My mom is *also* an ESFJ and my dad is an INTP. They do not get along at all, obviously, but they stay together because they have become highly dependent on one another. I get along with both of my parents quite well. Its nice to have all aspects of personality represented within your parents. If I want to travel with an extravert who is sure to keep up the conversation the whole time, I travel with my mom. But if I want to have a more quiet ride, I travel with my dad. If I want to hear the meaning of life, my dad is there, but if I want to give a detailed story, I tell my mom. You get the idea. They do argue a ton, though. However, I'm a thinker, so I feel like I can take the arguing better than my sister, an INFP.
For some reason I always assumed you were an only child. No idea why but I did... I have 3 siblings as well though . Both my parents are INFJ but I like em a lot, so it's cool.
My sister (24)- xNFP
My bro (20) - ISFP
My bro (15) - Not sure but probably ENFJ or something... He may change a bit within the next few years. He reminds me a bit of myself when I was around his age.
What made you think I was an only child? I am the youngest of my siblings and I also grew up around a lot of older and younger cousins too. There was always a lot of people and children in my house growing up. We have a close family.
And how have you gotten along with them through the years? What kind of friendship do you have (if any) with your parents?
Mom - xSFP. She's bipolar/manic-depressive.
Dad - (sober) INFP, (drunk) ESTJ. He's a career alcoholic.
Brother 19 (EvanTheClown) - ENFP. Kicks ass!
Me 22 - ISTJ (I find it interesting that even though we received the same upbringing we are opposite types, lol)
I'm on good terms with both of my parents, but we have never been very close. Evan and I live with our grandparents while we're going to college. Our parents are your typical divorced, negligent, substance-abusing parents...so, in reality, our grandparents raised us.
Grandmother - ESFJ.
Grandfather - IxTJ
I can tolerate my mom for far longer than Dad, but they're equally annoying. We don't seek their company 9/10 of the time.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
--Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"
Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
I'm not 100% sure on my parents. If I had to guess, my dad would be an EXTJ, and my mom would be an INFP. I get along fine with my dad and can coexist with him rather easily so long as he respects my space. My mom, on the other hand, is much harder for me to naturally get along with. We are almost complete oposites on everything...in my mind, a lot of the things she does are completely irrational and impractical.
I have 3 siblings as well...all younger.
Brother - likely XNFP
Brother - likely ESTP
Sister - likely ISTJ
N's make me feel dumb and inadequate, yet they intrigue me enough to keep going back for more.
haha, that's so ironic. Sometimes I am very envious of sensor types. (In fact, I kept testing as a sensor). Most are so aware of their surroundings and they tend to be very detail-oriented. When I try to do that, my head feels like it's going to blow offbut those are some awesome traits. Without sensors, there would total chaos!
Mom is INTP and Dad is an ESFJ. I am on good terms with both, though I am much closer to my mother. I butt heads often with my father, sometimes I get him going just because I think it's funny, but he is one of the people I most respect. He seems to favor my two sisters during arguments as he almost laways sides with them, but I think he's just trying to teach me that you don't always get what you deserve even if you're right. My disagreements sometimes get very heated as I persist with calm sarcastic cuts and he yells in fierce anger and frustration. One time he even went as far as to call me a "waste of a seed." I laugh at our arguments, especially since I handle conflict pretty well, while he is quite easily upset. It is clear that I am like the golden boy of the family, especially to my grandparents, as I embrace the values of Baby Boomers' parents, and I fit the stereotype of a boy scout. I am much more intense in focus than all of my relatives of my generration. They say I am so young (19) but so old. My two sisters are probably ISFP(older) and ENFP. I get along well with them, though I look out for them more than they know.
My whole family (including all of my extended family except 2 of my cousins) is Exxx. How fortunate I feel (yes, that was sarcasm) We get along quite well suprisingly. Sure, we have our disagreements, but they tend to bring the best (and sometimes worst) out of me. We don't argue often, and when we do, we tend to change the subject or walk away and take the "I don't care attitude". We love eachother as a family nonetheless.
They call me an old man or "too mature" , (but I am only in my early 20's) and now a days my sister tends to call me scrooge (my expressions don't exactly show how "full of good cheer" I am this holiday season) Usually I act that way on purpose just to annoy her. But it's all just for fun and sarcasm has always been a good root for my siblings and I.
Interestingly, I am surrounded by INTJs on both sides of the family, although they are supposed to be very rare. I tend to get along really well with INTJs and usually when I click with a new person really well it turns out they are INTJ.