Written By Kirsten Moodie
How Spontaneous Each Personality Type Actually Is
Some people prefer to live life on a strict schedule, while others enjoy being able to live in the moment. Here is how spontaneous each personality type is most likely to be.
INFJs enjoy spicing things up, and hate when life becomes too stagnant. They may appear spontaneous sometimes, but they have usually thought about their decision even more than they might realize. INFJs might quickly decide to take a trip, or partake in something creative- these things have usually been sifted through their own internal analysis before they jump into them. If the INFJ already has something planned, they prefer to follow that and do not want to break away from it. They often enjoy the planning aspect of things, since they get to think about it and become excited about what is to come. When the INFJ is focusing more on the present moment than the future, it is often because they are tapping into their inferior functions. INFJs often want to be more spontaneous than they actually are, and hate when plans are broken or messed up.
ENFJs are very future oriented people, and because of this they often struggle with being spontaneous. They prefer to plan things out and enjoy being able to ensure that everything goes smoothly. ENFJs are constantly caring for their loved ones, and that often requires a certain level of planning and adhering to a schedule. ENFJs might fear that being too spontaneous might cause their very complicated world to fall apart. They need to be able to keep track of all of their tasks and errands, and do not want anything to fall through the cracks. ENFJs do have moments where they appear more spontaneous, and simply desire to break away from their schedule. Even though the ENFJ might want to be spontaneous, they often prefer to keep things scheduled.
INFPs are dreamers, who sincerely enjoy taking on new ideas and possibilities. They do not enjoy being stuck in a routine, and will often fight against it. INFPs enjoy being able to be spontaneous, and dislike adhering to a tight schedule. They often spend a lot of time inside of their own minds, just running through different ideas and possibilities. INFPs enjoy being able to explore their creative side, which is often done in a much more spontaneous way. They do not always step outside of their shell as much as they might like, but they definitely enjoy being able to try new and exciting things. INFPs definitely prefer to live life spontaneously, and dislike having to follow a strict schedule set by someone else.
ENFPs are generally very spontaneous people, and enjoy mixing things up. They dislike when something stays the same for too long, and will want to make a chance if this happens. ENFPs become unhappy if they are stuck in a strict schedule all of the time, and might need to find a way to break away from this. ENFPs want to be allowed to take chances and jump into new ideas, without feeling held back. They enjoy trying something they have never done before, and might even enjoy feeling a little nervous about. ENFPs are not afraid of exploring, and enjoy being able to learn from their experiences. They often love being spontaneous, and despise too much routine.
INTJs definitely prefer to follow a schedule, and find that they get things done much more efficiently. They dislike when people set specific times for things, and do not follow this. INTJs prefer to analyze their decisions before moving forward, and do not enjoy walking into something blind. They want to understand their actions, and do not enjoy feeling unprepared. INTJs certainly have spontaneous thoughts that cross their mind, but they rarely act on them. They prefer to research something and learn as much as they can about it before they decide to take their next step. INTJs might be able to become more spontaneous if they have friends who can come up with the ideas and drag them along for the ride. In most situations though, INTJs prefer to follow a well-constructed plan and enjoy their schedules.
ENTJs are usually the type of people who prefer to follow a schedule. They often have so many tasks that they take on, which can be a bit overwhelming. Since the ENTJs often has so many things to get done in their lives, and they want to ensure that everything is done to the best of their ability. In order to be more efficient, the ENTJ likely prefers to keep a schedule in their lives. They do have moments when they want to take chances and explore something new, and will often do this outside of their work schedule. ENTJs enjoy being able to have a well-rounded life, and although they work hard they also play hard. Because of this desire to enjoy themselves, ENTJs do have moments where they can be a bit more spontaneous. They do prefer to have things planned though, and feel more comfortable when they can make a schedule.
INTPs definitely enjoy researching and learning about new things, but they also enjoy being spontaneous. They might just jump into their car and go on a long road trip with their closest friend, with no prior planning. INTPs are great at analyzing things, which causes them to feel comfortable jumping into new situations. They can dive into something new and gather information as they experience it. INTPs enjoy trying new things and become bored and unhappy if they are stagnant for too long. They do however, have rich inner minds and can become stuck in their own world for too long. The INTP might get caught in an internal loop and will struggle to pull themselves out of it. Once this happens it is important for the INTP to tap into their creative side and enjoy being spontaneous as well.
ENTPs are extremely spontaneous people, and enjoy mixing things up. They hate when things become too stagnant or planned in their lives, and will often find ways to break away from this. ENTPs enjoy being able to explore the many possibilities in the world around them. If they are forced into a strict schedule the ENTP will often become frustrated and unhappy. They want to be able to take chances, and don’t need to plan their every action in order to gain something from it. They will often take on something new and enjoy learning about it while they are going through this experience. Not being able to be spontaneous would actually be rather upsetting and stifling for an ENTP.
ISTJs are more focused on the future, and because of this they enjoy planning things out. They often feel like they can accomplish things much better if they have a schedule. ISTJs often dislike too much spontaneity, and will become frustrated if people constantly want to change the plans. ISTJs enjoy having fun, but often prefer to plan out events beforehand. They know that they can make the most of the experience if they cover all of the angles. They are intelligent people, and because of this they are great at figuring out how to make a trip or event go smoothly. ISTJs don’t mind partaking in a few spontaneous actions, but for the most part they enjoy planning things out a little bit beforehand. ISTJs have to take on many different responsibilities in their lives, which means that having a schedule or routine will help them get these things done.
ESTJs prefer planning things out much more than being spontaneous. They want to be able to prepare themselves for things, because they prefer efficiency. ESTJs dislike when things are done in a messy or unaccomplished manner, and truly become frustrated by inefficiency. They want everything to be done to the best of their ability, and will become really uneasy if there is too much chaos around them. ESTJs want to plan things out accordingly, and because of this they often dislike too much spontaneity.
ISFJs prefer to keep things planned out, and might even be excited when they get to plan a trip. Thinking about the plans is actually enjoyable for an ISFJ. They prefer to make sure that things get done properly, and want to make the most out of their experiences. ISFJs might feel like being too spontaneous will hurt their loved ones, so they prefer to keep things planned. ISFJs put a lot of pressure on themselves to ensure that their family is as happy as possible. If they ISFJ is not allowed to plan things out, they might be afraid that things will go wrong and there won’t be able to provide for their loved ones.
ESFJs prefer to plan things out, and might struggle with being spontaneous. They want to be sure that everything gets done to the best of their ability. ESFJs often put a lot of pressure on themselves to care for the needs of their loved ones, and being too spontaneous could jeopardize that. In order to continue holding everything together, ESFJs might feel like they need to keep things to a somewhat strict routine. They will often become frustrated if people break their plans, or are late to certain events. ESFJs can break be more spontaneous during times where they don’t have any prior plans. As long as it does not conflict with their schedule, ESFJs can go on spur of the moment trips with loved ones.
ISTPs enjoy being able to live in the present moment, and are very independent people. They prefer to have their own freedom in life, and want to be able to be spontaneous. ISTPs are not afraid of taking chances, and actually prefer to dive into new experiences head first. They often learn best while they are taking on something new and will analyze as they go. ISTPs have a very adventurous side to them, when they aren’t living inside of their own thoughts. ISTPs are not afraid to be spontaneous, and prefer living in the moment over planning things out.
ESTPs enjoy being spontaneous, and often want to take their friends on new adventures. ESTPs dislike adhering to a strict schedule, and much prefer to take things as they come. They live very much in the present moment, and dislike making decisions that are too planned out. ESTPS enjoy taking chances and living life to the fullest, which makes them very spontaneous people. If their lives become too bogged down with scheduling and work, the ESTP will feel the need to do something spontaneous and wild. They are often doing crazy things, like bringing home a new pet or going on a long trip somewhere new.
ISFPs do not like following a strict schedule, and enjoy being able to make spur of the moment decisions. Being forced to adhere to a routine, will make the ISFP very unhappy. They enjoy being able to live life in the present moment, and will make decisions last minute. Having to do what other people tell them, is not well suited for the ISFP. They enjoy being able to take chances and experience new things without having to plan it out too much. ISFPs aren’t afraid of trying new things, and prefer to make mistakes rather than live by strict rules.
ESFPs love living life to the fullest, and are rather spontaneous people. They dislike following a strict routine, and prefer to try new things. If they are forced to do the same thing over and over again, the ESFP will become frustrated and unhappy. They enjoy living in the present moment, and want to make the most out of their experiences. ESFPs are not afraid to take chances, and will often go on spur of the moment trips. They enjoy having loved ones who can partake in the fun with them, and will often drag their favorite people on new adventures.
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