INTJs prefer to base decisions on logical thinking and focus on the big picture, while ESFJs enjoy spending time around others, focusing on details, and considering the emotional impact of an issue. INTJs should avoid criticizing ESFJs, focusing instead on communicating clearly, but kindly. ESFJs should avoid being overly emotional around INTJs.
INTJs prefer to solve issues logically, while ESFJs tend to work through personal tensions emotionally. INTJs should respect ESFJs’ need to express themselves by listening and offering support, while ESFJs should be aware of INTJs’ rational processing by avoiding excessive emotional expression.
INTJs are likely to trust ESFJs who aren’t easily offended, can take criticism, and express their thoughts calmly; ESFJs can give INTJs personal space in order for them to feel more at ease.
ESFJs tend to trust INTJs who take the time to communicate their perspective; ESFJs will relate more to INTJs who can connect to their emotions.
INTJs bring innovative ideas and objective consideration to a work environment, while ESFJs bring empathetic thinking and positive energy. INTJs can help ESFJs think outside the box, while ESFJs can help INTJs learn to consider others’ feelings.
Both INTJs and ESFJs tend to have a difficult time adapting to change. Because they plan well in advance, new or unexpected circumstances can seem like a much bigger obstacle than it is. INTJs and ESFJs should work to come up with new and improved goals that work with change.
INTP and ESFJ 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 ESFJs, while ESFJs should give INTJs plenty of personal space.
INTP and ESFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTJs can motivate ESFJs by encouraging them to share how they’re feeling and appreciating their attentiveness to the needs of others.
ESFJs can motivate INTJs by appreciating their objective decision-making and encouraging them to take time for themselves.