Which MBTI type is most mature?

Maturity: “the ability to respond to the environment in the appropriate matter. This is a learned rather than instinctive ability.”

Maturity means no longer relying on a carer to look after your needs. Maturity allows independent decision making and being responsible in choice of actions. Contrarily, immaturity is a time when one can not yet handle these more adult decisions; one is still learning from their carer how to function in the world.

Based on this definition, several key aspects stand out. Firstly, the SJ types seem to best suit this ideal of the mature type. Sensory types are known as practical, down to earth, realistic and detail orientated. They are also quick at picking up real world skills. From these characteristics, sensory types are likely to develop the ability to survive in the real world much more easily then the more dreamy intuitive type that is not as focused on the real world. Additionally, judging types are organised, planning types that are known for their decision making abilities. Therefore, SJ types are the most mature types.

This is where it gets tricky- the ESFJ, ESTJ, ISTJ and ISFJ “duty fulfilling” types are all equally likely to be mature. Therefore, I shall make a list of the four different maturity types:

  • ISFJ “stable type” at their peak, the ISFJ is practical and sensitive, showing great consideration for others. The Si allows them to follow known laws, customs and skills that allow them to make adulThe Four Most Mature Typest decisions, whereas the Fe helps them understand others. Their IJ nature means they never lose their cool and are therefore the most stable type of the four types.
  • ESFJ “care taking type” much like ISFJ’s, ESFJ’s at their healthiest stage understand other people much like ENFJ types due to their Fe. However, their Si allows them to provide practical knowledge and warmth that makes them the care taking type, therefore one of the most mature types of all.
  • ESTJ “protecting type” with their extroverted Te, this type is good at creating systems and orders to protect their families and society. Often parents or law enforcers, these mature types are the types many look up to for fairness and order (Te/Si combination) which makes them a mature and responsible type.
  • ISTJ “hardworking type” their Si and Te means they develop a hardworking, organised value system that ensures that they will work hard to achieve what they need. This high achieving, logical and concrete mind sight makes them an independent and responsible type.

Therefore, the ISTJ, ESTJ, ESFJ and ISFJ types are the most mature types. Remember, this isn’t to say the NP types are the most immature or that other types are immature! It varies much between different people, this is just a generalisation based on one person’s perspective on maturity! You can read about the awesome aspects of the other types on my other blog entries!

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Hello, my name is Tim! I am an INFJ interested in psychology currently residing in Australia. My aim is to provide you with information on MBTI and how it can be related to real life situations. Enjoy :)
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6 Responses to Which MBTI type is most mature?

  1. myname says:

    Haha, so true XD My friends are just like this 🙂

  2. korea says:

    The brother f
    F less than a 50 percent thought t
    If you have more than 50 percent thought t type — No?

    Warmth, but he talk about work,

    Of my boy who been attending fitness classes, esfj

    It is right, good … and what is yagappaji, and yet not like them and look to be so …

  3. korea says:

    Baron … seen the boy, esfj

    A good personality.

    Not fall I’m the cunning as a child and general idea

    Compact don’t look.

  4. giroliddy says:

    Thanks for this post – very thought-provoking. I follow your logic, can’t fault it, but my own personal experience directly contradicts it. I have many SFJs in my life and it seems to me that their incessant need for other people’s approval is a permanent barrier to real maturity. ESFJs need approval from everyone, everywhere all the time whilst ISFJs require constant watching and approval from the one person they happen to regard as being in charge at any given moment. Both seem to me to be states of childishness, although I agree that both can be very high-functioning, usually as a result of their drive to obtain approval.

    The STJs make a bit more sense but even their desire to control and keep everything exactly as it has always been smacks strongly to me of emotional limitation.

    I guess it depends exactly what you mean by maturity. I also strongly suspect that many of the SJs in my life are somewhat poorly developed.

    Anna (INFP)

  5. RandomINTPBastard says:

    Si is a nice thing to have when it comes to practical, everyday situations. Si allows for the details that make it up, a better patience to do repetitive chores etc. But insert a Si person and adapt to a new, rapidly changing environment and they’re much more likely to fail.

    I’m a aux-Ne user and damn can it be useful. Ne can serve as a greater exploration to the possibilities and improvised ideas. I often have this problem where if I ask advice in normal places, it’s often filled with people who say the same old advice that doesn’t apply to me or I’ve already tried. Ne is real adaptable and allows for greater personalization to a situation with the new area of interest lies in this new situation on its own and not reliant on the past generalizations of the population. Ne knows that the past is not always the future and that things change. Si may be apt to deciding things by the same old things but the greater open mindedness that comes with Ne allows certain ideas to be accepted more. It’s good to be disciplined and keep at the details steadily but some things can only be solved by change. Lots and lots of change.

    Of course, this also comes with the fact that the Ne tends to actually need novelty and may end up in procrastination and the ideas never coming to fruit in the first place or never finished. Everyday stuff can suck, man.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well, apparently SJs think they’re mature.

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