ENFP & INFP (A 5 point guide)

This article will look at the compatibility of the personality types of ENFPs and INFPs by looking at their dominant functions, behavioral and cognitive traits as well as reasons why they are compatible.

ENFP and INFP: Are They Compatible?

The ENFP and INFP personality types are compatible to a considerable degree but there are always points of friction as there are in any type of relationship. They have similar dominant functions of intuition, feelings and perceiving which greatly impact their compatibility.

This article will first explore the compatibility of the two personality types keeping in view their dominant functions.

Who Is An INFP? Dominant Functions.

Introversion.

INFPs are introverted which means they tend to be very much into their thoughts and like to spend time in reflecting over the many ideas they have going on in their minds. How do they tend to behave in relationships with ENFPs?

Well firstly, they are smart to think over things and then talk about them. When in a fight, they are more likely to avoid friction not only because they have the habit of staying quiet but also because they are people who think before they speak. This way they can actually prevent themselves from hurting the other person and making the situation worse. 

Furthermore, these individuals need time for themselves. They understand that they have to be very careful about the personal space of the other and should ensure they do not interfere too much when they are in that ‘zone’. Maybe someone who is not an introvert, like an ENFP, might not understand their need to have time alone and get even more frustrated when the other person is quiet. This will lead to an even worse situation more difficult to solve. Hence it is very important for both of them to understand their differences and act accordingly and give each other space.

Sometimes expecting too much and saying what you feel may be a bad thing. People who are introverts hence operate on the same frequency at which they understand that some things must be said while others not. This can prevent them from raising the bar of expectations too high and being wise enough to see when a certain topic should be discussed or not.

Intuitive.

The ENFP and INFP both realize the power and beauty of imagination and dreams and this allows them to be creative and more interesting not to themselves only but to each other. How they think can become a good source of conversation for them compared to a person who senses and reacts or processes information. They would be more based on facts and not understand the fun in being so creative.

Thinking And Feeling: What Helps More?

This is another domain where both the INFP and ENFP have the same dominant function; their feelings.

Although it is usually emotions that blur what is truly going on in relationships, they can also help solve problems that may be difficult to rationalize or understand. Yes it is not always possible to make sense of a situation and hence love and mercy are the only weapons two people have to keep themselves bound to each other. This is important for both ENFPs and INFPs to understand so that neither one takes advantage of their traits.

However, if not balanced well with wisdom, any extreme can create distance between the two persons. 

Judgement Vs Perception: How It Affects Compatibility.

This is a dominant function that may result in more daily hassles than any of the dominant functions because of the frequency of its use. People have to get things everyday whether it’s paying bills, cleaning up the house, buying groceries or getting the children to school on time; it can be a lot to handle. Here is where being organized matters. If one lives alone and just goes with flow it might be possible but managing   things with someone else demands a routine or schedule so things do not clash with each other including people too!

Although both the INFP and ENFP have the same trait of perceiving which leads to more flexibility and spontaneity and hence less routine, they must understand that the key to a true and long term loving relationship is when you do things keeping in mind the other person’s plans. So even if it isn’t how you operate, a bit of planning and scheduling can help live in harmony with the other.

Why Are They Compatible?

Values.

As much as this can become a place of disagreement for INFPs and ENFPs it can be one where both personalities can increase their respect for the other and bond on mutual grounds.

Generally, both ENFPs and INFPs hold their values very close to their hearts and use them to guide their relations and life goals. However, it is possible they differ on the small tiny details of their values which can create some friction. However, at the same time, the power of empathy these two beings have can help them understand each other’s viewpoints which can once again reduce any friction.

They should use this as an opportunity to learn more about their partner and hence respect them for how they carry themself in terms of their values; after all they have the guts to believe in something right.

Helping Understanding One Another.

The traits that these people have help them understand and value each other. The ENFP personality is very much open to listening to others and their ideas and learning more about them. This gives INFPs a chance to open up about their ideas and thoughts to their partner who is not only happy to listen but due to their perceiving function they are okay with how crazy an idea sounds. ENFP are kinda crazy.

Also, ENFPs may have a hard time getting to know what they as individuals want. Yes they are great at expressing how they feel or think but when it comes to examining themselves in their own heads they might get lost in their thoughts and not be able to form logical explanations for how they think. Here their partner, an INFP, can help them process their thoughts and guide them using logic to what it is they really want or help them solve their problems.

Conflict.

Both personalities understand emotion and its value in their relationship because both of them feel it intensely however it can be a source of conflict if they only focus on themselves and not the other. 

In this manner, extroverts are curious to learn about the other person they love and this can help them communicate even in difficult times. Also, introverts are careful and quiet and this can prevent the conflict from turning into an even worse one. 

The key is to understand the nature of each other and talk through the problems. Once that is done then getting through the issues becomes a piece of cake and yes you need to give the other space and time. It lets them process their emotions and thoughts in a logical manner and not an emotionally charged one.

Passion.

Both individuals are feelers and have an intuitive mind hence they greatly value love and the connections they form through this relation and it can bring great passion between them that helps them stay interested and feel alive. Both of the individuals want this relation to be an ideal one where they can grow and love the other. This aim brings a great deal of emotion and attraction along with it that can make the two fall even more in love with a greater fire!

Conclusion.

The article took a look at how compatible the personality types, ENFPs and INFPS are by examining their compatibility in light of their dominant functions. The article also shone light on why they are compatible and highlighted any possible areas of friction and how to overcome them. 

Frequently Asked Questions:ENFP And INFP.

Are ENFP And INFP compatible?

Yes the ENFP and INFP personality types are compatible but there will be areas of friction that they must overcome to live in peace and harmony like how they resolve conflict, prioritize values and conduct day to day matters.

Are INFPs boring?

INFPs can be boring if they do not express their views or feelings and stay unconfident otherwise they are very interesting individuals.

Are INFPs loners?

INFPs are not loners despite their introversion because they want to experience and value feelings while being close to a few other intimate people.

References.

https://www.crystalknows.com/personality-type/relationship/infp-enfp

https://www.truity.com/type-relationship-advisor/e/n/f/p/I/N/F/P

I hold my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a particular interest in personality, emotions, organizational behaviour and the psychology of marketing. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Business Administration specializing in human resource management and marketing where my psychology background comes very much handy. I have worked with different institutes to raise awareness of the benefits of incorporating psychology in the workplace. Apart from that, I like to travel, cook and try new cuisines and love animals.

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