Learn about Myers-Briggs types and relationships
People with an INFP personality type tend to be reserved, idealistic, and adaptable in their behavior. They are curious people, often lost in thought. They enjoy being by themselves or with small groups of people and prefer to listen to and contemplate the thoughts of those around them.
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 INFP and ISTP types communicate effectively with each other?
INFPs and ISTPs are both Introverted and Perceiving personalities, meaning they generally prefer being alone and exploring last-minute opportunities. INFPs tend to also be emotionally intuitive and creative, while ISTPs are rational and present-focused. INFPs should be direct in addressing problems or issues with ISTPs. ISTPs should remember to be encouraging and sensitive toward INFPs’ feelings.
How can INFP and ISTP Types resolve conflict?
INFPs tend to express themselves emotionally, while ISTPs prefer to work through issues logically. INFPs should be open about their perspective with ISTPs, working to avoid being overly emotional and allowing ISTPs to sort through each issue individually. ISTPs should listen closely to INFPs, show consideration or empathy, and communicate their side calmly.
How can INFP and ISTP types build trust?
INFPs are more likely to trust ISTPs who appreciate their contributions and listen when they express themselves, while ISTPs tend to trust INFPs who openly share their thoughts and avoid taking things too personally.
How can INFP and ISTP types work together?
INFPs bring creative thinking, innovative solutions, and empathetic reasoning to a work environment, while ISTPs offer attention to detail, logical processing, and fact-based answers. INFPs can help ISTPs think about the impact a decision may have on others, while ISTPs can help INFPs sort through problems logically.
How can INFPs and ISTPs deal with change?
Due to their Perceiving trait, INFPs and ISTPs tend to be naturally accepting of new situations. They are adaptable personalities who tend to crave unexpected experiences and appreciate positive change.
How can INFPs and ISTPs manage stress?
INFPs and ISTPs need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing stress when possible.
INFPs are easily stressed by…
ISTPs are easily stressed by…
INFPs should avoid considering hypothetical ideas with ISTPs, while ISTPs should avoid focusing too closely on specifics around INFPs.
How can INFPs and ISTPs encourage and motivate each other?
INFPs and ISTPs can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs are motivated by…
ISTPs are motivated by…
INFPs can motivate ISTPs by sharing a unique experience with them, like trying a new food, while ISTPs can encourage INFPs by sharing verbal affirmation of their creative thinking and positive contributions.