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 INFP prefers introversion to extraversion. The INFP gets energized and recharged being alone. The INFP uses this time to better understand themselves and their place in the world.
The ESTP prefers extraversion to introversion. The ESTP 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 INFP type prefers intuition to sensing (Using Extraverted Intuition). The INFP tends to see the world abstractly in potential possibilities and what “could be” in contrast to concrete facts, places, and things.
The ESTP prefers sensing to intuition (Using Extraverted Sensing). The ESTP 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 INFP prefers feeling to thinking (Using Introverted Feeling). The INFP has a rich inner world of morals, feelings, and ideals that it seeks to better understand. The INFP tends to use this inner guidance as a force to help shape the future world.
The ESTP prefers thinking preference to feeling preference (Using Introverted Thinking). The ESTP prefers to see the world using logic, systems, and ethical fairness. The ESTP wants things to make sense logically, and wants to sort things out.
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 INFP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The INFP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The INFP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.
The ESTP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The ESTP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The ESTP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.
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