INTJs and INFJs are both Introverted, Intuitive, Judging personalities, meaning they like to be alone, think conceptually, and keep organized. Their major distinction is in the Thinking/Feeling trait; INTJs base decisions on logic, while INFJs tend to consider the emotions of themselves and others.
INTJs should be more sensitive around INFJs, allowing them to share their feelings when needed. INFJs should try to express themselves logically around INTJs, in order to be better understood.
INTJs should invite INFJs to share their thoughts and feelings; they need to be considerate and accepting of INFJs’ emotions.
INFJs should try to address conflict rationally; they need to remain calm and level-headed, expressing themselves honestly.
Both personalities are skilled in creatively solving problems and should work together to think of a pleasant solution.
INTJs are likely to trust INFJs who are forthcoming and honest; INTJs also want to have their ideas heard and appreciated, so INFJs listen intently.
INFJs are likely to trust INTJs who are considerate and make an effort to be gentle with criticism and feedback.
INTJs bring a strong sense of logic and deep-thinking to a work environment, while INFJs offer an awareness of others and a passion for empathy. Both personalities are great at solving difficult problems and hold themselves accountable to achieving their goals.
Their different ways of making decisions help make them a more balanced team. INTJs can help INFJs learn to think through a problem deeply, while INFJs can teach INTJs about the importance of considering the impact a decision can have on others.
INTJs and INFJs may have a difficult time processing change. They are goal-oriented and organized personalities, who tend to view change negatively. The two personalities need to recognize the positive side of change: room for growth, innovative ideas, improved work environment, etc. Once INTJs and INFJs reframe their mindset and work with the new situation, they can learn to accept change.
INTJ and INFJ 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 criticizing INFJs; instead, they need to be supportive and helpful.
INFJs should give INTJs space and avoid being overly emotional.
INTJ and INFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTJs can motivate INFJs by being encouraging and uplifting with a positive affirmation.
INFJs can encourage INTJs by taking the time to recognize their accomplishments and achievements.