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Posted by Hyperion ( on September 07, 2003 at 12:16:18:

In Reply to: Re: INFP & ESTJ posted by Raz62 ( on August 28, 2003 at 08:36:01:

I agree.

INFP + ESTJ will probably work with effort - as with any relationship between any MBTI type. But most of the possible problems will arise in the P vs J axis.

Being totally complementary has advantages and disadvantages. On one hand each side balances and reinforces the other - but they also pull against each other to the other direction. The INF vs EST conjugality is probably not a problem once intimacy have been achieved which is however not so easy between an idealistic NF and a practical ST. But the P vs J type interaction can be a constant source of problems. Ps tend to be lax, messy and easygoing with their lives that they can be viewed as lazy and irresponsible by the more dutiful and conscientious J types; and J types in turn can be viewed as domineering, rigid, uptight, highly critical (and boring predictable) control freaks by the P. Ps, especially the NP combination tend to abhor tradition and live zany eccentric lifestyles ( I know, Im an INTP myself) and SJs are traditionalists who tend to live like the majority to be content. SJs must conform to be happy, and NPs will be unhappy to be just like everyone else. Fortunately, NPs can also take the back seat and defer to the more dominant SJ mate

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