Introversion and Introversion
Two introverts will get along well and both will give each other enough space to “recharge.” Too much introversion can lead to lack of new experiences and possible social isolation, however.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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