INFPs and INTPs are both Introverted, Intuitive, and Perceiving, preferring to be alone, think about the future, and avoid strict plans. However, INFPs process information emotionally and tend to prioritize feelings when making decisions, while INTPs prioritize logic when making decisions.
INTPs should practice being more empathetic toward INFPs, allowing them to open up emotionally when needed.
INFPs need to avoid emotional phrasing and express themselves logically around INTPs.
INFPs tend to be a bit sensitive to criticism in situations of conflict; INTPs should be gentle and kind with what they say. INFPs should also work to be more clear and direct, recognizing that conflict is normal and can be resolved with some effort.
INTPs trust INFPs who can learn to be more assertive, while INFPs are likely to trust INTPs who are caring and considerate toward them. They are also likely to trust each other the more they find ways to relate, like through new experiences and one-on-one time that encourage and excite both of them.
INTPs bring sensible problem-solving skills to a workplace. They can help INFPs think more critically about difficult problems or situations.
INFPs bring a strong sense of empathy to a work environment. They are good teachers and can help INTPs recognize their personal impact on others.
Because they are both Perceiving types and generally don’t plan too far ahead, INFPs and INTPs can usually adapt to change easily. Their open-mindedness and positive attitudes help keep others grounded in new situations.
INTP and INFP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
INFPs should avoid forcing INTPs into an emotionally difficult situation. However, INTPs should be willing to help INFPs by listening to and reassuring them as they express how they feel.
INTP and INFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs can help motivate INTPs by appreciating their logical decision making and surprising them with a creative experience, like an exotic dinner.
INTPs can encourage INFPs by asking them how they’re feeling and listening intently as they share.