In conflict situations, INFPs pay most attention to who is involved and on the needs being expressed and the values at stake. They tend to accept and appreciate the differences between people and the positions they hold. INFPs communicate in a tactful manner and are prepared to give and take when settling differences. Like others with a preference for Perceiving they tend to seek clarification and progress rather than an immediate solution. They focus on the present when describing the conflict and concern themselves primarily with the input from all perspectives. They experience satisfaction once the conflict is being addressed.
- Likely cause of conflict: Challenges to values
- Desired outcome: Respectful listening
- Deal with emotions by: Accepting them
- Others’ impression: Someone who includes others’ values and concerns
- Satisfied when: There is open exploration