To all the INFJ’s, INFP’s, ENFP’s, ENTJ’s and the 12 other Myer-Briggs Personality Types: This is your very own Curated Spotify Playlist

Got plans to study yet no clue where to find your perfect playlist? We’ve got you covered. Last time, we brought you the Big 5 and its connection to study music (accompanied by a quiz where we gifted to you a song recommendation as well) but today, we have the well-known Myers-Briggs personality type indicator to tell you what you would love listening to for focus. Even better news, we’ve got carefully curated Spotify playlists for you to listen to under each type indicator, hand-picked by our Editor-in-Chief so that you get the best out of this quick read!

When it comes to focusing, people have their own unique taste in the types of music they choose. Some stick to one genre while others go for a wide variety. My playlists, for instance, are quite diverse and I have different folders on my device dedicated to songs in different languages – there is hip hop, R&B, pop, classical, soul, and many others. The same might apply to some of you!

Music is food for the soul and often the mind. It makes you feel good, sometimes cry or ponder about something while other times just high in spirit, and one’s musical preferences are very much influenced by one’s personality.

– By Yours Truly

This week we will introduce you to a model that comes in handy for you to discover your personality type. Each type indicator will be accompanied by a carefully curated Spotify playlist that best resembles your inner self, which will hopefully help you match your personality and study music!

Let’s start off with the theory/model itself:

To avoid an overwhelming amount of information, we will keep it simple. There are four divisions central to the theory: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and lastly, judging or perceiving. One letter from each sub-category is taken to form a four-letter combination representing a personality type, creating 16 types in total, as shown in the very informative diagram below. Feel free to walk yourself through the questions or descriptors and try to determine where you stand!

Source: Wikipedia (Honestly, it’s the best source if you know what you’re searching for)

Musical preference by personality types:

The basic genres of music that you will likely listen to are as follows so that you get a general idea of what each type is most likely to listen to, therefore we have grouped personality types by really common genres. But as you read ahead, we’ll be presenting our 16 different playlists for you to enjoy while focusing on work so that you can experiment around freely with our hand-picked recommendations.

It’s important to note that these personality types shall not be seen or interpreted as an accurate representation of your personality. Rather, it should be seen as a guide to help you understand your personality better. The recommendations of songs are also aimed at only helping you discover personality traits and what sort of music you would likely to listen to based on the Myers-Briggs model, we’re not imposing our opinions on anyone here!

Now let’s get into it, shall we?

GENRESMYERS-BRIGGS TYPE
Punk
This genre is more popular among Intuitive and Prospecting personality types than their Observant and Judging counterparts.
INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
ISTP (Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
Jazz
Jazz is likely to attract Extraverted, Intuitive, and Assertive types than Introverted, Observant, and Turbulent personalities.
ENFJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
Classical 
Intuitive personality types are much more likely to enjoy classical music. Needless to say, who doesn’t love Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5?
ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
INTJ (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
ENTP (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
Rock
Rock seems to attract Intuitive and Prospecting types more than Observant and Judging ones. Shout out to all The Beatles fans out there!
ENTP (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
Alternative Rock
This genre is popular among introverts. It suits best for Intuitive, Feeling and Observant personality types.
INFJ (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
ENTP (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
Reggae
Reggae is more appealing to Extraverts than Introverts and it’s certainly for those who are more Observant. 
ISFP (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
Ambient
Ambient music is popular among Sensing, Feeling, and Prospecting personality types.
ESFP (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
ISFP (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
World 
World music attracts Intuitive and Feeling personality types and it is also more common among Extraverts.
ENFJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
INFJ (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
Pop
Pop attracts Extraverted, Observant, and Turbulent personality types than Introverted, Intuitive, and Assertive ones. The influence of pop music is quite high among many younger generation.
ISFP (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESFP (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
Metal
Metal fans are quite the opposite of pop lovers. They are Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting people.
ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
INTJ (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
Hip-hop
This is clearly not for the faint of hearts. As far as traits are concerned, rap and hip-hop attract Extraverted types more than Introverted ones.
ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
ESFP (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
Electronica
Electronica fans are generally Extraverted and Prospecting than Introverted and Judging.
ESTP (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
Religious
Religious music is suitable for Sensing and Judging personality types. Extraverted individuals are slightly more likely to prefer religious music compared to Introverted ones.
ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
Blues
When it comes to blues, Extraverted, Intuitive, and Feeling personalities are predominant.
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
ENFJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
Country
Country music is suitable for Extraverted, Observant, and Feeling personality types. It reminds me of a friend of mine who’s a big fan of Taylor Swift!
ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
ESFP (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
ENFJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
Soul
This genre is preferred by Extraverted and Feeling personalities than Introverts. This might be you or someone you know!
ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
ESFP (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
A table grouping the 16-type indicators by genre
And finally, we present to you, our 16 curated Spotify playlists sorted by personality type:

Whew, this one was a little longer for our ‘bite-sized’ reads but we’re hoping you had a lot to take away from this article! We’ve spent a lot of time researching info and carefully choosing songs for you to enjoy, so make sure you let us know what you think in the comments below, and feel free to share these playlists with those in serious need of some study jams.

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