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 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 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 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 Thinking
Two thinkers can make for a very informative relationship. Two thinkers can really discuss matters and learn new things. They enjoy logically understanding their environment. Problems can arise when both types neglect the emotional aspects, which can lead to bottled up emotion.
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 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 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 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.