The problem that INFJs have is that they are attracted to the prospect of being intellectuals in the cold and austere way that an INTJ is naturally good at. INFJs are attracted to the idea of sitting in some remote corner in isolation and figuring out how the world works.



Myers Briggs Perceptions of Judging Functions


  • See FPs as alienating because the FJ cannot understand how they are feeling and does not know how to help, or use, the FP. Can be annoyed by how the FP refuses to change themselves to help others, but respects how the FP holds their values so strongly. 
  • See TPs as cold or clueless when the TP is rude, but respect how the TP is able to understand things the FJ struggles to comprehend. 
  • See TJs as domineering and a little too rational, but respect how the TJ gets the job done and keeps things structured.
  • See FJs as kindred spirits, and like how they can have such a good support system when venting with other FJs, but can be threatened by how the FJ can manipulate them or others.


  • See FJs as fake or weak when the FJ changes personas to fit others, can be impressed or scared by how FJs can understand or manipulate others.
  • See TJs as overly domineering and blunt, often feeling like they are bulldozed by the TJ, but respect how the TJ can stand up for what they want while the FP struggles to
  • See TPs as robotic and cold but are impressed by the knowledge the TP has and relate to how the TP prefers to keep their judgments to them-self.
  • See FPs as people who won’t judge them for being themselves, but can feel offended by how the FP refuses to change to suit the FP’s needs.


  • See FJs as weak or unintelligent when the FJ choses to help others over helping themselves, but can be impressed when they realize how the FJ can use other people as tools. 
  • See FPs as irritatingly emotional and overly sensitive, but often subconsciously feel bitter about how the FP so strongly knows what they want while the TJ struggles to. 
  • See TPs as scattered and annoying in not being able to explain themselves, but like that they won’t hurt the TP’s feelings by being direct, and like being able to avoid idiotic emotional arguments with the TP.
  • See TJs as threats when they are on opposing sides, but like working with TJs when they agree, liking how quickly and systematically things get done with a fellow TJ.


  • See TJs as a little scary since the TP often has a hard time speaking up and ends up being controlled too much by the TJ, but respects how the TJ can explain themselves and get things done. Overwhelmed when the TJ becomes emotionally volatile. 
  • See FJs as intimidating or overwhelming since FJs understand others well enough to manipulate and navigate people while the TP struggles to, feel misunderstood when trying to explain things logically to FJs, and feel defensive when the FJ tries to get the TP to “open up”.
  • See FPs as oddly irrational and alienating, but respect how the FP is able to understand how they feel and relate to how the FP prefers to keep their judgments to themselves.
  • See TPs as easy to deal with and the only rational people in a see of emotional idiots. Even trusty TJs get emotional sometimes, but TPs always remain logical. Like how the TP appreciates “useless” information and like how there is no need to pay attention to social rules with another TP.
Ti vs Fi

Ti: No one is more qualified to determine truth than myself.

Fi: No one is more qualified to determine what is morally right than myself. 

Not saying that Ti or Fi is egocentric. Saying that’s the mentality. Ti has to rationalize. Fi has to reflect. Ti reflects on logic. Fi reflects on morality. 

Neither is a standalone. Perception, sensation, and their respective feeling/thinking function act as a means to balance everything out.

Ti-Fe is likely to believe a person must use reason to consider what is the correct solution. They are likely to believe that the solution based on reason is the morally just one. This goes for Fe-Ti to a much lesser degree since the “common good” is prioritized and the reason is secondary. Fe-Ti might use reason to advocate for the common good.

Te-Fi is likely to believe that a person can discern what is morally correct through objective facts and by reflecting upon individualized principles. They are likely to believe that the best solution is the solution is a solution represented by facts outside of them. Fi-Te has this to a lesser degree. They are no less capable, but they prioritize the “rightness” discovered within themselves. Fi-Te makes appeals to facts in the outside world.

The differences can seem nuanced. When we think subjective principles, we tend to think it’s introverted feeling. 

Introverted thinking dominants have a tendency to not prioritize personal feelings at all. They prioritize people’s feelings even when they don’t care about them because, to them, it’s the logical decision. That’s probably why Ti dominants are stereotyped as relaxed and flexible. 

I suspect that Fe-Ti/Ti-Fe don’t regularly care about their personal feelings. If they’re feeling something strongly without reason (Ti-Fe) or group principles (Fe-TI) it might be considered a bad thing. 

I suspect Fi-Te is the opposite. Fi users can feel alone and misunderstood, but, to them, the best option is to see beyond those things and become the best person they can be. Fe users can dish out this advice, but they have the hardest living by it. Fi users (probably Fi-dominants the most) can have a hard time understanding what they want their place in the world, but that’s their ultimate priority.