INTP and ENFP personalities are Intuitive and Perceptive; they focus on the future, think abstractly, and avoid confining themselves to a rigid schedule. Understanding commonalities can help them empathize with one another.
INTPs are logical thinkers and should be appreciated for their balanced mindset. They also need plenty of personal space, especially in times of stress. ENFPs should respect INTPs fact-based thinking and encourage them to spend time alone to recharge.
ENFPs are Feeling centered, meaning they tend to follow their heart and consider the feelings of others when making decisions. INTPs should be considerate and understanding of this empathy, allowing ENFPs to bring a different perspective to decision-making.
INTPs, however, need to understand an ENFP’s emotional needs and allow them to open up and be vulnerable, even if it’s difficult for INTPs to process.
ENFP personalities sort through conflict more emotionally than INTP personalities. ENFPs should work on balancing their feelings and expressing themselves more clearly; they should also consider addressing conflict in private, so INTPs feel less overwhelmed.
INTPs should work toward being consistently communicative with ENFPs; by being open, especially when it’s difficult, INTPs will gain trust from ENFPs.
ENFPs need to know when to give INTPs space; by offering them sanctuary and relying on them to work independently, ENFPs are likely to help build stronger trust with INTPs.
INTPs may help ENFPs consider logic and thoroughly think through a problem when making a decision.
ENFPs can help INTPs grow in expressing their needs to coworkers, while also encouraging them to leave their comfort zone and network with others.
ENFPs and INTPs tend to adapt to change well, due to their Perceiving trait, which makes them more flexible and less committed to a plan. INTPs are a bit more reserved and thoughtful, which can help others behind-the-scenes in times of change. ENFPs are warm, lively, and can encourage others to see the benefit of new experiences.
INTP and ENFP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INTPs should avoid being overly critical of the feelings or actions of ENFPs, as this could lead to hurt and distrust.
ENFPs should avoid pushing INTPs too far into uncomfortable and crowded spaces, which could otherwise lead to a great deal of stress.
INTP and ENFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INTPs can motivate ENFPs by sharing support for their empathy and compassion.
ENFPs can motivate INTPs by appreciating their thinking and encouraging them to solve complex or abstract problems.
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