Today we take a look at each personality type’s worst nightmare. With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only fitting that we explore the things that scare the different personality types the most. Whether it’s living in total chaos forever or being forced to conform forever, we all have something that truly terrifies us.
So without further ado, here is each type’s worst nightmare. If you don’t know your personality type, you can take our free 5-minute personality test.
INFP: Being forced to conform forever
INFPs are individualistic and free-spirited. They loathe being restricted or confined to one place or idea. For an INFP, the thought of having to give up their independence and freedom is their worst nightmare. They are the ultimate nonconformists, and the thought of living a life that goes against everything they believe in is their idea of hell. This would be an absolutely soul-crushing existence for an INFP, and they would quickly lose all hope in such a world.
ENFP: Being trapped in a boring, routine forever
ENFPs are constantly seeking new experiences and adventure, so the thought of being trapped in a boring, routine life is their worst nightmare. ENFPs are curious and creative souls who need to constantly be stimulated in order to stay interested in life. The thought of living a life where they are stuck in the same place, doing the same things day after day, is enough to send an ENFP into a panic. This type would rather take their chances than live a life without meaning.
INFJ: Having to lie to everyone forever
Honesty and being genuine are extremely important values to INFJs, so having to lie all the time would be their worst nightmare. They would feel like they were constantly betraying themselves and others, and it would take a toll on their mental and emotional health. An INFJ’s worst nightmare would be a world where they could never be their true, authentic selves. Lying isn’t something that comes naturally to INFJs, and they would become quickly exhausted by having to do it all the time.
ENFJ: Being unable to see friends forever
ENFJs are social creatures who thrive off of human interaction. They are the life of the party and love being surrounded by their friends. So, their worst nightmare would be a scenario where they were unable to see or interact with their friends forever. This would be an incredibly isolating and lonely existence for an ENFJ, and they would struggle to find joy in life.
INTP: Being woken up at 6am forever
INTPs are night owls who love to stay up late and sleep in. They function best when they’re allowed to follow their natural circadian rhythms, so being woken up at 6am every day would be their worst nightmare. This would be an incredibly frustrating and draining experience for an INTP, and they would quickly become resentful of the situation.
ENTP: Having to obey rules forever
ENTPs are free-thinking individuals who hate being chained down by rules and regulations. They prefer to live life on their own terms, and anything that constricts their freedom is their worst nightmare. A world where an ENTP was forced to obey endless rules and regulations and were never able to deviate from the status quo, would be their idea of hell. This would be an incredibly stifling existence for an ENTP, and they would quickly become bored and restless.
INTJ: Being around stupid people forever
INTJs are highly intelligent individuals who value intelligence and knowledge above all else. They surround themselves with people who they can learn from, and anyone who isn’t up to their standards is a tough gig for an INTJ. Their worst nightmare would be a world where they were constantly surrounded by stupid people, and they were never able to have an intelligent conversation again. This would be an incredibly frustrating experience for an INTJ, and they would likely go insane in such a world.
ENTJ: Losing at everything forever
ENTJs are highly competitive individuals who hate losing. It’s just not an option for them. ENTJs are always striving to be the best, and they refuse to settle for second place. So, their worst nightmare would be a world where they were constantly losing at everything they tried. This would be an incredibly demoralizing experience for an ENTJ, and they would quickly lose all hope in such a world.
ISFJ: Having to break rules forever
ISFJs are kind and compassionate individuals who believe in following the rules. They don’t like to cause any trouble, and they always try to do what is right. So, an ISFJ’s worst nightmare would be a world where they were constantly breaking the rules. Rules are there for a reason in an ISFJs mind and breaking them would not come naturally to them. This would be an incredibly stressful and difficult experience for an ISFJ, as they would constantly be battling with their own conscience.
ESFJ: Being alone forever
ESFJs are outgoing individuals who get their energy from being around other people. They need social interaction and they also crave being loved. An ESFJs worst nightmare would be a world where they were completely alone. This would be an incredibly isolating and depressing experience for an ESFJ, as they would quickly start to go stir-crazy without any human interaction.
ISTJ: Being bossed around forever
ISTJs are hard-working individuals who value independence and freedom. They don’t like being told what to do, and they prefer to be in charge of their own lives. ISTJs like to live by their routine, not somebody else’s. An ISTJs worst nightmare would be a world where they were constantly being bossed around. This would be an incredibly frustrating experience for an ISTJ, as they would quickly start to feel suffocated and trapped.
ESTJ: Living in chaos forever
Chaos is the enemy of an ESTJ. They value order and structure, and they work hard to maintain it in their lives. ESTJs live for stability and predictability and organization is key to their happiness. So a world where everything was in chaos would be their idea of hell. This would be an incredibly chaotic and confusing experience for an ESTJ, as they would quickly become overwhelmed by the disorder.
ISFP: Having a strict schedule forever
ISFPs are free-spirited individuals who value freedom and flexibility. They don’t like to be tied down by rules or schedules, and they prefer to live in the moment. ISFPs like to go with the flow, and they don’t like anything that constricts their freedom. So, a world where they were stuck on a strict schedule would be their worst nightmare. This would be an incredibly restrictive and stifling experience for an ISFP, as they would quickly become bored and restless.
ESFP: Wearing a chastity belt forever
ESFPs love to have fun and they enjoy sharing the love. They’re outgoing and flirtatious, and they enjoy being in fun relationships. They need variety and excitement in their lives, and they get bored easily. So, a world where ESFPs were stuck wearing a chastity belt would be their idea of hell. This would be an incredibly frustrating and restrictive experience for an ESFP, as they would quickly start to be restricted and bored with life.
ISTP: Having to take exams forever
ISTPs are independent individuals who like to live in the moment. They’re not big fans of rules or regulations, and they prefer to do things their own way. Exams are the epitome of systems and regimes, and ISTPs would find a lifetime of them to be their worst nightmare. They prefer to put their skills to practical use. So a world with exams forever would be an incredibly stressful experience for an ISTP, as they would feel like they were being suffocated and restricted from offering their full potential.
ESTP: Being bedridden forever
ESTPs are active individuals who love to be on the go. They’re constantly seeking new thrills and adventure, and they get restless when they’re stuck in one place for too long. ESTPs are impulsive and spontaneous, and they like to live life in the fast lane. So, a world where they were bedridden would be their worst nightmare. This would be an incredibly boring and frustrating experience for an ESTP, as they would quickly start to feel trapped and suffocated.
So there you have it, the worst nightmares for each of the 16 personality types. Let’s hope none of these come true this Halloween! And with Christmas next, we’ve looked at the 16 personality types at Christmas. So, now you know where you can find each of your family members on Christmas day!