Shyness: “Lacking self confidance.”
Which MBTI type is the most shy? Well this question is definitely a tough one.
The most shy MBTI type really can depend, and most people believe that any type can be as equally shy as the other types. However, in research it has been discovered that some types are more likely to be shy than others. Let’s look at this more closely.
Introverts are naturally seen as more shy. Although they may not necessarily be shy, they are not as loud and talkative as their fellow extroverts, and appear as if they are not confident with speaking. For the most part, introverts prefer not to speak and are more likely to be shy people. Extroverts also focus more on their external surroundings, and have more of a chance to conquer their shyness rather than introverts who isolate themselves away from others when they are shy.
Intuitive people are once again more likely to be shy. Whilst sensors pay attention to details and try to fit in socially by following current trends, intuitive people are more likely to withdraw from life and are less confident than sensors.
This part is a bit more obvious. Feelers think way too hard about people’s reactions when they are thinking about what they are going to say. However, thinkers just flat-out openly admit what they are going to say, careless of the result. Feelers are therefore more shy, because they are more sensitive to the reactions of other people.
Judgers are a lot more likely to be shy. This part is a little bit harder, but it makes sense when analyzed. Judgers are less inclined to break a habit and do something new. For example, perceivers may decide to join a new group of friends instantly. However, judgers will think about if they will have time for their other friends and whether it will fit in with their plans. Judgers are also more judging of other people and think about how the hierarchy will be effected when making decisions about whether they should be some bodies friend. Therefore, judgers are more shy than perceivers.
From this information, it is clear that INFJ’s are the most likely to be shy. A common example of an INFJ would be your psychologist, or even your local doctor. Watch as your doctor fearfully shakes his pen. Just looking at you makes him frightened. However, just remember that if we didn’t have shy people, we would be stuck with a bunch of people who can’t shut up and constantly interrupt each other! We don’t want that do we?
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