INFP and ESFJ personalities both possess the Feeling trait, meaning they are empathetic, conscientious, and enjoy communicating emotionally. However, INFPs are also more reserved, creative thinkers with flexible attitudes, while ESFJs are charismatic, organized, and practical problem-solvers. INFPs should listen to and connect emotionally with ESFJs, while ESFJs should give space to be alone when needed.
Since INFPs and ESFJs are both Feeling personalities, they should address conflict by sharing how they feel and showing sensitivity to the other’s feelings. Though neither type enjoys addressing conflict, it’s helpful to keep in mind the benefits of fixing a tense situation. To avoid some of the stress, INFPs should share more of what they’re feeling out loud, rather than keeping it to themselves, while ESFJs should be conscious of INFPs’ need for personal space, allowing them to be alone and process if conflict becomes too tense. Because both personalities are naturally conscientious, conflict can be easily solved, as long as they remain empathetic and sensitive.
INFPs are more likely to trust ESFJs who appreciate and encourage INFPs’ creativity and flexibility, while also allowing space for them to work independently on projects.
ESFJs may find it easier to trust INFPs who affirm ESFJs’ sensible ideas and goals; INFPs should also spend time with ESFJs and get to know them, in order to build a trusting relationship.
INFPs offer innovative solutions and an open mind to a workplace, while ESFJs bring present-mindedness and organization. INFPs can help ESFJs be more flexible, while ESFJs can help INFPs accomplish their personal goals.
Due to their Perceiving trait, INFPs tend to be more naturally accepting of a new situation. ESFJs may struggle a bit more with change, especially if it is unexpected, as it interrupts their plans. INFPs should help ESFJs process and understand the new situation, encouraging them to create a new plan or routine, which may provide ESFJs with a necessary sense of control.
INFP and ESFJ 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 being too last-minute with ESFJs; instead, they should try to make loose plans in advance, so ESFJs can set expectations.
ESFJs can help INFPs by addressing conflict in private spaces, allowing them to feel more comfortable.
INFP and ESFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
INFPs can motivate ESFJs by communicating positively and staying relatively organized in their workspace.
ESFJs can motivate INFPs by allowing them to work in on their own while following a flexible schedule.
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