How to Identify Personality Types by Their Thanksgiving Dish?

How to identify personality types by their Thanksgiving dish is a fun iSpy with my little eye diversion from the typical Thanksgiving feast. I hope this post brings smiles and laughter.

A quick note: I wanted to introduce a spiritual personality type vocabulary to develop and expand personality typing with a spiritual understanding. I have revisioned each persona using a spiritual-oriented word to help each type see the True Self, the truth of who you really are.

A Sneak Peek on How to Identify Personality Types by a Thanksgiving Dish

Your personality type reveals fun, complex, and unique characteristics. Embrace it all because it is a bowl of uniqueness, a heaping plate of inspiration, and a side dish of triggers showing up if you are in the kitchen, on the road, or on a spiritual journey. Keep on reading to see if I have identified the Thanksgiving dish that says YES – that is so ME.

Hey, I am passionate about you finding your True Self, but sometimes we have to play and have fun. I hope this blog brings a laugh and a smile. And that you found it to be a delightful way to learn more about your personality type and others.

Let us get cooking.

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – American motivational writer, William Arthur Ward.

Thanksgiving Dishes for Sensory Perceptive Personality Types (SP Types)

Charming, fun, and exciting SP Thanksgiving guests or hosts believe variety is the spice of life. Whether a dinner guest or hosting a Thanksgiving feast, their generosity has no bounds, and they go above and beyond. They live for joie de vivre celebrations and Thanksgiving is no exception. Adaptable and artistic, they will turn sweet potatoes into an elegant dish. Think bourbon mashed sweet potatoes with a fluffy meringue topping versers a classic marshmallow hat—their hands-on guests who enjoy life. Expect help in the kitchen if they are a guest!

Is this One of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes?

Spirited Types (ESTP) – bold and theatrical, they may show up with grilled Huli Huli turkey (the recipe calls for chicken; they will use turkey instead), drumsticks, and wings. After enjoying Huli Huli, join them for a Hawaiian-inspired song.

Active Types (ISTP) – may be busy fixing a broken electronic tool, and they are likely to use an electric knife to carve the turkey. They are impulsive –look for them to fill their plates several times because they can. They are often soft-spoken and may be late for dinner as they are too busy enjoying a new hobby.

Playful Types (ESFP) – are the life of the party. They may only grab a small plate because they are too busy entertaining everyone with their wonderful sense of humor or musical skills – inspiring everyone around them to have a good time.

Abstract Types (ISFP) – they may show up with their pet and have a picnic basket full of goodies to get everyone outside enjoying a fire, roasting ooey-gooey smores. It is all about memory-making for these types.

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – American naturalist, poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau, said to be a Seeking type (INFP)

Thanksgiving Dishes for Sensory Judging Personality Types (SJ Types)

The holidays are a special time of the year for SJ types as they usher in a season of festivities and frolicking. Protectors and guardians of societal traditions and are very responsible. They will have a gorgeous turkey on the table with all the traditioning fixings; cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy… You can rely on them to do what is needed–what needs to be done. One plate refill will be enough because they’re busy doing the thankless cleaning up everyone else passed on.

Which Dish Will You Bring?

Dutiful Types (ESTJ) will prepare a standard Thanksgiving fare and supervise the details of the Thanksgiving feast; turkey with all the stuffings. Generational family recipes will be used; some could date as far back as the early 1900s. If they routinely go for refills, they will go for a refill – for them, it’s all about the routine.

Grounded Types (ISTJ) – is the perfect person to rely on for Thanksgiving dinner as they will attend to every detail. With thoughtfulness and care, they will ensure everything is on hand for a delightful feast – the sky is the limit. They may savor a Pilgrim Thanksgiving feast enjoying a plate or two. Please don’t be late as they are a stickler for schedules.

Attentive Types (ESFJ) will ensure their family and friends celebrate a bountiful traditional Thanksgiving. If something goes wrong, rest assured their hopeful energy will soothe the host, or they will reassure their guests everything is splendid. They may have three plates going at once because they are so busy making sure everyone is having a good time.

Kindly Types (ISFJ) – is likely to host a conventional Thanksgiving Day meal, yet your thoughtful ways will prepare dishes for guests with restricted diets. Supportive and warm-hearted, they will help a family member in need, and often you are so busy helping others you forget to eat!

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” –  35th President of the U.S. John F. Kennedy said to be a Spirited type (ESTP)

Thanksgiving Dishes for Intuitive Feeling Personality Types (NF Types)

Inspirational to the core, NF types will have their Thanksgiving guests giving thanks and helping others find meaning in the holiday. Their quest for self-improvement and self-knowledge will trickle into Thanksgiving dinner, celebrating with a new prayer or initiating a gratitude circle.

What Dish Do You Show Up With?

Magnetic Types (ENFJ) will likely be in the kitchen, teaching family, business associates, neighbors, and friends their favorite recipes. Their confidence bubbles over like a pot of fresh cranberries. Expect them to refill several plates sampling their creations and others.

Insightful Types (INFJ) is engaging and nurturing, seeing the potential in every Thanksgiving guest. They tend to be perfectionists and will probably bring a creative dish, brie cranberry turkey stuffed pastries.

Enthusiastic Types (ENFP) will bring a dish with a new twist to the Thanksgiving festivities, think pork sausage apple stuffing in pancetta cups. They love to try anything new, loading their plate with small samples of everything. If the host, expect a new tradition each year.

Seeking Types (INFP) is the perfect one to bring peace to the Thanksgiving feast if they show up. They’re flexible, and the kitchen may be a mess, but it’s an effort to please their family and friends. They’ll show up or serve a creative new dish; turkey sliders with a stuffing biscuit.

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” – TV series named after the famed Charlie Brown charter said to be a Kindly type (ISFJ)

Thanksgiving Dishes for Intuitive Thinking Personality Types (NT Types)

Running into problems this Thanksgiving? Just rely on NT types; they are solutions-oriented, intelligent, and focused. They want to know how everything works, so they have an answer to your craziest holiday challenge. They are inventive and likely bring an eccentric or boho vibe to the Thanksgiving table. Oh, they are uber-independent, so get out of the way, as they’ll whip up a Thanksgiving feast without needing assistance.

Dish It Up?

Assured Types (ENTJ) –will have the entire meal planned and rally family and guests (business associates?) happily taking control. Their outspoken and love being in charge, carving the turkey, and hijacking the champagne toast, aka bellinis – back for a few plates.

Inventive Types (INTJ) – won’t worry if the turkey burns. These types will have a pre-made spare in the refrigerator. They may stick to a strict diet; a one-plate serving may be enough, and if you’re doing Thanksgiving trivia, pick them to be on your team, they’re walking encyclopedias.

Inquisitive Types (ENTP) – will make a Thanksgiving dinner and look for inventive menu ideas, maybe a vegan version, a Thanksgiving bowl? Their lively and enthusiastic it’s how they get you to try something new.

Impartial Types (INTP) – Quiet, rational, and intense, yet they turn into lively, animated conversationalists when a topic interests them. These types are likely to prepare inventive, minimalist menus to make it memorable, bohemian squash salad. They like to keep things simple and streamlined, enjoying a plate or two.

How to Identify Personality Types by a Thanksgiving Dish?

Did you enjoy “How to Identify Personality Types by a Thanksgiving Dish?” My goal is to bring a fun new take on personality typing with a spiritual understanding. I want to help you see your persona is more than a career tool. It’s a lifestyle tool! Did I correctly identify your personality types by the Thanksgiving dish? Does this sound like you at Thanksgiving dinner?

I’m passionate about introducing the idea of spirituality as a component of personality typing. It took me many years to develop a relationship with my Divinely Inspired persona. I did the work (I’m still doing it) to move beyond my untruths to get to my True Self – the real me.


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We’ve been caught in a web of deception – taught to be something we’re not. Here’s the thing, 93% want to change. OK, who are we changing into? As the saying goes, everyone else is already taken. And do you honestly believe you can create a more magnificent SELF than the Creator designed you to be? False belief!

Many of us don’t know how to find our truth, and we often live our lives based on untruths. I am on a mission to help you discover your True Self, the WHO of who you really are. – this is your life purpose. Once you know the true SELF, everything in life falls into place.

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Learn More About a Relevant New Way to Engage Your Beautiful Personality Type.

Let me introduce you to Spiritual Personality Typing©️ –– personality typing with a spiritual understanding. It all begins with planting the seeds of your truth that comes from your sacred personality type. It takes small steps to nurture them, to be supportive, not judging, and to give yourself the grace to become.

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I’m also here to share the liberating lessons I learned from my transitional 7-year life tsunami to help you go through yours. So what are you waiting for? It’s time.

Note: I’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side and ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.

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It’s Time to Discover; the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ — Nina Zapala, the Inquisitive Type, ENTPI’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.

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Blog Updated: 11/4/2022





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