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Which Myers Briggs Type Do You Find Most Difficult to Understand?

  • INFP - The Idealists

    Votes: 22 8.1%
  • INFJ - The Protectors

    Votes: 23 8.5%
  • INTP - The Thinkers

    Votes: 14 5.2%
  • INTJ - The Scientists

    Votes: 18 6.6%
  • ISFP - The Artists

    Votes: 14 5.2%
  • ISTP - The Mechanics

    Votes: 28 10.3%
  • ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Votes: 10 3.7%
  • ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Votes: 20 7.4%
  • ENFP - The Inspirers

    Votes: 24 8.9%
  • ENFJ - The Givers

    Votes: 8 3.0%
  • ENTP - The Visionaries

    Votes: 8 3.0%
  • ENTJ - The Executives

    Votes: 15 5.5%
  • ESFP - The Performers

    Votes: 10 3.7%
  • ESTP - The Doers

    Votes: 12 4.4%
  • ESFJ - The Caregivers

    Votes: 13 4.8%
  • ESTJ - The Guardians

    Votes: 32 11.8%

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I suppose ISTJ is the one I have the hardest time understanding. ISFP coming in second and I don't know of a third.
 
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I believe the type I've had the most trouble understanding is the ESFJ type. Even though I've been acquainted with (at least) three people of this type, I'm regularly confounded and frustrated by their actions. In worst case scenarios, I see ESFJs as manipulative and two-faced, but in regular situations, they're usually nice, if a little annoying.
 

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I'd say an ENFP for their multiple facets. Sure, you understand their overall intent or pattern, but the specifics from the complexities which arise as a result are difficult to grasp.
 

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ISFP. While they are for the most part very nice and non-conflicting, I find that they are just too laid-back and non-resistant just so...inert. lol.
I always feel like I have to initiate everything all the time, which is pretty tiresome. I understand the dislike for conflict, but seriously, lighten up a little?
 

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I believe the type I've had the most trouble understanding is the ESFJ type. Even though I've been acquainted with (at least) three people of this type, I'm regularly confounded and frustrated by their actions. In worst case scenarios, I see ESFJs as manipulative and two-faced, but in regular situations, they're usually nice, if a little annoying.
I can see exactly where you're coming from, Grey as my mother is an ESFJ and gets on my nerves quiet frequently. The way they work astounds and confuses me all at the same time. I can read as much as there is to read about them, but I fear that I will never truly know why they do the things they do because I don't see life from their mindset. However, I do have to say that my mother has taught me a lot because of the way she is. Same goes to my grandmother and cousin.

ISFP. While they are for the most part very nice and non-conflicting, I find that they are just too laid-back and non-resistant just so...inert. lol.
I always feel like I have to initiate everything all the time, which is pretty tiresome. I understand the dislike for conflict, but seriously, lighten up a little?
I'd say what annoys me the most about ISFPs is their mood swings. I have a best friend who is an ISFP and I swear I never know what moods she's going to be or what person she is going to be when I speak to her for the first time in a few days. And she's almost the exact opposite to being non-conflicting as she is known for getting into lots of fights, however I don't think she really enjoys them all that much. She just likes for people to know where she stands.

She is very laid-back for the most part, yes and it does get annoying sometimes that I can't get a reaction out of her... I think the mood swings and different masks is really what confuses me the most, though.
 

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I put ISTP. I had a bestfriend who was an ISTP and he is still my friend but he never talked about anything serious and had like a hidden wall that blocked from talking about any past experiences and stuff.
 

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It is difficult for me to classify which types have better flaws than the others, so I can't choose which I find most difficult to comprehend. I find all types equally annoying :D
 

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For me, tie between ENFJ and ENTJ. Please understand, this has been just my personal experience, but I really wonder how they (the ones I have come into contact with) are able to sleep at night.
 

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lol enfj and infp are easy to understand..................or are we?
 
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I believe the type I've had the most trouble understanding is the ESFJ type. Even though I've been acquainted with (at least) three people of this type, I'm regularly confounded and frustrated by their actions. In worst case scenarios, I see ESFJs as manipulative and two-faced, but in regular situations, they're usually nice, if a little annoying.
I agree with this. I know the what to expect, when to expect it, and how something will happen from an ESFJ usually, but I am still not sure why they must do some of the things they do.
 

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It is difficult for me to classify which types have better flaws than the others, so I can't choose which I find most difficult to comprehend. I find all types equally annoying :D
What he said
 

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NTJ by far, Te/Ni/Te makes my brain go Hurrrrrrrr. Te in general puts me at a loss. INFJ can be hard to read, but is less...at odds with how I...function.
 

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It is difficult for me to classify which types have better flaws than the others, so I can't choose which I find most difficult to comprehend. I find all types equally annoying :D
I know what you mean! After discovering M-B and Enneagrams and the flaws of various types, I'm amazed that any of my relationships have worked.

I'd choose ENFPs as most difficult to understand. I always feel that I have to tiptoe around so I don't inadvertently mess with one of their world views, and since I don't know what many of their views are, I tiptoe around everything. Maybe it's just the couple ENFPs I know?
 

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I know what you mean! After discovering M-B and Enneagrams and the flaws of various types, I'm amazed that any of my relationships have worked.

I'd choose ENFPs as most difficult to understand. I always feel that I have to tiptoe around so I don't inadvertently mess with one of their world views, and since I don't know what many of their views are, I tiptoe around everything. Maybe it's just the couple ENFPs I know?
Yeah, I have to tiptoe around some of the ENFPs I know. If I say the wrong thing, they might blow up at me o_O A lot of my energy is spent calming them down, anyhow.
 
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