Carefully-curated playlists based on your personality type: Part 2

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The wait is over! The second part of our playlist series based on your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is finally here. If you haven’t already, take the online personality quiz here.

Disclaimer: MBTI has been debunked by many scientists and is widely considered a pseudoscience by researchers and psychologists. However, despite the controversy among experts, MBTI still remains one of the most popular personality theories in popular culture. Remember to just take it with a grain of salt!

ISFP: The Adventurer

ISFPs tend to live in the moment and they are extraordinarily sensitive to the ever-changing world around them. You can often find ISFPs living up to their title of “Adventurer” by actively searching for new activities to explore and experience to satisfy their exceptional reserve of energy. ISFPs are famous for being introverts who are constantly in disguise as extroverts. People are often surprised that ISFPs actually need time by themselves to recharge, as they often appear outgoing in social situations. ISFPs are also extremely creative and artistic souls. Some examples of ISFPs include Cinna (“The Hunger Games”) and Zuko (“Avatar”). 

ISFPs are extremely in tune with their emotions and they feel their sorrows and sentiments very deeply. Here’s a playlist of the most expressive and artistic love songs to bring out that raw, iconic ISFP creativity: 

  • “Mr Loverman” by Ricky Montgomery 
  • “Boys Will Be Bugs” by Cavetown
  • “Don’t Swerve” by Annie DiRusso 
  • “Superfruit” by Maude Latour
  • “Hurricane” by Bridgit Mendler
  • “Love You for a Long Time” by Maggie Rogers 
  • “Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak 
  • “Cupid’s Chokehold” by Gym Class Heroes (feat. Patrick Stump)
  • “Are You Bored Yet?” by Wallows (feat. Clairo)
  • “We Fell in Love in October” by Girl In Red
  • “Why” by Sabrina Carpenter 
  • “I Dare You” by Bea Miller
  • “In a Dream” by Troye Sivan 
  • “Arms Tonite” by Mother Mother

ESTP: The Entrepreneur

ESTPs are extremely outgoing and love being in the spotlight. They are infamous for constantly seeking out stimulating experiences and are among the most likely of the personality types to engage in risky or dangerous behaviors. Despite their thrill-seeking habits, ESTPs are actually very logical. These personalities place a much larger value on concrete information such as facts and statistics rather than trivialities such as feelings and emotions. This can make coming to an ESTP for advice a bit of a hit or miss, as their blunt, brutal honesty can accidentally come off as judgmental or insensitive. Some examples of famous ESTPs include Sirius Black (“Harry Potter”), Damon Salvatore (“The Vampire Diaries”), Flynn Rider (“Tangled”), Plagg (“Miraculous Ladybug”) and Alberto (“Luca”).

ESTPs like to live on the edge. Here’s a playlist of the biggest and baddest rock ‘n’ roll anthems for the next wild adventure into the unknown: 

  • “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC
  • “Drugs & the Internet” by Lauv
  • “Street Fight” by Smallpools
  • “Kiwi” by Harry Styles 
  • “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
  • “3 Nights” by Dominic Fike
  • “Bored” by Bea Miller
  • “She’s Kinda Hot” by 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin
  • “New Romantics” by Taylor Swift
  • “Don’t Blame Me” by Taylor Swift
  • “18” by Anarbor 
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana 
  • “Oops!” by Yung Gravy
  • “Miss Kiss Kiss Bang (Radio Version)” by Alex Swings Oscar Sings!

ISTP: The Virtuoso 

ISTPs are curious, experimental learners and they enjoy making things or building projects with their hands. However, they’re also impatient and easily bored, so they are constantly bouncing around from idea to idea (sometimes without even finishing the one they were previously working on!). As personalities who thrive in unpredictability and the unknown, ISTPs can be very noncommittal, and even scared of long-term commitments. ISTPs also value facts and statistics, and tend to make their decisions based on observations, logic and thought. Some examples of famous ISTPs include Mulan, Black Widow, Luke Danes (“Gilmore Girls”) and Levi Ackerman (“Attack on Titan”).

As an ISTP, you’re the king or queen of getting super excited about something and then dropping it two days later because you’ve found something new and exciting to focus on. Here’s a chaotic, unpredictable playlist to match your constantly changing moods, ideas and emotions: 

  • “Shoot and Run” by Maude Latour 
  • “Vienna” by Billy Joel
  • “Cigarette Daydreams” by Cage The Elephant 
  • “Burning Bridges” by Bea Miller
  • “Reptilia” by The Strokes
  • “Space Oddity” by David Bowie 
  • “Rhinestone Eyes” by Gorillaz
  • “Natural” by Imagine Dragons 
  • “Little Dark Age” by MGMT
  • “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado (feat. Timbaland)
  • “Me and My Husband” by Mitski 

ESFJ: The Consul

ESFJs are known for being extremely social — they can make conversations with anyone and everyone, ranging from the neighbors next door to a brick wall. They have a strong moral code and often see the world in black and white. ESFJs respect organization, traditions and rules, and have no problem with authority. They love planning outings and events, putting a lot of energy into establishing social order and maintaining their social status. ESFJs also love feeling helpful and lending a hand to the people around them. Some examples include Daphne (“Bridgerton”), Caroline Forbes (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Diana (“Anne With An E”). 

As an ESFJ, you’re the picture-perfect social butterfly. Here’s a playlist of songs for you to blast on full volume at the next social gathering that you meticulously planned down to the bone: 

  • “Your Love (Déjà Vu)” by Glass Animals
  • “Why Do You Feel So Down?” by Declan McKenna 
  • “Sensitive” by Serena Isioma 
  • “Jealousy, Jealousy” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Idontwannabeyouanymore” by Billie Eilish
  • “Alamo” by Alec Benjamin 
  • “False Confidence” by Noah Kahan 
  • “Like Real People Do” by Hozier
  • “Ribs” by Lorde
  • “Ivy” by Taylor Swift
  • “Sick of Losing Soulmates” by Dodie
  • “She” by Harry Styles
  • “Pleaser” by Wallows

ESTJ: The Executive

ESTJs value the realms of truth, straightforward facts and reliability. When an ESTJ promises to do something they will always keep their word; in return, they expect the same behavior from others around them. Because of their honesty and strong wills, ESTJs make exemplary leaders and enjoy duties such as delegating tasks and responsibilities. These characters also love a challenge and will purge their way past any obstacles in their path. However, while they are fully capable of anything they set their mind to, ESTJs would rather not work alone. They are very much extroverts, preferring to work in teams and gaining energy and inspiration from communicating with those around them. Some examples of famous ESTJs include Leia (“Star Wars”), Lin Beifong (“The Legend Of Korra”), Dwight (“The Office”), Monica Geller (“Friends”) and Hermione Granger (“Harry Potter”). 

As an ESTJ, you’re either a badass main character or the iconic villain who manages to win. Here’s a playlist of ESTJ anthems that you can blast when you take over the world:

  • “Zitti E Buoni” by Måneskin
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Lorde
  • “Fight or Flight” by Conan Gray
  • “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat
  • “Rules” by Doja Cat
  • “Emperor’s New Clothes” by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Daisy” by Ashnikko
  • “Into It” by Chase Atlantic
  • “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse 
  • “I Think I’m OKAY” by Machine Gun Kelly
  • “Kill the Director” by The Wombats
  • “…Ready For It?” by Taylor Swift
  • “Womanizer” by Britney Spears

ENTJ: The Commander

ENTJs are usually goal-oriented and love taking charge of things such as group projects. They are extremely ambitious and sensitive to power and social hierarchy, often sizing people up and judging them in the first couple seconds of introduction. However, at their worst, ENTJs can sometimes appear overly bossy, impatient or intolerant — especially when someone proposes an idea that they disagree with. Some examples of famous ENTJs include Gale Hawthorne (“The Hunger Games”), Light Yagami (“Death Note”) and Amy March (“Little Women”).

As an ENTJ, you are the definition of a boss. So here’s an extremely boss playlist to match your extremely boss energy: 

  • “My Life” by Billy Joel 
  • “STUPID” by Ashnikko (feat. Yung Baby Tate)
  • “Purge the Poison” by MARINA
  • “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado 
  • “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  • “Victorious” by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage The Elephant 
  • “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
  • “I Miss The Misery” by Halestorm 
  • “Midnight Sky” by Miley Cyrus 
  • “Control” by Halsey
  • “You Should See Me in a Crown” by Billie Eilish

ISFJ: The Defender 

ISFJs are incredibly traditional and consistent people, who are famous for being stable and disliking change. However, despite being introverts, these personalities crave a deep connection with the people around them and put a significant amount of effort and care toward their most treasured relationships. You’ll often hear people calling them great gift-givers, good listeners or supportive friends. However, an ISFJ’s kindness and humility may easily be taken advantage of by more aggressive, dominant personality types. Some examples of famous ISFJs include Primrose Everdeen (“The Hunger Games”), Rory Gilmore (“Gilmore Girls”), Stefan Salvatore (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Matthew Cuthbert (“Anne With An E”).

As the “knights in shining armor” of the MBTI, ISFJs sure do live up to their titles as protectors. Here’s a sentimental, melancholy playlist about the ISFJ’s enthusiasm for their relationships with other people:

  • “People Watching” by Conan Gray
  • “July” by Noah Cyrus 
  • “Adore You” by Harry Styles
  • “If the World Was Ending” by JP Saxe (feat. Julia Michaels)
  • “Take On the World” by You Me At Six
  • “Send Me on My Way” by Guy Meets Girl
  • “Soldier, Poet, King” by The Oh Hellos 
  • “Finally // Beautiful Stranger” by Halsey 
  • “Astronomy” by Conan Gray 
  • “We Don’t Believe What’s on TV” by Twenty One Pilots
  • “Heroes” by Måns Zelmerlöw
  • “I Bet on Losing Dogs” by Mitski 

ISTJ: The Logistician

As introverts, ISTJs don’t mind being alone — they actually prefer it so they can work on their ambitious projects and looming deadlines. In this aspect, ISTJs are extremely responsible and dutiful — they have excellent time-management skills and are seen as reliable contributors in the workplace. ISTJs are also extremely dedicated to their craft. Some examples of famous ISTJs include Tigress (“Kung Fu Panda”), Carl (“Up”), Kageyama (“Haikyuu!!”) and Squidward (“Spongebob”).

As an ISTJ, you’re always on top of those deadlines and homework assignments. Here’s a playlist that you can shuffle in the background as you work on your next project (I’m sure it’s going to come out great): 

  • “The Adults are Talking” by The Strokes
  • “I’m Not a Cynic” by Alec Benjamin 
  • “Oh Ana” by Mother Mother
  • “Tear in My Heart” by Twenty One Pilots
  • “Nobody” by Mitski 
  • “& burn” by Billie Eilish and Vince Staples
  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
  • “Swish” by Mike Stud
  • “Ship in a Bottle” by Steffan Argus
  • “505” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd
  • “The Bidding” by Tally Hall
  • “Ghosting” by Mother Mother

There you have it! We hope you enjoy these playlists, curated especially for you!

Contact Katherine Kudriavstev at [email protected].