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Carefully-curated playlists based on your personality type: Part 1

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JULY 12, 2021

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could suddenly snap your fingers and have a whole playlist of song recommendations, specifically curated and customized to fit your exact personality? Well, snap away because the Clog has your back. 

The Myers-Briggs Types Indicator, or MBTI, is a personality theory that has spiked in popularity through the surfacing of the “16 Personalities” site, an online quiz. The quiz tests four different functions: introversion vs. extroversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling and judging vs. perceiving. 

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! 

ENFP: The Campaigner 

An ENFP, also nicknamed “The Campaigner,” is someone with the Extroverted (E), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F) and Prospecting (P) traits. ENFPs are known for being the golden retrievers of the MBTI and are stereotyped to be energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, curious, creative and open-minded. They are also extremely empathetic and sensitive to the moods and emotions of people around them. ENFPs are known for being fun and spontaneous and want to experience as much from life as possible. They’re always generating ideas and are generally very future-oriented. Some examples of famous ENFPs include Peeta Mellark (“The Hunger Games”), Anna (“Frozen”), Rapunzel (“Tangled”), Jo March (“Little Women”), Michael Scott (“The Office”) and Phoebe Buffay (“FRIENDS”). 

As an ENFP, you’ll need an extra-hype playlist to match your constant energy and help you pretend you’re in a teen coming-of-age movie.

  • “Someone New,” by Hozier
  • “Everybody Talks,” by Neon Trees
  • “Talk Too Much,” by COIN
  • “Someone To You,” by BANNERS
  • “Walk Backwards,” by Maude Latour
  • “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi 
  • “Some Nights” by fun.
  • “I Lived,” by OneRepublic
  • “Comfort Crowd,” by Conan Gray
  • “Accidentally In Love,” by Counting Crows
  • “Wake Me Up Before You Go,” by Wham!
  • “Little League,” by Conan Gray 
  • “Levitating (feat. DaBaby),” by Dua Lipa
  • “High Hopes,” by Panic! At The Disco

INFP: The Mediator 

An INFP, also known as “The Mediator”, is someone with the Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F) and Prospecting (P) traits. INFPs are sensitive, kind-hearted, empathetic, generous and nonjudgemental. They have big imaginations and are often living in their own world. INFPs are also extremely creative and expressive and they are often writers, artists or actors. Some famous examples of INFPs include Belle (“Beauty and The Beast”) and Luna Lovegood (“Harry Potter”).

As the official daydreamer of the 16 personalities, you’ll need a soft, romantic playlist to match your dreamy, imaginative self for when your head is in the clouds or when planning out your future cottage-core lifestyle in Northern Italy with four cats.

  • “Ophelia,” by The Lumineers 
  • “Imagine,” by John Lennon
  • “Runaway,” by AURORA
  • “Buzzcut Season,” by Lorde
  • “Island in The Sun,” by Weezer
  • “The Cut That Always Bleeds,” by Conan Gray
  • “She,” By Dodie
  • “Strawberry Blonde,” by Mitski
  • “Strawberry Fields Forever,” by the Beatles
  • “Sofia,” by Clairo
  • “Always Forever,” by Cults
  • “Willow,” by Taylor Swift
  • “Train Wreck,” by James Arthur

ENFJ: The Giver

An ENFJ, also known as “The Giver”, is someone with the Extroverted (E), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F) and Judging (J) traits. ENFJs are natural leaders — you can often find an ENFJ aiding someone else, or rallying a crowd to inspire good and change in a community. ENFJs are genuinely interested in the lives of those around them and will give their 100% to help out a friend. Some common ENFJ traits include being extremely patient, optimistic, selfless and reliable. Some examples of famous ENFJs include Mary Poppins and Katara (“Avatar”). 

As an ENFJ, you’re extremely tuned into the emotions of those around you and you always want to help other people — sometimes a little too much. Here’s a playlist for the highs and lows of people-pleasing.

  • “The King,” by Conan Gray
  • “I Wanna Be Yours,” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “Call On Me,” by Starley 
  • “Never Let You Down,” by Colbie Caillat 
  • “Rolling In The Deep,” by Adele
  • “Count On Me,” by Bruno Mars
  • “Listen Out Loud,” by DREAMERS
  • “Sleeping At Last,” by Two
  • “Junk Of The Heart (Happy),” by The Kooks
  • “Must Have Been The Wind,” by Alec Benjamin 

INFJ: The Advocate

An INFJ, also known as “The Advocate” is someone with the Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F) and Judging (J) traits. INFJs are kind, creative and righteous. INFJs can easily be seen as quieter or reserved, especially in big groups of people, but they care a lot about other people’s feelings and value authentic relationships. They are extremely loyal and will always be there to help someone out if they need it. INFJs are also extremely self-critical — they strive for an image of “perfection,” which can easily lead them to overwork themselves, creating burnout and stress. Some examples of famous INFJs include Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Atticus Finch (“To Kill A Mockingbird”). 

As an INFJ, you place a lot of emphasis on love and your relationships with the people and world around you. Here are some songs about your relationships.

  • “Liability,” by Lorde 
  • “Kitchen Lovin’,” by ked
  • “White Horse,” by Taylor Swift
  • “If We Have Each Other,” by Alec Benjamin 
  • “Cardigan,” by Taylor Swift 
  • “for him.,” by Troye Sivan
  • “If The World Was Ending You’d Come Over Right,” by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels
  • “Line Without A Hook,” by Ricky Montogomery
  • “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night,” by FINNEAS
  • “Alaska,” by Maggie Rogers
  • “Arcade,” by Duncan Laurence

INTP: The Thinker

An INTP, also known as “The Thinker,” is someone with the Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Prospecting (P) traits. INTP’s are extremely intelligent, logical and observant. You can often find an INTP mulling over a problem or trying to pick something apart to figure out how it works. Although stereotyped as “antisocial” due to their nerdy reputation, INTPs aren’t complete homebodies and they do love to engage in discussion with other curious minds. However, they quickly tire of other people and they would much rather be left alone with their thoughts to think about different possibilities, creative solutions and the mysteries of the universe. Some famous INTPs are Gandalf (“Lord of the Rings”) and Velma Dinkley (“Scooby-Doo”). 

As the designated brain of the 16 personalities, your thoughts are always going at a million miles per hour, turning gears and solving multivariable calculus equations in your mind. Here are some songs that illustrate the continuous chaos (in the best way possible) in your head.

  • “Mind Is A Prison,” by Alec Benjamin 
  • “Outside,” by Bea Miller
  • “Existential Crisis Hour!,” by Kilo Kish 
  • “Migraine,” by twenty øne piløts
  • “Crazy=Genius,” by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Car Radio,” by twenty øne piløts
  • “Burning Pile,” by Mother Mother
  • “Mind Games,” by John Lennon
  • “Lovely,” by Billie Eilish
  • “Loner,” by YUNGBLUD 

INTJ: The Architect

An INTJ, also known as “The Architect”, is someone with the Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J) traits. INTJs are focused, independent and curious. They are constantly analyzing the world around them and care a lot about making informed opinions and decisions. INTJs question everything — they are skeptical of rules and prefer to make their own way rather than going along with the crowd. They follow their own moral code and are generally principled and ethical. However, they are also cynical about human nature and can often be viewed as pessimistic. 

As an INTJ, you’re used to feeling different from the rest of the crowd. Here are some songs about always feeling unique and misunderstood:

  • “Are You Satisfied?,” By MARINA 
  • “Little Dark Age,” by MGMT
  • “Cure The Poison,” by MARINA
  • “Mind Is A Prison,” by Alec Benjamin
  • “Painkiller,” by Ruel
  • “Centuries,” by Fall Out Boy
  • “Do I Wanna Know?,” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “Transparent Soul,” by WILLOW
  • “Burning Pile,” by Mother Mother
  • “Verbatim,” by Mother Mother
  • “My Ordinary Life,” by The Living Tombstone

ESFP: The Performer

An ESFP, also known as “The Performer”, is someone with the Extroverted (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F) and Prospecting (P) traits. ESFPs are bold, talkative, easily bored, determined and original. True to the title of performer, ESFPs have great people skills and are naturals in social situations. They love the spotlight and their infectious, charismatic energy can often be found trying to make their friends laugh. Often famous for things such as acting or singing,  some examples of well-known ESFPs are Captain Marvel, Hinata (“Haikyuu”) and Gon (“HunterxHunter”). 

As an ESFP, you’re a relentless ball of energy and positivity. Here’s a playlist that you can play at the next social outing you’re going to because let’s be real, we know you have at least four planned for the next week: 

  • “Wrecking Ball,” by Mother Mother
  • “Never Enough,” by One Direction
  • “Golden,” by Harry Styles
  • “Street Fight,” by Smallpools
  • “I Dare You,” by Bea Miller
  • “Break My Stride,” by Matthew Wilder
  • “High Hopes,” by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Lose Yourself,” by Eminem
  • “Circus,” by Britney Spears
  • “Physical,” by Dua Lipa
  • “Super Freak,” by Rick James
  • “La Da Dee,” by Cody Simpson
  • “All Star,” by Smash Mouth

ENTP: The Debater 

An ENTP, also known as “The Debater”, is someone with the Extroverted (E), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Prospecting (P) traits. ENTPs are smart and quick thinkers. Renowned for always playing the devil’s advocate, ENTPs can always see both sides of a situation and will often be found debating anything and everything. ENTPs are very ambitious and are always brainstorming ideas and plans. Some examples of famous ENTPs include The Joker (“Batman”), Captain Jack Sparrow (“Pirates Of The Caribbean”) and Tony Stark (“Iron Man”)

As an ENTP, there’s nothing you love more than a good old-fashioned argument. Here is a playlist of passionate, loud, hype music to match your chaotic energy.

  • “Man I Think I Love Her,” by Stereo Skyline 
  • “Problems,” by Mother Mother 
  • “Partners In Crime,” by Set It Off (feat. Ash Costello)
  • “Back In Black,” by AC/DC 
  • “Under The Influence,” by Eminem 
  • “Bad,” by Michael Jackson
  • “Good 4 U,” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Man’s World,” by MARINA 
  • “Therefore I Am,” by Billie Eilish
  • “Devil’s Advocate,” by The Neighborhood 
  • “Hate Me,” by Nico Collins
  • “Bad Blood,” by Taylor Swift
  • “Cowboy Like Me,” by Taylor Swift
  • “Copycat,” by Billie Eilish
  • “Straitjacket” by Lenii

So there you have it! See you again soon for part two with the remaining playlists for the next eight types!

Contact Katherine Kudriavstev at [email protected].

JULY 12, 2021

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