By Heidi Priebe
Each of us wake up in a certain way and go to sleep in a certain way. Everything we experience between those two things is relative to us, individually. But what makes us tick- what helps us to be the most energized and productive version of ourselves we can be? Well, that depends on where you fall in Myers-Briggs.
ENFPs and ENTPs are energized by exploring and synthesising new ideas.
ENFPs and ENTPs lead with extroverted intuition – a cognitive function that gains energy through brainstorming and exploring new ideas. When these types are low on energy, they recharge by speculating about new plans or projects they can take on, and new adventures or opportunities they could partake in. Nothing rears these types up quite like the emergence of an exciting new idea.
INFPs and ISFPs are energized by analyzing the deeper meaning behind events.
INFPs and ISFPs lead with introverted feeling – a cognitive function that gains energy through uncovering the deeper meaning behind the events of the user’s life. When these types are low on energy, they recharge by meditating on their experiences and coming to conclusions about what those experiences mean in the greater scheme of things. Nothing leaves these types feeling refreshed quite like a long bout of emotional introspection.
INTPs and ISTPs are energized by piecing together logical systems.
INTPs and ISTPs lead with introverted thinking – a cognitive function that gains energy through constructing an overarching logical system as to how things logistically work. When these types are low on energy, they recharge by reflecting on how new information fits into their existing schema of understanding, and searching for consistencies or inconsistencies within that system. Nothing leaves this type feeling refreshed quite like clicking the puzzle pieces together of how a system functions, and perceiving shortcuts or potential manipulations that could exist within that system.
ENFJs and ESFJs are energized by interacting with the people around them.
ENFJs and ESFJs are extroverts in the typical sense of the word – their dominant cognitive function, extroverted feeling, gains energy through interacting with others and feeding off the energy of the people around them. When these types are feeling spent, they recharge by immersing themselves in the company of loved ones. Nothing leaves these types feeling refreshed quite like spending time in the presence of a positive, upbeat people.
ESTPs and ESFPs are energized by interacting with their immediate environments.
ESTPs and ESFPs lead with extroverted sensing – a cognitive function that gains energy through manipulating its external environment. When these types are low on energy, they recharge by getting out of their heads and interacting with the people and environment that surrounds them – be it through socializing, exploring a new location or participating in physical activities, almost nothing is off-limits for these adventurous, present-oriented types. Nothing leaves ESTPs and ESFPs feeling refreshed quite like exploring the world that surrounds them and sampling new sensory experiences.
ISFJs and ISTJs are energized by internally organizing their experiences.
ISFJs and ISTJs lead with introverted sensing– a cognitive function that gains energy by cataloguing the user’s experiences in a practical and orderly fashion. When these types are feeling spent, they recharge by taking alone time to organize their thoughts, draw parallels between their past and present experiences, and consider how to best proceed in the future, based on what has worked best for them in the past. Nothing leaves these types feeling refreshed quite like taking the time to put their thoughts – and corresponding plans – in order.
ESTJs and ENTJs are energized by setting and achieving new goals.
ESTJs and ENTJs lead with extroverted thinking – a cognitive function that gains energy by identifying tangible solutions to problems that exist in its external environment, and then effectively carrying out the corresponding action plan. When these types are feeling drained, they recharge by injecting order into their lives, and aligning themselves with a new set of goals. ENTJs and ESTJs are problem-solvers through and through – nothing refreshes these types quite like laying out and executing a new action plan.
INFJs and INTJs are energized by analyzing plans for the future.
INFJs and INTJs lead with introverted intuition – a cognitive function that gains energy through examining all possible courses of future action, and pinpointing which one will ultimately be the most meaningful or beneficial. When these types are feeling drained, they recharge by taking time alone to analyze the situation at hand and consider it from various different perspectives. Then and only then do they feel confident acting upon their intuition about what’s best. Nothing refreshes these types quite like pinpointing the best of all possible options.