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What Drives You In Life Based On MBTI Type

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What we are driven by in life has a lot to do with what we find important and valuable. And what we find valuable and important is invariably tied to the preferences inherent to our personality. Here’s a general look at what drives you based on your MBTI personality type.


INFPs are driven by a need to self-identify along with a need to be true to their often noble and lofty ideals and values. Furthermore, INFPs are driven by a moral code that is all their own. They are adamant about defining themselves and not allowing others to label them. For this reason INFPs are inclined to be sometimes unpredictable and do things that defy such expectations and limitations that others tried to pin on them. When this happens, INFP can become rebellious and decidedly more aggressive and argumentative. INFPs are normally quite congenial and easy-going until some type of transgression or violation against their moral code has been made.


INFJs are driven by various idealistic pursuits that sometimes they can’t even put their finger on exactly. INFJs have a desire to in some way manifest the perfection of how things should or could be according to their personal vision. Their imagination and inner world is rich with images and feelings that often fuel their creative energies. INFJs are driven to produce and create meaningful work that is laced with unique insight and substance plucked from the catacombs of their cogitations. They are strongly interested in psychological studies and are poised to cultivate deep insight about themselves that can also benefit others. INFJs are driven to help people by helping them understand themselves and they enjoy providing advice and counsel to help them resolve their internal problems and self-defeating thoughts.


ENFPs are driven to express themselves authentically and acquire creative freedom and success in their lives. ENFPs are inspirational hippies who have a unique perspective and take on life. Although they are not always reliable and consistent, what they bring to the table is creative energy and insight that is nourishing for the soul. Much like the INFP, ENFPs are determined to be true to who they are and if they find themselves in unfulfilling circumstances, they have the tenacity to sooner or later, free themselves from those shackles. Still, whatever they do, the ENFP is also driven to find some sort of value and meaning from every experience. They will occasionally look back on the past and appreciate it for whatever role it had in shaping the person they are today.


ENFJs are driven to save the world. Whether it’s through environmentalism, social reform or spiritual enlightenment, the ENFJ is someone who is deeply interested in spreading positive energy and leadership. ENFJ is highly motivated by their idealistic vision of how the world should be and can very well make it their life’s work to bring that vision to fruition. ENFJs love to bring people together and really believe in the power of unity and love as the solution to many of the problems plaguing society. ENFJs strive to lead by example and they put a lot of effort and energy into bridging the divide between people that is often caused by lack of understanding and compassion.

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    1. Grim Beard

      The MBTI lacks both validity and reliability, and for that reason real psychologists do not use it. It is, basically, astrology for management consultants.

      If for some reason you want a personality assessment, use a reliable and validated psychometric scale such as the 16PF or one of the two ‘Big Five’ tests (Costa & Macrae’s is probably better than Goldberg’s, but they’re very similar).

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