The Importance of One on One Interactions for Each Personality Type
While some people enjoy being in a group setting, others crave a one on one connection. Being able to get to know someone without any outside distractions or other people, is something that can be truly rewarding. For others this type of intimacy can be a bit frightening, even if it is something they crave. Here is how important one on one interactions are for you, based on your personality type.
INFJs definitely crave one on one interactions, and often prefer them over group settings. Sometimes they can become excited about seeing one person, but end up disappointed if it turns into something with a group. While INFJs might become drained with too much social interaction, they feel somewhat differently about a one on one connection. Being able to just talk and share things with someone, is truly rewarding, especially if that person truly connects with their spirit. INFJs need this time to really figure someone out, and to uncover if they are compatible with one another even as friends.
While ENFJs do enjoy being in groups and diving into social situations, it isn’t where they feel truly rewarded. They actually do cherish one on one interactions, and love this time to really get to know someone. ENFJs realize that group settings makes it difficult to really connect and understand someone intimately, and so for them the one on one time is valuable. For the ENFJ both types of social settings can be fun, but only one on one interactions will give them a true charge of energy and fulfillment.
INFPs really dislike larger group settings, and for them one on one time is where they truly feel fulfilled. They do crave connections and want to be able to get to know people on a deeper level. For the INFP this level of intimacy is how they can understand someone and see what truly makes them tick. Group interactions often lack a sense of depth to their conversations, which makes them completely lacking for the INFP. They enjoy one on one time spent with someone, especially if they are opening up and getting to know one another.
ENFPs really don’t mind group settings, but only for short periods of time. They enjoy getting to meet new people and do crave that type of interaction from time to time. While ENFPs want to experience different types of connections, for them one on one is truly rewarding. They like feeling like someone is sincerely paying attention to them, especially when they feel a connection with that person. ENFPs want to get to know someone, and for them that one on one interaction is truly valuable.
INTJs don’t really desire too much social interaction, especially when it comes to larger groups. They often prefer to be alone and enjoy getting plenty of time to themselves. While INTJs don’t usually crave larger group socialization, they can feel rewarded from certain one on one interactions. For them it is important to get to know someone in a more one on one setting, so it gives them a chance to uncover the more important parts of who that person is. INTJs can certainly feel fulfilled by one on one interactions, as long as it is with someone they feel they can connect with.
ENTJs are often social people who enjoy being able to feel like a valuable member of their group. They do like social interactions where that are a few people involved, but that doesn’t mean they avoid one on one time. ENTJs value getting to know someone on a deeper level before they actually make a stronger commitment to that person. They want to know they can trust someone and this often requires plenty of one on one conversations in order to get to know them better.
INTPs are often more drawn to one on one interactions, but at the same time the intimacy can be a bit frightening for them at times. This is something they sincerely crave, but at the same time they can be nervous about being vulnerable in these situations. INTPs definitely prefer one on one interactions, especially with someone they feel they have a connection with. This can be both rewarding and a little bit unnerving, but it is often something they are searching for.
ENTPs aren’t against group interactions, and actually enjoy being able to get to know new people. For them it can be exciting to be caught up in the social energy, but at the same time they enjoy one on one interactions as well. For the ENTP it depends on the person and if the interaction is actually worth taking the time to focus on. When they do meet someone who sparks their interest, they can spend long periods of time focusing on that interaction and enjoying that person’s presence.
ISTJs definitely prefer one on one connections over group interactions. ISTJs can have a hard time with extreme levels of intimacy though, even with someone they love deeply. They can struggle to really remain focused in these situations, and this comes from the fact that they don’t find it easy to understand the emotions of others. ISTJs do prefer one on one time, but when it comes overly emotional it can be a bit uncomfortable for them.
ESTJs don’t mind one on one interactions, as long as it is with someone they are very close to. They often prefer a community and feeling connected to their loved ones on a larger scale. Having a family close together that they can spend time with, is often very rewarding for the ESTJ. While they do crave a group connection, they also enjoy one on one time with someone truly special. It requires having someone the ESTJ trusts and feels connected to, for them to really enjoy this one on one time.
ISFJs enjoy being wither their family and their loved ones, no matter what the setting. While they do enjoy a group gathering with their family, they also crave one on one time. For the ISFJ it is about being able to connect with someone they love and being able to receive their love in return. They enjoy one on one interactions when it is something that leaves them feeling closer to the person they spent their time with.
For ESFJs being with their family is truly important, and they enjoy group interactions when it gives them a chance to be with their favorite people. ESFJs value harmony and so for them it is truly important to be capable of bringing everyone they love together in a peaceful interaction. While they do value these types of group gatherings, ESFJs also believe that one on one time is important. They enjoy being able to grow closer to someone they love, and appreciate having time to connect with them in this way.
ISTPs do enjoy one on one interactions much more than a larger group setting. For the ISTP it often depends on what this personal interaction is comprised of though. They don’t really do well with long emotional conversations, and prefer something a bit more intellectual. They can become quickly drained by someone who constantly wants to discuss their feelings, and so for the ISTP these types of one on one interactions aren’t rewarding.
ESTPs often prefer a group setting, comprised of their favorite people. While they don’t often want to spend time with a larger group, for them an intimate and smaller group is often better. Just a couple of their favorite people all together, will often be truly rewarding for the ESTP. They want to feel like these people care for them, and so sometimes being with only one of them can leave them feeling like they are missing out. They do enjoy one on one time as long as they still feel a closeness with the other people they love.
ISFPs enjoy one on one time, often more than a group interaction. They can become overwhelmed by too much social energy, but at the same time they crave connection. For the ISFP one on one interactions are the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences. They prefer being able to connect with someone and feel truly close to that person who is the most important in their lives. ISFPs need this type of social connection, since it doesn’t leave them feeling drained like larger groups do.
ESFPs do enjoy one on one interactions, but they also require plenty of group connections. For them ESFP it is rewarding to spend time with all of their loved ones, enjoying the feeling of having everyone together. When they are surrounded by the people they love the most, the ESFP feels a sense of joy and connection. They love being able to connect with all of these people who are important to them, and can even miss those people when they aren’t around. While they enjoy one on one time, they also crave more social connections.
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