Learn about Myers-Briggs types and relationships
People with an INFJ personality type tend to be determined, reserved, and altruistic in their behavior. They are idealists and are passionate about making the world a better place. They enjoy close relationships with a few people, but usually prefer working alone.
People with an ESTJ personality type tend to be organized, loyal, and hard-working in their behavior. They are good, law-abiding citizens with a desire to lead. They are very principled and thrive when they are helping and encouraging others to follow a set of beliefs and values.
How can INFJ and ESTJ types communicate effectively with each other?
INFJs and ESTJs are very different; though they are both Judging personalities, meaning they prefer to follow a plan, INFJs are reserved, empathetic, and creative, while ESTJs are outgoing, logical, and present-focused.
INFJs should work on expressing themselves more rationally around ESTJs.
ESTJs should listen to and show empathy toward INFJs, allowing them space to be alone, when needed.
How can INFJ and ESTJ types resolve conflict?
ESTJs should give INFJs the space and support they need to feel safe to express themselves. INFJs need to be direct and logical when addressing a problem with ESTJs; they should allow ESTJs to work through each problem individually.
How can INFJ and ESTJ types build trust?
INFJs are likely to trust ESTJs who show concern for INFJs’ feelings. INFJs need to feel safe and connected to build lasting relationships.
ESTJs will grow to trust INFJs who can be more direct and level-headed; INFJs should also allow ESTJs the independence they need to thrive.
How can INFJ and ESTJ types work together?
INFJs bring creative ideas and considerate solutions to a work environment. They can help ESTJs consider how their decisions will impact others.
ESTJs offer attentiveness and practical thinking. They can help INFJs share their thoughts more openly with others.
How can INFJs and ESTJs deal with change?
Because they tend to follow set plans, INFJs and ESTJs may have a difficult time adapting to change. They should consider the positive aspects of a new situation and be willing to modify their plans.
How can INFJs and ESTJs manage stress?
INFJs and ESTJs need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing stress when possible.
INFJs are easily stressed by…
ESTJs are easily stressed by…
INFJs should avoid pushing ESTJs to be vulnerable or emotional, while ESTJs should be willing to listen and support INFJs when they are sharing.
How can INFJ and ESTJ types encourage and motivate each other?
INFJs and ESTJs can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFJs are motivated by…
ESTJs are motivated by…
INFJs can help motivate ESTJs by spending time with them or engaging in conversation, while ESTJs can encourage INFJs by offering positive affirmation.