Conflict

Conflict is the worst of the intertype relationships, being one of the relationships with the conflicting quadra,. It’s a relationship without any common factors, where the two speaks totally different languages without anything that unites them.

For a conflict relation, the functions are completely switched around, so for an ISFJ, their conflictor would be an ENTJ. Since our point of least resistance is their dominant function, they get on our nerves all the time. And their creative function doesn’t make it better, also being in our super-ego together with the point of least resistance. Because of those two reasons, it’s hard to make conflict work in a close relationship, since the focus is on entirely different things, where our smallest step is an attack below the belt on the other person.

However, those relationship can often seem fairly attractive from a distance. Our conflictor do have our dual-seeking function as their demonstrative function, so it’s very strong and automatic. They are therefore able to provide our dual-seeking function to a large degree. They are also good at taking care of our point of least resistance. When getting close however, they start to expect us to use and accept it, something we simply can’t do.

While relationships between conflicting types, just as any intertype relationship, isn’t limited by the theory and very well could work out splendidly, there is bound to be miscommunication and broken expectations.

This ITR is between:
ESFJ – INTJ
ENFJ – ISTJ
ESTJ – INFJ
ENTJ – ISFJ
ESTP – INFP
ESFP – INTP
ENTP – ISFP
ENFP – ISTP

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