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What is an INFJ Personality Type
(The Advisor)?
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.


What is an ISTJ Personality Type
(The Investigator)?
People with an ISTJ personality type tend to be reserved, orderly, and practical in their behavior. They are self-sufficient and work hard to meet their obligations. They prefer to be alone or in small groups of close friends and may be quiet and reserved in large group settings.


Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Communication

How can INFJ and ISTJ types communicate effectively with each other?

INFJs and ISTJs are very different; though they are both Introverted, Judging personalities, preferring to spend time alone and follow a plan, INFJs are empathetic and creative, while ISTJs process logically and focus on the present.

INFJs should work on expressing themselves more rationally and avoiding being easily offended around ISTJs.

ISTJs should listen to and show empathy toward INFJs, allowing them to share their feelings and open up.

Resolving Conflict

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Conflict

How can INFJ and ISTJ types resolve conflict?

INFJs may have a difficult time addressing conflict. ISTJs should give INFJs the space and support they need to feel safe to express themselves. INFJs should try to be direct and honest, allowing ISTJs to work through the problem step-by-step.

Building Trust

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Trust

How can INFJ and ISTJ types build trust?

INFJs are likely to trust ISTJs who show concern for INFJs’ feelings. INFJs need to feel safe and understood to build lasting connections.

ISTJs will grow to trust INFJs who learn to be more direct and level-headed; INFJs should also allow ISTJs the independence they need to thrive.

Working Together

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Working Together

How can INFJ and ISTJ types work together?

INFJs offer creative and conscientious solutions to a work environment. They can help ISTJs consider the needs of others when making a decision.

ISTJs bring balanced, practical thinking. They can help INFJs express themselves more openly and directly to others.

Dealing with Change

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Change

How can INFJ and ISTJ types deal with change?

Because they tend to follow set plans, INFJs and ISTJs may have a difficult time adapting to change. They should work to create a new plan while keeping in mind the positive aspects of a new situation.

Managing Stress

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

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Managing Stress

INFJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Feeling unable to express themselves
  • Chaotic and unpredictable environments
  • Addressing conflict with other people
  • Failing to achieve personal goals
Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Managing Stress

ISTJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Lack of structure in a work environment
  • Large groups of other people
  • Expressing personal feelings to others
  • Maneuvering interpersonal conflict

INFJs should avoid pushing ISTJs to be vulnerable and should, instead, communicate more logically. ISTJs should be willing to listen and offer kind advice when INFJs are sharing.

Encouraging and Motivating

INFJ and ISTJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Motivations

INFJ types are motivated by...

  • Emotional connections with others
  • Spending time alone to relax
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting and achieving goals
Myers-Briggs INFJ & ISTJ Motivations

ISTJ types are motivated by...

  • Accomplishing goals and tasks
  • Abiding by a designated routine
  • Discovering a practical solution to a problem
  • Stability and security in personal life

INFJs can help motivate ISTJs by allowing them space to work independently.

ISTJs can encourage INFJs by showing appreciation for their creative ideas.

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