How different personality types can help you be more successful – The introverts I.

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To be successful, you must do your utmost to develop an understanding of other people’s personalities. The different personalities that you encounter daily, shapes the way you work or approach tasks, your relationships with your workmates, your career choice, colleagues and friends, as well as your capacity to expose and showcase your skills and capabilities.

Note: this article is the 3rd part of a series. Start here with the first part so you can have a better understanding of the personality typology we write about in this series.

If you haven’t done yet so and would like to take the assessment now, go to Take the MBTI for the official test or alternatively you can find a free, similar approach based Free Personality Test here.

As such, your personality and the personalities of the people you associate with can affect your success. Understanding other people’s personalities helps at achieving success in whichever pursuit is in play, whether it is motivating your employees to reach those sale goals or getting your kids to eat their veggies at dinner time. Here is how understanding different personality types can help you be more successful:

INTJ

People with INTJ personalities are reserved, which can appear being standoffish or too serious. They are driven by their curiosity and their desire to learn about the principles that make things operational. In short, they like to think critically about everything and every decision that has to be made. People with an INTJ introvert personality type, the world is one large chessboard waiting to be navigated.

As one of the most strategy− driven personalities out there, many individuals that have an INTJ personality struggle to make friends because they might have a self-assured attitude that makes it difficult for them to get along. Among children, INTJ introvert personality type are often referred to as bookworms. Because of their natural need to gain more knowledge, they enjoy sharing what they know and usually do it confidently because of their capacity to master everything they learn.

INTJs are also very autonomous and decisive, which allows them to thrive on their own, making it easy for them to take responsibility for their actions. Regardless of how popular something is, or how authoritative a person is, INTJ personality types are not easily swayed by traditions or other people’s power. To INTJs, an idea is wrong or right based on logic and rationality.

Because of their knowledge, people with an INTJ personality can be arrogant and unwilling to listen to the opinions of others they consider intellectually inferior. Additionally, they have a tendency to apply logic and rationality to all issues even when the issues do not demand rationality, like when dealing with children or relationships. INTJs also hate over− structured environments that require stability over self-progress and determination. Finally, their unwillingness to compromise, their arrogance and their antipathy for rules make maintaining relationships, professional or romantic, very challenging for INTJs.

INTP

On the outside, people with an INTP personality may appear calm and collected, however, underneath lies a deep passion for innovation and ideas. INTPs are proud of their capacity to create unique things, and they typically have a unique perspective on all things and a vigorous intellect.

They have a tendency to share thoughts that are not fully developed, using conversations with other people as opportunities to receive feedback on their ideas and theories. This may make them appear unreliable, but they are enthusiastic about spotting a problem, diving deep into the endless series of details that encompass the issue and developing a unique solution. As for timely delivery, you may need to be patient and not to expect periodic reports on progress and results.

INTPs aren’t very much interested in the nitty-gritty of day− to− day activities; they rather enjoy working in an environment where they can express their passionate and creative sides.

At work, INTPs hate to be governed and controlled by rules and are often more concerned with the theoretical viability of their ideas instead of the standards and traditions. They are often absentminded, forgetful and, in most cases, their personality can get caught up in their rationality if they forget how to be human. As such, they can be insensitive to other people’s feelings. INTPs also like to keep their affairs private and are quite withdrawn in social settings.

INFJ

Most people with an INFJ introvert personality type are focusing to other people’s problems and providing solutions. They are highly perceptive about other people and the situations around them, which explains why they are good at handling complex personal issues and providing support. INFJs might reflect at length on issues of morality. They are approachable and calm, soft-spoken even while sharing strong opinions, decisive and can passionately advocate to support and protect the ideas or theories they believe in.

In their personal matters, people with INFJ personalities are very private and would rather be associated with their ideas. They are also perfectionists and hard to please. Because of their passion, they typically exhaust themselves with a few options of blowing off steam, meaning that, when they reach their breaking point, it’s difficult to get through to them.

In any case, when an INFJ believes in something, they will pursue it with an unbelievable amount of conviction and energy.

INFP

For a person with an INFP introvert personality type, there is nothing as paramount as originality and individuality in everything that is executed. INFPs seem carefree and prefer to explore their own values rather than conform to what they find in society. For an INFP, it is better to stay true to yourself than fit in with the crowd.

Most INFPs are cool, however, whenever they are around people they trust, their demeanour changes to become more relaxed. They listen to many, but speak to few. As such, very few people understand the true ideals of an INFP. When deciding, a person with an INFP personality will try to make the right decision based on morality, virtue and the purity of the intent, as opposed to the rewards or punishment that may be waiting.

In terms of friendships and relationships, INFPs only maintain a small circle of friends and, because of this, they approach relationships wholeheartedly with dedication and trust. Sadly, because of their innate altruistic desire, INFPs can be impractical and can go as far as neglecting themselves to pursue a cause. Additionally, they tend to take things too personally and do not respond to criticism well. Therefore, individuals with INFP personalities avoid any conflict at all costs. Want to learn more about the introverts? Click here.

Also check these 11 Top Jobs for Introverts.

Follow the links for the other parts of the series and learn about how different personality types can help you be more successful:

1: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The extroverts I.

2: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The extroverts II.

4: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The introverts II.

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How different personality types can help you be more successful – The extroverts II.

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Part of being successful involves building and cultivating relationships with other people around you and, to do it successfully, it is important for you to arm yourself with knowledge about your personality, and other people’s personalities. For instance, if you are looking to make a career change or ask for a promotion, it might help to get what you want by learning the personalities of the people involved. Although it is difficult to understand the various personalities out there, once you do, you will have armed yourself with a tool that can ensure your success.

Personality is only one of the many drivers of human behaviour; however, it is one that is consistent and unfailing. Here is how understanding an extrovert personality type can help you be more successful:

ENTJ

ENTJ is one of the least widespread types of personalities in the population, and it is even rarer to find a woman with an ENTJ personality. People with ENTJ are strategic to a fault and are motivated by the opportunity to inspire change and revolutionize how things work. In short, ENTJs are naturally born to lead. They have the power to attract audiences with their charisma and confidence and they project authority in everything that they do. ENTJs love a good challenge and their ability to think strategically and hold a long− term focus while executing each step in their plans with determination makes them successful.

When dealing with ENTJ personality types, they can be ruthless in the way they rationalize things. They work very hard to accomplish their objectives, and they keep pressing on even when things appear bleak. They look forward to handling their duties because, rather than get taxed by work, they seem to derive energy from their work.

Sometimes, when all the confidence goes too far, an ENTJ can present a challenge because they will go as far as pushing their vision and desires onto other people.

ENTJs value quick thinking. For you to be friends with an ENTJ, you would have to share the same passion for deep and meaningful conversations and a constant desire to learn and improve yourself.

ENTP

For an ENTP, the rules in society are made to be broken. They enjoy finding loopholes in situations and figuring out how they can make a system work to their advantage. ENTPs are intelligent and charming, and they like to do things that allow them to expose their cleverness. They are quick to impress other people with their wit and humour. ENTPs are characteristically entrepreneurial and are usually excited to share their ideas and inventions.

At work, their greatest desire is to solve a problem that many others could not resolve. They typically jump into situations head on and make the rules as they go along. They are quick thinkers and are always open for an opportunity that allows them to learn something new.

On the other hand, associating with a person with an ENTP personality can be challenging. In addition, they are very argumentative and like to challenge how others think with vigour and enthusiasm. This contentious spirit allows ENTPs to develop additional skills that can strengthen their weaknesses. Independence is one of ENTPs’ greatest concerns; without independence, an ENTP feels incomplete and unsettled.

ENFJ

Among men, ENFJ is the second rarest category of the extrovert personality type. ENFJs are driven by a sincere desire for self− sacrifice and empathy for others. The ENFJs have an innate ability to sense other people’s emotions and, they act as emotional barometers for others in the community.

ENFJs are natural born teachers, often finding people and including them in activities that can educate them. They can intuitively recognize other people’s potential, and they approach everything with warmth and charisma. Because of this, they make connections and friends quickly, and they are good at communicating.

At work, individuals with ENFJ extrovert personality type are pushed by the need to organize others to effect change positively. They thrive in cooperative and harmonious environments and therefore like to take on a mentorship role.

Unfortunately, ENFJ people are too selfless and too sensitive to other people’s criticisms. Owing to their selfless nature and their over− idealism, ENFJs have earned a reputation for naïveté, which makes it easy for others to push them around or manipulate their ideals.

Most of the time, ENFJs ask for criticism, more out of their insecurities rather than out of confidence, always wondering what they can do to make other people like them more. During a crisis, ENFJ personalities struggle with decision making and can even be stricken with paralysis and fear when making an important decision.

ENFP

ENFPs extrovert personality type are social and are always looking for opportunities that can allow them to share and talk to people about their opinions, their desires, motivations and their dreams in life. In short, they are the dreamers and the carefree people of society. They light up every party they attend and, unlike explorers who value the adrenaline rush, they value the social connections that they make along their adventures.

Many other personalities find ENFPs attractive and impressive because they are often very popular and well known. With ENFPs, the most important thing in life is having fun, which causes them to have wild bursts of energy and passion. ENFPs get along with almost all personality types, and their circle of friends is extensive and wide.

Sadly, despite their feel− good attitude, ENFPs struggle to follow through projects. Most of their ideas are never actualized because they find it difficult to concentrate on one thing for too long. They are also highly emotional beings that care deeply about how others feel and how others perceive them. Owing to this, they get stressed easily because of their desire to please everyone. Additionally, ENFP personalities require independence and hate to be micromanaged or controlled.
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1: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The extroverts I.

3: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The introverts I.

4: How different personality types can help you be more successful – The introverts II.

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