Regardless of MBTI type, getting enough sleep is vital for wellbeing. Not snoozing enough has serious effects on your mood, health and concentration. Of course, sleeping too much can also be a problem… but that’s for another discussion. Here’s why each MBTI type is likely to become sleep deprived.
INFJ is likely not sleeping well due to excessive worries and haunting thoughts and feelings they can’t stop thinking about. It may also be because of their diet and lifestyle habits thanks to the influence of their inferior extraverted sensing. INFJs may sometimes fall into the grip of their Se and let their negative emotions manifest into unhealthy eating patterns and indulgent behaviors that interfere with sleep.
INFP is likely sleep deprived because of some emotional disturbance caused by night terrors or neurotic fears. Their overactive imaginations cause them to dream both during the day and during the night. They might develop insomnia because of their night owl tendencies of binge watching movies, shows or reading books they can’t put down.
INTJ is likely sleep deprived because they are burning the midnight oil doing research or putting together some elaborate or time consuming project. Whether because they are absolutely engrossed with what they are doing or just trying to meet a deadline, an INTJ is willing to sacrifice normal sleeping hours in pursuit of their objectives.
INTP is likely to be sleep deprived because bedtime discipline can be a struggle. They just want to keep doing whatever it is they’re doing. Even when they know they have to get up early in the morning they often lose track of time aimlessly browsing the internet hopping from site to site, watching random videos and documentaries until the wee hours of the morn.
ENFJ is likely sleep deprived from obsessing over problems to the point of developing insomnia. Neurotic fears and worries fueled by their compelling need to be who and what they think they need to be, is likely the biggest threat to a good night’s rest for them. When under stress, ENFJ’s high personal standards and perfectionistic tendencies may likely inhibit their ability to relax and get restorative sleep.
Emotional issues such as anxiety, stress and anger are likely to contribute to ENFP insomnia. ENFPs may develop sleeping problems due to emotional distress or restlessness. ENFPs are passionate as well and they may slip into a period of workaholism fueled by sudden inspiration and urgency to complete an exciting project or accomplish a meaningful or important task especially when deadlines are looming.
ENTJ is probably sleep deprived because they’re a workaholic and their minds are too busy thinking and planning and balancing or juggling a number of different things at once. Much of those things may also be a source of stress and anticipation that keeps them going for long periods to make sure everything works and is under control. They may sometimes burn the candle at both ends until it finally catches up with them.
ENTP is likely sleep deprived because they’re probably insomniacs who like to stay up talking, working, watching movies or doing any number of weird things in the night. Their late night escapades are likely fueled by coffee and cigarettes and a devil may care attitude. They probably enjoy the tranquility and mystery of the night too much to go to sleep.
ISFJ may be sleep deprived because they’ve been pulling some ungodly work hours especially if they work in a medical profession. ISFJs may push themselves to the limit when their duty depends on it. Their selfless nature and worrisome tendencies may contribute to their stress levels and take it’s toll on the quality of their sleep.
ISTJ is likely sleep deprived because they are overworked. They may be pushed to the brinks of their ability by extra amounts of work they’ve been saddled with. Because of their dutiful nature, they are likely to do their best to fulfill their obligations ungrudgingly but if they don’t have an efficient means of going about it, they may become irritable and temperamental as well.
ESFJs may likely suffer sleep problems stemming from family issues and interpersonal strife. They are the ones likely to burn the candle at both ends juggling obligations to multiple people and relationships. They take their responsibilities seriously and also try to be active and present in showing support to others in their time of need. Spreading themselves too thin can be a strain that may eventually take a toll on ESFJ’s sleep patterns.
ESTJs can be workaholics who burn the midnight oil, which may be in part because they can operate relatively well on little sleep. Their burning ambition gives them lots of energy to keep pushing day after day to accomplish their ends. Their sleep patterns may mostly be harmed by stress and problems that keep them up longer than what is healthy.
ISFP may lose sleep trying to achieve satisfaction with the quality of their work. ISFPs are typically creative and the caliber of the work they create is likely to be something they take personally. They want things to look right and make sure it is everything they intend it to be. They may stay up and spend excessive amounts of time obsessing until they are finally happy and can consider it finished.
ISTP is likely sleep deprived because of the marathon gaming sessions fueled by caffeine and chips. When they become engrossed with a new game, they may become obsessed with mastering it or achieving any number of goals associated with it. ISTP’s sleep may take a back seat when their addictive personality traits take over.
Their appetite for fanfare and fun that lasts way past curfew, may sometimes leave ESFP short on energy for their daytime schedule. ESFP is probably sleep deprived because they stay up late too much and get into all sorts of debauchery. Until they learn to balance work and fun they may find themselves dragging ass throughout the day following the excitement from the night before.
If Donald Trump and Michael Jordan are any indication, ESTPs can operate on very little sleep. Likely because they are adrenaline junkies who think sleep is for the dead. But even ESTP must have their limits and they may eventually run themselves ragged and become slowed down by sickness due to the toll sleep deprivation has on the immune system.
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