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 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 ISFJ prefers introversion to extraversion. The ISFJ is energized by their alone time and uses it to sort things out. The ISFJ 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 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 ISFJ prefers sensing to intuition (Using Introverted Sensing). The ISFJ takes in the world in a concrete/matter of fact manner. The ISFJ 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 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 ISFJ prefers feeling to thinking (Using Extraverted Feeling). The ISFJ lives in the emotional and feeling world. The ISFJ is in touch with others emotions and knows how to respond to them to put others at ease.
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 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 ISFJ prefers judging to perceiving. The ISFJ prefers structure, routine, and planning things out versus being spontaneous. The ISFJ wants to bring structure, order, and harmony to their environment.