Both INFJs and ESFJs are Feeling and Judging personalities, meaning they are generally emotional processors who like to set and follow plans. However, INFJs are introverted, creative problem-solvers, while ESFJs are outgoing and skilled in paying close attention to detail.
INFJs should address one situation at a time and work through problems step-by-step with ESFJs.
ESFJs should avoid concentrating closely on small details with INFJs and should allow them room to work independently
In times of stress, INFJs and ESFJs should each address how they feel while remaining calm and empathetic toward one another. INFJs and ESFJs should work to fix the situation in a timely manner; INFJs should try to express themselves without using hypotheticals or bringing in other situations, while ESFJs should avoid getting too stuck in the specifics of a situation.
INFJs are more likely to trust ESFJs who listen to and encourage their creative ideas, while ESFJs tend to trust INFJs who stay grounded and can focus their attention on the present.
Both INFJs and ESFJs bring empathy and goal-oriented planning to a work environment; however, INFJs also offer creative ideas and imaginative solutions, while ESFJs offer charismatic energy and attention to detail. INFJs can help ESFJs find creative ways to fix a problem, while ESFJs can help INFJs avoid forming unrealistic ideals.
Due to their Judging trait, INFJs and ESFJs may have a difficult time adapting to a new situation, as they prefer to follow set routines. They should, instead, focus on creating a new schedule or plan and appreciating the positive aspects of change.
INFJ and ESFJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INFJs should try to be more grounded and practical around ESFJs, while ESFJs should avoid pushing INFJs to focus their attention on details.
INFJ and ESFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFJs can motivate ESFJs by spending quality time with them, while ESFJs can encourage INFJs by giving them space and affirming their character.