Which Stressors Put You Over The Edge Based On Your Personality Type

Stressors Personality Type

To regain their open, self-assured outlook, the INFJ can decrease sensory stimulation and then talk it out with another person who knows them well.


ISTPs are careful, contemplative problem-solvers.

When someone slights them, such as breaks a rule, snubs a value or their approach, they express their anger and hurt in inappropriate public ways.

Most people are shocked by the outburst, and the only way out is to decompress, find a solution to fix the situation and ease their embarrassment. Mostly, it just takes time for the situation to expire.



The ISFPs values drive their actions, and they are attuned to others and oriented in the present.

Too much conflict pushes them over the edge, as well as feeling time-pressured or having their freedom’s constrained. In the grip, ISFPs become outwardly critical of themselves and others. Their harsh judgments can be jarring to others and themselves.

The best way back to harmony is a heavy dose of self-compassion and being in the moment, such as practicing mindfulness or meditation.



The typical INTP is independent and introspective.

They greatly suffer when they don’t get enough alone time, and especially when someone invades their space. They can become overly self-conscious, lost in their turmoil, and deliver outbursts of “you just don’t understand me!”

Compassion, alone time, listening to music or solving a puzzle like a Rubik’s Cube gets them feeling better in no time.



The INFP type is a sensitive healer.

They have a strong identity, and they live in a world of meaning. If someone threatens their individuality or completely shuts down their ideas, they can get openly hostile. They begin to doubt themselves, their competence and their self-worth.

What they need to regain their confidence and composure is a passion project. When they get back in touch with their creative side and their authenticity, they no longer feel defensive.



The typical ESTP is known for practical problem solving and spontaneity.

They are the heroes who swoop in to save the day. When they’re already under stress, not getting results they want can put them over the edge. They begin to imagine that people don’t care about them, their sensing data gets completely distorted, and they feel empty and disillusioned. No longer action-oriented, they become hesitant to move.

What gets an ESTP back on track is to do something active and physical or focus on a meaningful task that requires thinking on their feet, like giving a talk at a Toastmaster’s Club.



ESFPs are supportive and fun-loving at their best.

Under incredible stress, detailed plans, analysis, and data become too much, and they become overwhelmed by it all. They strike out, demanding simplicity and becoming skeptical of everyone and everything.

To get back to their warm, trusting selves, they need to talk through and sort out their feelings and enjoy some downtime with someone important in their life. Think spa date.



ENTJs are usually decisive and strategic.

When they experience a lack of control or disorganization or indecisiveness by others, that can trigger overwhelm. They then start to nitpick at details and lash out at others before withdrawing completely.

To get back to a healthier state, ENTJs need to be able to experience their feeling without judgment and reconnect to their vision and the big picture-planning mode again.


This type is characteristically very social and empathic and strives for harmony.

When they are battered by criticism or feel a complete lack of harmony in their life, they can harshly deliver ‘tough love’ while inwardly obsess over their own flaws.

ENFJs can get out of the grip by getting away for some solitude, then reconnecting with loved ones and reminding themselves of their gifts. A new mission is just the thing the ENFJ needs next!



The dependable, pragmatic ESTJ does not rattle easily.

Usually, a matter of fact, when faced with extreme uncertainty and a lack of control, they feel isolated. And, if they’ve had their values slammed, they withdraw further into despair and loneliness.

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