Relationships are largely based on trying to find a compromise between different characteristics. This involves knowing that differences exist among us and it is these differences that need to be identified, managed and accommodated. Each person has their own character traits that make them unique personalities. In this guide, I’ll focus on two personalities infj and infp with regards to how they form and manage relationships. Although looking at each personality individually I’ll discuss each with regard to different areas where relationships are built. These include romantic relationships, work relationships and their need to be in and build a relationship. I’ll also take a look at some of their core strengths and weaknesses as far as relationships are concerned.
The infj personality largely revolves around values and what they believe in. they will act as long as they believe it’s the right thing. A unique character trait of the infj is that they are usually independent in thought and spirit. They tend to see the bigger picture especially when it comes to thought.
When it comes to romantic relationships, the infj will seek lifelong relationships. They tend to care about those around them and will strive to perfect the relationship. The infj will always try to keep their partner happy and will usually seek for compromise rather than get into conflict.
Due to their ability to think abstractly coupled with their desire to strongly voice their opinion, infj personalities make effective leaders at the workplace. It’s usually hard for someone to convince an infj to change opinion unless they believe it the right thing.
Some of the infj core strengths include confidence, conflict resolvers, compassion, loyalty and supportive. Some of their core weaknesses include stubbornness, being passive, and inability to open up completely even to close ones.
The infp personality largely revolves around harmony, meaning and personal values. Considered the dreamer, the infp follows their hearts desires and wont act on something their heart doesn’t believe is right. Interestingly this personality is both curious and shy.
When it comes to romantic relationships, the infp will be cautious at first and only open up over time. Once committed to the relationship, the infp will be loyal to their partner. They have an ability to sense their partner’s feelings. This personality is also considered difficult to understand as they tend to show the reactions to feelings rather than feelings. This is especially so if they think that their values have been infringed upon.
Due to their shy and curious nature, the infp plays an excellent supporting role at the workplace. They are great at bringing the team together based on what the right thing to do is. Interestingly, although great at playing support, the infp doesn’t like to be constrained by rules. They are quite flexible in their thinking and are ideal candidates for positions that demand individual input.
Some of the core strengths of the infp include loyalty, gentle, perceptive and sensitive to others feelings, flexible and, loving. Some of the core weaknesses of this personality include shy, inability to tolerate criticism, perfectionist and highly emotional in stressful situations.