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 INTP type prefers introversion to extraversion. The INTP 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.
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 INTP type prefers intuition to sensing (Using Extraverted Intuition). The INTP tends to see the world abstractly in potential possibilities and what “could be” in contrast to concrete facts, places, and things.
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.
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 INTP prefers thinking preference to feeling preference (Using Introverted Thinking). The INTP prefers to see the world using logic, systems, and ethical fairness. The INTP wants things to make sense logically, and wants to sort things out.
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.
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 INTP prefers the Perceiving preference to Judging. The INTP prefers to leave time for decisions instead of coming to an immediate conclusion. The INTP prefers new experiences and flexible possibilities to predictable moments.
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.