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 ENFP prefers extraversion to introversion. The ENFP gets energized by people and possibilities. The ENFP sees the world as “what could be” and wants to explore and change the world in some shape or form.
The ISTJ prefers introversion to extraversion. The ISTJ is energized by their alone time and uses it to sort things out. The ISTJ wants things to make sense and will use the past as a predictor of future events.
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 ENFP type prefers intuition to sensing (Using Extraverted Intuition). The ENFP tends to see the world abstractly in potential possibilities and what “could be” in contrast to concrete facts, places, and things.
The ISTJ prefers sensing to intuition (Using Introverted Sensing). The ISTJ takes in the world in a concrete/matter of fact manner. The ISTJ remembers facts, places, and uses past events to predict future outcomes.
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 ENFP prefers feeling to thinking (Using Introverted Feeling). The ENFP has a rich inner world of morals, feelings, and ideals that it seeks to better understand. The ENFP tends to use this inner guidance as a force to help shape the future world.
The ISTJ prefers thinking to feeling (Using Extraverted Thinking). The ISTJ wants the world to be logical and orderly. The ISTJ wants conclusive plans of action and concrete understand of the way things works. This universal acceptance of logic is used to help the ISTJ form their worldview.
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 ENFP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ENFP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ENFP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.
The ISTJ prefers judging to perceiving. The ISTJ prefers structure, routine, and planning things out versus being spontaneous. The ISTJ wants to bring structure, order, and organization to their environment.