My type is INFJ — (I)ntroverted, I(N)tuitive, (F)eeling, (J)udging — and I consider my INFJness to be central to my identity.
For the past 12 years I’ve more or less consistently tested as INFJ — the two exceptions being an ENFJ result in my less reclusive drinking days, and INFP in 2015.
It does not just extend to the difference or similarity in individual preferences but goes deeper than that.
INFJs are generally attracted to energetic, friendly ENFPs.
Also known as “The Counselor” — kinda ironic considering my dream of being a psychotherapist someday — INFJ’s auxiliary function of extraverted feeling means they are one of the types who are most genuinely interested in other people.
So, it should probably come as no surprise that this shit is fucking fascinating to me.
The INFJ has the same skill at idea generation that the ENTP has.
When the ENTP talks, the INFJ can listen and understand his very advanced intuitions. The INFJ finds people systems more interesting; the ENTP systems of things. The ENTP talks and the INFJ comprehends and listens automatically.
According to The Personality Page, these two types are the INFJ’s natural partner because of their dominant function, Extroverted Intuition, is the best match for our dominant function, Introverted Intuition. As Intuition-dominant types, we each have most likely felt misunderstood by others, so it is refreshing to find someone who not only is interested in the same sort of ideas and conversations as we are but who understands them as well.
In The Science of Love, Chris Race expands on this topic when discussing relationships between INFJs and ENTPs: “The ENTP and INFJ were meant to be together because the ENTP shares his intuition all the time.
Most people do not like to hear intuitions and theory they don’t understand in conversations.
Even in their day-to-day activities they look for new ways of doing things.
INFJs and ENFPs are similar in their curiosity and enthusiasm, but the INFJ is less demonstrative.