This is what your Myers Briggs’ personality type says about you as a homeowner

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The Myers-Briggs personality test is one of the most prolific and widely used personality tests out there. It categorizes people into 16 different personality types based on the differences in the ways we use our perception and judgment. (You can take the free test here to find out your personality type.)

You probably know what your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) says about your working style and how you relate to others, but what does it say about the kind of homeowner you’ll become? Here it is:

#1: The ISTJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions.”

As a homeowner, you… would have started saving up for your first home even before you were in a committed relationship. (You probably track all your daily expenses with an app on your phone, too.)

Throwing cash
Guess what, you’ll be able to splash the cash on a home in your 30s if you start saving up right after you graduate.

#2: The ISFJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.”

As a homeowner, you… are probably a minimalist who decorates your home based on the saying that “less is more”. No retro posters, no eclectic mismatched chairs, and no ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ decals for you! Marie Kondo is your best friend and your friends who visit will wonder if you’re secretly broke.

#3: The INFJ

According to your MBTI, you: “Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others.”

As a homeowner, you… will furnish your home with repurposed/inherited/secondhand items and avoid IKEA like the plague. That chair in the corner? It used to belong to your grandfather. That rug over there? You picked it up at the garage sale–just make sure there’s no dog fur trapped in the fibres…

#4: The INTJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.”

As a homeowner, you… will not engage professional painters, because you’re pretty sure that they’ll cut corners and do shoddy work. You can get the job done yourself. Just be sure to leave electricals and plumbing to the experts, as per HDB’s advice!

mbit painting homeowner
Painting your own apartment is a lot harder than this stock image shows, unfortunately.

#5: The ISTP

According to your MBTI, you: “Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems.”

As a homeowner, you… will research every piece of data, such as going through past transactions on‘s listings, and compared every bank’s home loan packages to death.

[Recommended article: 4 Must-Knows Before Refinancing into a Low-Interest SIBOR Home Loan]

#6: The ISFP

As a homeowner, you… need a cozy me-space in your home (this can come in the form of a bean bag corner in your spare room, or a hammock in your balcony) so that you can retreat to your own bubble when you’ve done too much socializing for one day.

#7: The INFP

According to your MBTI, you are: “Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas.”

As a homeowner, you… fall in love with an ageing walk-up apartments or HDB resale flats, like the gorgeous ones in Tiong Bahru. Yes, it looks kinda dingy right now, but nothing a makeover–and hacking down a few walls–can’t fix!

Yes, you prefer older flats.


#8: The INTP

According to your MBTI, you are: “Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.”

As a homeowner, you… are a property agent’s worst nightmare. No matter how great the apartment you’re viewing is, you can’t stop yourself from asking, yes, but what’s the catch? Is there something better?

#9: The ESTP

According to your MBTI, you: “Focus on the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can be active with others.”

As a homeowner, you… aren’t usually at home. Amenities, from parks to pubs, are important to you, so expect to pay a premium for your dream home. But it’ll be well worth it. If your Holland Village or Katong is out of your budget, there’s always Grab 😉

Singapore Holland Village neighbourhood restaurants craft three crowns
Holland Village is your playground.

#10: The ESFP

According to your MBTI, you are: “Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts.”

As a homeowner, you… will be inclined to rent out a spare room for extra income. Just be sure you keep these tips in mind when you become a landlord!

#11: The ENFP

According to your MBTI, you are: “Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities.”

As a homeowner, you… don’t mind living in a smaller space, because you can think of possible space-saving solutions such as hidden storage and making the full use of your home’s ceiling height. How about a career change as an interior designer? 🙂

#12: The ENTP

According to your MBTI, you are: “Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.”

As a homeowner, you… renovate your home (or at least change up the placement of your furniture) every now and then. You also love picking up DIY tips and home improvement projects. Your frequently drilling might drive your neighbours crazy 🙁

#13: The ESTJ

According to your MBTI, you: “Organise projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible.”

As a homeowner, you… use a project management tool to coordinate housework and other home-related activities between you and your partner. Most importantly, you won’t forget to refinance your home loan to get the lowest rates possible!

[Recommended article: 5 Common Mistakes Singaporeans Make When Refinancing]

#14: The ESFJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it.”

As a homeowner, you… are likely to let your partner take charge in designing the theme and decor of the house. However, you won’t be a pushover either, because you know how to negotiate to get what you want, including the latest Playstation console.

#15: The ENFJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential.”

As a homeowner, you… are the admin of the residents’ Facebook Group for your community! You’re the first to extend a helping hand, or share cookies you’ve baked with your neighbours.

#16: The ENTJ

According to your MBTI, you are: “Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others.”

As a homeowner, you… have have a wall-to-ceiling bookshelf in your home. How about a walk-in library instead of a walk-in wardrobe? Oh, right, there’s Kindle if you happen to be living with an ISFJ 😉


Do the above personality types apply to you as a homeowner? Let us know in the comments!

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