The Pet Peeves That Get On Your Nerves The Most, According To Your Myers Briggs Personality Type

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The 16 Myers Briggs Personality Types are defined by four characteristics: Introversion vs. Extroversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. Knowing which type you are can give you great insights into your personality, especially when it comes to determining what drives you crazy.

No matter how patient you may say you are, there’s definitely at least one thing that just really bothers you. And what that thing is could be vastly different based on your personality type.

Imagine being stuck in a massive line of motionless traffic. You try to listen to the radio, look out the window, make some phone calls…anything to get your mind off the unavoidable delays.

After you’ve exhausted all of your options to distract yourself, you peek at the clock, only to realize that it’s been two hours and you’ve barely moved an inch. Wouldn’t a situation like this just make your blood boil?

If not, how about this one: You walk into your office one morning, only to find that your meticulously-organized filing system has been savagely rummaged through by your colleagues. There are countless papers on the floor and everything is out of order. Amidst the sea of folders, packets, and forms, you search for the file you needed for the meeting you’re now certain to be late for.

How about now? Do you feel it yet?

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Even if neither of these situations bother you, that doesn’t mean you have perfect patience. In fact, no one does.​

Chances are you’ve been irked by a certain sound, like nails on a chalkboard or the popping of fireworks. Or maybe a certain type of person, like those who are always late or those who drive slowly — all these are pet peeves that seem to get under your skin. Or perhaps there’s an event, like loud parties or subdued book club meetings, that you just dread going to.

Whatever the case may be, everybody’s got their pet peeves that makes them tick. And one’s personality can make a huge difference in what this “something” may be. Read on to find out how each of the 16 Myers Briggs Personality Types is annoyed by certain people, things, or situations.

1. ISTJ (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: messiness, disorganized people

ISTJs love to be organized. Keeping order in all aspects of their life allows them to remain calm during difficult situations. Anything that messes with this order would throw them out of balance.

2. ISFJ (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: conflict, confrontations

ISFJs don’t respond well to conflict and discord with others. They have a great awareness of people’s feelings, and they would be affected if someone gets angry and confrontational with them.

3. INFJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: cold people, high-pressure situations

INFJs are caring and compassionate, so they may have trouble getting along with people who aren’t as forthcoming with their feelings. Also, they could become stressed when they are under a lot of pressure or faced with a troubling conflict.

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4. INTJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: small talk, routines

The minds of INTJs are always working and thinking. Conversations, thoughts, and actions that don’t go beyond the surface level could make INTJs feel like they’re wasting their time.

5. ISTP (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: long-term thinking, feeling dependent

ISTPs love to be in control of their own lives. This enables them to take risks, live in the moment, and explore the world around them. Having to think about the future or depend on others would make them feel like they’re not living life to the fullest.

6. ISFP (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: feeling restricted, uncertainties

ISFPs thrive when they feel empowered to try new things and seek out fulfilling experiences. They also prefer to have all the facts rather than ponder abstract ideas, so they may become worried when they are faced with uncertainties in their lives.

7. INFP (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: worldly problems, threats to their values

INFPs become upset when thinking about problems in the world, and this fuels their intense desire to help make the world a better place. Also, when their core values are attacked or threatened, they quickly react and defend themselves.

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8. INTP (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: deception, randomness

The logical minds of INTPs are thrown for a loop whenever something random happens. They wouldn’t like it if their expectations aren’t met or if the pattern they’re sensing somehow gets broken. In addition, anyone who lies to them is sure to set them off; they’re very good at reading people and are likely to sense when someone isn’t being honest with them.

9. ESTP (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: impulsiveness, uncertainties

ESTPs approach live cautiously and strategically. Whenever they’re going into a new situation, they feel best when they have a plan. They won’t like it if they have to make a decision without having all the facts first.

10. ESFP (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: loneliness, routine

ESFPs thrive when they’re around others, and they enjoy being in the spotlight. They’ll feel slighted if they don’t get the attention they crave. They’re also fans of spontaneity and love to stay active, so falling into a routine is something they’d prefer to avoid.

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11. ENFP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: feeling restricted, lazy people

ENFPs are very committed to the tasks they take on, and they don’t like anything that would get in the way of accomplishing what they set out to. Having restrictions placed on them or having to work with a lazier, less-dedicated person is sure to get on their nerves.

12. ENTP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)

What Makes Them Tick: routines, not feeling challenged

ENTPs love a great challenge, whether it’s a debate, crossword puzzle, or problem to solve. In the absence of tasks like these, ENTPs will feel like their time is being wasted and they’re not being as productive as they can be. Routines have a similar effect on them, as they prevent them from learning and seeking out new, interesting experiences.

13. ESTJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: inefficiency, unfamiliarity

ESTJs feel best when they know what to expect in their lives. Having to handle a new, unfamiliar situation would make them uncomfortable. Also, they like to work efficiently, so having to do things the long way will only slow them down and hurt the productivity they so desire.

14. ESFJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: conflict, being under-appreciated

ESFJs love to help others, and they would feel most proud if their work is recognized in some way. Without any appreciation for their hard work, ESFJs might end up feeling used instead of valued by others. Conflict will have a similar effect on them, as it will disrupt the harmonic state they prefer to be in.

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15. ENFJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: betrayal, rudeness from others

ENFJs place a high value on loyalty, so if they feel like someone wrongs them, they will be greatly affected. Similarly, someone who is rude to them will get on their bad side, as ENFJs are known for being kind and respectful to others.

16. ENTJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)

What Makes Them Tick: inaction, feeling challenged

ENTJs are always on the move. They can’t stand it when they have nothing to do or when they’re forced to take a break from their busy lifestyle. They also thrive when they are leading (rather than following), so being challenged by another dominant personality would make them feel threatened.

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Roman Chiarello is a writer and aspiring journalist who is committed to helping others. He currently attends Pace University and resides in New Jersey.

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