INFP and ENFP personalities both possess the Intuition, Feeling, and Perceiving traits, meaning they tend to focus on the overall perspective, consider the feelings of themselves and others, and prefer to follow flexible schedules. However, INFPs tend to be more reserved and ENFPs are generally outgoing. INFPs should feel open to share their feelings with ENFPs while ENFPs should respect INFPs desire to spend time alone by utilizing other forms of communication, like email.
Since INFPs and ENFPs are both Feeling personalities, they should focus on communicating how they feel, while remaining calm and empathetic. To avoid a stressful confrontation, INFPs should be more vocal about their perspective, while ENFPs should avoid overcrowding INFPs, allowing them to take space to reflect.
INFPs are more likely to trust ENFPs who listen to and affirm INFPs’ ideas.
ENFPs tend to trust INFPs who are open, caring, and seek to create personal connections with them.
Both INFPs and ENFPs bring caring, creative thinking and adaptability to a work environment. However, INFPs are also strong, independent workers, while ENFPs are social and inviting. INFPs can help ENFPs become better listeners, while ENFPs can help INFPs express themselves more directly.
Due to their Perceiving trait, INFPs and ENFPs tend to be naturally accepting of new situations. They are adaptable personalities who tend to crave unexpected experiences and appreciate positive change.
INFP and ENFP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INFPs should take the time to socialize and build a relationship with ENFPs, while ENFPs should be conscious of INFPs’ time and energy levels and allow them to take the space they need.
INFP and ENFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs can motivate ENFPs by experiencing something new with them, like a new restaurant, while ENFPs can encourage INFPs by appreciating and affirming their contributions.