MBTI: Weaknesses and Opposites- SP and NT


And here’s what’s effectively “Part 2.” If you don’t want to see the “SJ and NF” because you’re only here to read about yourself (and you’re a selfish jerk, yada yada yada…), at least check out the beginning of it. It might help clear up exactly what we’re talking about.

ISTP- Forced Function: Extroverted Feeling

If there’s one type you don’t want to catch exercising their Fe, it’s the ISTP. While the inferior function can coexist peacefully with it’s dominant, forcing the inferior will have the user acting out the worst way.

The ISTP’s way? Well, being that the ISTP is uncomfortable with their feelings in the first place, they become overridden with emotions yet without any “acceptable” way (in their mind) of releasing them. So naturally, anger and rage are what become the go-to emotions. It’s either this or to hole up, pretending that nothing is wrong and they do a terrible job of it. Fe can only be hidden in so many ways.


ISFP- Forced Function: Extroverted Thinking

Similar to the INFP, the ISFP goes from their normal mode of being laid back and friendly to becoming a dictator or their own beliefs. Te at its healthiest is productive and active in making things happen, but at it’s worst, the stressed ISFP user will withdraw and, similar to the ISTP, pretend that nothing is wrong.

This is something noticeable to many depending on the severity of the ISFP’s issue, but it’s ultimately the worst way for them to deal with their problem; notable mostly because what discussion the ISFP does become engaged in may become cynical and overly depressive in thought and attitude.

ESFP- Forced Function: Introverted Intuition

When it comes to bad behavior, the ESFP may be the most uncontrollable in terms of emotion. Prone to outlandish behavior even on a good day, when the ESFP forces their Ni function, you’ll get someone that sees the future as having many outcomes, none of them good, and this will lead them to taking part in whatever leads to the most stimulating activity.

Since Ni deals with long term planning and getting many possibilities from one thing, it’s easy to see how a “here-and-now” personality could be negatively affected by seeing multiple choices, none of them seeming right.


ESTP- Forced Function: Introverted Intuition

Very similar to the ESFP in that their dominant and inferior functions are the same, the ESTP makes it a life mission to get the best deal at the best time, though a stressed ESTP will fail to see the consequences of their actions that Ni will naturally allow a user to see. Long range planning becomes a thing of the past as they live in the moment without regard for what happens to themselves or those around them.

One noticeable detail in this ESTP pattern is how unhappy they will be but with no idea of how to fix it in similar fashion to the ESFP in terms of misery; when living in the moment can have majorly positive results, it’s now become an excuse to waste whatever resources the user has.

ENTJ- Forced Function: Inferior Feeling

Like their sensor cousin, the ESTJ, understanding people’s feelings don’t come natural to them, not even their own. From this, a stressed out ENTJ will be unsure of how to deal with a situation appropriately if it involves said feelings. This may result in the ENTJ being too quiet when they need to speak, or the more likely outcome of saying too much.

While Fi is naturally a part of the ENTJ’s thought process, allowing them to know what needs to be done in the decision-making process, a weakened ENTJ will be more confused in these situations, with their normal decisiveness becoming awkward and unsure.


INTJ- Forced Function: Extroverted Sensing

The INTJ is known for their planning but stressing their Se makes them prone to living in the moment alone. For the INTJ, as opposed to lead Se-users, this involves getting nothing constructive done as they plod and waste time, unnatural to their usual livelihood of planning and carrying out.

This stressed state also causes the user to only see the negative in others as well, and serves as a distraction for their own issues as they rifle through the flaws of others, in a futile effort to bury their own issues. INTJs are generally in tune with finding the kinks in plans and people but this differs in that there is no planned outcome but to find fault.

ENTP- Forced Function: Introverted Sensing

The ENTP will usually use their inferior Si to recall minute facts and seemingly unimportant details to tie into their bigger picture mindset, but in a state of stress, their Si will only serve to use the smallest of details to fuel their worried mood and why this insignificant thing will hold them back.

Usually bored with details, an unhealthy ENTP may only focus on this, in a way that can be as entertaining to watch as it is annoying to hear and see them labor over the smallest piece of information that could not matter less.


INTP- Forced Function: Extroverted Feeling

Much like the ISTP, the INTP’s inferior function of Fe makes them unsure of what to do in matters that involve people and meticulousness. Preferring to deal with things, concepts, and ideas, the INTP becomes a cluttered mess when it comes to understanding their own feelings.

Being that Fe will often have a user not entirely sure of what to think at times, the INTP will bounce back and forth in their mind of doing what’s natural to them or what would be appropriate for others. While the ISTP responds with anger at times, the INTP will appear exasperated and ready to break free of (often) unseen oppressors.

5 Responses to “MBTI: Weaknesses and Opposites- SP and NT”

  1. Hey just read parts 1 and 2 of this post. It was pretty good. I do have two questions though. When you referred to “stressing the Extraverted Sensing” in the INTJ section, I was wondering if you could clarify. Also, for an INTJ that is stressed in that manner (Like Walter White) how would you recommend “destresssing” so that they can behave more naturally, WITHOUT becoming a murderous drug kingpin.

    • Taylor Says:

      Stressing your Se is pretty much you going against your natural programming of thinking, planning, and carrying out said plans. This could be as simple as what you plan to do throughout the day or what you’re going to do with your life since INTJ and INFJ are the ultimate planners. Se is the tail end of the kite that are your functions so you’ll use it without thinking about it, but forcing it is when problems are caused. INFJs and INTJs have inferior Fe so they’ll go from being long range planners to only living in the present and unproductively at that.
      Normally though, your dominant Ni works with your inferior Se to figure out how your plans (Ni) will come into play in the real world (Se). But only stressing Se is suppressing your Ni. How would one stress their Se? That’s done by whatever makes you fret in real life which would be unique to you; bills, relationships, etc.

      When it comes to “decompressing” as Woody puts it in ‘True Detective,’ there would be two major ways to help, one being constructive and enjoyable, the other simply being enjoyable. One is to find a hobby that you like that is geared toward a long range goal- art, music, carpentry, reading a book, collecting, writing- whatever. The other is to just make sure that no matter what happens in that day that you make sure to get time to do something that YOU want to do, even if that just means playing some video games or watching a movie. But if you’re an INTJ, anything you can find that brings together your planning and creativity would be preferable.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Sweetie Says:

    Cool jujubees, podnah.

  3. swellbeth Says:

    Under ESFP, I thought that Ni was focusing on one or two of the most likely outcomes, and that Ne was the function that grows into a billion possibilities. I’m INTJ, and my Ni only lets me look at the best option, so why should inferior Ni let an ESFP see a whole bunch?

    • Taylor Says:

      INTJ strength, as you know, is finding the possibility in the right idea/thing/whatever while ESFPs go with the flow. But when they stop to examine the possibilities of whatever their situation is, they go crazy and don’t know how to filter out the good from the bad. So they’re seeing a whole bunch of possibilities, but none of them good, everything mixed in together.


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