MBTI Compatibility Chart (MBTI Types and How They Relate)

In this brief guide, we will discuss the MBTI compatibility chart, as well as MBTI compatibility in friendship, workplace and some personality types that clash.

MBTI Compatibility Chart

According to most MBTI compatibility Charts, the function stacks of extroverts are most likely to get along with those of the Introverted personality types, and it depends even more on the functions of thinking, feeling, sensing and intuition, and the orientation of these functions regulates how well two people might get along.

This theory indicates that individuals with introverted sensing, for instance, are likely to be compatible with extroverted sensing, and the same rule tends to apply across all the other functions.

Some key characteristics of most MBTI compatibility charts are as follows:

Sensing Judgers, or the more detail oriented people who are more concerned with acting on their information and thinking processes, like MBTI types ESTJ, ESFJ, ISTJ, ISFJ, are most compatible with Sensing Judgers of different orientations, that is, extroverted with introverted and vice versa.

Intuitive Feelers, or individuals who collect information based on their intuition and tend to act based on values and feelings, but pay more attention to collecting information or getting to know people, like ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ get along better with other people of similar inclinations, and they place high value on relationships and may like to devote themselves to healthy relationships and open communication.

Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving types like INFP and ENFP are also likely to be much less compatible with Sensing, Thinking, Judging types like ESTJ and ISTJ but it has also been seen that these tend to be some of the most common pairings among couples studied. 

In the case of this part of the MBTI compatibility charts, intuitive feeling individuals might feel that their sensing and thinking partner is conservative and stifling, while the sensing and thinking partner may find their partner unpredictable and unreliable.

People who have more dominant Feeling function, may also spend more time and energy on their relationships in general which the thinking types may not do, and for this reason most MBTI compatibility charts may not put these types together.

Most MBTI compatibility charts also indicate that individuals with dominant Sensing, feeling and Judging functions, like ESFJ and ISFJ are happier with Intuitive, Feeling and perceiving functions, like ENFP and INFP.

Surprisingly, the same thing doesn’t seem to apply the other way around, as it was seen in MBTI compatibility charts very often, that sensing, thinking and Perceiving types like ISTP and ESTP do not get along that well with other types with the same functions in any order.

Most MBTI compatibility charts also indicate that intuitive thinkers are also not happy when paired with other intuitive thinkers, because they may often be quite critical of their partners and may be harder to please in relationships.

MBTI Types

Given below is a summary of all the MBTI types of personality, with some of their key features.

ENTJ

  • Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging functions.
  • Ambitious and driven, they want to achieve great things.
  • Relatively rare, and they are attracted to positions of power.
  • They can be highly critical of people around them as well as of themselves.
  • They take in information based on patterns and chunks rather than detail analysis.
  • They are action oriented and like to take charge and act on their decisions.
  • They like to have their future mapped out and exert a degree of control over it.
  • They don’t like being caught off guard.
  • They are realistic and based on what they know and understand.
  • They can be obsessive and ignorant of the feelings and emotions of others.

INTJ

  • Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging
  • They pay great attention to the inner world.
  • They like to think about possibilities, symbols, abstractions, images, and thoughts, anything that makes sense to them.
  • They have great insight into their own self.
  • They like to engage in logical analysis of anything they encounter.
  • They like to think systemically and approach things with careful precision
  • They are highly introverted and not likely to share things easily.
  • They care most about ideas, everything else is secondary.
  • They are driven by a need to understand, know, and demonstrate competence.
  • They trust their own insights most.
  • They are heavily task oriented.
  • They can be too focused on their own ideas and ambitions and forget other things sometimes.

ISTJ

  • Introverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging
  • They have a very strong sense of responsibility
  • They do what needs to be done.
  • They can be rigid and set in their ways.
  • They like to do things a certain way and have ideas for what others should do as well.
  • They are deeply sentimental but have trouble expressing it.
  • They are extremely realistic and have great organizing abilities.
  • They have massive command of the facts.
  • They are task-oriented and have great attention to detail. 
  • They are logical and pragmatic.
  • They often make their decisions based on their own experience.
  • They like being efficient and take their work seriously.
  • They are loyal and devoted to the people and organizations of which they are a part.

ESTJ

  • Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging
  • Known as the Executive, they like to plan and accomplish things.
  • They like to go by the details they know.
  • They focus on the work first, everything else is secondary.
  • They like to get things done.
  • They are highly devoted to the commitments in their life.
  • They are ambitious and work-driven.
  • They can be great leaders and get the most out of their employees or subordinates.
  • They don’t like not knowing what the future holds.
  • They seek newness and new challenges.
  • They can be overly critical of people on occasion.

ISFJ

  • Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging
  • They are quiet but friendly.
  • They are the most responsible friends in the group.
  • They are highly conscientious.
  • They are heavily committed to things and people they care about
  • They are steady and dependable.
  • They are thorough and painstaking, in their work, which makes them accurate. 
  • They are very loyal and considerate.
  • They are good at noticing and remembering specifics about people who are important to them.
  • They are also concerned with how others feel. 
  • They always strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment wherever they go.

ESFJ

  • Extroverted, sensing, feeling and judging
  • They are warm and open, and care about people
  • They are outgoing and social and like to make friends.
  • They are very cooperative and work well with peers. 
  • They also want harmony in their environment, and work and they actively work towards it.
  • They like to work with others to complete tasks but may not be good leaders.
  • They are Loyal, and they always follow through even in small matters. 
  • They are good at picking up on what others need in their day-by-day lives.
  • They are providers and take care of their loved ones.
  • They need appreciation and want to be noticed for their efforts.

INFP

  • Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving 
  • They like to stay in the moment.
  • They are idealistic and may often live in a fantasy world, or at least explore it in fiction.
  • They like people and want close personal relationships.
  • They need time to themselves too, however, and may be hard to get to know.
  • They show their affection in little ways, and are deeply sentimental.
  • They are more invested in living the “good” life, rather than the “successful” life.
  • They are attentive and helpful to their loved ones.
  • They can spend a lot of time daydreaming.
  • They like to help people, and they understand people well.
  • They are good listeners.

ENFP

  • Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving
  • They are warm, enthusiastic and friendly.
  • They are very energetic and like to go a million miles an hour.
  • They are very imaginative. 
  • They like to see life as being full of possibilities. 
  • They can easily make connections between events.
  • They take in information very quickly.
  • They are confident and make their decisions based on the patterns they see. 
  • They need a lot of affirmation from others.
  • They are good at giving appreciation and support. 
  • They are spontaneous and flexible.
  • They can improvise well and use their verbal fluency to their advantage.

ESFP

  • Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving
  • They are outgoing and friendly.
  • They are very accepting of those in their life and everyone they meet.
  • They can be very exuberant.
  • They enjoy meeting new people as well as material comforts. 
  • They thoroughly enjoy working with others to make things happen. 
  • They possess a lot of common sense.
  • They are realistic and able to make work fun. 
  • They are flexible and spontaneous.
  • They are able to adapt readily to new people and environments. 
  • They are good at learning through practical approaches rather than theory.

ISFP

  • Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving
  • They are quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. 
  • They enjoy the present moment and don’t worry about the future.
  • They like to be focused on what’s going on around them. 
  • They like to have their own space and introspect.
  • They are loyal and committed to their values.
  • They dislike disagreements and conflicts.
  • They do not force their opinions or values on others.

ENTP 

  • Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving
  • They are in pursuit of knowledge
  • They like to discuss things and talk things out, or even argue.
  • They are good at seeing patterns in things.
  • They like to use their knowledge in a verbal manner.
  • They like to be focused on growth.
  • They like to keep learning all the time.
  • They are good orators.
  • They are curious.
  • They can be somewhat insensitive.

INTP 

  • Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving
  • They are quiet and ruminative.
  • They like the logical analysis of things and like to reason things out.
  • They like dabbling in theoretical and abstract things.
  • They are interested in ideas more than in social interaction.
  • They are quite flexible, and adaptable. 
  • They have the unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. 
  • They are highly skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.

ISTP

  • Introverted, sensing, thinking and perceiving
  • They are tolerant and flexible.
  • True introverts, they are quiet observers and solve problems quickly.
  • They are good at analyzing what makes things work.
  • They are good at working with their hands.
  • They are good at working through large amounts of data.
  • They can isolate the core of practical problems. 
  • They are invested in finding the cause and effect.
  • They can organize facts using logical principles.
  • They greatly value efficiency.

ESTP

  • Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking and Perceiving.
  • They are flexible and tolerant.
  • They take a very pragmatic approach to things.
  • They like to get immediate results. 
  • They are bored by theory and conceptual explanations.
  • They work energetically to solve the problem. 
  • They can focus on the here-and-now.
  • They are very spontaneous and enjoy each moment.
  • They can get people together with ease and get them to work towards a common goal.
  • They enjoy material comforts and style. 
  • They learn best through doing things rather than studying them.

INFJ

  • Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Judging
  • They seek meaning and connection in everything.
  • They care about both relationships and material possessions. 
  • They have a need to understand what motivates people.
  • They are insightful about people.
  • They are very committed to their firm values. 
  • They have a clear vision.
  • They are devoted to serving the common good. 
  • They are very organized and decisive in implementing their ideas.

ENFJ

  • Extroverted, intuitive, feeling and Judging.
  • They are warm and empathetic and care deeply about everyone.
  • They are emotionally responsive.
  • They are responsible and want to take care of things. 
  • They are good at reading the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. 
  • They can find potential in everyone and want to help everyone reach their potential.
  • They can help people around them with growth. 
  • They are loyal.
  • They are very responsive to both praise and criticism. 
  • They are gregarious and sociable and are able to facilitate others in a group.
  • They can be great leaders, ones that are loved by everyone.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we discussed the MBTI compatibility chart, as well as MBTI compatibility in friendship, workplace and some personality types that clash.

MBTI compatibility charts are probably the most important use of MBTI types, because they are most often used to figure out whether someone can fit into a workplace or whether a relationship will work well.

Additionally, MBTI types can also be studied for compatibility to figure out what parts of each other’s personality are probably something that two people would have to work with more and which parts are very compatible to begin with.

It is not possible to only associate with people of certain personality types, obviously, because human beings simply don’t function that way, so going out of your way to seek people your personality type is compatible with is not productive.

What these MBTI compatibility charts can do, however, is provide insight into why you might be clashing, so that you can function better in association with the other person.

If you have any questions or comments about the MBTI compatibility chart, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): MBTI Compatibility Chart

Which MBTI types are most compatible?

Here are the most compatible MBTI types:

  • INTP and INTJ
  • ESTP and ISFJ
  • INFJ and ENTP

Which personality types clash?

The personality types most likely to clash belong to any one of the following categories:

  • Dominant: People who are impulsive and sceptical.
  • Conscientious: People who are methodical and sceptical.
  • Influential: People who are impulsive and warm.
  • Steady: People who are methodical and warm

Out of these, the personality types most likely to clash at work tend to be Dominant and steady, and Conscientious and Influential.

Which MBTI type is the saddest?

The saddest personality type is INFJ, as they report most of the feeling of being dissatisfied with their marriages and intimate relationships. 

INFJs are also considered the saddest because they report most stress associated with work, intimate relationships, and school. 

On the other hand, ISFPs rank highest in emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.

Which personality type is best in bed?

Extrovert personality types may be the best in bed because they are more extroverted, specifically people like ENTJ may be very good in bed because they are considered the most adventurous.

On the other hand, ENFPs may be most likely to want to please their partner and with enthusiasm, which may make them good in bed too.

Citations

https://www.truity.com/myers-briggs/compatibility-myers-briggs-personality-type

https://www.truity.com/page/personality-type-interactions-compatibility

https://www.bustle.com/wellness/these-are-the-3-most-compatible-myers-briggs-types-for-you-based-on-your-myers-briggs-8455807

https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.htm

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.

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