16 Personalities You’ll Meet on Group Trips | Myers Briggs
Myers Briggs narrowed all humanity into 16 personalities. If you travel on group trips, you’re bound to meet a handful of these 16 personalities. Can you find yourself? Peg your friends? Discover how each of the Myers Briggs personality types functions in groups, use their strengths, cling to their faults, and how you can easily recognize each one in a group setting.
ISTJ – The Inspector
Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
Follows the group leader to a “T.” Carries a crumpled itinerary from frequent use. Stubbornly dedicated to deadlines. Memorizes every fact on tours, and only connects with like-minded people.
ISFJ – The Defender
Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Friendly but shy. Wanders in the back of the group and lets everyone else go first. Craves positive feedback from a job well done, yet blushes in the spotlight.
INFJ – The Advocate
Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging
Quiet, authentic, and imaginative. Intensely moved by cultural sites and events. Asks insightful questions during tours. Listens first. Others often seek them out for advice.
INTJ – The Architect
Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking Judging
Rarely seen in group tours. Avoids small talk. Seems detached and in silent reflection. Cynical to a fault. Knows how things will and will not work. Make excellent troubleshooters.
ISTP – The Virtuoso
Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
Unpredictable and curious with a competitive streak. Bends rules when necessary. Enjoys working with their hands and easily connects with those in the group who share their interests.
ISFP – The Adventurer
Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
Most likely to voice an out-of-the-box idea and takes criticism seriously. Acts upon their feelings at the moment. Charms their way into mischief and enjoys laidback, fun activities.
INFP – The Mediator
Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving
Goes with the flow. Makes sure everyone else enjoys their time. An idealist dreamer, constantly searching for possible improvements. Only connects with one or two people in the group.
INTP – The Logician
Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving
Blunt and distant. Exhausts every question and spouts undeveloped ideas. Easily detects problems and inconsistencies. Requires someone to keep them on track.
ESTP – The Entrepreneur
Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
Naturally confident and takes teambuilding activities seriously. Hates waiting. Often seen in heated debates. Unabashedly blunt, yet a critical asset during travel emergencies.
ESFP – The Performer
Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
Impatient. Prone to gossiping. Most likely to start a group sing-a-long and get others to join in. Spends the most money in gift shops. Befriends everyone in the group and enjoys teamwork.
ENFP – The Campaigner
Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving
Naturally connects with everyone. Asks the deepest questions, and others surprisingly answer due to their warmth and sincerity. Finds and follows everyone on Instagram after the trip.
ENTP – The Debater
Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving
Witty and blunt. Asks challenging questions for the sake of stirring things up. May come off as pushy and insensitive when confronting perspectives. Plays the best devil’s advocate.
ESTJ – The Executive
Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
Honest, hardworking, and stubborn. Keeps everyone on schedule. Acts as second in command to the group leader. Enthusiastically rallies the group to accomplish any task.
ESFJ – The Consul
Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Emotionally supportive and involved. The first one to step in and help where needed. Strives to keep everyone happy and engages in small talk. Extremely hurt when rejected by others.
ENFJ – The Protagonist
Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging
Attentively pursues a meaningful connection with everyone. Inspires confidence. Often takes charge of icebreakers. Thrives in meeting goals and acts as an incredible mediator.
ENTJ – The Commander
Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging
Often talks of on-going projects at work. Enjoys the thrill over overcoming difficult challenges. Respects leaders with comparable intellect and sees the potential in anyone.