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ISFJ + ENTJ compatibility, relationships

The situations where the SJ and NT temperaments understand each other are unfortunately quite rare. SJs are interested in security and tradition, while NTs will choose challenge and innovation over that, any time. However, this particular MBTI match is not all bad because these two personality types generally don’t feel threatened by each other. The ENTJ will be comfortable around the ISFJ, and vice versa.

Possible stumbling blocks

Problems will arise if one or both of the types are imbalanced individuals; for example if the ENTJ is too much oriented towards thinking and ignores the feeling aspect of situations or if the ISFJ is too stubborn, overprotective or emotional.



There are some other possible stumbling blocks too. While ENTJs and ISFJs are not threatened by each other, the ENTJ might get frustrated with the ISFJs fear of novelty and change and dislike of theory and abstract thought. This need of the ENTJ to theorize and debate will almost never be fulfilled by the ISFJ becaus…

ISFP + ENTJ compatibility, relationships, dating

“You are so different from me.”

Unfortunately this MBTI match in many cases is not the most ideal one. Opposite personalities generally don’t work well in relationships and the motto “opposites attract” is usually not true in MBTI unless the two types share a common N or S. That means ENTJs usually understand INFPs better than they understand ISFPs and an ISFP would have a better chance of getting along with an ESTJ or ISTJ than with an ENTJ.



Why this relationship can be troublesome...

1. ISFPs as a personality are extremely sensitive to conflict and criticism and the ENTJ is naturally a confrontational type, not at all afraid of conflict. ENTJs might even see conflict as a generally positive and productive thing so they are going to have a hard time giving it up; that is if it’s even possible for them to give up conflict.

2. As ISFPs are focused on enjoying the present moment, they may appear lazy or slow-moving at times and eventually the ENTJ will start to criticize that behavi…