INTJs and ENFJs are both Intuitive and Judging personalities, meaning they like to consider how everything is connected and prefer to plan ahead. However, INTJs prefer to spend time alone and process situations logically, while ENFJs tend to enjoy others’ company and express their emotions openly. INTJs should listen when ENFJs need to open up, while ENFJs should avoid using overly emotional phrasing or expressions.
INTJs are prefer to discuss issues by addressing the facts; ENFJs, however, generally prefer to consider feelings and emotions. INTJs should be conscious of and sensitive to ENFJs’ feelings, while ENFJs should try to express themselves logically and give INTJs space, if needed.
INTJs are likely to trust ENFJs who can learn to appreciate and practice logical thinking around INTJs; ENFJs should make an effort to express themselves in a way that makes more sense to INTJs.
ENFJs tend to trust INTJs who take the time to listen and form personal connections; ENFJs will place confidence in INTJs who can also learn to share more openly.
Both INTJs and ENFJs are organized, goal-setting problem-solvers. INTJs tend to also bring objective thinking to a workplace, while ENFJs offer empathy and charisma. When working together, INTJs can help ENFJs learn to weigh the facts of a situation and ENFJs can help INTJs consider the emotional impact of their words and actions.
INTJs and ENFJs are likely to struggle with accepting change, since they tend to be focused on following a set plan. They should work together to find a new path to their personal and professional goals and appreciate the benefits that change can bring.
INTJ and ENFJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INTJs should avoid being critical of ENFJs, as it may be taken too personally.
ENFJs should give INTJs plenty of space, especially when they are working.
INTJ and ENFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTJs can motivate ENFJs by offering verbal affirmation and appreciation.
ENFJs can encourage INTJs by working to express their perspective more logically.