ENTJ and ENFJ Relationship

Learn about Myers-Briggs types and relationships

ENTJ

What is an ENTJ Personality Type
(The Visionary)?
People with an ENTJ personality type tend to be charismatic, direct, and logical in their behavior. They tend to avoid displays of emotion and may be perceived as cold in certain situations. They enjoy taking charge, working to achieve goals, and encouraging growth from those around them.

ENFJ

What is an ENFJ Personality Type
(The Advocate)?
People with an ENFJ personality type tend to be warm, genuine, and empathetic in their behavior. They are persuasive and are often using their gifts to help guide people toward a better life. They thrive in groups and love to build connections with others.

Communication

How can ENTJ and ENFJ types communicate effectively with each other?

ENTJs and ENFJs are both Extroverted, Intuitive, Judging personalities, meaning they prefer to be around others, solve complex problems, and plan ahead. However, ENTJs prefer to process logically, while ENFJs express themselves emotionally.

ENTJs should be encouraging and supportive around ENFJs.

ENFJs should expect to engage in discussion with ENTJs.


Resolving Conflict

How can ENTJ and ENFJ types resolve conflict?

ENTJs are logical thinkers and prefer to focus on the facts of an issue. ENFJs, however, generally prefer to address the emotional aspects of an issue. ENTJs should be sensitive to ENFJs when discussing a tense situation, while ENFJs should openly communicate their needs and ideas with ENTJs.  


Building Trust

How can ENTJ and ENFJ types build trust?

ENTJs are likely to trust ENFJs who express themselves directly; ENTJs appreciate it when ENFJs participate in discussion or share ideas with them.

ENFJs tend to trust ENTJs who try to build meaningful, personal connections with them; ENFJs will feel connected to ENTJs who are considerate and compassionate.

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Working Together

How can ENTJ and ENFJ types work together?

Both ENTJs and ENFJs are creative and organized, bringing innovation and achievement to a work environment. ENTJs tend to offer logical thinking, while ENFJs offer empathetic decision-making. As a team, ENTJs can help ENFJs make more objective choices; ENFJs can help ENTJs consider how their decisions will affect others.


Dealing with Change

How can ENTJ and ENFJ types deal with change?

ENTJs and ENFJs are likely to have a difficult time facing new situations. Both personalities should work to consider the positive aspects of change, choosing to create a new plan to achieve their goals.


Managing Stress

ENTJ and ENFJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

ENTJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Working by themselves
  • Communicating emotionally
  • Inaction in times of conflict
  • Lack of decision from others

ENFJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Judgement and criticism from those they value
  • Feeling like they are a burden to society
  • Focusing closely on specific details
  • Facing negativity from the community

ENTJs should avoid pressuring ENFJs to address situations logically by, instead, appreciating and encouraging their empathetic thinking.

ENFJs should appreciate ENTJs’ logical thinking by not pushing them to be emotionally open in new situations.


Encouraging and Motivating

ENTJ and ENFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

ENTJ types are motivated by...

  • Taking responsibility and ownership for their results
  • Creating new ways to solve problems
  • Being productive and accomplishing goals
  • Structured schedules and organized environments

ENFJ types are motivated by...

  • Organization and planned events
  • Making a difference in the community
  • Feeling loved and valued by those around them
  • Attending to their own personal needs

ENTJs can motivate ENFJs by frequently sharing encouragement, while ENFJs can encourage ENTJs by recognizing their positive contributions.


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