INFP and ESFP personalities both possess Feeling and Perceiving traits, meaning they tend to process emotionally and seek last-minute opportunities. However, INFPs are also more reserved, creative thinkers while ESFPs are charismatic, practical problem-solvers. INFPs should share openly with ESFPs while ESFPs should respect INFPs desire to spend time alone by utilizing other forms of communication, like email.
Since INFPs and ESFPs are both Feeling personalities, they should openly share how they feel in times of conflict. Though both personalities dislike conflict, it’s helpful to keep in mind the benefits of fixing a tense situation. To avoid some of the stress, INFPs should be more vocal about their perspective, while ESFPs should be conscious of INFPs’ need for personal space and allow them to be alone to process if needed.
INFPs are more likely to trust ESFPs who affirm their creative ideas and allow them space to work independently from others.
ESFPs tend to trust INFPs who spend time with them and get to know them while recognizing and affirming their attention to small details and specifics.
INFPs offer innovative ideas and forward-thinking to a workplace, while ESFPs bring a focus on the present and sensible solutions. INFPs can help ESFPs become better listeners, while ESFPs can help INFPs express themselves more openly.
Due to their Perceiving trait, INFPs and ESFPs tend to be naturally accepting of new situations. They are adaptable personalities who tend to crave unexpected experiences and appreciate positive change.
INFP and ESFP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INFPs should avoid expressing themselves too conceptually around ESFPs, while ESFPs should avoid focusing too much on the specifics of a situation around INFPs.
INFP and ESFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs can motivate ESFPs by spending time with them in an artistic space, while ESFPs can encourage INFPs by giving them space to recharge.
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