People With These Personality Types Aren't Afraid To Speak Their Mind (Ever.)

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Having the confidence to speak you mind is an admirable trait. Rather than allow yourself to keep your opinions to yourself, you are the kind of person who lets people know that your voice matters – and that nothing is going to stop you from sharing it with others.

Some Myers Briggs personalities are very opinionated. They are the personalities you can always count on to be outspoken, brutally honest, and direct.

They might not always have something to say, but when they do, they want you to listen up because it's important.

These Myers Briggs personalities also make incredible leaders. Some of the time, people associate having an outspoken, opinionated personality as something to be ashamed of.

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Rather than seeing it as admirable, there are people out there who believe these traits make you a know-it-all.

I mean, it definitely can make you a know-it-all if you're not careful with how you speak your mind, but for these Myers Briggs personalities specifically, being outspoken makes them leaders and personalities you should listen to.

There are actually a lot of benefits to speaking your mind, whether or not you're the kind of person who does so all the time anyway. First, speaking your mind means that you're great at communicating.

Instead of keeping your thoughts to yourself, you tell people exactly what you want. Good communication skills mean you know how to solve your problems and stand up for yourself. Secondly, speaking your mind shows that you're invested in the situation.

Obviously, if you didn't care what was going on, you wouldn't speak up. But sharing your opinion means that you care what's being said and that you're not afraid of having an unpopular opinion if it means you're standing up for what's right.

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For a few Myers Briggs personality types, this is easy to do. They know how to make their voice heard by everyone and can really command a room with their opinion.

There are other personality types that aren't as confident in speaking their mind (or they don't care), but can still be very opinionated.

Of course, if you've always wanted to learn how to speak up and show others that you have an opinion that matters, these few Myers Briggs personalities are the people you should emulate because they have their outspoken skills down perfectly.

Keep reading for the Myers Briggs personality types who aren't afraid to speak their mind.

ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)

As an ENTJ, you are naturally outspoken and strong-willed, which means you can always be expected to speak your mind and stand up for the things that matter most to you. Honest and intelligent, you want to know that the things you are dedicating you time to are important in the grand scheme of things, not just to yourself. You’ll often push yourself to follow through with your words to prove that you can speak and act honestly. 

As an ENTJ, you are very demanding of yourself; always pushing yourself to set and achieve your goals, no matter how long it might take. You’re also a natural-born leader, which means that you will often speak your mind in hopes that it will inspire others to follow your lead and do something great, too. You always try to use your honest nature for good, especially when you’re speaking your mind.

ENTP (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)

Because you’re ENTP, you are naturally outgoing and friendly. While this is a good trait to have for a few different reasons, it’s also important when you want to make sure that your voice is heard (and it totally is, trust me). You definitely love speaking your mind and even if your opinion isn’t a widely agreed upon one, you’re able to use your skill of keeping cool during a challenging discussion that’s sure to follow your opinions.

You’re also amazing at reading others, which means that while you might be willing to speak your mind whenever you get a chance, you’re not someone who will press a subject if you’re the only one stimulated by it. That said, you also love debating with people just for the fun of it, so whether you’re at a party or meeting someone new, there’s a good chance you’ll use debating to speak your mind and break the ice.

ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

We’ll get right to the point, because as an ESTJ, that’s just the way you like it. You’re outspoken and direct with others, which could be a bad personality trait for some, but for you, it works. When you speak your mind, you do it with honesty and friendliness, not to bring down others. As an ESTJ, you’re matter-of-fact and don’t pull any punches.

You’re also a great leader and you know how to command a room. When you speak your mind, you do so from a logical place; some things just need to be said and you’re more than happy to be the one saying them! You have opinions and you don’t believe in keeping them to yourself, which is why you’re always offering people advice. As long as you make sure you’re not being TOO blunt, being outspoken works for you.

ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception)

Being an ESTP means you don’t really have time to beat around the bush – you’d rather say what’s on your mind right now, and with as few details as possible, to get your point across. I mean, there’s NO way you’re living your life trying to stop yourself from speaking your mind, am I right? You are a literal person who wants the fact right here and now, and you appreciate people who feel the same.

As an ESTP you’re really good at solving problems, especially your own. If all you have to do to clear up a misunderstanding is to speak up and tell the other person how you feel, then you’re absolutely going to do that. You’re not necessarily the most outspoken person, but you understand the value of vocalizing what you need. Because you’re also very friendly, people tend to really listen to what you have to say.

INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)

As an INTP, you tend to be fairly private about your opinions, but that definitely doesn’t mean you don’t have any. When you speak your mind, you do so sparingly. You’re not one for small talk, but when it comes to topics that you’re really interested in (or have a very strong opinion about), you will get really talkative.

You like to make sure that the thing you’re speaking your mind about is backed by logic (because that’s just the way you roll), If someone asks your opinion on something, you won’t start a conversation about it until you know what you’re talking about; you don’t want to sound ignorant. Most of all, you can be unpredictable, which means that one day you might be quiet and the next speaking your mind all over the place.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.