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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.