Personal values are incredibly important to the INFP. They are equally important to the ISFJ. This means their compatibility is going to be based on those mutual values before anything else. If there is compatibility there, then both personality types are going to focus on meaning and harmony when it comes to maintaining the relationship. There must also be a certain level of communication present because both personality types are sensitive, emotional, and empathetic people.
Supportive Without Being Spontaneous
What is interesting about INFP and ISFP compatibility is that both personality types tend to naturally support one another on an emotional level. Both often know what the other is thinking or feeling and their natural inclination is to help that person be able to find what is needed so that they can feel complete. Both personality types want to see the other find success.
Where there tends to be emotional struggle is when the INFP begins to feel what those around them are feeling. This causes a reflection of what the ISFJ is thinking and feeling and that mirror can be difficult to handle when difficult emotions are being reflected. Because personal privacy is also a point of emphasis, the ISFJ tends to feel like the INFP is intruding into their space when this happens, even though it occurs naturally, and this can create a rift in their compatibility.
Openness Is Not Going to Happen
The biggest issue that INFP and ISFJ compatibility faces is the fact that both personality types are hesitant to be freely open with their thoughts and perspectives. The INFP will show reactions to feelings so they don’t have to share their feelings. ISFJs will open up if they have been able to establish trust with someone else, but this trust only happens one step at a time.
ISFJs also tend to have a well-defined sense of what they believe is right and wrong. They will do what is right because they can’t live with themselves when the know what they’ve chosen to do is wrong. If “right” clashes with INFP and ISFJ compatibility, then it is not uncommon for the ISFJ to pull the plug on a relationship, even if it causes them personal harm in doing so.
Understanding The Emotions Of Each Other Helps INFP And ISFJ Compatibility To Thrive.
If emotional support can become a cornerstone of this relationship, then it will be given the strength it needs to survive.