Written By Kirsten Moodie
The Level of Patience That Each Myers-Briggs Type Possesses
Some people are much more capable of patience than others, but everyone has their limit. Here is how patient you probably are according to your Myers-Briggs type.
INFJs do not always posses the most patience, especially when it comes to mundane tasks. They will become frustrated waiting for water to boil, or waiting for an important package to arrive. These things feel like draining and time wasting experiences for an INFJ. They may be capable of waiting for positive things to happen that fulfill a bigger purpose. When they make intuitive predictions it can sometimes help them become more patient waiting for those things to come true. They can also be patient when it comes to waiting for the people that they love, especially in an emotional capacity. More often than not though, the INFJ is not the most patient person.
ENFJs are not the most patient people, which is often why they take matters into their own hands. ENFJs have a tendency to take on everything themselves in order to ensure that everything gets done properly. They will take care of the needs of others, as well as their daily list of chores and errands. ENFJs are hard working individuals, but aren’t the most patient people when it comes to waiting for things to get done. They would much rather do it themselves than have to wait too long for someone else to fumble around with the task.
INFPs are actually seen as very patient individuals, who don’t seem to mind waiting for things. This is often because the INFP has such a rich inner mind, so when they find themselves waiting on something they can often dive into that world. INFPs don’t mind waiting for certain things and don’t see the purpose of becoming frustrated or anxious when there is no way to avoid the wait anyways. When INFPs will become impatient with someone, is mostly when they see that person being selfish or rude to others. Most of the time though, INFPs are capable of keeping their composure.
ENFPs are both patient and impatient, depending on the type of situation they are faced with. When it comes to teaching someone something new, or helping counsel someone through a difficult time, the ENFP is very capable of being patient. They enjoy being supportive of people and will be great listeners when they set aside the time to do so. When the ENFP is forced to wait on something for a long period of time, they may become anxious and impatient. They hate having to sit and wait for something that could be getting done much faster.
The younger INTP may struggle with being patient, simply because they have figured out a clear solution to most problems. They may wait in silence as they watch people fail to see the correct path, but will soon become frustrated. INTPs may bottle up their discomfort in most situations, which will eventually lead to an explosion. Their ability to problem solve in many situations might cause them to lack patience, especially when it comes to watching people fumble around and make the “wrong” choices. If they are attempting to teach someone who is very open-minded, the INTP will find that they have much more patience in this particular situation.
ENTPs may appear extremely patient on the surface, but are very skilled at holding in their frustration. They often see no need in expressing how annoyed they are, since showing lack of control is not going to help the situation. ENTPs dislike listening to people attempt to explain something to them, especially when they already understand it fully. ENTPs are often patient when it comes to teaching others though, since they enjoy people who are genuinely interested in learning something new. ENTPs enjoy being active, which can sometimes cause them to become impatient if they are in a stagnant situation for too long.
INTJs are actually not he most patient people, which is often why they enjoy being alone. They will become quickly irritated with people who are inefficient and ignorant. Watching people make poor decisions and fumble around, can truly begin to frustrate the INTJ. They work very hard to avoid being ignorant and simply want others to do the same. When they view all of the inefficient situations in the world around them, they will quickly become impatient. It is challenging for the INTJ to see so many ways that things could be done better, without having control enough to change those things.
ENTJs can be seen as rather impatient people, especially because they have a need for efficiency in the world around them. They want everything to be done to a rather high standards, which causes them to become rather impatient with people who cannot accomplish this. ENTJs work very hard to get things done and expect the same from the people around them. ENTJs will often take to accomplishing a task themselves if they find that other people are failing to get the job done properly.
ISFJs actually have a surprising level of patience with others, because of their nurturing personalities. They want things to be getting done, but often take those challenging tasks upon themselves. They don’t want to put pressure on their loved ones, which often makes them more patient than most people. Their need to please others will cause the ISFJ to remain relaxed, but they do have a breaking point. If it seems like someone is taking advantage of them then they will become frustrated and lose patience.
ESFJs can be rather patient individuals when it comes to the people they love. They will keep waiting for them to come around, but will eventually reach a breaking point. They might hold in their frustrations for a long time and continue to attempt to solve the problems themselves. Eventually the ESFJ will lose patience and it may appear more dramatic than if they had expressed their frustrations beforehand. ESFJs do often regret become impatient with the people they love and will often feel very ashamed that they snapped on them.
ISTJs can be rather patient when it comes to teaching other people different subjects. They are intelligent individuals who often have their lives very well put together. Because of this well-structures environment, ISTJs are often capable of being patient with others. When the ISTJ has something that needs to be getting done however, they will become rather impatient with those people who are holding them up. As long as everyone is punctual and doing their jobs properly, the ISTJ is rather capable of remaining patient.
ESTJs aren’t usually very good when it comes to being patient. They want to get things done and will often become frustrated when people are holding them back or getting in their way. They favor efficiency and will become quickly impatient with people who do not abide by this. They may attempt to take matters into their own hands in hopes of getting the job done quicker. If the ESTJ is forced to wait in long lines or watch people take their time getting their job done, they will become extremely irritated.
ISTPs are often capable of being patient when it comes to situations that they know are out of their control. They see no use in becoming frustrated when they cannot do anything to change the situation themselves. The ISTP may become impatient if a certain responsibility is being left to them, so they will rush to ensure that the job gets done. Most of the time though, ISTPs are great at being patient in most situations. They are one of the most laid back types and are capable of keeping their cool.
ESTPs often take a lot on themselves, which can cause them to become impatient. They want to be seen as hard-working and do not want something standing in their way. They will become frustrated if they have a deadline and something outside of their control is holding them up. The ESTP will attempt to do whatever they can, but might start to complain if things aren’t getting done properly. When it comes to being patient with others the ESTP is fine as long as the situation is completely out of their control.
ISFPs are often rather patient people, and see not point in becoming frustrated by something that is out of their control. They prefer to take life as it comes and live in the present moment fully. They do not become anxious with situations that they know they cannot change at the time. They are often great at being patient with people and may actually give them more chances than they deserve.
ESFPs can become rather impatient when they are waiting on others. ESFPs dislike being ignored which can cause them to become frustrated and impatient with others. They may resort to less mature ways of getting attention when they feel like someone is ignoring them. ESFPs can be patient with certain things, but most of the time they want things done immediately.
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