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 ENTP prefers extraversion to introversion. The ENTP gets energized by people and possibilities. The ENTP sees the world as “what could be” and wants to explore and change the world in some shape or form.
The ISFP prefers introversion to extraversion. The ISFP gets energized and recharged being alone. The ISFP uses this time to better understand themselves and their place in the world.
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 ENTP type prefers intuition to sensing (Using Extraverted Intuition). The ENTP tends to see the world abstractly in potential possibilities and what “could be” in contrast to concrete facts, places, and things.
The ISFP prefers sensing to intuition (Using Extraverted Sensing). The ISFP 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 ENTP prefers thinking preference to feeling preference (Using Introverted Thinking). The ENTP prefers to see the world using logic, systems, and ethical fairness. The ENTP wants things to make sense logically, and wants to sort things out.
The ISFP prefers feeling to thinking (Using Introverted Feeling). The ISFP has a rich inner world of morals, feelings, and ideals that it seeks to better understand. The ISFP tends to use this inner guidance as a force to express themselves in the world.
Perceiving and Perceiving
Two perceivers are likely to want to go with the flow with things. They may leave things open to the last moment and just take things as they come. This can lead to procrastination and lack of initiative to actually hang out. However, these relationships are typically low pressure and tend to have lower conflict levels.
The ENTP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ENTP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ENTP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.
The ISFP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ISFP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ISFP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.