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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INFP and ISTP 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 considering hypothetical ideas with ISTPs, while ISTPs should avoid focusing too closely on specifics around INFPs.
INFP and ISTP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
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.