Extraversion and Introversion
An extravert and introvert may have some issues with one wanting the other to open up more, and one wanting the other wanting the other to give them some time alone. However, they can also be good to balance each other out, allowing the extravert to feel more comfortable introspecting, and the introvert has someone to encourage them to socialize and try new things more often.
The ENFJ Prefers extraversion to introversion. The ENFJ gets energized being around people and prefers to talk out their thoughts instead of internalizing them. They are in tune with the feelings and emotions of their environment and seek to understand it.
The ISTP type prefers introversion to extraversion. The ISTP tends to be inside their heads a lot and will think through things. They have an internal logical framework of the world and they prefer to come to conclusions by themselves.
Sensing and Intuition
A sensor and an intuitive will face some challenges in conversation. The Sensor lives in the concrete world of facts and senses, while the intuitive tends to wonder more about possibilities and what is not immediately recognizable. While these two types may struggle, they may also balance each other out by being able to get things done and also foresee future issues.
The ENFJ prefers intuition to sensing (Through Introverted Intuition). The ENFJ wants to understand the underlying meanings and connections between things. The ENFJ can form a gut feeling or intuition about the way things are going to play out.
The ISTP prefers sensing to intuition (Using Extraverted Sensing). The ISTP wants to make sense of the world and uses their five senses of touch, feel, see, taste, and smell to better understand the present moment.
Thinking and Feeling
A thinker and a feeler can make for an interesting dynamic. The thinker can help sort through logical issues, but may be seen as harsh to a feeler. The feeler can help the thinker understand their emotions more, but can be seen as too emotional and flighty to a thinker. However, both of these types can make for a very healthy balance.
The ENFJ prefers feeling to thinking (Using Extraverted Feeling). The ENFJ lives in the emotional and feeling world. The ENFJ is in touch with others emotions and knows how to respond to them to put others at ease.
The ISTP prefers thinking preference to feeling preference (Using Introverted Thinking). The ISTP prefers to see the world using logic, systems, and ethical fairness. The ISTP wants things to make sense logically, and wants to sort things out.
Judging and Perceiving
A judger and a perceiver can surprisingly get along pretty well. The judger prefers to make plans, and the perceiver has little problem with deferring. Problems can arise when the judger becomes to imposing, or when the perceiver’s flexibility of schedules can be seen as an annoyance.
The ENFJ prefers judging to perceiving. The ENFJ prefers structure, routine, and planning things out versus being spontaneous. The ENFJ wants to bring structure, order, and harmony to their environment.
The ISTP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ISTP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ISTP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.