INTJs and ESTPs are both Thinking personalities, meaning they prefer to base decisions on logical thinking. However, INTJs prefer to be alone, focus on the future, and follow a plan, while ESTPs enjoy meeting and connecting with others, trusting present facts, and seeking new experiences. INTJs should avoid pushing ESTPs to adhere to strict plans or schedules, while ESTPs should offer INTJs plenty of space by communicating through alternate forms, such as email.
INTJs and ESTPs are both Thinking personalities and should address disagreements in a logical manner. INTJs should be conscious of ESTPs’ need to discuss one issue at a time, while ESTPs should recognize INTJs’ desire to connect several experiences. Both should be patient with each other and clear about their expectations.
INTJs are likely to trust ESTPs who can follow through and honor their commitments; ESTPs should be respectful to and dependable around INTJs.
ESTPs tend to trust INTJs who spend time with them and share honest, direct opinions; ESTPs will feel more connected to INTJs once they get to know them.
Both INTJs and ESTPs are deep, rational thinkers. INTJs bring creative problem-solving and organization to a workplace, while ESTPs bring adaptability and charisma. INTJs can help ESTPs set and achieve goals, while ESTPs can help INTJs have a more flexible attitude.
INTJs may struggle when faced with unexpected change, as they tend to have many plans set in place to achieve their goals. ESTPs tend to be more innately adaptable and usually enjoy new experiences. ESTPs should offer support to INTJs during a transitional period.
INTJ and ESTP 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 pressuring ESTPs to follow to a strict plan or schedule, which can cause them to feel confined.
ESTPs should avoid being too unpredictable around INTJs, as this might make them feel less stable and secure.
INTJ and ESTP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTJs can motivate ESTPs by offering to join them in a new experience and encouraging them to pursue their interests.
ESTPs can encourage INTJs by allowing them space to be alone and appreciating their creative contributions.