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 INFJ prefers introversion to extraversion. The INFJ is energized by alone time and will use it to help sort out their thoughts. The INFJ seeks to understand patterns and underlying meanings behind what people say and do.
The ESFP prefers extraversion to introversion. The ESFP gets energized by people and wants to take in the world through their five senses to better experience it.
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 INFJ prefers intuition to sensing (Through Introverted Intuition). The INFJ wants to understand the underlying meanings and connections between things. The INFJ can form a gut feeling or intuition about the way things are going to play out.
The ESFP prefers sensing to intuition (Using Extraverted Sensing). The ESFP 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.
Feeling and Feeling
Two feeling types can make for a very warm and inviting relationship. Both types are in tune with the feelings of others and can cater to their needs. However, they may have problems with becoming overwhelmed with finances or being more objective in certain situations.
The INFJ prefers feeling to thinking (Using Extraverted Feeling). The INFJ lives in the emotional and feeling world. The INFJ is in touch with others emotions and knows how to respond to them to put others at ease.
The ESFP prefers feeling to thinking (Using Introverted Feeling). The ESFP has a rich inner world of morals, feelings, and ideals that it seeks to better understand. The ESFP tends to use this inner guidance as a force to express themselves in the world.
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 INFJ prefers judging to perceiving. The INFJ prefers structure, routine, and planning things out versus being spontaneous. The INFJ wants to bring structure, order, and harmony to their environment.
The ESFP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ESFP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ESFP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.