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 ISTP personality type tend to be curious, pragmatic, and confident in their behavior. They are unpredictable and spontaneous, but are often quiet, preferring to think and process information internally.
How can INFJ and ISTP types communicate effectively with each other?
INFJs and ISTPs are very different; though they are both Introverted and prefer to spend time alone, INFJs are emotional, creative, and organized, while ISTPs express themselves logically, focus on the present, prefer to go with the flow of things.
INFJs need to express themselves more rationally around ISTPs and avoid taking things too personally.
ISTPs should practice being more empathetic and gentle toward INFJs, allowing them to share their feelings when necessary.
How can INFJ and ISTP types resolve conflict?
INFJs may have a difficult time addressing conflict. ISTPs should be understanding and patient, giving INFJs the space and support they need to feel safe to express themselves. INFJs should try to be direct and honest, allowing ISTPs to work through the problem one step at a time.
How can INFJ and ISTP types build trust?
INFJs are likely to trust ISTPs who show empathy and can follow through on commitments. Reliability and security is the key to building a relationship with INFJs.
ISTPs will grow to trust INFJs who learn to be more direct and understand ISTPs’ need to pursue last-minute opportunities.
How can INFJ and ISTP types work together?
INFJs bring creative thinking, organization, conscientiousness to a work environment. They can help ISTPs learn to consider the feelings of others when making a decision.
ISTPs offer balanced, practical thinking and adaptability to a workplace. They can help INFJs learn to express themselves more openly and appreciate living in the moment.
How can INFJs and ISTPs deal with change?
Because they tend to follow set plans, INFJs may have a difficult time adapting to change. ISTPs are naturally gifted at processing new situations, however, and can help INFJs learn to embrace the benefits of a new situation. INFJs are likely to adjust well, once they have an opportunity to create a new plan.
How can INFJs and ISTPs manage stress?
INFJs and ISTPs 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…
ISTPs are easily stressed by…
INFJs should avoid pushing ISTPs into emotional situations; INFJs should communicate more logically or wait to address issues in private settings.
ISTPs should be willing to listen when INFJs need to express themselves; ISTPs need to be gentle to INFJs when they are stressed.
How can INFJ and ISTP types encourage and motivate each other?
INFJs and ISTPs can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFJs are motivated by…
ISTPs are motivated by…
INFJs can help motivate ISTPs by allowing them the freedom to pursue last-minute opportunities.
ISTPs can encourage INFJs by honoring commitments and affirming INFJs’ contributions to the community.