrate them. INFJs don’t like upsetting others, but when they are in an unpleasant mood they just want to be alone so they don’t accidentally say something that comes across as bitter or hurtful. For the INFJ being bitter means trying to get time to themselves, and if they aren’t allowed this they can often make remarks that are a bit harsh.
ENFJs try not to let their bitter side affect their loved ones, especially when they are simply in a negative mood. When the ENFJ is bitter about something they can be a bit passive aggressive, trying to avoid really letting this out completely. They might try to find someone to vent to, someone who understands them and won’t judge their feelings. ENFJs don’t like being bitter, but there are times when all of their work and compassion can feel unappreciated. This makes them feel bitter, which can cause the ENFJ to lash out without meaning to.
When the INFP is feeling bitter they often want to be on their own, and try to avoid being around other people. When something sets them into this mood they want to retreat so that they don’t have to feel a sense of disappointment in others. INFPs who are bitter can be very passive aggressive and find themselves lashing out in ways they often regret later on. They simply feel slighted or like there are things in the world that are unjust, and this makes the INFP feel bitter and frustrated.
ENFPs try not to let bitter feelings into their hearts, since they prefer to live their lives with a sense of positivity. While ENFPs do try to overcome these emotions, there are times when it just isn’t possible. The ENFP can sometimes feel bitter when someone who has hurt them badly seem to be moving on with their lives happily. These types of situations makes the ENFP feel like the world can be a bit unjust, and it leaves them feeling angry and bitter. They will often become very passive aggressive when they are feeling this way, constantly turning every comment into something negative.
The bitter side of the INTJ is often very standoffish, and has a way of pushing others way. When they have been hurt or feel like they have witnessed too much injustice, the INTJ can feel a bit bitter. When this side of them comes out they often want to be on their own most of the time, and avoid contact with others as much as they can. They also become rather passive aggressive and find themselves making comments to constantly correct others without much sensitivity.
When the ENTJ is feeling bitter about something they often become extremely untrusting. They have a hard time letting people in, and don’t want to take a chance with most. They can also be rather stern, only focusing on efficiency and getting things done. The ENTJ who is feeling bitter can also be rather demeaning towards others, wanting to push them to get their work done without having to deal with things in a sensitive manner.
INTPs who are going through a bitter stage in their lives, they often want to avoid being around people. They feel reclusive and avoidant, feeling like they cannot trust most individuals. INTPs like being on their own anyways, but when they are in a bitter mood they simply don’t want to subject others to this. The bitter INTP doubts most people’s motives, feeling like they have very little reason to trust them. They can also be rather harsh, wanting to be precise in everything they do without really caring how this affects others.
ENTPs who are feeling bitter still try to mask their feelings with humor and avoidance. They don’t like expressing their feelings openly, but they might let it out by making jokes about it. They avoid trusting people, and simply live their lives for themselves. When the ENTP is feeling bitter they can definitely sound much more negative than people are used to, constantly chiming in with some sort of passive aggressive joke.
ISTJs who are feeling a bit bitter about something, can be rather focused internally. They want to just focus on getting things done, but they can be a bit harsh about it. They want to take care of their own business without having to worry about how others feel. They can have a hard time trusting people when they are feeling bitter about something, since ISTJs do value loyalty very much. They might have a hard time opening up even more than usual, and want to avoid making connections that can hurt them.
When the ESTJ feels bitter it often makes them lash out towards others in their own way. They often speak out about their frustrations, and it can cause them to seem angry. The ESTJ who is feeling bitter often feelings like their constant hard work is not being valued or appreciated. This can leave them feeling exhausted and definitely makes them have a sense of disdain for people who receive praise and reward for things that seem less valuable.
ISFJs definitely try not to allow things to make them bitter, since they believe in creating a sense of peace for those around them. When the ISFJs is feeling bitter it is often because they have been taken advantage of many times by people they love. This hurts them deeply and can cause the ISFJ to feel a sense of bitterness and loneliness. They will often want to retreat inward, and will become a much more passive aggressive version of themselves.
When the ESFJ is feeling bitter they often become much less compassionate and open towards others. They might have a hard time trusting people, and their giving nature makes them feel drained. The ESFJ who is in a bitter mood, is often feeling this way because they feel unappreciated or taken advantage of. They might be afraid to trust again, and don’t feel like giving to those around them as much as they usually do.
When the ISTP becomes bitter it is often because they have been hurt by people they have trusted. They will feel a need to retreat and will simply try to avoid contact with others as much as they can. The bitter ISTP can also be rather harsh, making jokes that can be a bit hurtful at times. They simply don’t want to feel disconnected in this way, but when the ISTPs bitter side comes out they would rather be by themselves than deal with others.
The bitter ESTP can be a bit passive aggressive, especially towards people they feel do not appreciate them. When they are around their loved ones they still might make snide comments, ones that can be a bit hurtful. The bitter ESTP simply feels unappreciated and like their efforts are completely unrecognized. This causes them to dislike most people they encounter, even the ones they would normally be kind to.
ISFPs who are going through a bitter stage in their lives are often much more distant. They want to spend most of their time alone, and have a hard time feeling connected to others. The bitter ISFP simply wants to retreat inwardly, and feels better spending time by themselves. When they witness people trying to get closer to them the ISFP will often be afraid of them, simply because they don’t want to open up and get hurt again. They follow their heart much less, feeling like they cannot trust it entirely.
ESFPs definitely try to avoid being bitter and dislike allowing this type of negativity into their lives. When the ESFP does go through a bitter stage they often become much less cheerful and more focused on making friends. The bitter ESFP can be a bit cold and will even appear whiny and will complain much more. They still connect with others but not in a way that seems sincere or open like the ESFP normally would be.