March 4, 2022

March is National Caffeine Awareness Month

March is National Caffeine Awareness Month
By Jaclyn Kulls, Callie Montalvo-Patel, and Adrienne Sader

Caffeine is something that many of us are familiar with because we consume it daily. It is proven to have some health benefits, but there are risks that come with too much caffeine consumption. Experts suggest limiting your caffeine intake to less than 400 mg (approximately five eight-ounce cups per day). While many of us get our caffeine through coffee, it can also be found in other beverages such as teas, sodas, and of course, energy drinks.

To have a little fun and bring awareness to safe caffeine consumption, we present a list of caffeinated beverages that match your Myers-Briggs Personality Type! We have also included the amount of caffeine in each beverage to help you gauge your intake.

If you’re not sure what your Myers-Briggs Personality Type is, you can take a free quiz here:
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*The purpose of this article is for fun and is not backed by any scientific evidence*

INTJ – Cappuccino: People with this personality type often yearn for independence, seek knowledge, and chase their dreams. These three characteristics create a beautiful paradox that makes your perfect match the cappuccino: a blend of foam, milk, and espresso. (A 16-oz cup contains about 173 mg of caffeine.)

INTP – 5-hour Energy Shot: As a natural introvert, you may need something with a bit of a kick to pull you out of your comfort zone. However, your ordinary coffee or tea will simply not do. You require innovation, and something that will fuel your thirst for knowledge. (One serving contains 200 mg of caffeine.)

ENTJ – Espresso: You need a drink that can keep up with your fast-paced life. Your schedule is packed, filled with deadlines and meetings but planned as if it were a work of art. You are not afraid to be bold and need a drink to match, which makes the strong and powerful espresso your best bet. (One ounce contains 63 mg of caffeine.)

ENTP – Iced Caramel Latte: This personality type thrives on duality. You are enthusiastic but realistic, inquisitive yet responsible. Your love of debate matches the strength of the espresso, but the milk and caramel flavor provides a sweetness, like your natural charisma, that makes it the perfect balance. (A 16-oz serving contains 150 mg of caffeine.)

INFJ – Turkish Coffee: This personality is a traditionalist who enjoys the finer things in life. These characteristics pair well with a Turkish coffee. This drink is rich in history, but the grounds are used to help people predict the future. If this coffee was a person, it would be INFJ: conventional and versatile, with a desire to help others. (Two fluid ounces contain 50 mg of caffeine.)

INFP – Kombucha: This cold, tea-based drink could be described as an acquired taste. It fits well with creative and unique individuals who march to the beat of their own drummer. This personality type enjoys uplifting others and connects deeply to nature, art, and music. Although kombucha contains little caffeine, it is a perfect pairing for you. (On average, a 14-oz bottle contains 15 mg of caffeine.)

ENFJ – Pumpkin Spice Latte: If you are an ENFJ, you are outgoing and charismatic. You bring that PSL energy everywhere you go because you are true to yourself and stand up for what’s right. Sometimes you push the boundaries of what’s acceptable, and no one is going to tell you when a drink is in season! (A 12-oz tall at Starbucks contains roughly 75 mg of caffeine.)

ENFP – Baja Blast: As an ENFP, you feel in tune with your thoughts and feelings yet are hard to pin down. You have a playful side and enjoy a beverage that can remind you of your childhood. Much like this fun, colorful drink, you often stand out in a crowd and are the life of the party. (A 12-oz serving contains 54 mg of caffeine.)

ESTJ – Red Eye:  Strong-willed, dedicated, and soaked in tradition—you are a true leader in every sense of the word. For you, a standard cup of coffee doesn't quite cut it. You need a shot of espresso added to your cup to keep you on the go and on track to get your tasks completed. (An 8-oz Red Eye contains approximately 158 mg of caffeine.)

ISTJ – Americano: Uncomplicated, straight to the point, and trustworthy; does this sound like you ISTJ? You give 100% to everything that you do. You tend to be modest, yet dependable just like this drink comprised of a double shot of espresso and hot water. (On average, there is 120 mg of caffeine in a six-oz serving.)

ISFJ – Chai Latte: This personality type is complex and compassionate. They make every situation better. You may find that people come to you to seek wisdom and are warmed by your kindness. With a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, this drink, like you, consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. (A 12-oz cup contains about 71 mg of caffeine.)

ESFJ – Frappuccino: Your drink match needs to be a real people-pleaser and one that is adaptable to any environment, like you! A Frappuccino is something that comes in a wide variety of flavors, and we’ve deemed it the social butterfly of the beverages. (Approximately 155 mg in a standard 16 oz cup.)

ISTP – Black Coffee: ISTP personality types are real go-getters. You tend to think logically and are always on the move. You have no time for nonsense like cream and sugar, which makes black coffee your perfect match. (A standard cup of coffee contains 90-120 mg of caffeine.)

ISFP – Matcha Latte: A natural adventurer, you hate to be limited in your options. You prefer more creative outlets and to stand out from a crowd. For this reason, a Matcha Latte is your perfect source of caffeine. (A 12-ounce drink contains about 70 mg of caffeine.)

ESTP – Red Bull: You are fast-paced, curious, and unstoppable. You enjoy being constantly on the move and live in the moment. Red Bull is the perfect match for you, not that you need the added energy. (Each 8.46 fluid ounce can of Red Bull contains about 80 mg of caffeine.)

ESFP – Starbucks Pink Drink: In your social circle, you are known as “the entertainer.” You love vibrant experiences and enjoy being spontaneous. The worst thing anyone can do is describe you as ordinary, which is why the Pink Drink is perfect for you. (A 16-ounce serving of this Starbucks beverage includes 45 mg of caffeine.)

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