Have you ever wondered if there’s a book for your personality type? Analyzing all Extroverted types from the Myers-Briggs method, here are eight YA books for every Extroverted Myers-Briggs Type.
ESTP (Extraversion + Sensing + Thinking + Perceiving): The Entrepreneur Personality
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
ESTPs enjoy drama, passion, pleasure, and love being the center of attention. And talking about drama…Emily is everything Sloane is not—she’s used to living in her own shell, and it was her best friend Sloane who made her step out of her comfort zone and, frankly, made her life a whole lot more interesting. However, just as the summer promises to be epic, Sloane disappears, leaving behind a startling to-do list. Emily tries to do all the unusual things on the list, ending up having the most unexpected summer of her life.
ESFP (Extraversion + Sensing + Feeling + Perceiving): The Entertainer Personality
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
The Beautiful is a new series which have brought vampires back. Celine Rousseau flees from Paris to 19th century New Orleans, where she falls in love with the city—and with its dangers. Soon she catches Sébastien Saint Germain’s eye, the vampire group leader. But it’s only when dead bodies start to appear that the true mystery begins. ESFPs get bored easily and need constant excitement in their lives, even if that means engaging in risky behavior. They’re also bold and original, so here you have it—a book that promises romance, danger, secrets, and mystery.
ENFP (Extraversion + Intuition + Feeling + Perceiving): The Campaigner Personality
Looking for Alaska by John Green
ENFPs are free spirits. They live for their social connections with others and often come as very popular and friendly. Moreover, they’re highly emotional and tend to overthink things. Reading Looking for Alaska is like riding an emotional rollercoaster—the way ENFPs like it. Also, its characters have memorable traits that stick with us long after we read the book. It’s a beautiful story, full of metaphors and imagery that make us think about the bigger picture.
ENTP (Extraversion + Intuition + Thinking + Perceiving): The Debater Personality
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Debaters thrive in debating ideas, questioning everything, and shredding arguments and beliefs just for the fun of it. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life fits them just right, as it follows the life of Sal, who used to know his place in the world with his gay father and his Mexican American family. However, as a new change (going to college) approaches, Sal starts questioning everything and realizes that, after all, he doesn’t know himself.
ESTJ (Extraversion + Sensing + Thinking + Judging): The Executive Personality
Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto
ESTJs are more practical, therefore a nonfiction book will be their cup of tea. They also enjoy creating order, being extremely dedicated and excellent organizers. That’s the reason Period Power is the right choice for them. This book aims to be a manifesto, explaining what is menstruation, and bringing the stigmas and the biases to light. After all, periods are normal, biological processes that mustn’t be silenced, and a strategy must be put into action to prompt the conversation about it.
ESFJ (Extraversion + Sensing + Feeling + Judging): The Consul Personality
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
For a lack of a better definition, ESFJs are popular and socially active. They’re the quarterbacks or cheerleaders who are more concerned with practical matters and their social status. The DUFF is set in high school and, with all its hierarchy and social statuses, revolves around Bianca and when she finds out she’s the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” of her group. However, Consuls are also loyal and good at connecting with others, and this book is about friendship, loyalty, and even love.
ENFJ (Extraversion + Intuition + Feeling + Judging): The Protagonist Personality
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Starr Cater, being an ENFJ herself, will appeal strongly to all the Protagonists out there. After witnessing her friend being killed by the police, she struggles with trauma and telling the truth. It’s really a coming-of-age tale in our modern days. In Starr we see the rising of a voice who speaks for those who can’t, restoring our faith in people. And after all, ENFJs are natural-born leaders who are firm believers in the people.
ENTJ (Extraversion + Intuition + Thinking + Judging): The Commander Personality
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Red Queen series is a dystopian novel with strong-willed characters, something ENTJs can easily relate to. They love a good challenge and strongly believe that they can achieve anything, making them strategic thinkers. Mare Barrow, the protagonist of this story, finds herself buried deep in the scheming court that rules and tyrannizes her people—and sees herself being forced to act in certain ways in order to stay alive. In a world between Reds and Silvers, the only option is to survive. Do we need more reasons to sell this series to ENTJs?