Why do ISTJs like INFJs (9 reasons)

This blog will list the reasons that draw the ISTJ to the INFJ and makes them likable. It will define both the ISTJ and INFJ personalities and discuss their characteristics.

List of reasons why ISTJs like INFJs

The ISTJ likes the INFJ for the following reasons:

  • They both like organized clean environments
  • The INFJ is intuitive
  • INFJs are not rebellious
  • They both honor their commitments
  • Both are introverts
  • Both are judges
  • They are both loyal
  • The INFJ is warm and empathetic
  • They can share meaningful conversations
  • They are both focused

They both like organized clean environments

Both INFJs and ISTJs prefer a clean and functioning environment. It is hard for them to sustain long-term relationships with people who can’t clean up after themselves. 

The ISTJ may get disgusted, annoyed, distracted, and offended by sloppy and messy people. This is why the INFJ is liked by the ISTJ because they are clean and organized people. 

The INFJ is intuitive 

ISTJs also like the INFJs for their profound and explorative thinking that manifests their Intuitive function. This makes them have powerful reasoning power. 

They are realistic which makes it easier for the ISTJ to relate to them.

INFJs are not rebellious 

INFJs are also role models for all as they are very level-headed and grounded. 

ISTJs like to follow rules and laws which makes the INFJ likable as they are both grounded individuals.

They both honor their commitments

ISTJs like INFJs because they have strong maintenance of their social affairs and commitments. 

They both follow through on all plans and promises they make to people. They both stand on their word and keep their values. This is a quality the ISTJ loves about the INFJ.

They both like their lives to be in order, not having problems with work, family, school, or their hobbies. These will get along and will enjoy having someone that doesn’t completely mirror them. 

Both are Introverts

INFJs and ISTJs are both introverts and they are not big on social interactions and events. They find these things tedious and draining.

They both value their alone time and privacy. They will both understand the other’s need for quiet solitude and space to recharge. 

They are unlikely to pressure each other into attending lots of social engagements and will both give each other space.

Both are Judges

As judging types, INFJs and ISTJs both like to have closure on major decisions. They do not waste time when it comes to making a decision. They decide and implement quickly.  

They tend to like having structured lives and having a routine and schedule for daily activities. They both prioritize accomplishing tasks before having fun or relaxing.

They are both loyal

INFJs and ISTJs are both very loyal individuals. They prioritize the needs and respect the wishes of those they love. The ISTJ is assured that the INFJ won’t stab them in the back.

They are both willing to go the extra mile for their loved ones and are willing to overlook minor issues and annoyances for the sake of their long-term happiness.

The INFJ is warm and empathetic

The ISTJ is often drawn to the warmth and welcoming attitude of the INFJ. This is a quality that the ISTJ may not possess and they admire the INFJ empathic abilities and ease to connect with people.

The ISTJ likes the INFJ as they can influence people to do what they want without being harsh like them. They would like to learn how to play well with others and the INFJ is the perfect teacher.

They can share meaningful conversations

INFJs and ISTJs can enjoy meaningful topics. INFJs enjoy figuring people out and learning about where they came from. They find people’s real-life stories intriguing and inspiring. 

The ISTJs who are comfortable in their relationship are often good at sharing stories from their past and meaningful moments they’ve experienced throughout their lives.

Together they can talk about the deeper thoughts and things in life as opposed to shallow small talk which neither personality likes.  

They are both focused individuals

INFJs and ISTJs are both goal-oriented individuals and so if they have a common dream or ambition to work towards they often make a great team. 

INFJs are good at getting a clear idea and strategizing the best way to get there, while ISTJs are excellent at troubleshooting, creating efficient plans, and keeping track of the practical realities involved.

The INFJ and ISTJ personality

ISTJ:

The ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging) is one of the 16 personality types on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

The ISTJ spends a lot of time alone (Introverted), is mainly drawn to facts, evidence, and details over theories and beliefs (Sensing).

They make decisions by methods of critical analysis and logical reasoning (Thinking) and like to weigh things against each other (Judging).

INFJ:

The INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging) is one of the 16 personality types on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

INFJs are known for being compassionate and their integrity. An INFJ reflects on their intuitions and may be seen as deep and at times complex. 

Because of their Intuition function, they are often driven to act based on their visions and hunches. They may not share these intuitive feelings with others because they want to avoid scrutiny.

The traits of both ISTJ and INFJ

INFJ Traits:

  • They are very loyal to their values and beliefs
  • They are very devoted to their loved ones.
  • Desire strongly for their lives to align with their values.
  • INFJs are naturally curious
  • They have a knack for seeing possibilities
  • Are good at supporting others in their projects
  • Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential
  • They are adaptable and flexible
  • They are usually accommodating as long as their values are not threatened
  • They search for the underlying meaning of information
  • They have a habit of expressing themselves through metaphors
  • They are constantly working on improving themselves
  • They always the quality and standard of their lives 
  • The INFJ is a good balance of organization and flexibility

ISTJ traits:

  • They are earnest
  • They are very thorough
  • They are very routine-oriented
  • Have a no-nonsense attitude
  • They do their tasks coherently by scheduling all activities carefully
  • They are very loyal and devoted
  • They are introverts and so they enjoy being alone
  • They go to great lengths to keep promises they make 

Conclusion

This blog listed the reasons that draw the ISTJ to the INFJ and make them likable. It defined both the ISTJ and INFJ personalities and discussed their characteristics.

The ISTJ likes the INFJ for the following reasons:

  • They both like organized clean environments
  • The INFJ is intuitive
  • INFJs are not rebellious
  • They both honor their commitments
  • Both are introverts
  • Both are judges
  • They are both loyal
  • The INFJ is warm and empathetic
  • They can share meaningful conversations
  • They are both focused

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Frequently Asked Questions: Why do ISTJs like INFJs

Why do ISTJs like INFJs?

ISTJs like INFJs for their ability to express, analyze and handle emotions. ISTJs also appreciate people who can stand for something, and INFJs can be as idealistic as they come. ISTJs like people who can commit and be dependable.

Who Should an INFJ marry?

The INFJ’s natural partner is the ENTP or the ENFP. INFJ’s dominant function of Introverted Intuition is best matched with a personality type that is dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

Do INFJs fall in love easily?

Yes, INFJs fall in love easily, but this does not happen quickly. They often take time before really opening up to someone, and so falling in love can be a slow process for the INFJ. 

Are INFJ smart?

Yes, INFJs are often viewed as highly intelligent people by most. Their intelligence is very connected to their intuition

How does an INFJ show love?

INFJs show love by spending quality time with their loved ones. They also give words of affirmation and physical touch.

Why do INFJs stare?

INFJs stare because the Introverted Intuition (Ni), combined with the inferior Extraverted Sensing (Se) cognitive processes, work in unity to make INFJs intensely focused. This intense focus makes them stare at people and things.

References

Lewin K, (1935), A Dynamic Theory of Personality, McGraw-Hill; New York, NY, USA. PDF

Rajagopalan & Guruswami, (2015), “Relationship between Personality Traits and the Psychological Biases of Retail Investors – An Empirical Study”, Vidyasagar University Journal of Commerce, Vol. 20. PDF

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