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INFP & ENTJ compatibility, relationships

Looking at the letters of these two types one would think they don't mix well because they only have one letter in common, and that's N for intuition. While it's true that INFPs and ENTJs are different in many aspects, it is far from truth that these two types don't have common ground. In fact, this match is very close to ideal if both persons involved are mature enough to tolerate and respect a different way of thinking.

Why ENTJs and INFPs are compatible...

One of the most important things in relationships is communication. We know that sensing and intuitive personalities communicate and think in different ways. Intuitive people are more abstract and sensing people are more concrete and literal. Luckily our ENTJ+INFP match shares a common N which gives them the ability to really see where the other person is coming from. There will always be a feeling of understanding in this relationship even though both personalities realize they are quite different from each other.



Another positive factor is that INFPs and ENTJs have the same judging functions, extroverted thinking (Te) and introverted feeling (Fi). It's true that ENTJs are much more apt with Te and INFPs with Fi but if both persons are open to self improvement this relationship can bring balance to their lives. In this relationship it's pretty clear who is the rational thinking one and who is the compassionate caring one. There is no competition here, only respect and admiration.

What does each type get from this relationship...

INFPs have a penchant for getting lost in life, as they are one of the most dreamy personalities, and ENTJs can anchor them and bring them back to reality. What they get in return is someone who can inspire them and help them connect with their human side. It's not that ENTJs don't have a human side, it's that they are so goal oriented that sometimes they block out all other areas of life including friends and family in favor of higher goals.

Both these personalities place great importance on loyalty, genuineness and both these personalities dislike fake displays of affection and fakeness in general. This can form a great, unbreakable bond between an INFP and an ENTJ.

Possible stumbling blocks...

- ENTJ being too critical and blunt
- ENTJ being directive or controlling
- INFP ignoring logic
- INFP being too sensitive to criticism

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