Each Existential Crisis for all the Myers Briggs Personalities
What is Existentialism?
Existentialism is defined as "a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining their own development through acts of the will."
Therefore, we have an existential crisis when the very nature we excel in and accept is challenged whether from outside or inside forces. Every person on this planet will go through an existential crisis. You can't depend on your natural inclinations every time. Facing yourself and figuring it out might help prevent a major midlife crisis though.
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ESTJ: finds themselves without a group to lead. They’ve run into a hole of poorly structured, inefficient, and abstract nonsense. The ESTJ finds that even though they’ve followed every rule of practicality, midlife crisis was in fact inevitable, and buying a fancy car doesn’t fix the hollow whole in their heart. This may turn into excessive micromanagement on pointless things or harassing people into your devilish plans. You may become obsessed with your body, your house, your bills – anything to distract you from the hole in your heart that would take too much introspection to delve into, and introspection is too slow for you to handle, and lonely, and inefficient.
INFP: the dreamer is overcome by emotions. They do not correlate why they have to make decisions that cause them to give up on other decisions. Instead they get lost in a whirlwind of half baked ideas – surfing costumes for penguins, llama farming, and pop up art stores. The INFP is disillusioned by the way people aggressively take on life and how their passive approach isn’t working to solve practical things they want. They zig-zag back and forth between wanting to please everyone and having no clue what others think about them and even spending days, weeks, months locked in their bedroom depressed on flickers of emotions. Extreme tunnel vision for love that they can have difficulty abandoning because they believe love is in that tunnel.
ESTP: think Fight Club. The world doesn’t have the sprawling war you think would define you. Instead it’s wall to wall consumerism, but all you really want and feel is a kick to the face, adrenaline, the thrill. You get bored with everything. EVERYTHING IS BORING, MUNDANE, AND WEAK. You’ll trade everything in on a dime for drugs or cheap thrills. You may suddenly abandon all your connections to find that sensual thing you know is here on this planet. You can feel everything in the physical plane that other less developed sensing personalities take for granted. You're annoyed with being in a cubicle to make money because it’s pointless to skydiving.
INFJ: you believe in things through the abstract, not in what you can actually reach out and touch. You’ll have great battles in the depths of your introspective self. You may flutter around to less traditional things in the pursuit of God, magic, the supernatural. You need to test the limits of a metaphor, not the strength of your wall holding your pictures. You have great concerns about what is to be discovered and hasn’t been found by language yet. You’re trying to figure out what’s hidden and out there. You may delve through conspiracy theories to see what crazy ideas are out there to come out holding onto a few concepts here and there. The INFJ is an analytical creature by nature that asks nihilistic questions while at the same time finding idealism. Honestly, you may be the epitome of existentialism.
INTJ: the mental machine that is INTJ can often baffle people in a similar way that the INFJ does, except the INTJ will have the same misgivings with a touch of emotional oddity. The INTJ existential crisis comes from the nihilism of conflicting paradoxical ideas to solve world problems. The INTJ resolves that the world will eventually fall into the pit of the apocalypse. They've already imagined everything vanishing a million times. Sometimes the INTJ has issues with some of the smaller social interactions between now and the end of the world. They may be highly, if not entirely, confused by dating. They like someone, keep it to themselves, and have difficulty often expressing it. Many INTJ really, really want a relationship. They love their alone time, but they'd like to bounce their ideas off with someone. They feel existential voids about love, peace, and whether many of the things we give these ideas actually matter. Where the INFJ sees things through the lens of God, the INTJ can make that lens without having to press it through God or spirituality. They can be more scientifically sound. They sometimes copy and paste that approach to too many things and corner themselves.
ENFP: the ENFP sees everything from the corner of the universe until it finally barrels down into their body. The ENFP forgets their body. What's the point of a body in the middle of the universe? The body is quite counterintuitive to the ENFP who just wants to move through ideas. They can find the highest ethical reason hanging off a planet in a distance solar system -- but they may have difficulty explaining it, especially when it comes as the point of an argument. They wish they could explain it better, but they'll just keep repeating the same thing as if to reassure themselves of their own spiraling craziness. The ENFP is depressed that their body can't keep up and sometimes they neglect to feed it, sleep it, or take it out for a walk. The ENFP can get confused by very rigid relations and may find themselves lost when someone is trying to tie them down. The ENFP allows itself to settle down, nothing else can stop it.
ISFJ: without nurturing those around it, the ISFJ feels no purpose. This could lead to them inventing ways of serving you or even harming you to serve you. The ISFJ is the ultimate martyr. Without lots to do around the house, making stuff in the kitchen, and helping out children -- they really become quite sad. Empty nest syndrome is a terrible thing for this personality, when all the kids grow up and leave the home they might need counseling. It can really baffle the ISFJ who feels the need to nurture and protect.
ESFP: this personality is in constant need of adrenaline. Without sparkling insanity, clubs, mountain climbing, escapades, and affairs -- this personality doesn't really get what exists outside of it. Trying to force it into a philosophical discussion without lots of sparkles will end in it being very bored or pontificating some strange psychological ideas that are more sensual than practical or even intelligent. Everything is sensual to the ESFP. They see the underlining sex in just about everything. Tell this person not to have sex for a year, and they'll be very confused about themselves and others.
INTP: force an INTP down into a meeting and make them hear about all the mundane things of life. Repeat this 17 times in one day. Suddenly you'll see them with a dark, frothy look on their face. Yes, frothy. Because that totally makes sense. The collapse into crankiness will let you know that they're bending and drifting into existential madness. They may create something fantastic in order to counterbalance all the stupidity around them.
ENTJ: when people ignore your commands for a perfect society. You have everything down to the minute of what needs to be done, but no one gives a damn. Instead they will go willy nilly and ruin your perfectionistic dream. You'll try to get people to listen to you, but they won't. Instead you are now like a blank wall that may one day fade into nothingness.
ISFP: the ISFP is always existential. Always. Have you seen their art? They're existential.
ENTP: Without an argument, do I exist? I'll keep making up stuff to instigate and eventually ruffle someone's feathers... ah, now I feel better.
ENFJ: I AM AN EMOTIONAL ADDICT, FEED ME YOUR EMOTIONS!!! Without emotional insanity all around them, the ENFJ goes numb and slightly psychotic. An easy fix? Have them watch romantic comedies, soap operas, and listen to romantic music. This will help them. If they have a sudden break up, they will spiral into madness. This personality does not do well to be single at all.
ISTP: the mechanic needs something to tinker with. Without a process to unmask, the ISTP becomes self indulgent, somewhat a menace to others, and destructive. This could lead to random divorces, moving out, chasing after dreams -- or mulling in the dark pointlessly. Without a cog in the machine, the ISTP sees nothing.
ESFJ: this is the ENFJ counterpart and the ISFJ counterpart -- they need to embellish in large emotional, arguments and also nurture the hell out of everyone they see. They are the queen mother of us all. Without emotional intensity, romance, and connectivity -- they might drop you. If you disagree and go against an ESFJ, they'll drop you. They can be harsh people sometimes. But they have goals, emotional goals -- and lists, and games, and arguments. What the hell is a philosophical discussion and why am I here? But the real deep unearthed sadness happens when someone leaves them. This feels like a big slap of failure to the ESFJ.
ISTJ: facts, facts, facts, and accounting. The ISTJ is in a no man's land when it comes to creativity. If you take out all the normal goals of getting married by a certain age, having a certain career, and retirement -- you will destroy an otherwise healthy ISTJ. The ISTJ needs all that normal junk -- questioning them gives them an adrenaline rush of social anxiety. Don't force them outside of their world of normalcy.
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