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  • INFJ

    4 21.05%
  • ISFJ

    2 10.53%
  • INFP

    9 47.37%
  • ISFP

    0 0%
  • INTJ

    0 0%
  • ISTJ

    0 0%
  • INTP

    1 5.26%
  • ISTP

    0 0%
  • ENFJ

    1 5.26%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ENFP

    1 5.26%
  • ESFP

    0 0%
  • ENTJ

    1 5.26%
  • ESTJ

    0 0%
  • ENTP

    0 0%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Buddhist Misanthrope Samvega's Avatar
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    Default Their own worst enemy.

    I know many people can relate to feeling like they're their own worst enemy but which personality type would you say most exemplifies this tendency?

    PS Don't just project and pick your own type (unless you truly feel this way from multiple example of your type) as if you're the baseline for it.

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    INTJ

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    INFP

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    I really don't think this is type related. Maybe the less balanced someone is, the more this is true.
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    @Samvega

    That's a good question.

    I have an INFP friend who constantly sabotages herself, an ESTP friend who I think actually has a self-destruct mode and when his life is going too well he pushes the button just to make sure he's still alive [my brother does that, too]. I have another friend, who I haven't been able to type yet, that has talent out his ears and is literally brilliant, but he, too, has a self-destruct mode where when life gets too stable, he just doesn't show up for work or goes and lays out all night then everything he's worked to build falls down around his ears and I've got an INTP cousin who is definitely, without a doubt, his own worst enemy, AND I know an ISTJ who's lack of self confidence is crippling...so, maybe it's not type related?
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    In my opinion it's INFJ. I often find myself sacrificing my own security and health to satisfy those around me. People don't want me to be physically injured, I'll pretend I'm not, I won't go to the hospital and I'll allow the condition to worsen to avoid criticism. Without direction we pursue jobs that we think we should be able to do because everyone else does it so we must too. I even hid the fact that teachers and students where physically an emotionally harming me for 9 years because I didn't want to make my already stressed ENFJ mother worry.
    And I can't talk for others, but I tend to punish myself for things that I have no control over because I know that people think I'm weird- so it must be me.
    I mean I'm figuring this stuff out for the first time and I still find it difficult to make decisions I want to make in case it hurts someone.
    People can pick on me if they want, I'll just door-slam them. It doesn't phase me any more.
    Yet I impulsively hide things I should get help for in case it upsets people.
    I'm probably just crazy though.
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    It's not the type of answer you're looking for but ultimately I think we are all our own worst enemy because the things we fear and detest are generated from within ourselves, even if we project them into the external world.

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    INFP, they hate themselves. Lol.

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    ENFJs will cut off their nose to spite their face.
    And they're way too hard on themselves (though not as bad as INTJs).

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    The INFJ's I know seem to self destruct more often than any type I know. I also have the hardest time wrapping my head around why they do this.

    Outside of that, Fi types. ENFP's, ISFP's and INFP's. Anyone enneagram 4. And anyone with an out of balance psyche, such as a dom-tert loop.
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