INFPs and INFJs are both Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling personalities, meaning they tend to prefer time alone, process emotionally, and focus their attention on the bigger picture. However, INFPs are generally more flexible in their plans, while INFJs tend to follow schedules and processes. INFPs should be consistent around INFJs, while INFJs should give INFPs the freedom to move at their own pace.
Since INFPs and INFJs are both Feeling personalities, they should each focus on expressing how a situation affects them emotionally, while showing empathy to the other person. Though both INFPs and INFJs dislike confrontation, conflict should be addressed in a timely manner. To avoid stress, INFPs and INFJs should both be open about their perspectives and take space to reflect.
INFPs are more likely to trust INFJs who allow freedom to follow a loose schedule, while INFJs tend to trust INFPs who follow through on set commitments.
Both INFPs and INFJs bring creative solutions and empathy to a workplace; however, INFPs also offer a flexible attitude, while INFJs offer commitment and dedication. INFPs can help INFJs learn to adapt to unexpected situations, while INFJs can help INFPs achieve their personal goals.
Due to their Perceiving trait, INFPs tend to be naturally accepting of new situations. INFJs, however, may have a more difficult time, since they tend to follow set plans. INFPs should help INFJs focus on the positive aspects of change and create a new plan or routine.
INFP and INFJ 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 being too unpredictable or inconsistent around INFJs, while INFJs should avoid pushing INFPs to follow-through on something that isn’t right for them.
INFP and INFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs can motivate INFJs by affirming their dedication to achieving their goals, while INFJs can encourage INFPs by appreciating their calm, flexible attitude.