INFPs prefer to go with their gut on things though, and will jump in if they believe it is right. If Skeptics do investigate philosophy, it is to pick apart the ideas of others. Don’t expect your skeptical employees to be promoters. Type 8 - Protector. Skeptics make good researchers: they have excellent powers of scrutiny to dig out the facts or to devise tests for ferreting out the laws of nature. This skepticism comes from the fact that INFJs have a strong intuition and want to trust that when it comes to most things. They want to be sure they are observing the facts, not just some false information. Skepticism is the complement of Idealism. ESFPs want their lives to be filled with fun and excitement, and really hate when people try and drag them down. Skeptic has a positive pole of "investigation." They may in fact disdain imagination. In the positive pole, skeptics fact-check. Healthy workplaces embrace a balance, with skeptics slowing down the process to make sure things are done right and promoters pushing things forward and casting a vision for the future. Skeptics will not use analogies, because they think that nothing is really like anything else, and that there is no such universal abstract connection between things. Skeptical employees may not always be ready to jump on the bandwagon of a new process. There is plenty of evil and ugliness in the world to be sure, but people in this Pole see evil and ugliness even where it isn't — they invent a supply of it to fulfill their demand for it. If their workloads don’t tap into this trait, you may want to suggest employee resource groups, committees, and other outlets for their enthusiasm. Well, the Skeptic Attitude is the manifestation in personality of the reductionist perception, and the Idealist Attitude is the expression in personality of the holistic philosophy. INTPs are extremely skeptical people, and do not just things at face value. They’re generally more trusting and optimistic; where the skeptic says “Why?”, the promoter says “Why not?”. Whereas Idealists assume that everyone is his friend till proven an enemy, Skeptics assume everyone an enemy until proven a friend. ESTPs believe in analyzing things and will do plenty of research before they are sure about something. People with a promoter’s mindset can be easier to train because they accept and run with new processes and ideas more easily. They prefer to be patient before stepping into something they aren’t sure about, which can make them a little skeptical. This is not the same thing as the skeptic attitude, but it can illustrate the negative pole. The ordinal expression-axis attitude is called "skeptic." The two are a "team". Hire the most trustworthy and honest applicants. ESTJs are certainly skeptical people, since they prefer to be prepared and fully informed. They do not expect people to be honest with them all of the time, and realize that some information is completely lacking in facts. Written By Kirsten Moodie Here’s How Skeptical You Are, According to Your Personality Type While some people are naturally trusting, others can be very skeptical. ESTJs can be very skeptical, especially when it comes to people they don’t know very well. In the extreme, their tendency towards “hype” might rub certain personalities the wrong way. ESFJs are somewhat skeptical, especially when it comes to opening up to others. ENTPs will analyze information, and dive into it so that they can accurately assess the truth.