INTJs prefer to base decisions on logical thinking, keep to themselves, focus on the big picture, and follow plans, while ESFPs enjoy spending time around others, focusing on details, considering the emotions of others, and making last minute plans. INTJs should avoid being overly critical of ESFPs or pushing them to adhere to strict plans. ESFPs should offer space to INTJs and avoid being overly emotional when discussing an issue with them.
INTJs prefer to consider logical arguments, while ESFPs tend to focus on the emotional impact of a situation. INTJs should be conscious of ESFPs’ need to express their emotions by listening intently, while ESFPs should recognize INTJs’ desire to consider rational reasoning by avoiding being overly emotional. Both personalities should be patient with one another and careful to find a balance between the two different ways of processing conflict.
INTJs are likely to trust ESFPs who honor their commitments and set goals; ESFPs should be consistent in their relationships with INTJs.
ESFPs tend to trust INTJs who take the time to be more emotionally open; ESFPs will feel more connected to INTJs who are vulnerable and receptive to others’ ideas.
INTJs bring creative, fact-based problem-solving to a workplace, while ESFPs bring high-levels of energy, adaptability, and empathy. INTJs can help ESFPs work through difficult problems, while ESFPs can help INTJs learn to be patient and considerate.
INTJs may have a difficult time adapting to a new situation, as they to view change as an interruption to their plans. ESFPs tend to enjoy new experiences and adapt to change easily. ESFPs should help INTJs consider the positive aspects of change.
INTJ and ESFP 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 overly critical or harsh to ESFPs, while ESFPs should give INTJs plenty of space to recharge.
INTJ and ESFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTJs can motivate ESFPs by allowing them to be honest about how they’re feeling.
ESFPs can encourage INTJs by communicating with reason and allowing them to take space when needed.