What You’d Be Like as Santa, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Ever wondered what Santa Claus would be like if he embodied one of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types? Well, ponder no more! From an extraverted Santa belting out carols while sliding down a chimney, to an introspective Santa meticulously crafting gifts in his North Pole workshop, we’re about to take a jolly, jovial sleigh ride into the world of personality typology. So, buckle up and get your ho-ho-hos ready as we reimagine the man in the red suit across the Myers-Briggs spectrum!

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Estimated reading time: 24 minutes


Santa as an INFJ, now there’s a thought. Picture it: the world’s most introverted, caring, and philosophical Santa Claus. INFJ Santa isn’t just checking his list twice; he’s analyzing each child’s underlying motivations, potential for personal growth, and spiritual journey. He’s not just trying to figure out if little Timmy stole a cookie; he’s trying to understand why Timmy felt compelled to commit this act of culinary larceny.

Of course, INFJ Santa has his struggles. His sleigh has GPS, but he’s often too lost in his thoughts about ethical toy distribution to pay it any mind. One minute he’s in New York, the next minute he’s accidentally revisiting France for the fourth time because he was pondering the socio-economic implications of toy production. And let’s not even get started on how he feels about the capitalist overtones of the holiday.

To top it all off, the poor guy is so empathetic that he often finds himself tearing up at the thought of leaving coal. So, he has a whole separate list where he tries to figure out how to help the “naughty” kids improve instead. Because for INFJ Santa, it’s not just about the presents, it’s about helping every child become the best version of themselves. Now that’s a Santa we could all learn a thing or two from!

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Meet INTJ Santa — the Mastermind of Christmas! This Santa isn’t about the jingle bells and whistles; he’s all logic, strategy, and a little bit of sarcasm. He’s got an impressive spreadsheet calculating the most efficient route around the world, factoring in wind speeds, reindeer snack breaks, and the probability of running into the International Space Station. He’s Santa with a plan, friends!

But every Santa has his struggles, and for our INTJ Santa, it’s the social aspect of the job. “Ho Ho Ho” isn’t really his thing, and he’s been known to respond to the heartfelt letters with, “I’ve received your request and will process it in due course.” He’s also a bit of a perfectionist — if a toy doesn’t pass his stringent quality tests, he’ll disassemble it and rebuild it himself. Yes, he could leave it to the elves, but they’ already messed it up the first time anyway.

We can’t forget his quirks. Like the time he replaced the traditional cookie and milk with a protein bar and black coffee because he’d calculated the optimal nutrition intake for maximum present delivery efficiency. Or the time he added rocket boosters to the sleigh because he believed he could cut delivery time by 13.675% (he was right).

INTJ Santa might come off a bit stern, but trust me, he’s got a heart of gold. After all, he’s the guy who, on realizing that the “naughty or nice” binary was far too simplistic, created a seventeen-dimension model of child behavior to ensure fairness. Now that’s commitment!

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Ah, the ENFJ Santa. The Santa you didn’t know you needed, but once you get him, you can’t imagine Christmas without him. This Santa is your empathetic extravert, your champion of cheer, your purveyor of the perfect presents. He’s not just flipping through letters – oh no, he’s having full blown, in-depth conversations with the children, even the ones who just wrote “I want a bike”. He’s trying to understand the existential crisis of five-year-old Cindy who asked for world peace in her letter.

But don’t think it’s all sugarplums and snowflakes. This Santa, bless him, is too much sometimes. Picture this – he’s up at the North pole, obsessing over whether Timmy would prefer the red fire truck with the extendable ladder, or the green one that squirts real water. He’s lying awake at night wondering if Sally will feel more loved if he leaves her the Barbie Dreamhouse or the Baby Alive. My friend, the elves have had to start a weekly mindfulness meditation session to keep up with his intensity.

And don’t even get me started on his take on the “naughty or nice” list. For our ENFJ Santa, it’s a full-blown existential dilemma. He’s seeing shades of grey in a world that insists on black and white. He can’t just label a kid naughty, he needs to understand them, guide them, maybe even get them on a twelve-step program.

ENFJ Santa may be a bit over the top, but at the end of the day, he’s all heart. So this year, when your gift is a little too perfect, have a chuckle and spare a thought for the big guy up north, losing sleep over whether he’s made the right call. Because for ENFJ Santa, it’s not just about the presents, it’s about making every child feel truly seen and understood.

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If you thought Christmas was about joy, love, and sharing, you’re missing the point, according to this Santa. It’s not about the shiny, gimmicky toys that’ll be discarded by New Year’s. No, sir. It’s about delivering toys that tap into each child’s untapped potential.

Who needs another stuffed animal when you could be learning the basics of entrepreneurship with ‘Monopoly: Fortune 500 Edition’?” argues ENTJ Santa during the annual North Pole town hall meeting. He’s eager to replace the ‘naughty or nice’ list with a ‘high performers’ and ‘needs improvement’ chart. He’s not just checking it twice, he’s running it through an AI-powered, machine learning algorithm to predict each child’s future success rate.

However, ENTJ Santa sometimes gets a bit intense. Picture him, at 2 AM in the workshop, surrounded by blueprints of toys that could ignite a child’s passion for quantum physics, arguing with elves about the feasibility of manufacturing miniature Large Hadron Colliders for Christmas stockings.

And let’s not forget the year he replaced the cookies and milk routine with a ‘Pitch Your Start-Up Idea to Santa’ contest for children. He even set up a Shark Tank-style panel with the reindeers as judges. Rudolph, by default, took the role of Mr. Wonderful.

In all his quirks, ENTJ Santa might sound a tad too serious for the jingle-bell season, but we assure you, he’s doing it with the best intentions. His goal is to ignite ambition, inspire big dreams, and prepare the next generation to take on the world. So, when your kid unwraps a gift and finds a Junior CEO Playset, remember, it’s ENTJ Santa building future leaders, one Christmas at a time.

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Now, we come to ISFJ Santa. If there ever was a Santa who embodied the spirit of Christmas, it’s this one. ISFJ Santa revels in every bit of tradition that the holiday has to offer. He’s got a black belt in Christmas cheer and a PhD in Yuletide traditions. His suit? Tailor-made to match the exact Pantone shade of red from the 1885 Coca-Cola Christmas ad. His cookies? Baked using Mrs. Claus’ great-great-grandmother’s secret recipe.

Now here’s the thing with ISFJ Santa – he’s not much of a delegator. And by ‘not much’, I mean not at all. He’d rather do it all himself than put anyone else out. The elves? They have to force him to give him some tasks. This Santa insists on reading every letter himself, wrapping each gift with his own hands, and even polishing Rudolph’s nose before the big night. It’s no wonder the reindeer are always the best-fed in all the North Pole – ISFJ Santa could never delegate something as important as reindeer nutrition.

There are, however, some quirks to our tradition-loving, do-it-yourself ISFJ Santa. For one, he still uses a paper map to navigate the globe on Christmas Eve. When the elves suggested GPS, he almost choked on his gingerbread cookie. And forget about modernizing the toy factory with automation. ISFJ Santa believes in the personal touch, even if it means working through the night to keep up with demand.

ISFJ Santa may struggle with the modern age, but his heart is in the right place. So when you hang your stockings this year, remember that they’re being filled with a whole lot of love and a dash of old-fashioned Christmas magic.

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Next up, we have ISTJ Santa, the backbone of the North Pole. Now, I don’t want to say ISTJ Santa is a stickler for the rules, but he once fined Rudolph for incorrect blinker usage on a test run. His sleigh? Maintained to perfection and safety-checked daily. The phrase ‘random reindeer inspection’ has a whole new meaning at the North Pole thanks to ISTJ Santa.

You know the list, the one he’s making and checking twice? Well, ISTJ Santa cross-references it with the National List of Good Children, and then audits it for discrepancies. He’s the only person I know who uses a spreadsheet to track cookie consumption.

But it’s not all ledgers and compliance checks with ISTJ Santa. He loves a quiet tradition, like reading ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to the elves after the last toy is wrapped. He relishes in those small moments, the quiet traditions that truly capture the spirit of the holiday.

Our ISTJ Santa, however, has a few quirks. Like that time he tried to introduce bar codes on presents to streamline global distribution. Or when he suggested that cookies left for him be gluten-free for health reasons. And let’s not forget the elf performance reviews. Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like constructive feedback, right?

But despite his… let’s call them ‘unique’ ideas, ISTJ Santa is one reliable jolly old elf. His heart is fully in his work, ensuring every kid gets their gift right on time, and his love for order makes for one smooth sleigh ride. So, this Christmas, as you listen for the jingle of sleigh bells, know that ISTJ Santa is out there, making his lists, checking them twice, and bringing a whole lot of organized cheer.

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Now let’s turn our attention to ESFJ Santa. ESFJ Santa is the embodiment of Christmas spirit turned up to eleven. He’s not just about spreading joy; he is joy, wrapped up in a red velvet suit, topped with a cherry nose.

Picture this: a sleigh decked out in holly, a reindeer team bursting with festive cheer, and a Santa who knows every child on the block by name, favorite toy, and dental hygiene routine. Yes, you read that right. ESFJ Santa has a knack for remembering details that make you say, “Wait, what?”

ESFJ Santa is no slouch when it comes to traditions. He loves them so much; he’s started to invent his own. Did you know about the Christmas Eve wild west hoe-down in the toy workshop? Or the annual North Pole’s Got Talent show, where Dasher’s tap-dancing routine has won three years running?

But let’s not forget about the ‘Santa’s Open Workshop Day,’ where ESFJ Santa invites everyone to see how the magic happens. It’s all fun and games until someone suggests implementing a more efficient toy production system. ESFJ Santa quickly dismisses such suggestions, declaring that “you can’t measure Christmas in productivity charts!”

And, oh boy, you better not be a Grinch around ESFJ Santa. If you’re not full of cheer, he’ll sit you down and explain the merits of goodwill, kindness, and why you should always leave a carrot for Rudolph. He’s been known to give lengthy speeches on festive spirit to any child who dares to be rude or unfriendly.

Whatever quirks ESFJ Santa might have, he’s got a heart the size of the North Pole and a warm smile that could melt Jack Frost’s icy heart. So, this Christmas, when you leave out your milk and cookies, make sure to add a little note full of Christmas cheer. Trust us, ESFJ Santa will appreciate the gesture, and who knows, you might just avoid the ‘merits of goodwill’ lecture.

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Brace yourselves, friends, because we’re about to meet ESTJ Santa, the commander of Christmas! If there ever was a Santa who could run the North Pole like a Fortune 500 company, it’s our ESTJ Santa. The elves? They’re not just toy-making minions; they’re a well-oiled assembly line, functioning at maximum efficiency.

Now, I won’t say that ESTJ Santa is all work and no play, but let’s just mention the incident with the ‘elf productivity tracker’. Yes, you heard it right. Our jolly ESTJ Santa decided that the best way to spread Christmas cheer was to install trackers on the elves to measure their toy-making output. In his defense, the productivity did go up… once the elves figured out how to turn the trackers into a FitBit challenge.

And about the sleigh, oh, the sleigh… It’s not just a flying vehicle for ESTJ Santa; it’s a hyper-optimized, aerodynamically perfect feat of engineering. This Santa doesn’t just have a list of good and naughty kids, he’s got spreadsheets, pie charts, and a fully integrated CRM system. He cross-checks, audits, and then cross-checks again. Nothing gets past ESTJ Santa!

But our ESTJ Santa isn’t without his soft side. He has a tradition of giving every elf a handwritten thank-you note after Christmas, acknowledging their hard work. Oh, and he loves the carols! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard ESTJ Santa belting out ‘Jingle Bells’ with a powerpoint presentation outlining the optimal caroling techniques.

So, this holiday season as you hang your stockings, let out a chuckle thinking about our ESTJ Santa, who’s probably somewhere in the North Pole now, calculating the optimal cookie-to-milk ratio for maximum Santa fuel efficiency. He may be a bit… eccentric in his methods, but you can be sure that ESTJ Santa’s got everything under control. And remember, a neatly written wishlist wouldn’t hurt your chances of getting that gift you’ve been eyeing!

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Now we turn to Santa as an INFP. Picture this: Jolly old St. Nick, but make him a deep-feeling, daydreaming idealist. See INFP Santa doesn’t just deliver presents, oh no, he delivers dreams, hopes, and social justice! Each present is painstakingly chosen based on the child’s deepest emotional needs and personal growth potential. This isn’t just a toy factory folks, it’s a dream workshop!

Now, the logistics of the operation might not always be… pristine. Remember that time when the Smith’s pet poodle somehow ended up with the neighbor’s new PS5? Yeah, that was INFP Santa. But who else would think to give Mrs. Johnson, struggling to make ends meet, the anonymous donation that saved her holiday? Spot on, that was our INFP Santa!

Now, the naughty or nice list? That’s a bit of a grey area for our INFP Santa. He sees the good in everyone, so the idea of labeling a child as ‘naughty’ is akin to asking him to choose between saving puppies or kittens from a burning building – it’s just not happening. Instead, he’s got a “needs encouragement” list, where he plants the seeds of change with gifts like fantasy books where villains transform into heroes for 10-year-olds. Because why not?

And let’s not forget, INFP Santa has a cause for every season. He doesn’t just stick to the holiday cheer; he’s out there campaigning for elf rights, advocating for sustainable toy production, and knitting socks for reindeers during his downtime. And while some might write letters to Santa, our INFP Santa writes letters to the UN!

So, next time you see an oddly wrapped present under your tree that seems to understand you better than your therapist, know that INFP Santa has struck again. Let’s just hope he remembered to deliver it to the right house this time!

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If your idea of Santa is a jolly, rosy-cheeked man who says “ho ho ho” a lot, then prepare to have your expectations destroyed. INTP Santa is a engineer with a crazy cool lab full of high-tech toys and contraptions that would make even Elon Musk go, “Hey, now that’s a bit much, don’t you think?

INTP Santa doesn’t just deliver presents – he performs a detailed statistical analysis of the optimal distribution patterns and wind speed for maximum sleigh aerodynamics. He’s got the naughty-nice algorithm down to a science, and his list? That thing is more accurate than Google’s search engine. If you’ve been even a smidgen naughty this year, you better believe INTP Santa knows about it.

And let’s talk about the presents. Each gift is not just a toy, but an intricate piece of innovative engineering that INTP Santa brainstormed in a caffeine-induced frenzy. Robotic kittens that also make breakfast? Check. Quantum physics sets for toddlers? You got it. Self-lacing shoes that also play Beethoven? Absolutely. INTP Santa’s gift-giving motto is, “If it’s not at least borderline impossible, where’s the fun?”

But for all his precision and ingenuity, INTP Santa can sometimes forget minor details, like grooming his reindeer or making sure his boots are on the right feet. And while traditional Santas might slide down the chimney, INTP Santa is more likely to teleport into your living room using quantum entanglement. The mince pies and milk? Why, he’s converted those into a sustainable energy source for the elf village!

So, this Christmas, when you find a hyper-intelligent AI robot under your tree that looks suspiciously like a teddy bear, you’ll know INTP Santa’s been hard at work. Just make sure to read the manual before turning it on, and remember – INTP Santa definitely doesn’t do gift receipts.

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This edition of Santa is less old-man-in-a-red-suit and more Walt Disney-meets-Robin Williams, with a dash of unicorn magic thrown in for good measure. ENFP Santa is all about turning the ordinary into extraordinary and injecting a healthy dose of whimsy and wonder into the holiday season. Think less “factory line standard issue toys” and more “elaborate, imagination-fueled adventures in a box.”

ENFP Santa doesn’t just deliver presents, he delivers possibilities. Every gift he leaves under the tree is designed to tap into the recipient’s sense of wonder, to inspire, to kindle the flame of creativity and exploration. Rather than giving a kid a toy car, ENFP Santa will give them a time-traveling, dimension-jumping, super-charged space cruiser – in LEGO form, of course.

And the naughty or nice list? Forget about it. ENFP Santa doesn’t see “naughty” or “nice.” He sees potential. He sees the Picasso in every kindergartener’s macaroni art. He sees the next “Hamilton” in every middle schooler’s rap about playground bullies. ENFP Santa knows that every kid’s got a spark inside them, and he’s just the yuletide guy to fan that flame.

ENFP Santa’s workshop isn’t just a toy factory—it’s a place where dreams are forged. His elves aren’t just workers, they’re weavers of fancy, pulling threads of stardust and snippets of moonlight to create gifts that tickle the imagination. And the reindeer? They’re enchanted, obviously. Can’t you just picture them, prancing through the night sky, their sparkly hooves leaving a trail of stardust?

So, when you find a gift under your tree that challenges the laws of reality, that sparks a thrill of wonder in your heart, and maybe even makes you question the very fabric of the universe, know that ENFP Santa has made his visit. And remember friends, keep believing, keep dreaming, because in the world of ENFP Santa, nothing is ever just ordinary.

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Brace yourselves, because ENTP Santa is here, and he’s about to flip your traditional Christmas expectations on their head faster than you can say “Rudolph got a LED nose upgrade. This Santa isn’t about the old-school, ho-ho-hoing, jolly guy in a red suit delivering standard issue teddy bears and train sets. It’s 2023, people, and ENTP Santa is all about disruption.

ENTP Santa’s workshop? More like a think tank-meets-dragon’s den, where Christmas tradition takes a backseat to innovation. And the toys? Try the latest in immersive VR games that transport you to distant galaxies, or AI-powered robots that teach kids coding while they play. ENTP Santa scoffs at the idea of giving something as mundane as a Barbie doll or a Hot Wheels. “Where’s the intellectual stimulation in that?” he says, as he perfects the coding on his latest invention – a holographic version of himself that can be in five places at once.

But let’s face it, ENTP Santa isn’t without his quirks. He’s got so many ideas bouncing around in his elf-hat that deadlines just aren’t his thing. So, don’t be surprised if your present shows up a few days late, or even in July. “Time is a construct!” he’ll say, as he gets distracted by his next big idea before he’s finished wrapping your gift. And every now and then, in his haste to innovate, he might overlook a few minor details, like installing an off-switch on the 3D printer he got for Timmy. Parents across the globe are still trying to dig out from the mountain of plastic dinosaurs.

So, this holiday season, if you find a gift under your tree that’s so cutting-edge it needs a software update, you’ve been visited by ENTP Santa. Just remember, when it comes to ENTP Santa, the best gift he could give you is the gift of revolutionary thinking. And maybe a fire extinguisher, just in case that 3D printer gets out of hand.

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Do you sense a hush falling over the night sky? Do you feel a sudden calm and stillness in the air? That’s ISFP Santa, tiptoeing across rooftops with quiet grace, his deer-like instincts guiding him to each house. This Santa is like the Banksy of Christmas, whisper-quiet and a little bit enigmatic. This Santa isn’t about the pomp and ceremony, the grand entrance down the chimney or the boisterous “ho ho ho”. This Santa sneaks in like a ninja, delivering gifts with stealth and grace.

ISFP Santa’s workshop is a sight to behold. It’s less toy factory, more artisanal workshop — one that’s run entirely on solar power and fair-trade cocoa, mind you. ISFP Santa is all about authenticity and creativity, you see. So, forget about those mass-produced action figures and dolls. Instead, think handcrafted, eco-friendly toys carved from reclaimed driftwood, painted with natural dyes, and imbued with a touch of ISFP Santa’s indefinable magic.

But let’s not kid ourselves, ISFP Santa’s unconventional ways come with a few hiccups too. He’s not one for conforming to structures or, you know, actually sticking to the Christmas Eve delivery schedule. So, don’t be surprised if your gift arrives at Halloween, or Valentine’s, or Arbor Day. And with his strong sense of conviction, don’t be surprised if ISFP Santa leaves some surprising “gifts” in his wake.

This Santa has an underappreciated rebellious streak. He’s the sort to leave a thoughtful, handcrafted gift for the misunderstood, “bad” kid who’s been shunned all year because he doesn’t quite fit in. He sees the rebel in them, the same rebel that lives in his own heart. He understands that being “naughty” often means being different, daring to challenge norms and conventions.

But the popular, “nice” kids who’ve manipulated others into feeling small just to feel big themselves? ISFP Santa has a way of quietly evening the score. Maybe the shiny new toy they find under the tree mysteriously breaks after a day, or the toy they’ve been bragging about all year is conspicuously absent from their stocking. It’s not vindictive; it’s a lesson wrapped in holiday paper. ISFP Santa silently champions the underdogs, rebels, and wallflowers, while teaching the bullies that actions, indeed, have consequences.

So this holiday season, if you find a gift under your tree that fills you with a sense of wonder and inspires your inner artist, it’s been placed there by ISFP Santa. And if you’re the one who gets gifted an unexpected lesson in empathy, well, maybe don’t be such a Grinch next year.

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Wrap up tightly, friends, because ISTP Santa is here, and he’s… well, he’s currently under the sleigh, making some last-minute adjustments to the turbo-boosters. ISTP Santa isn’t just a gift-giver, he’s a mad scientist, a mechanic, and a MacGyver rolled into one wintery, festive package. He doesn’t just deliver toys; he supercharges them. It’s like Tony Stark and Santa had a baby, and he’s now running the North Pole.

ISTP Santa’s workshop is more Batcave than winter wonderland. It’s a high-tech lab filled with the latest gadgets and gizmos, where elves are trained in mechanical engineering and computer science. Christmas gifts from ISTP Santa are next-level. Action figure? Try a solar-powered, voice-activated superhero bot that does your homework. Dollhouse? How about a miniature smart home with working lights, running water, and AI residents.

But let’s face it, ISTP Santa, while undeniably cool, isn’t exactly Mr. Warm-and-Fuzzy. He’s the guy who once automated the entire “Naughty or Nice” list process because, in his words, “emotional analysis is inefficient.” He once invented a Robo-Reindeer (Rudolph 2.0) to minimize small talk during the big flight.

While his gifts can be downright awesome, don’t expect a heartfelt note or personalized touch. ISTP Santa’s more likely to leave a user manual than a warm holiday message. And if he’s a little late with the deliveries, it’s only because he was caught up perfecting the latest model of his Self-Deploying-Christmas-Tree-In-A-Box.

So this Christmas, if your gift requires a safety briefing or offers an upgrade to the latest firmware, you’ve been on ISTP Santa’s route. And if you find yourself feeling a little underwhelmed by the lack of holiday cheer or emotional connection, remember, ISTP Santa shows his care not in hugs and well wishes but in the quality, complexity, and absolute coolness of his gifts. Just make sure you read the manual.

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Hold onto your eggnog, friends, because ESTP Santa is coming to town, and he’s bringing the holiday havoc with him. While other Santa types are off devising strategies, meticulous plans, or contemplating the deeper meaning of Christmas, ESTP Santa is too busy turning the season into his personal action-filled, thrill-seeking extravaganza.

This Santa doesn’t simply slide down chimneys — oh no, he BASE jumps from his tricked-out sleigh, somersaults over rooftops, and flips into living rooms like an action hero, all while making sure he lands right next to the plate of cookies. Why? Because if there’s anything ESTP Santa loves more than adrenaline, it’s competition. And if there’s anything he loves more than competition, it’s winning. And if there’s anything he loves more than winning, it’s cookies.

ESTP Santa’s workshop is less of a serene North Pole haven, and more of an episode of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ meets ‘Pimp My Ride’. Elves are seen not just assembling toys, but also racing against the clock, navigating obstacle courses, and competing in power saw duels. The toys they create? Let’s just say they’re not your typical teddy bears. They’re more like remote-controlled hoverboards, rocket-powered rollerblades, and virtual reality laser-tag sets.

But, before you get too excited, remember that ESTP Santa’s love for high-octane fun can come with its drawbacks. His motto is ‘act now, ponder later’, so don’t be surprised if your gift has a couple of components missing, or if it comes with instructions in a language you can’t identify. “Foresight is for reindeer,” he’ll say, as he tosses you an experimental jet pack and a hastily scrawled manual titled ‘Learn As You Go’.

So this holiday season, if you find under your tree a gift that makes your heart pound and your adrenaline spike, you’ve been visited by ESTP Santa. And if that gift also comes with a need for a helmet and a waiver form, well, consider it part of the thrill. Just remember, with ESTP Santa, the ride might be wild, but it’s never, ever boring.

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ESFP Santa isn’t just jolly, he’s the life of the party, sliding down the chimney like a guest star on a late-night talk show, cracking jokes quicker than he can devour cookies.

ESFP Santa’s workshop is less “assembly line” and more “improv comedy club mixed with a touch of ‘America’s Got Talent'”. The elves aren’t just toy-makers, they’re an audience he’s determined to entertain. They’re not just building wagons and dolls, they’re crafting punchlines and pratfalls. And let’s just say, the reindeer games got a whole lot more interesting after ESFP Santa introduced open-mic night.

But don’t let his comedic exterior fool you. ESFP Santa has got eyes sharper than the point on an elf’s shoes. He’s got an uncanny knack for noticing the kids that others overlook, the ones who carry a quiet kind of magic. The shy girl who has a heart full of stories, the awkward, rebellious boy who’s a whizz with a paintbrush, the kid who everyone calls weird because he’d rather learn about bugs than play football. ESFP Santa leaves them gifts that inspire, gifts that say, “I see you, keep shining.”

However, ESFP Santa’s passion can sometimes put him on the naughty list. Like the time he got into a heated debate with a department store Santa who was slightly condescending to a young dreamer. Let’s just say it involved a strategically thrown pie and a mall security chase like something out of an action-comedy movie. The jury’s still out on whether or not it was a planned gag.

So this holiday season, if you hear laughter echoing from the rooftop, and find under your tree a gift that makes you feel seen and special, that’s ESFP Santa reminding you of the joy and magic that Christmas brings. But if you also find a whoopee cushion hidden under your seat at the holiday dinner table…well, that’s just ESFP Santa adding a little extra cheer.

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What Are Your Thoughts?

We hope you’ve enjoyed these festive interpretations of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types as Santa Claus. Now, it’s your turn to join the fun! Do these Santas reflect your personality type? Can you imagine what your own Myers-Briggs Santa would be like? We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, or experiences! Please feel free to share them in the comments section below.

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  1. I saw the notice for this article and immediately clicked. The irony here is that I do not celebrate Christmas.😅 So my enthusiasm is unwarranted, but the subject matter makes me smile. It’s fun to think about. I will definitely share this with my family. I know they will enjoy it too.;) Have a Happy Santamas!🎅🏿🤶🏻🤶🏽🎅🏼

  2. As an INFP… The whole activist this is severely off putting. Not all INFPs give two candy canes about “elf rights”…

    I’m a little tired of the notion that INFPs are somehow politically involved…. Especially when the vast majority of the INFPs don’t give a hoot about structure. We’re often individualists.

    We absolutely value personal growth and believe there’s always more to learn. Stifling that with something so small minded as “activism” in this day and age is tired.

    From what I have learned a lot of INFPs get emotional.. write out what they want to say, read it over 3 times (I read this 6)… And a lot of the time just delete it all saying nothing. (But I’m feeling a little spicy)

    This misunderstanding is so common. Online we are seen as emotional wrecking balls or crazy Feminists/LGBTQ+/ global warming activists…. But that’s not us… not most the time.

    It’s not us, because we are more likely to empathize with the people that are damaged if we kick up dirt, and instead value other alternatives to helping above protests or twitter activism.

    We ask them if they’re okay first. When they get heated, we’re the mediators that talk them down from exploding because the fight isn’t worth it. Getting people to a point where they can communicate more effectively and hopefully resolve the issues.

    A lot of the time, these people don’t want to be spoken for, and by speaking for them you silence them. Which is very sad.

    Wonderful people are everywhere. It’s not always about who “wins” sometimes it’s about doing what NEEDS to be done and the conversations people NEED to have. Winning can be a form of cowardice. You walk away learning nothing.

    That will never be activism. “Fighting for rights” is a harmful stereotype and has no place as an MBTI quality.

    Standing by the little guy? Sure! But we don’t fight the monsters we know they need to face, we simply tell them we’ll be here when they need us. That we believe in their strengths and respect that they have the courage to face themselves.

    I am not offended, I am not angry, I am not sad. I am curious by the amount of misinformation surrounding my type.

    I do recognize though, that if INFPs never correct anything or if we react emotionally to misinformation it simply deepens this misunderstanding.

    Thus I assume it’s our own fault. Healthy INFPs tend to delete most their responses before sending them because it can be effortful to explain. INFPs in an unhealthy state however can be reactionary. So I see where it all stems from.

    Sorry for the long message,
    I wish you all a safe and warm holiday full of love and progress!

    1. This seems to me more like Ti function as in INTP type instead of INFP, maybe you didn’t relate to INFP discriptions of Santa because you are INTP

  3. As an ISFP, that is EXACTLY how I would Santa. Right down to bringing gifts on the wrong day. Because awesomeness is worth waiting for, and you can’t rush art 😎.

    I would probably include a few gag gifts, pranks, or inside jokes at each house too.

  4. THANK YOU for understanding, Susan! Not knowing I am an INTJ, at the time, a work colleague once ask me – “Do you ever buy anything and use it as it comes out of the box?” My answer- “Very rarely, why have it if it doesn’t work the way you want it to?”

  5. I’m chuckle while reading on INTJ , and fairly i remembered i also asked what the bars for being good/nice. Are passable is good enough? Or there any benefits for extra being nice.

    I talked like I’m doing businesses 🤣

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