MBTI WHEN THEY HAVE A CRUSH (5 Fun Facts)

What does each MBTI do when they have a crush on someone? This article is a review of each MBTI type when they have a crush.

What does MBTI do when they have a crush? (A List)

Here is a summary of what each MBTI do when they have a crush on someone:

MBTI TypesMBTI when they have a crush
ENFJKeeps it a secret
ESFJBlush and flirt, which makes it obvious
ESFPEveryone knows about it
ENFPGiggle around the crush
INFJMight write a song about the crush
ISFPAdmires from a distance silently, stammer when confronts
INTJLooks deeply in the eyes, difficult for them to be nice
INFPTalk to makes their crush comfortable to make the crush share dark secret, & love them more after that
ISTJDispute, contend and bears with their crush
ISTPLooks from a distance, grins, actually want to kiss their crush
INTPChecks out social media of their crush
ESTJWatch the reaction of their crush when they talk about themselves
ESTPBrags about
ENTPSays anything which makes their crush like them
ENTJMakes a point that how great they and their crush are when together
ISFJTake precautions to make sure nothing goes wrong before approaching their crush

What are MBTI Dimensions & Personality Types?

MBTI is a standardized inventory which is used to determine the personality type of an individual, preferences and judgment.

What is Personality?

The word personality is rooted in a Latin word ‘persona.’ The word persona refers to a theatrical mask work by performers in order to either look a definite way or disguise their characters. Carl Jung highlights the idea of “collective unconscious.” This notion refers to the innate psychological dispositions of all human beings.  

According to the American Psychological Association:

Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas:

  • One understanding is the individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability.
  • The other understanding is how the various parts of a person come together as a whole

Four Key Dichotomies

There are four dichotomies including 2 opposing styles each, which makes a total of 8 different styles. Once it is determined what an individual style for the four dichotomies is, a four letter code is obtained. These four letters are the initials of each of the preferred styles.

MBTI Dichotomy – Introversion vs. Extraversion (I/E)

Function: How individuals get their energy?

Description: By spending quiet time alone or with a small group, introverts are energized. They seem to be more thoughtful and reserved. By spending time with individuals and in busy, productive surroundings, extraverts are energized. They seem to be outspoken and more verbal.

MBTI Dichotomy – Sensing vs. iNtuition (S/I)

Function: How individuals take in the information?

Description: Sensors rely on their five senses and are interested in data that they can see, hear, and so on directly. They prefer to be hands-on students and are frequently characterized as “practical.” A more abstract level of thought focuses on iNtuitive; they are creative and more interested in ideas, patterns, and explanations. 

MBTI Dichotomy- Judging vs. Perceiving (J/P)

Function: How individuals make decisions?

Description: Judgers enjoy structure and order; they like organized stuff, and they hate last-minute revisions. Flexibility and spontaneity are valued by perceivers; they want to leave open things so they can change their minds.

MBTI Dichotomy –Thinking vs. Feeling (T/F) 

Function: How individuals organize their world?

Description: Thinkers, in their heads, prefer to make decisions; they are interested in making the most rational, fair option. Feelers prefer to make choices in their hearts; they are interested in how people will be influenced by a decision, and whether it suits their beliefs.

List of MBTI Types

The above mentioned method of obtaining combination can yield 16 possible personality types:

MBTI TypesAbbreviations
ISTJIntroverted – Sensing – Thinking – Judging 
ESTJExtraverted – Sensing – Thinking – Judging
ISTPIntroverted – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving
ESTPExtraverted – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving
ISFJIntroverted – Sensing – Feeling – Judging 
ESFJExtraverted – Sensing – Feeling – Judging
ISFPIntroverted – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving 
ESFPExtraverted – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving
INFJIntroverted – iNtuition – Feeling – Judging
ENFJExtraverted – iNtuition – Feeling – Judging
INFPIntroverted – iNtuition – Feeling – Perceiving
ENFPExtraverted – iNtuition – Feeling – Perceiving
INTJIntroverted – iNtuition  – Thinking – Judging
ENTJExtraverted – iNtuition – Thinking – Judging
INTPIntroverted – iNtuition – Thinking – Perceiving
ENTPExtraverted – iNtuition – Thinking – Perceiving

What does MBTI do when they have a crush? (Details)

Given below are the details of each MBTI personality type when they have a crush on someone.

INFJ

INFJs may be more afraid of being hurt or rejected than other people. Introverts can sometimes withdraw from their extraverted work, becoming trapped in a cycle of over-analyzing a situation and fixating on what could go wrong.

INFJs have a tendency to idealize the object of their adoration from afar, only to be disappointed by reality. To avoid embarrassment, INFJs may try to hide their feelings and get to know the other person first.

They’ll try to communicate with them or do thoughtful stuff in the hopes that the other person will pick up on it. INFJs are susceptible to procrastination and waiting too long to act. The other person is already out of control by the time they are ready to take action.

INFP 

For INFPs, simply imagining themselves with their romantic crush may be enough to dissuade them from taking the risk of making their dream come true. They may have a proclivity to form an unrealistically idealised picture of an individual, which can lead to disappointment.

INFPs will try to learn everything they can about their crush by whatever means possible, including talking to people who are related to them in any way. It can be difficult for them to summon the courage to express their feelings, so they will try to befriend the person first.

Their tactic is to behave like a cute tapeworm that burrows deep into a person’s life in order to feel attached to them. Then, with love and charm, they might be able to form a romantic bond that leads to something more.

INTJ

INTJs, like INFJs, can fall into the trap of over-analyzing a person’s prospects without acting on their desires. Since they spent so much time thinking about it, romantic opportunities could pass them by.

They may also be excessively defensive of their emotions, fearful of humiliation if they reveal their true feelings and risk romantic rejection. Even though they are deeply in love, INTJs can be prone to downplaying their feelings.

INTJs, like everyone else, are human, but they dislike giving others control over their emotions. INTJs crave companionship, but they also set too high a bar for the rest of the world to meet.

INTP

INTPs are prone to daydreaming about being with someone without actually carrying it out. INTPs who have a crush on someone can try to strategically position themselves in the right place for something to happen.

INTPs may become borderline stalkers in order to maximize their chances of communicating with that special person they’ve set their sights on. INTPs find it difficult to express their emotions openly. They’re looking for a way in, a common ground on which to start a discussion.

They’ll try to impress them with their wit and intelligence in the hopes that their crush will discover how fascinating, funny, and loveable INTP can be on their own. INTPs, on the other hand, may spend too much time on the fence, trying to find out when the best time to act is, before the train eventually departs without them.

ENFJ

The ENFJ personality type has no difficulty expressing their feelings for others. They are naturally friendly, and with their characteristic charm and engaging humor, they can seek a relationship with a potential love interest.

When they are enamored with another, they may find it difficult to contain their excitement and may be unable to act normally in their presence. This may cause them to take a step back and doubt themselves and their ability to close the deal, or they may risk having their heart.

They may be excessively worried about being judged and attempt to do everything possible to win their crush’s heart.

ENFP

ENFPs are naturally flirty, and they enjoy social interaction with a hint of sexual tension. If they have a crush on someone, though, the stakes are raised, and their big hearts and emotional well-being are instantly put in jeopardy. Their upbeat attitude enables them to conquer their fears and express themselves.

They may be nervous and have a lot of butterflies in their stomachs, but the likelihood of rejection isn’t enough to make them change their minds. ENFPs have a tendency to idealize others, which may affect how a crush develops; they may be torn about how to continue until reality sets in and the grass appears greener somewhere else.

ENTJ

If ENTJs are taken aback by their emotions in some way, they may need more time to reconnect with themselves and find out what they really want.

Since ENTJs make choices based on the possibility of repercussions, they would follow a crush if they thought the long-term prospects were really good and consistent with the rest of their life goals/objectives.

ENTJs have a long-term perspective on relationships, and they will closely examine any factor that might suggest a dead end or unfavorable outcome. If they believe it’s worth the risk, they’ll quickly formulate a strategy and put it into motion.

Some ENTJs are more persistent and don’t give up easily, while others can be ruthless with themselves when it comes to letting go of pointless emotions and moving on.

ENTP

Immature ENTPs can resist crushes unconsciously because they dislike feeling dominated or constrained by external forces or their own emotions. Since ENTPs are so close to the outside world, they aren’t always aware of their own inner world. Their self-reflective feature is poor; they can take longer than other forms to commit to action.

ENTPs are natural adventurers who enjoy meeting new people and are drawn to those with fascinating ideas or the ability to have intelligent conversations. Since they are open to a variety of possibilities, they can simply opt for a wait-and-see approach, allowing things to grow naturally before they are more certain about the individual.

ISTJ

When an ISTJ meets their crush, they can become emotionally shut down. They might become withdrawn and uncomfortable in their presence. It could take them a little longer to muster the courage to try.

They have a hard time behaving spontaneously in unexpected circumstances, so they’ll most likely try to rehearse and prepare what they’ll say and how they’ll say it. ISTJs will aim to ease their way in slowly and steadily by attempting to establish a rapport with them by assisting them in any way that is caring.

ESTJ

When it comes to matters of the heart, ESTJs can struggle. When deciding how to handle their crush, their inferior introverted feeling may leave them feeling a little confused.

They may, in an uncharacteristically passive fashion, resign themselves to waiting for the other person to make the first move, with a little encouragement from them. The possibility of being in an emotionally insecure condition and looking desperate is remarkably susceptible to ESTJs.

They can either listen to the universe or decide if it’s “meant to be” if the other person takes the initiative and “passes the test,” or they can persuade themselves that the other person isn’t involved or unworthy If no action is taken.

ISFJ

Before approaching their crush, ISFJs proceed with caution. They are usually self-sufficient and independent people, but desire or deep infatuation with someone else can cause them to lose touch with their sense of inner stability.

In an effort to regain control of their situation, they can become obsessed with learning everything they can about the other person. As a way of relieving their own fears, they’ll collect a plethora of small information.

ISFJs can lose their senses and devote all of their attention to that individual, neglecting their own needs and priorities in the process.

ESFJ

Since ESFJs are so outwardly centered, they frequently lack insight into their own inner workings, including the awareness of a crush. ESFJs could develop a crush on someone after hearing that they were interested in them first, even if they had previously shown no interest in them.

ESFJs are usually socially aware and have a keen sense of who has more authority or influence in a given situation. As a result, ESFJs who think they have the upper hand in any way are more likely to share their feelings freely.

If they believe the other person is out of their league, they will do everything they can to keep their feelings concealed or suppressed due to a lack of trust or fear of rejection.

ISTP

Since ISTPs aren’t always in contact with their own emotional undercurrents, they might not know what to do when they have particularly strong feelings for someone. They can dither and equivocate, unsure whether pursuing this crush is worth the risk or the effort.

From a safe distance, they research the object of their interest intently in order to learn more about it. When they’re with their crush, they might have a hard time hiding the nervous energy that’s bubbling up inside of them, and they might become unusually excited and excitable.

ESTP

ESTPs have no qualms about following their crush. They love the excitement of the chase and approach it with faith and good humour. They are normally unconcerned about loss or disappointment, but if their feelings become deeply invested, they may become defensive and afraid of rejection.

Emotional weakness can make ESTP fearful of losing their sense of fun and ease. ESTPs approach wooing and courtship as a strategy game in which they strive to master other people’s emotions so that they can press all the right buttons to get the answers they want.

ISFP

ISFPs are drawn to the thrill of a crush. They are, however, not necessarily quick to act and tend to nurture their feelings in silence at first. ISFPs that are less experienced are at the mercy of how they are feeling at the time.

Since they have a greater underlying concern about upsetting other people’s lives, or because they lack trust or fear rejection, those who rely may be shy and tentative about pursuing love crushes. They can be very passive, preferring to wait to be pushed into circumstances rather than taking the initiative.

This can make them difficult to interpret because their emotions fluctuate, resulting in a plethora of mixed signals. ISFPs tend to feel out each moment and take things as they come, rather than planning ahead or knowing whether or not they can make a move.

ESFP

Because of their introverted nature, ESFPs would feel compelled to shield their own feelings, preventing them from pursuing a crush right away. On the one side, Se revels in the dramatic outpouring of emotions.

They can, on the other hand, be filled with anxiety due to an underlying fear of being revealed, humiliated, or rejected, particularly because ESFPs are generally well-liked and confident in public. Since romantic feelings are a high-stakes undertaking, this natural aplomb will intensify their insecurities.

They may also secretly deny a crush because they don’t like giving up control of their feelings to others. If they are unsure whether the individual will reciprocate, any overt indication from them can cause emotional instability, forcing them back and forth between their Se desire for excitement and their Fi desire to protect emotions.

Conclusion

This was a review of each MBTI personality type when they have a crush.

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What do ISTJ do when they have a crush?

When an ISTJ meets their crush, they can become emotionally shut down. They might become withdrawn and uncomfortable in their presence. It could take them a little longer to muster the courage to try.

What do ENFP do when they have a crush?

ENFPs are naturally flirty, and they enjoy social interaction with a hint of sexual tension. If they have a crush on someone, though, the stakes are raised, and their big hearts and emotional well-being are instantly put in jeopardy. Their upbeat attitude enables them to conquer their fears and express themselves.

What do INTP do when they have a crush?

INTPs are prone to daydreaming about being with someone without actually carrying it out. INTPs who have a crush on someone can try to strategically position themselves in the right place for something to happen.

References

https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.