The Sense of Morality in Each Myers-Briggs Type
Some people have a very strong attachment to their morals, while others have morals that are bent very easily. Here are the types of morals you probably have according to your personality type.
INFJs have a strong sense of morality but can differ from a more black and white view. They are good at understanding people and will often attempt to see someone else’s side of the story before making a moral judgment. INFJs have a strong sense of justice, and become upset if they see someone being hurt or harmed when they do not deserve it. INFJ want people to be noticed for their good deeds, and others to be punished for their bad ones. They believe in doing the right thing and want to make good choices in life. They may have a different perception of what is right and wrong, because they believe in fully understanding the actions involved. They don’t believe in hurting others and are very protecting towards the weak or towards people that they love and care for. They may become angry towards someone who hurts a loved one and may believe in a just vengeance for those people. They believe in fairness and searching to make life better for others.
The INFJ often believes very strongly in their actions and are driven by a sense of justice. This may not be an obvious sense of morality to some people, but the INFJ believes in what they are doing. In cases where INFJs may be seen in very opposite ends of the spectrum, those INFJs still have a strong sense that their choices are the right ones.
ENFJs sense of morals is often influenced very strongly by those around them. The ENFJ have strong sense of morality and believes in doing what is right. They have powerful convictions about things and know what they believe in. Their values can be somewhat interpersonal, and can revolve around their social surroundings. They want to do what is right for others and believe in making people happy. They dislike seeing injustices and become frustrated with people who harm others. People who cause others pain intentionally are viewed as wrong in the eyes of the ENFJ. For them their sense of morality is strongly affected by their surroundings and the people that they admire most. They do have powerful convictions and although they believe in harmony, that does not mean they will bend their convictions.
INFPs have a very internal and powerful sense of morals. They know what they believe is right and wrong, and this view can sometimes be very black and white. They follow their conscious and belief system and want to do the right thing. Morality is extremely important to the INFP, and they strive to fulfill their own inner values. They have a strong sense of justice and believe that you should do what you can to avoid causing others pain. They believe in following this strict moral code, even though it is sometimes challenging to do so. They believe in being honest and being held responsible for wrong doing. They do not want people to get away with hurting others or making poor decisions that are simply wrong. INFPs often believe in the purity of love and its ability to guide you in the right direction. They want to make a difference in the world and strive to stay true to themselves along the way.
ENFPs have a strong sense of internal morals, but often struggle with judging others. They have a keen sense of people, but may misplace their accurate judgments in favor of seeing the good in people. They want to believe in people and may ignore their negative qualities because of their own personal feelings towards them. The ENFP does have serious values that they hold very close to them. They believe in doing what is right, and want to be capable of making a positive difference in the world. They may have an idealistic view and want very much to see the good in others. They often believe that people are capable of bettering themselves, and stand by that. They are often harder on themselves than they are others when it comes to proper moral decisions. They do have a sense of what they believe in and may attempt to direct others down that path. The ENFP often likes to explore and see multiple sides to everything, because of this they may develop a stronger sense of morals over time.
INTJs sense of morality is very personal, and they often do not like to impose it upon others. They often know and understand their own personal feelings about what is right and wrong, and appreciate that others may see it differently. They do not depend on society to make these moral deductions, they often come solely from their own personal understanding. INTJs also do not appreciate when others attempt to push their morals onto the INTJ. Their sense of morality may come from a logical position, rather than an emotional one. They factually deduce what is right and fair and attempt to follow that code. As much as the INTJ is painted as the super-villain, they actually do have a strong sense of morals. They don’t strive to take actions that will intensely harm others, and believe in knowledge as a way of avoiding this harm.
ENTJs beliefs are strongly rooted in a sense of knowledge, efficiency and loyalty. They do have a sense of what they believe is right and wrong, but this may be based on a very factual and logical nature. They have a sense of strong work ethic, and believe it is acceptable to push past others if you are more equipped than they are. They have a strong sense of loyalty though and do not believe in being shady about their actions. They often have a distaste for people who lack loyalty and find that entirely immoral. ENTJs are often capable of taking charge and doing what is right even if it bothers or upsets others. They follow their principals and sometimes that means blowing the whistle on someone who is doing wrong.
INTPs do not follow the general rules and principals of society, but they do have their own set of morals. They are very capable of seeing multiple sides to a situation, and will keep an open minded in figuring out what the right choice is. They do not want to be close minded and are often skilled at seeing all of the angles. This may cause the INTP to step into the shoes of someone they probably shouldn’t, but are often capable of stepping out and realizing that person is wrong. They care about others (even though they do not always show it), because of this INTPs do not want to take action that is directly harming someone. They enjoy the thought of doing something good and of substance in the world, and like taking action that indirectly helps others. They believe in providing knowledge and quality to people’s lives. Their morals are often based on logic and an attempt to achieve understanding.
ENTPs do often have a set of principles that are important to them. ENTPs believe in being open-minded and do not want to be closed off to potential deeper understanding. They want to aim to reach their full potential and believe that they should not hold others back from doing so as well. They strive to stand by the people who believe in them, but are willing to step over those who don’t. They want to live and let live, and tend to avoid judging others for their mistakes. As long as what other people do does not affect the ENTP or the ones that they love, they do not really care. Their morality is mostly based on a sense of open-mindedness, rather than judgment. They may not be seen as the most moral people, but they know what they believe in and stand by those beliefs.
ISTJs do have a strong moral code that they intend to follow. They believe in doing what is right and often see this in a very black and white view. They follow the rules and laws of society, this dictates their sense of morality. They do not have patience for people who break these rules, and believe it is very wrong to do so. They are loyal individuals and stand by others with strong conviction. They believe in fulfilling their duty and place in society and are very strict about that. The ISTJ believes in doing what is right and are very good at staying strong in those beliefs.
ESTJs sense of morality is often based off of society and how they were raised. They believe in upholding societies standards and want to fit well into society. They often believe in being honest and are very candid individuals. They morally believe in being dependable individuals and stand by their family at all costs. ESTJs want to uphold their duties and be an important member of their community. They believe in doing what is right, but do not bring emotional sensitivities into their decisions, which can sometimes appear harsh to others.
ISFJs sense of morals often comes from their surroundings and how they grew up. They adapt to the people around them and have a strong sense of loyalty to those views. They do believe in doing what is right, and that mostly has to do with if their actions will harm others. ISFJs have a strong distaste for unkindness and cruelty. To them people who harm others without care are the worst kind of people. They believe in being kind and doing your best to make others feel good about themselves. Sometimes they hold back their candor so that they do not hurt others, and to the ISFJ that is the morally right thing to do. Fitting into society is important to the ISFJ, and they want to be an important member of their community.
ESFJs have a strong sense of morals, but this can change over time. Their beliefs depend strongly on the people that they surround themselves with. They believe in being kind to others and being consciously aware of the affect that your actions have on other people. They do not believe in hurting people if you can avoid it, and will constantly do their best to make people happy. The ESFJs morals may be bent if it suites the people they love. They have strong ties to those that are close to them, and may behave in less moral way in order to make these people happy. Protecting the people close to them is what matters most, although the ESFJ does care about most people to some extent. ESFJs believe in being kind and doing your best to make others happy.
ISTPs have a very live and let live attitude. They believe that as long as your actions are not harming others, you should be left to your own devices. They tend to decide in the moment what appears right or wrong instead of creating a predetermined code of morals. ISTPs use facts and logic to often decide if something is acceptable behavior. They believe in being honest and not putting on a false image in front of others. They enjoy their freedom and believe in giving that to others in return.
ESTPs live very much in the present moment, and make their decisions based on that. They do not have a strong sense of internal morals that they hold as a constant, but rather adapt depending on the situation. They want to be free to make their own decisions without feeling judgments from others. They enjoy being present in life and want to make life fun and enjoyable. They enjoy making others happy as well, but sometimes do not realize when they are hurting people. They do want to do the right thing but sometimes are unaware when they are making mistakes.
ISFPs have very strong and internal morals. They want to stand by what they believe is right and become very upset with themselves if they fail to do so. ISFPs believe in being kind to others and avoiding doing anything that will harm someone. They have a strong sense of justice and believe that people should be allowed to live their lives freely as long as they are not harming others in the process. ISFPs do tend to live in the moment and because of this may not always follow their own moral code. When they do make errors though, they often feel guilty and work towards a way of preventing it from happening again.
ESFPs are fun-loving individuals who live constantly in the present moment. They do not intend to hurt others and believe in being kind. They often have a very light-hearted way of thinking, which does not place a strong dependency on morality. They have a live and let live attitude most of the time, and don’t really enjoy being controlled by others. ESFP just want life to be enjoyable for everyone, and try their best to make that reality come true.