Exploring compatibility between Myers-Briggs personality types is an exciting pursuit, particularly when the two personalities involved are such a great match. ENFP and INFJ personality types make an excellent pair and are featured often as couples in popular fiction. Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin in Harry Potter, or Bobby Hill and Connie Souphanousinphone from King of the Hill are great examples. Let’s explore more about these personality types and what makes their relationship a compatible match.
ENFP vs. INFJ
ENFPs are the fun, popular, life-of-the-party types who love to build connections with everyone around them. They are warm, caring, and tuned in to the needs of others. They know how to relax and have fun, but they also know when to buckle down and focus on the task at hand.
INFJs are creative, passionate, and generally very focused on achieving their goals. They are versatile and flexible but hold on tightly to their core values. INFJs will have “dealbreakers” that can derail a relationship but are open-minded and thoughtful regarding other subjects.
12 Conclusions for ENFP and INFJ Relationship Compatibility
#1 First Impressions
Watch out! Sparks are going to fly when these two meet! ENFPs will draw attention from those around them. They will catch the eye of anyone around them who is seeking a connection.
INFJs are introverted but have some extroverted tendencies. People with this personality don’t enjoy being the center of attention. However, they won’t be shy when approaching the charismatic ENFP at the end of the bar.
Both personality types aren’t shy when it comes to meeting new people, and they both seek to build connections from the get-go.
#2 Finding Connections
ENFPs and INFJs thrive in relationships that are built on emotional connections. ENFPs are interested in getting to know their partners on a deeper level as soon as possible. INFJs take a little longer to warm up and let someone in, but they are very focused on building that emotional connection once they do.
Strong relationships are often built on a good emotional connection, and these two personality types will build that foundation early.
Meaningful conversations are what ENFPs look for in a relationship. They are interested in developing connections through dialogue. They are happy to discuss any topic but thrive when the subjects are intellectual, personal, and profound.
Similarly, INFJs dislike shallow small talk. While they might hesitate to go deep and personal right away, they will be happy to dive right in once they get to know their partner a little bit.
In a relationship, communication between an ENFP and INFJ will not be an issue. They will enjoy lots of stimulating conversation.
#4 Conflict and Resolution
Even though ENFPs can be overthinkers and can get emotional, they can rely on their INFJ partner to stand by them and work through a solution.
Likewise, INFJs can take criticism too much to heart and tend to fixate on imperfections. Luckily, their warm, positive, caring partner can help them work through those feelings and resolve the conflicts.
Both ENFPs and INFJs are intuitive, feeling personalities. This will help them when it comes to conflicts in the relationship. They can empathize with their partner and have the communication skills needed to work through most minor conflicts.
#5 Focus on the “Big Picture”
For ENFPs, life is about the journey and the connections they build along the way – not necessarily all about the destination. They can see the “big picture” and work towards it, but they are happy to explore more about the people who join them along the way.
Quite the opposite, INFJs are all about the “big picture.” These personalities will lock on to a goal and focus on it to a fault.
In a relationship, this opposition should be considered balance. The ENFP will help break the concentration of the INFJ, and the INFJ will help the ENFP focus on the tasks that need focusing.
#6 Aligning Values
Being on the same page when it comes to foundational values is the only must-have for this couple. If they are at odds when it comes to core values, the relationship will not work.
Both ENFPs and INFJs hold steadfastly to their values and detest ay attempts at swaying them in a different direction.
If they align on these non-negotiables, this relationship will be smooth sailing.
#7 Making Decisions
Making decisions as a couple will be a breeze for an ENFP and INFJ couple. These two are empathetic and excellent communicators. They will be able to see things from their partner’s point of view and be happy to compromise on some things to make their partner happy.
#8 Balancing workloads
ENFPs are excellent at balancing work/responsibilities and fun/relaxation. They know when to draw the line and relax.
INFJs do not know when to draw this line. They have unbreakable focus and will forego all fun and games until the work is done.
Yet another opportunity for balance as a couple, the ENFP will help their INFJ partner take a break when they need to. The INFJ will help the ENFP focus a liiiiittle longer to get their tasks completed before having fun.
When it comes to being organized, ENFPs will not be leading by example. They are free-spirited and dislike being thrust into a structured environment. Their use of physical spaces tends to flow freely, and things find their home naturally.
The free-form life of the ENFP will drive their INFJ partner crazy. They thrive on organization and structure. They have perfectionist tendencies, and this flows into the physical space around them.
Hopefully, their difference in opinion when it comes to organization won’t cause resentment in the relationship. If it does, they have the skills to move through it and make changes for their partner’s benefit.
ENFPs are known for their flexibility. They are free-spirited, spontaneous, and go-with-the-flow-type people. They seek to build connections, and they don’t care too much about the activity as long as they can spend time getting to know the person they love most.
INFJs like structure, but when it comes to being flexible, they can adapt very well. They are excellent at understanding different situations and points of view, allowing them to fit in wherever they need to.
This couple will be super adaptable and open to change to meet the needs of others.
#11 Working Together
Working together on a project will probably result in some frustration on both sides. Their different abilities to focus on tasks could get in the way of a smooth operation. That being said, they have proven themselves to be a strong couple with good communication skills, and they can get through most roadblocks. It just might be a bumpy drive!
#12 Energy and Rest
As an extrovert/introvert couple, each person will have different needs when it comes to recharging their batteries. Luckily, they will understand and allow their partner to have the space they need to do whatever they need to feel rested.
An ENFP and INFJ relationship is a strong match! The biggest obstacle for them will be if there is a difference in core values. Those topics are non-negotiable for either party. But, if those values align, this is a very compatible pair!