INFJ Relationships and INFP Relationships, what are they really? Both carry the word relationship in them but that is where their similarities end and their differences commence. Are these kinds of relationships about people? Is it between animals of like kind, plants, or the whole of nature perhaps? What’s the difference between them if any? And how does it affect us all with our everyday living and such?
You probably are aware of them but just don’t know what they are called and chances are, you might even belong to either one of them. INFP & INFJ Relationships are part of what is known as the Myers-Briggs personality type pairing system wherein people are subdivided into sections depending on their view of things and how they behave in certain circumstances.
INFP’s (introversion, intuition, feeling, perception) are fragile, nurturing and assertive kinds of people. They are the cautious dreamers willing to sacrifice their all for whatever it is that they believe in and are doggedly loyal to something once they set their minds into it.
INFP’s strengths include being concerned, caring, perceptive, loyal, driven, diverse, flexible, and versant of the space that others need to move in. While their weaknesses include shyness, always needing praise and affirmation, utmost distaste for conflict and criticism, difficulty in putting people in their proper places, keeps feelings to himself, idealistic predilection, and the tendency of always blaming oneself for everything that goes wrong.
INFJ’s (introversion, intuition, feeling, judging) on the other hand, are people who are very systematic of everything that is included in their outside being. They are the confidants of all and always strive to maintain peace while helping others. They are also fiercely private and acutely committed to whatever they believe in that they oftentimes dwell in a place of guarded nuances and hope.
INFJ’s strengths include them having the propensity of being amiable and affirming kinds of people, dedication in making each relationship work, constant validation of the feelings of others, excellent interpersonal communication, as well as being extremely good listeners and very committed to the relationship that they are in. While their purported weaknesses include their half-hearted way of not giving it all, their supposed impracticality with everyday living especially with money matters, and also of their unusually high expectations of their true worth.
INFP and INFJ kinds of people tend to go well with each other. With both their supposed distaste for superficiality and initial reactions and impressions of things, they somehow get to meet on common grounds, thereby building intimacy between the two. Their common introversion and difficulty of expression brings harmony and trust to their relationship knowing full well that either one of them feels the same way about whatever it is that they encounter.
As with all kinds of relationships that seem to prosper, finding common ground between all the parties involved is the key. One must learn to disregard any conventions or sectioning that brings separation and work towards harmony in the relationship instead. It all boils down to each person’s ability to bend that makes a relationship truly successful.
Published: January 20, 2014