Written By Kirsten Moodie
What Each Personality Type Thinks about Education & Learning
Education and learning are extremely important topics, especially when it comes to the personality world. Each type often finds themselves reacting differently to learning, and have their own unique approach. Here is how each personality type feels about education and learning.
INFJs love to learn, and are likely very supportive of education. They often love to read, especially about topics that interest them. Even though INFJs are very focused on the emotions of others, they are still rather intellectual individuals. They love soaking up new information, even if it is a bit challenging. This is a side to the INFJ that can sometimes go unnoticed, since they are often so focused on caring for others and being compassionate. INFJs are just as focused on education, as they are the emotional well-being of others. They enjoy learning and understanding new information- and might even make excellent teachers because of this.
ENFJs believe that education is very important, especially when it comes to topics that they are passionate about. ENFJs can often make excellent teachers because of their compassionate nature and their hunger for knowledge. They most likely believe that in order to truly help people succeed, they need to help them become more educated. ENFJs also love to learn and absorb new information, and are not afraid to explore something they don’t already understand fully.
INFPs can dedicate many hours to learning and researching, but it has to be something they feel passionate about. They love being able to absorb as much information as possible about something they truly enjoy. INFPs simply struggle to focus on subjects that do not inspire them, and hate feeling forced to learn about pointless ideas. They might struggle in school, simply because they don’t want to be told what to study. If the INFP is free to explore only their interests, they will do extremely well. They are intelligent people, they simply need the right inspiration to motivate them.
ENFPs absolutely love learning about new ideas, they simply become bored easily. The ENFP will likely research something intensely, and then move on rather quickly once they feel like they have learned enough about it. ENFPs do best with subjects they are truly passionate about, and will excel when it comes to learning about those things. They simply hate being forced to follow rules and study things that they do not enjoy. ENFPs likely believe that education is very important, but probably hate the idea of having to study topics that they do not feel excited about.
Education and learning are some of the absolute most important things to an INTJ. They have this innate hunger for knowledge, which makes them never feel completely satisfied. They are constantly trying to understand everything around them, and will never feel like they have truly learned enough. They are often excited by many different topics, and feel like it is important to absorb as much information as possible. INTJs also despise ignorance, so education is extremely important to them- their own education and the education of other people as well. INTJs are good at helping others understand things, especially if that person is eager and willing to learn from them. Any chance the INTJ gets to remove a little bit of ignorance from the world, makes them happy.
ENTJs believe that learning and education is extremely important. They enjoy being able to absorb new information, and hate feeling like they don’t know enough about a subject. They will often spend hours researching, in order to feel like they have properly educated themselves. ENTJs also enjoy being able to educate others, and might enjoy being a teacher because of this. They want people to be as knowledgeable as possible, because this will help them become more efficient and successful in life. This is part of what makes ENTJs such excellent leaders, because they are willing to help people learn and understand more about the topic at hand.
INTPs are naturally focused on learning and understanding new topics. They become bored rather easily, and need to focus on things that excite them. INTPs also need time to process information by themselves, rather than have someone else try to force an idea onto them. INTPs do best when they can spend plenty of time researching a topic, and then allow themselves to process it internally and conceptualize the idea. INTPs might not enjoy the way that school systems are set up, especially since they enjoy the freedom and space to learn on their own. INTPs believe that education is extremely important, and want people to be more aware of the world around them. They simply do not believe in forcing people to study something they are not excited about- and enjoy space and freedom to make their own choices.
ENTPs often treasure learning, and love being able to explore a new idea. They do become bored rather easily though, and will want to move on to a new subject once they feel they are done with the old one. ENTPs love to absorb new information, and will often spend hours researching something they find interesting. They do have a rebellious streak though, and prefer to learn on their own time without having someone tell them what to do. ENTPs often dislike the way most education systems are run, since they feel stifled and trapped. They enjoy the idea of learning, and love to see people excited about education- they simply prefer more freedom to explore.
ISTJs enjoy learning, and often do very well in school because of this. They are great at following instructions, which often takes them very far in life. ISTJs love being able to learn about something new, and will spend a long time researching a subject. They also enjoy being able to help other people understand something, and don’t mind taking the time to teach them. ISTJs often believe that education is extremely important, and truly dislike seeing ignorance in the world around them. ISTJs likely believe that receiving a well rounded education is an important step in life.
ESTJs enjoy learning, especially when it comes to learning about practical matters. They want things to be done the right way, and lack of proper understanding and education is going to prevent this from happening. ESTJs love efficiency, and because of this they often want to learn as much as they can about something before diving in. ESTJs can make surprisingly good teachers, especially about a subject they understand fully. They can break things down into much simpler terms, in order to help someone understand the concept. ESTJs often believe that learning and education is extremely vital and dislike seeing ignorance in the world around them. They might even become extremely passionate when it comes to seeing people who are unaware of an important subject.
ISFJs often believe that getting a good education is an extremely important step in life. They believe that in order to be successful and progress in life, they need to get a proper education. They might not be passionate about everything they have to learn in school, but they are more than capable of pushing through. ISFJs do not want to feel like they are lacking in information, and enjoy being able to understand and learn about important topics. They will likely want their family to be well educated, and will push them to learn as much as they can.
ESFJs enjoy learning about things they are passionate about, but might become frustrated with subjects they do not enjoy. They also are more than happy to learn about topics that their loved ones become excited about. ESFJs will dive completely into a subject that is helpful to someone they care for. They believe that education is important, and might even enjoy helping to educate others. Their compassion and desire to help others can often make ESFJs excellent teachers. They are capable of being patient with people, in order to help them understand a subject.
ISTPs believe that education and learning are very important- but might struggle to learn about topics they do not enjoy. They want to understand the purpose of what they are studying, not just learn the information blindly. If they feel like it makes sense for them to learn more about something, they will enjoy diving into it fully. ISTPs often pick up new ideas rather easily, and do very well when it comes to researching topics and applying them practically.
ESTPs often believe that education and learning are extremely important. They want to be very well educated, and dislike feeling ignorant. ESTPs enjoy being able to understand many different topics, and will often spend hours researching. They hate feeling like someone else is more aware than them, and want to be the person to educate others. ESTPs will often take a lot of time to educate themselves on important subjects, and even dive into a few odd topics as well.
ISFPs enjoy learning about things that they feel personally inspired by. They dislike being forced to study something that they do not feel passionate about- and might become a bit rebellious because of this. ISFPs simply want to dive fully into the things that they truly enjoy. They are often distracted rather easily, and might bounce from one idea to another quickly. They believe that education is important, but also believe in feeling free to explore your own path.
ESFPs believe that education is important, but they also believe in feeling free to explore. They hate when anything becomes too stiff, and prefer a learning environment that is relaxed and fun. They are more than capable of learning about something new, especially if they are passionate about it. When the ESFP is forced to study a subject they do not enjoy, they will become bored and often rebellious. When it comes to learning about topics they are excited about though, ESFPs can be extremely diligent and focused.
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