A Self-Care Practice, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
We talk a lot about the importance of self-care routines, but have you found one yet that really resonates with you and feeds your soul (As it should!)?
Your personality can tell you various things about your inner workings - what makes you tick, what turns you off, and what drives your passions. It can also point you in the right direction when it comes to self-care!
The Myers-Briggs Personality Test is a popular tool to help you define your unique personality, but how else can it help you in your life?
Figuring out what your Myers-Briggs Personality is can help drive self-improvement, as well as help you understand what you need more of in your life.
When life gets tough, a lot of us forget about self-care.
When your activities and to-do list pile up, the first thing to be knocked off the list is your alone time - the time you sometimes desperately need to relax and unwind or de-stress for a second. This can throw your life into a quick and sudden imbalance, which often doesn’t serve you or the people you care about.
We know we need to make time for self-care, but you may need some help connecting to what kind.
Let’s personalize our experience by determining exactly what self-care tactic you need to try based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Test.
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Based on Your Personality Type, What’s Your Self-Care Routine?
Get your face masks and candles ready - let’s discover what your best self-care routine is based on your Myers-Briggs Personality Type.
The Architect - INTJ-A/INTJ-T
As the Architect personality type, you love puzzles! It’s an adventure for you - to figure it out and to problem-solve. You’ve got that critical thinker headspace up in your noggin’ and it absolutely plays a huge part in your self-care routine.
While you may think you would need to mix it up and stay away from activities that require problem-solving or making sense of a puzzle, it’s actually exactly what you self-care time should be full of. You can give yourself a mental break while also doing what you love. Go for a puzzle, a mystery podcast, or a computer game.
These can help you relax while sticking to what you’re good at.
The Logician - INTP-A/INTP-T
As the Logician personality type, your personality loves newness. You love learning new hobbies or processes. You’re like a sponge, taking in the knowledge around you!
This is why your self-care routine consists of trying out that new class. Take that time out of your busy schedule to sign up for the pottery class you’ve been thinking about and ensure you take time to truly process it. Maybe you can’t sign up for an in-person class, but you can always sign up for free trials on sites like SkillShare or Duolingo to try something new.
Consider doing some self-reflection after, such as by jotting down notes or journaling about it. You might get even more from it when you do this!
The Commander - ENTJ-A/ENTJ-T
As the Commander personality type, you’re a leader. Some find you intense, but those you get along with understand and get you. Yet, your intensity can sometimes be a problem not just for others, but also for you.
You’re a constant analytic thinker, but it’s good to take a break from this once and awhile. Try a deep breathing meditation or listen to a calming playlist during your solo time. This can really help you step back from the constant thoughts that run through your brain. While you’re at it, throw your feet up and put on your baggiest clothes - it’s time to chillax, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
The Debater - ENTP-A/ENTP-T
If you are the Debater personality type, you take a lot on - from world hunger to the most recent destruction happening in the world. With all your volunteering and social commitments, you find it tough to make room for self-care, but everyone needs it. It may be hard to admit it while you’re changing the world but self-care isn’t for every personality except for you.
Your self-care routine can involve something simple, such as reading the autobiography or podcast of someone who really inspires you. Sometimes, a few hours spent on a mindless activity can help you reset. Take a load off and binge on that Netflix show you’re into right now, bonus points if you can get a much-needed massage or bubble bath in as well.
The Advocate - INFJ-A/INFJ-T
As the Advocate personality type, you are so in-tune with others and their feelings. It makes you great at friendship and relationships in general, but taking on the emotions of others can take its toll. It can become exhausting, eventually burning you out and making self-care a necessity in your routine.
Try to get moving for your self-care. Self-care doesn’t always mean still alone time, it can mean carving an hour of your time out for a kickboxing class or a quick run. If you’re not the super athletic type, even a long walk or a level of Just Dance on your phone can do the trick.
These types of activities can help you process and let out pent up emotions, effectively lifting any emotional weight you might feel off your shoulders. You might even get a good endorphin-filled laugh out of it, which you deserve.
Which personality type are you most compatible with? Discover in Myers-Briggs Compatibility: Interpreting Relationships.
The Mediator - INFP-A/INFP-T
If you are the Meditator personality type, you care deeply. Your world is so profound. In this way, many refer to you as the world’s poet. You’re sensitive, caring, and attach deep meaning to things or events.
However, this can also be your greatest weakness. You care so much and like the Advocate personality, you tend to take on emotional burdens that weigh you down. Setting healthy boundaries is a wonderful way to switch the tone of your relationships with others and yourself. Your self-care is learning to say no, even if that doesn’t sound the most fun. The next time you try to squeeze another social outing or event in on top of other stuff, say ‘no.’
Give yourself the space you need and maybe a face mask because you deserve it.
The Protagonist - ENFJ-A/ENFJ-T
As the Protagonist personality type, you focus so much on bringing out the positive in others that you sometimes forget about your number one - you. This means you may miss out on opportunities that bring positivity into your life. It can be one of your greatest letdowns.
Self-care can be your best friend, so your self-care routine involves tuning into your own emotions. Write it out, create art, talk to a confidant (or a therapist), and let yourself connect to your powerful emotions. We say powerful because once you harness your emotional growth, you will become realized like the protagonist you’ve always been.
Self-care is the key to your superpower.
The Campaigner - ENFP-A/ENFP-T
If you are the Campaigner personality type, your passion and drive are unmatched. You’re outgoing and you and enthusiasm for life that just doesn’t quit. Yet, this also keeps you going almost 24/7. You forget to stay present, and you constantly are going from one thing to the next.
Your self-care strategy involves slowing right down, so try taking a few hours to paint or get artsy. This can slow your mind and your attitude, giving you the balance you desperately need.
The Logistician - ISTJ-A/ISTJ-T
If you are the Logician personality type, acts are your life. You follow the rules and do everything as instructed. It’s a great strength but when it comes to self-care, it can also be a weakness. You easily get stressed out and it can overwhelm you.
For your personality, take a yoga class or book that weekend retreat. Hey, you could even make your home your very own retreat. Plan a yoga class one day, then a warm bath the next. This can help you let go of the rules and just relax.
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The Defender - ISFJ-A/ISFJ-T
The Defender personality type tends to cater to everyone else’s needs. It’s admirable. Yet, it isn’t an easy job and your needs can quickly take the backseat when you focus on everyone else.
Your self-care regime involves a little more regularity. This simply means incorporating mantras into your daily routine. Remind yourself that you matter and give yourself that time every now and again to rest and do nothing.
The Executive - ESTJ-A/ESTJ-T
Executive personality types are hard workers. You’re also very responsible. To you, relaxation often comes off as laziness and an excuse to not keep pushing. However, self-care is something you can really learn a little more about!
While you may not want to relax, taking moments throughout your day to let loose can help calm you and balance you out. To ease into this idea, turn to comedy and laughter. Go to that comedy show or curl up at home and have a good laugh. You need it.
The Consul - ESFJ-A/ESFJ-T
If you’re the Consul personality type your personality screams efficiency. While caring, you are also highly efficient and practical. While you do a lot, it may go unappreciated, which can significantly discourage your personality type.
Your self-care involves expressing yourself more and communicating that to others. Let people know when you need feedback, and if you aren’t sure, write it out. Uncover why you long for this feedback in the first place. It can help you understand yourself better, as well as provide the care you need to relax about not getting what you want.
The Virtuoso - ISTP-A/ISTP-T
As a Virtuoso personality type, you are a good mix of someone who speaks up but also needs proper time for themselves. In other words, you are a good mix of being an introvert and an extrovert. Either way, you often tend to be ‘on.’ This can quickly lead to burnout.
For you, your self-care routine involves a total digital detox. Let go of these things - even if it’s just for an hour. Instead, dive into a new recipe and indulge your sense in every shape and form. Take time to focus on the present and quit problem-solving, at least for a little while.
The Adventurer - ISFP-A/ISFP-T
If you are the Adventurer personality type, you are spontaneous and a wonder to be around. You constantly seize the day, hunting for adventure and new experiences. To ensure you don’t get too overwhelmed or detached from yourself, try going on solo dates. Our suggestion is to start with a solo trip to the park to read a book or listen to a podcast - bring some snacks and dress up, treat yourself as you would love to have others treat you.
Do something new just for you and take your pick - this time it’s whatever you want!
The Entrepreneur - ESTP-A/ESTP-T
As the Entrepreneur personality type, you’ve got a goal and you’re going after it. Your ambitious nature is unbreakable, but you don’t always need to be so goal-focused. In fact, some of the greatest moments of genus come to individuals during their relaxation and self-care time.
To increase self-care in your life, stay within the present moment - really and truly feel it out. This may involve performing yoga or meditation - or even something creative, such as painting or gardening. Take your pick, but be conscious; it’s all about right here and right now. Put your goals aside and just be.
The Entertainer - ESFP-A/ESFP-T
When you walk in a room, that’s when the distinct Entertainer personality type energy arrives. You are friendly, charming, and enthusiastic. You are also very outgoing, but you could use more balance.
Thus, your self-care regime involves some one-on-one time or even simply alone time. Talking with one person as opposed to entertaining many can help you really get to know yourself, as well as focus your attention. However, you can also benefit from maybe one night alone each month. This can help you reset your energy and reconnect with yourself.
Dive Into Your New Self-Care Regime Today!
Start here, today. Self-care has numerous benefits and it might be exactly what you need to get out of a slump and start feeling like yourself again. These routines are also great additions to add regularly. They can help you find a balance between life and work, as well as truly begin to understand and improve yourself in the best way you know how.