INFP compatibility (5 personalities)

This blog will discuss which personalities are most compatible for a relationship with the INFP.  It will explain the behaviors of the INFP in a relationship and what they want in a relationship. Lastly, it will define the INFP personality and outline their characteristics. 

Which personality types are compatible with the INFP?

The following personalities are compatible with the INFP personality:

  • ENFJ
  • ISTJ
  • INFJ
  • INTJ
  • ENTP

ENFJ 

ENFJs and INFPs are very compatible with each other and have great chemistry together.

The ENFJ will help the INFP be more organized and help them to get out of the house and overcome their shyness.

On the other hand, the INFP will help the ENFJ to be more relaxed and not be too uptight.

Additionally, they are both idealists and prioritize their deeply held values.

They both seek an emotional connection. They both have excellent communication skills and are likely to discuss many things.

The INFP is attracted to the ENFJ’s energy, optimism, and positive attitude while the ENFJ is drawn to the INFP’s deep and thoughtful nature.

ISTJ 

The ISTJ is a more serious and grounded personality while the INFPs are casual and laid back people.

INFPs want love, romance, support, and a good time together in a relationship. ISTJs, on the other hand, want to receive honor and respect from their partners.

While they are extremely demanding of themselves, ISTJs have high expectations of their partners as well.

ISTJs expect their partners to reciprocate all their efforts and work as hard as them to maintain the relationship. 

This may include running errands and doing household chores, which is very stressful for INFPs.

On the positive side, both are introverted and enjoy their time alone or with a small group of close friends. They complement each other well as the INFP can help the ISTJ be more relaxed too.

ISTJs, in general, is an excellent choice for almost anyone because they are very stable and reliable. ISTJs can be attracted to INFPs’ warmth and creative ways of thinking.

INFJ

Romantic and emotionally expressive like the INFP, the INFJ is an excellent match for INFPs. 

They have many things in common that make their relationship flourish. Namely, they are both sensitive, empathetic, introverted, and desire time alone.

INFPs and INFJ are both authentic about their feelings and are loyal to each other. They are rule-breakers who pay attention to each other’s wants and needs with few or no problems.

They additionally both desire peace and harmony and are conflict avoidant.

On the negative side, the two may clash if they have different opinions about specific issues because when it comes to their values, none of the two is willing to compromise.

In addition, the INFJ respects standards set by society and wants to do things appropriately, but the INFP doesn’t like schedules and acts only when inspiration strikes.

They may argue about how to run everyday life but can still find a good compromise that will help their relationship flourish.

INTJ 

It may seem like the INFP and the INTJ are very different people, but in reality, they have good potential because the two are intellectually compatible.

Thanks to their vivid imaginations and future orientation, they are likely to have interesting and stimulating conversations about science, the future, and what the world needs.

Also, they are both private people, and there will be no pressure to go out and participate in social activities they don’t particularly care for or even notice.

Unfortunately, INTJs are straight talkers who are insensitive and don’t sugarcoat their comments or criticisms when they are unhappy about something.

They want to control all areas of their lives such as their finances, their house must be clean and organized and they must stay on track with their work.

But with INFPs’ leisurely approach to life, and have to be pushed to do their chores or clean up after themselves. Conflicts may arise as the INTJ is not very tolerant.

Besides, being very independent and career-focused, the INTJ may be unable to meet the INFP’s emotional needs.

ENTP 

INFPs and ENTPs are a good match because they have a somewhat similar attitude to life as both are very relaxed people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Both are very adaptable and enjoy exploring new possibilities.

Both like to play and have fun and do not necessarily bother to get their work done. They are also both rule-breakers who tend to be very curious and experimental.

Even their different introversion and extraversion preferences aren’t an issue because the ENTP is the most introverted extravert.

Problems may arise due to their different communication styles. The ENTP can be very straightforward, while the INFP tends to take things personally.

The INFP may think that the ENTP is harsh and insensitive while the ENTP may decide that the INFP is too moody.

Besides, ENTPs can be very career-focused, which may make INFPs feel alone and neglected.

How INFPs behave in relationships

In relationships, the INFP is nurturing, empathic, and loyal. They carefully select their friends and partners looking for a strong bond and aligning values. 

They are self-aware and often spiritual. They try to inspire their partners to adopt their beliefs as well.

INFPs are very open-minded and accepting of their partner’s behavior and preferences. They do not mind most mannerisms and behaviors so long as their core values are not violated or threatened. 

They support their partners’ individuality, and encourage them to explore their interests and ideas pushing them to be creative,

INFPs look for ways to compromise and accommodate other people and often have creative solutions to interpersonal problems. 

They can be very sensitive, but often keep negative reactions to themselves because they are reluctant to engage their partners in a conflict. 

What INFPs look for in relationships

The INFP desires the following things to find happiness and meaning in relationships:

  • INFPs seek relationships that offer excitement and spontaneity. They crave a change in pace and may get bored with doing the same things.
  • The INFP creates and desires a committed romantic relationship. They want to have an exciting and passion-filled relationship as they are very emotional. 
  • The INFP desires a partner who respects their ideals and understands their resolve to live by them with no judgment.

The INFP personality

INFP stands for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and, Perceiving. It is one of the 16 personality types on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

INFPs are generally flexible, thoughtful, considerate, and faithful people. The INFP is guided by their inner values, morals and is very idealistic. 

The INFP is the type to personally invest and commit themselves to their projects and carrying out the goals of their ideals.

The characteristics of an INFP characteristics

The following are the characteristics of an INFP:

  • INFPs value authenticity
  • They are very empathetic and are often driven to help almost anyone in need
  • They love harmony and peace often avoiding conflict
  • Have good intentions towards people and are always ready to offer a helping hand
  • They get discouraged and turned away when people do not agree with their idealism
  • They are thoughtful
  • They are naturally kind-hearted
  • They are generous people who never mind sharing
  • They are not manipulative or malicious
  • They are open-minded
  • They are tolerant of other people’s beliefs, lifestyles, and decisions
  • They overflow with creativity and a wild imagination
  • Can connect with anyone very easily as they are good with making conversation 

Conclusion

This blog discussed which personalities are most compatible for a relationship with the INFP.  It explained the behaviors of the INFP in a relationship and what they want in a relationship. Lastly, it defined the INFP personality and outlined their characteristics. 

The following personalities are  compatible with the INFP personality:

  • ENFJ
  • ISTJ
  • INFJ
  • INTJ
  • ENTP

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Frequently Asked Questions: INFP compatibility

Who should the INFP marry?

The INFP’s natural partner is the ENFJ or the ESFJ. INFP’s dominant function of Introverted Feeling is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Extraverted Feeling.

Why are INFPs dangerous?

INFPs are dangerous when they become fiery and extremely competitive when they are challenged.

Who are INFPs most attracted to?

INFPS are most attracted to ENFPS. They are also most attracted to ENFJs and INTJs. Overall, INFPs show a significant preference for intuitive, feeling personality types, followed closely by intuitive, thinking personality types.

What  INFPs need in a relationship?

INFPs don’t just want to feel fondly about their partners they need to know them down to their absolute core. These deeply passionate individuals see true love as a form of extreme intimacy. To them, love is learning the whole of someone’s mind, heart, strengths, weaknesses, and fears, and fully accepting one another.

Does INFP cheat?

Yes, INFP personality types are voted most likely to cheat on their partners especially when things get tough in their current relationship.

Why are INFPs so attractive?

INFPs are attractive to most people because they are good listeners. People feel comfortable and understood with them and so they can talk about what they want without feeling judged. 

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