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Worst Traits Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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Everyone loves to hear about their best qualities and let the bad stuff get swept under the rug. However, one of the gifts of cognitive theory and the MBTI is the insight it offers about our deficiencies and short comings. Being mindful and aware of our weaknesses makes it easier to hone in on and develop them. Here is a list of the worst traits of each of the briggs myers types.


  • Can be secretive/distant/closed-off
  • Prone to outbursts of anger when over-stressed
  • Don’t always know how to express feelings, doesn’t come naturally
  • May avoid and ignore problems
  • Tend to have difficulty with long-term commitments
  • Tendency to hold back part of themselves and be overly private
  • Intensely dislike having personal space invaded, tending to need lots of it
  • May intentionally stir things up to create the excitement they long for
  • Tend to get bored easily
  • Are often rule-breakers– do not necessarily respect or abide by the rules of the “system” (can be positive and negative)
  • Not naturally in tune with how they affect others
  • Tendency to believe judgments should be made impartially and based on fact alone may lead them to ignore and even distrust their feelings
  • Tend to have difficulty distinguishing between their emotional reactions and value judgments

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