The Dark Side Of Each Personality Type

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The Dark Side Of Each Personality Type

Everybody’s personality is different, and we all have our own unique strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are better with others, while some of us prefer to work alone. Some people like being challenged, while others feel better when they can settle into a routine. It all depends on the person, their preferences, and how they feel about the different situations they are faced with.

These differences in personality traits are often classified by the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. Assessing someone’s Myers-Briggs personality type requires examining them on four facets: Introverted vs. Extroverted, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. All of these traits come together to paint a clearer picture of one’s personality.

Sometimes, you find yourself in a situation that you have trouble coping with. It could be a difficult coworker or supervisor, a relationship partner who doesn’t seem as compatible as you may have once thought, or a friend or family member that isn’t being as supportive as you may have been hoping they would be.

No matter what the situation is, it could cause you to unleash your “dark side,” and this could manifest itself in many different ways. Maybe you get angry and throw things at the walls. Perhaps you start crying and need your alone time. Or possibly the silent treatment happens to be your method of choice. Either way, when someone is driven to their breaking point, something needs to be done.

There are plenty of situations that could bring out the worst in people. More importantly, how does your behavior change when you are faced with these troubling situations, and what consequences could these changes have on your life?

Read on to find out about the worst personality traits for each Meyers-Briggs Personality Type and what kinds of consequences they could pose.


ISTJs are very organized, but this could almost be to a fault, especially if you mess with their system. Don’t be surprised if you find them spending countless hours cleaning their entire house or reorganizing their whole filing system (even if they had more important things to get done).

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ISFJs are all about making people happy and keeping the peace. Sometimes, this could get in the way of them actualizing their own happiness or reaching their own goals. If they’re too focused on maintaining harmony with others, they may end up compromising themselves in the process.

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INFJs are always looking for the meaning in life. They’re very creative and imaginative, and they often apply these skills to shape their worldview. This could be problematic when it comes time to be practical about real-world issues and creative solutions aren’t going to help.

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INTJs can be skeptical, especially if you’ve given them a reason not to trust you. They already hold people in their lives to high standards, so if you don’t meet their expectations, it may be hard to gain or regain their trust.

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ISTPs have a very logical way of approaching problems, so they may have a hard time dealing with situations that don’t seem to add up. If they can’t find the logic in something, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you see them getting frustrated or confused.

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ISFPs love to live in the moment, so they aren’t naturally skilled in planning the future or reflecting on the past. This could spell disaster if they’re unable to learn from their mistakes or if they can’t take the necessary action steps to reach their goals.

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INFPs have a very strong sense of personal values, and they’ll get very upset and defensive if these are challenged. Feeling threatened by someone may just send an INFP into a tailspin.

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For INTPs, social interaction isn’t really one of their strong suits. Instead, they’re known to always analyze ideas and think critically about their world. Though this could be beneficial in some situations, it could be troublesome when they need to connect with others.

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ESTPs are spontaneous, and this could get them into trouble. If they behave on a whim, they could be putting themselves in danger. This would be especially problematic if they’re in an unfamiliar place or with unknown people because there will be more variables to worry about if ESTPs put themselves at risk.

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ESFPs thrive when they’re able to collaborate with others, so having to work alone may pose a challenge for them. It’s important for ESFPs to develop their own skills individually in case they need to tackle a problem on their own.

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ENFP is supportive of the people they care about, and they expect the same in return. If someone isn’t giving them the credit they feel they deserve, they might feel slighted and get upset.

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ENTP hates being stuck in a routine; they’re always looking for new experiences, people, and places. It’s very possible that this feeling manifests itself as a negative attitude toward work, especially if their job feels monotonous.

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ESTJs go into almost every situation with a strategy, and they sometimes use force to get others to help execute their plan. They’ll run into problems if their plan gets thrown off course, either by a person they’re working with or an external event that changes the circumstances.

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ESFJs feel best when they have strong relationships with others; the ideal person in their lives would be someone they could collaborate with, rely on, and feel supported by in tough situations. If they don’t have this type of relationship, or if someone they are close to wrongs them, this may create discord in their life.

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ENFJs love to lead others, but they may not always be able to do this, especially if someone tries to take away or threaten their power. Someone who tries to usurp their authority will quickly get to their bad side.

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ENTJs often think in the long-term, so they may have trouble handling the day-to-day operations required in many aspects of life. This would be most problematic if they find themselves in a highly deadline-driven situation.

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