The Trickster

The Trickster is a figure that fascinates you but that also strikes you as bad or as a troublemaker. You will be naturally cautious around this figure. While you find them funny, interesting, and energizing to be around, their values and opinions are often counter to your own.

Around people like this, it’s important to remain true to yourself and your values and to not compromise your goals. You’ll find it easy to be yourself around these people, but they’ll sometimes cause you to second guess your higher judgement for the sake of short-term fun.

The Trickster Code

Often, the trickster is a person with the first and the third letter reversed. INFPs having ENTPs as their tricksters, and ENTJs having INFJs as their tricksters. Because the I/E represents how you balance and calm your mood, and because the T/F represents your values and what you find important, the trickster is someone who goes against your values and causes your mood to become less stable.

On the plus side, the second letter N/S represents how you gain energy, and the fourth letter represents how you balance stress. These figures often appears at a time when you feel stressed or too burdened by your duties. They can teach you to relax and not take life too seriously. Perhaps you’re working hard towards something that isn’t fun or interesting to you anymore? If so, the trickster can point you in the direction of new possibilities. Just make sure that you trust your moral compass and your gut and that you don’t compromise your values and ideals in the process.

The trickster for each type

INFP: ENTP (ENFJ, ISTP, ISFJ)
INTP: ENFP (ISFP, ENTJ, ISTJ)
INFJ: ENTJ (ISTJ, ENFP, ISFP)
INTJ: ENFJ (ISFJ, ENTP, ISTP)
ESFP: ISTP (ISFJ, ENTP, ENFJ)
ESTP: ISFP (ISTJ, ENFP, ENTJ)
ESFJ: ISTJ (ISFP, ENTJ, ENFP)
ESTJ: ISFJ (ENFJ, ISTP, ENTP)

The types included in paranthesis can occasionally also display trickster like qualities.