Learn about Myers-Briggs types and relationships
People with an INTJ personality type tend to be confident, analytical, and ambitious in their behavior. They love to pursue knowledge and tend to be very logically minded. They are independent thinkers focused on solving the world’s problems.
People with an INFJ personality type tend to be determined, reserved, and altruistic in their behavior. They are idealists and are passionate about making the world a better place. They enjoy close relationships with a few people but usually prefer working alone.
How can INTJ and INFJ types communicate effectively with each other?
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.
How can INTJ and INFJ types resolve conflict?
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.
How can INTJ and INFJ types build trust?
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.
How can INTJ and INFJ types work together?
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.
How can INTJs and INFJs deal with change?
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.
How can INTJs and INFJs manage stress?
INTJs and INFJs need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing stress when possible.
INTJs are easily stressed by…
INFJs are easily stressed by…
INTJs should avoid criticizing INFJs; instead, they need to be supportive and helpful.
INFJs should give INTJs space and avoid being overly emotional.
How can INTJs and INFJs encourage and motivate each other?
INTJs and INFJs can build their relationship by learning how to encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives
INTJs are motivated by…
INFJs are motivated by…
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.