Why MBTI types are dangerous (3 key reasons)

Why are MBTI types dangerous? This article will break down, in detail, how a certain personality type can be dangerous. Here is why you can be a threat to any of the 16 MBTI personalities.

Why are MBTI Types dangerous? (In Brief)

First aspect:

Everyone has a good and a bad side. Have you ever imagined what would happen if you were to get on the wrong side of someone? There are defensive mechanisms and abilities for each form of personality that they can use to take down an opponent or defend them from harm.

Second aspect:

In a harsh world, in order to survive, you must fight. As early as you let your guard down, the streets are full of snakes trying to get you in. A wolf in disguise may even be the most harmless human, so don’t underestimate them.

What are MBTI Dimensions & Personality Types?

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. The 8 styles are Extraversion (E), Introversion (I), Sensing (S), iNtuition (N), Judging (J), Perceiving (P), Thinking (T) and Feeling (F). 

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 TypesMBTI Type Abbreviations
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

16 MBTI: Why are they dangerous?

ISTJ – Introvert Sensing Thinking Judging

ISTJs are deadly since they can float under the radar but pick up in a hidden, fly-on-the-wall sort of way on a lot of what goes on around them. Others can forget that ISTJ is still in the room because it’s so quiet. 

Thanks in part to their concentration and preparation skills, ISTJs may become unmatched in their reliability and rapidity in completing tasks. If an ISTJ decided to commit an offence, a great plan that is well thought out down to the smallest information would probably be formulated.

ESTJ – Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging

ESTJs are hazardous because at almost anything they do they are so very competent and effective. They might just waltz in and take over the show with their natural leadership skill, but some seem to enjoy getting someone who appears to know what they are doing.

Via their rocket-propelled career path, ESTJs are able to gain power and status and are likely to hold roles where they get to make important decisions that impact many people.

ISTP – Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Although an ISTP is not inherently a sociopath, they may behave like one because of their lack of emotionality and emotional responsiveness. ISTP will detach itself and become cold and unsympathetic from their feelings. At worst, they can display antisocial actions in which they behave impulsively with little consideration for the effect on anyone else of their conduct. 

ISTPs can very easily work out problems and are able to dominate others to the punch and they are very audacious and willing to take chances that others are too frightened to do.

ESTP – Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Like ESFJ, to turn others against you, ESTP will exploit their reputation and social capital. ESTP is very convincing and knowledgeable to persuade others to see it that way. Because of this, ESTPs will get away with something that other individuals cannot do. 

With their charm and smooth talk, they can use Jedi mind tricks and distract people while casually picking their pockets and relieving them of their wrist watch and wallet.

ISFJ – Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

ISFJs are dangerous because, until the end of time, everything you say and do can and will be kept against you forever. ISFJs may be long suffering and compassionate, yet they have their limits and can switch from loving caregivers to bitter termagants once they are reached.  

The ISFJ will never forget the humiliating thing that happened to you because of their long memories, and they will use that information to blackmail you. They can hijack your consciousness and drive you all the way to the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy on a guilt trip.

ESFJ – Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging

ESFJ has its finger on the pulse of the communities in which they are involved. They have an ability to exploit an individual’s perceptions of the community and make others hate them. ESFJs may be two-faced and, while they are genuinely loyal to someone else, they can seem loyal to other people. 

Even though they are pleasant and polite, when trying to stamp out their competition or people who challenge their popularity or prestige, the egotism of the ESFJ may cause them to become petty and stoop to new lows.

ISFP – Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Owing to their calm and good-natured temperament, it’s easy to underestimate ISFPs. Yet they are also capable of extreme emotional outbursts that can surprise others. They are capable of going to great lengths to exact vengeance when they are spurned or hurt by others. When they are burned by others, 

ISFPs will become insane and can try to humiliate or publicly shame them in revenge. They can lash out in very childish ways and say and do vicious, hurtful things impulsively that they may regret later.

ESFP – Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

To ostracize and marginalize other individuals, ESFPs may use their sway and social clout. Even though they’re super friendly and cheerful, against those who wrong them, ESFPs can become mean and spiteful. Via popularity, they have influence and some people can do no wrong. 

All the publicity will go to their heads when ESFPs earn a lot of praise and they can become self-aggrandizing. It can lead to ill-advised and impulsive actions and can even backfire and land them in hot water with their impetuous, in-the-moment attitude.

INFP – Introverted iNtuition Feeling Perceiving

Given their ethereal and impressionistic temperament, INFP can often be very calculating. Others do not understand how analytical and observant they can be, which can lead to an unknown compounding of internal conflict and festering disdain for others. 

Rage can consume them until, without warning, they eventually lash out. The power of the beliefs of an INFP will make it very hard to talk them out of something crazy or insane that they think is “right” or “good.”

ENFP – Extraverted iNtuition Feeling Perceiving

There may be more than one approach a cat can be skinned and ENFPs can think of more ways than other people can. ENFPs are dangerous because, using charm and charisma, they can be persuasive and win people over to their side and even tie them around their little finger. 

Because of this, ENFPs can gain power and authority and can be used responsibly or irresponsibly once they have it. Surprisingly, ENFPs tend to have strong principles that they adhere to. However, they can be shockingly cutthroat against their rivals and would not hesitate to permanently eliminate genuinely toxic individuals from their lives.

INFJ – Introverted iNtuition Feeling Judging

INFJs may hide from others their true feelings and project a false image or facade. They may be like social chameleons, reading the people with whom they associate and changing their own actions in order to fit in effectively. 

When they really notice and gather a lot of information about individuals that can be weaponized against them, the INFJ can claim to be obtuse and harmless. INFJs have a powerful will and, when it comes to achieving their ends; can switch from being altruistic to Machiavellian.

ENFJ – Extraverted iNtuition Feeling Judging

ENFJ is dangerous as they appear to know everything about others while being enigmatic to others in many respects. They can get you to open up to them and share private information that they can blackmail you with later. Their warmth and congeniality may be something that certain individuals depend on as a source of comfort and motivation. 

It can be emotionally damaging for those who thought they could do no wrong when ENFJ withdraws from their typically sunny temperament and becomes judgmental and harsh.

INTJ – Introverted iNtuition Thinking Judging

INTJs are risky because in staging an intricate scheme, they can go the distance and actually get away with it. For nothing, they aren’t called masterminds. INTJs are excellent at analysis and can find out a lot about individuals. They often appear to maintain precise information of what people say and do in person even after those individuals have forgotten. 

For later reference, INTJ will keep score and record anything they observe on their mind’s hard drive. This is why, well before anyone else notices, they can link the dots that lead to insights.

ENTJ – Extraverted iNtution Thinking Judging

Since they can run a tight ship and smash their rivals with it, ENTJs are dangerous. They are very professional and it is prudent not to bet against them, no matter what they set out to do. They have a significant amount of confidence in themselves and have immense vision and perseverance to allow them to achieve great goals that others would not have thought possible. 

As your opponent, you do not want to have an ENTJ.

INTP – Introverted iNtution Thinking Perceiving

INTPs refrain from saying a great deal about what comes into their heads. This is also to the advantage of others because some pretty scathing (and precise) insults can be said by INTPs that cut straight to the heart. 

INTPs can be a bane to insecure managers who do not appreciate the INTP pointing out the mistake and making them look like an illogical schmuck in their reasoning in front of others. 

INTPs are problematic because the most obscure hints can be pieced together and secrets and important knowledge that they were not supposed to know can be revealed. When interacting with senseless individuals, INTPs are also capable of extreme rage.

ENTP – Extraverted iNtution Thinking Perceiving

ENTPs are capable of gaslighting and causing people to second guess what they thought they learned. A number of alternatives and contingencies are regularly recognised by the ENTP individual that allow them to foresee and identify loopholes and work around restrictions imposed against them. 

They can make witty mouse traps which, while avoiding the tricks set against them, ensnare others. In their capacity to exploit and fabricate tall tales, the ENTP can be like a clever con artist.

Conclusion

Why are MBTI types dangerous? This article explored in detail, how a certain personality type can be dangerous.

FAQs: Why are MBTI types dangerous?

In what ways can MBTI types be dangerous?

There are two ways to look at it:

  • Everyone has a good and a bad side.
  • The streets are full of snakes trying to get you in.

How are INFJs dangerous?

They may be like social chameleons, reading the people with whom they associate and changing their own actions in order to fit in effectively.

When they really notice and gather a lot of information about individuals that can be weaponized against them, the INFJ can claim to be obtuse and harmless.

Who are dangerous INFJs?

  • Osama Bin Laden
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Ruhollah Khomeini
  • Chiang Kai-shek

How are INTJs dangerous?

INTJs are risky because in staging an intricate scheme, they can go the distance and actually get away with it. For nothing, they aren’t called masterminds.

How are ESFJs dangerous?

ESFJ has its finger on the pulse of the communities in which they are involved. They have an ability to exploit an individual’s perceptions of the community and make others hate them. ESFJs may be two-faced and, while they are genuinely loyal to someone else, they can seem loyal to other people.

How are ENFJs with secrets?

ENFJ is dangerous as they appear to know everything about others while being enigmatic to others in many respects. They can get you to open up to them and share private information that they can blackmail you with later.

References

Jhoon. WHY EACH MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE IS DANGEROUS. Astroligion. https://astroligion.com/why-each-mbti-type-is-dangerous/

Susan Storm. (2019, April 15). Here’s What Makes You Dangerous, Based on Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type. Psychology Junkie. https://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2019/04/15/heres-what-makes-you-dangerous-based-on-your-myers-briggs-personality-type/

The Myers and Briggs Foundation. MBTI® Basics. The Myers and Briggs Foundation. 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.