INFJs and ESTPs are very different; INFJs are introverted, emotional, creative, and organized, while ESTPs are extroverted, practical, logical, and relaxed.
INFJs should try to express themselves more rationally around ESTPs and avoid taking things too personally.
ESTPs should be empathetic to INFJs, allowing them to take time to themselves or leave overwhelming situations.
INFJs may have a difficult time addressing conflict. ESTPs should be patient by giving INFJs the space and support they need to feel safe and be honest. INFJs should try to share their thoughts directly and allow ESTPs to work through the problem systematically.
INFJs are likely to trust ESTPs who practice empathy and follow through with commitments. Reliability and personal connections are key to building a relationship with INFJs.
ESTPs tend to trust INFJs who work to be more direct and less easily offended by ESTPs’ banter.
INFJs bring imaginative ideas, organization, and compassion to a work environment. They can help ESTPs learn to consider the feelings of others when making a decision.
ESTPs offer balanced, practical thinking, charisma, and adaptability to a workplace. They can help INFJs learn to express themselves more openly around others.
Because they tend to follow set plans, INFJs usually have a difficult time adapting to change. ESTPs are naturally gifted at processing new situations, however, and can help INFJs learn to embrace the benefits of a new situation.
INFJ and ESTP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INFJs should avoid pushing ESTPs to commit to long-term plans; INFJs should allow them space to explore new ideas and opportunities.
ESTPs should be willing to listen to INFJs’ emotional sharing; ESTPs need to be willing to build personal connections with INFJs.
INFJ and ESTP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFJs can help motivate ESTPs by participating in a new experience with them, like finding a new restaurant.
ESTPs can encourage INFJs by honoring commitments and affirming INFJs’ contributions to the community.