Wonderful article Michaela! I couldn’t agree more with what you said here. ?? As for my relationships, I was in one with an INFJ, and I can freely say that it was great. It ended for reasons not related because of our personalities. My close friends are INFJs and INFPs so I can freely say that I have the best connection and understanding with these two personalities. ?? One of my past relationships was with an ESTJ, and it didn’t work out well due to the fact that she had an ESTJ stubbornness and was unable to show emotions at all. As an HS empath INFJ, I could not cope with this. There were traits I liked such as dedication and honesty, but to be honest, I didn’t like the lack of emotions and an judgmental attitude she had. Again, great article and so spot on for me! ??
No bars for me, and I’d mostly rather be home than at a party. Dating apps come with their own frustrations: my carefully constructed profiles solicit replies mostly from people who don’t seem to glean much of substance about me beyond my appearance and age. Rejection is hard enough for us, but the cyber dating world, like the rest of social media, seems to have desensitized some people as far as kindness and respect goes – – my one week free trial on match was enough to produce an idea for a screenplay about a hapless cyberdater who meets a psychopath online…
I am an INFP (Mediator). I hate engaging in small talk and I prefer to be by myself. The only person who I could bare to be with 24/7 is my ENFP (Campaigner) boyfriend, but even then I wouldn’t spend all day with him. The only difference between he and I is that he’s extroverted and I’m introverted other than that we have the same morals and values.
Such a great share!! My longest most gratifying and growth oriented relationship was the INTJ INFP. She became more self assured and independent and I learned better how to cope with my stresses and emotions. Being an introvert has so many challenges when not supported by an aware core group of friends. Thank you for always finding my inbox and sharing your insights to this world of wonder.
Jesse , that is interesting. “Funny” isn’t it how it what is Single Muslim says for INTJ “It could work” but for the INFP it says “Not likely, but still worth a try.” That is interesting what you wrote about in your comment. I would enjoy to talk on the different personality types etc away from this article.. how about you?
Although my boyfriend has not taking any of the personality tests, I have tried to type him, and he seems like an ISTJ. As an INFP who has started to read more about the functions according to the MBTI, I see why this type of pairing could make for a difficult match. My boyfriend and I definitely have to make the effort to take into consideration the way we both naturally communicate so that there are less misunderstandings. He would rather not discuss his feelings most of the time and he is also very practical and down-to-earth. I, on the other hand, don’t always have to discuss my feelings, but I am driven by my values and I do like to discuss things about which I care a great deal. Also, I definitely see the way things could be instead of consistently being in the moment. We both have different ways of trying to solve problems and once I realized that he is most likely an ISTJ, it just put our behavioral tendencies into perspective.