An additional area of conflict in a Thinking-Feeling Personality Type relationship arises from how each individual discusses issues or advice with his or her partner.
Thinkers, for example, are quick to give advice and feel as though they are helping their partner in a fast and effective way by doing so.
However, a Feeling Type often perceives this rush to a conclusion as apathy.
Thinking Types are also attracted to Feeling Types inherently encouraging and nurturing persona.
Thinkers enjoy when Feelers challenge them to open up more or to proactively become more sympathetic and perceptive, and Thinkers will often find themselves feeling more comfortable about sharing their inner thoughts and feelings with their opposite, alleviating some of the inner issues that a Thinker may battle with because of their analytically programmed mind.
Even if they share conflicting views with the other person, they still tend to enjoy the topic of conversation.
They state their opinion and accept their partner’s opinions without feeling the need to engage in a power struggle or an all-out argument.
Feelers have a difficult time being told to reign in their emotions, and often do not feel a need to change, while Thinkers do not enjoy being told to be more open and sympathetic.
Most of all, both preferences attribute responsibility to their partner, which can cause frustration and resentment.
These modifications could include a Thinker opening up to the Feeler’s emotions, or the Feeler reeling in their usually free-flowing emotional discourse.
Areas of Conflict However, just like any opposite-type couple, the comfort of a steady relationship can bring about an individual’s natural behaviors, which can lead to miscommunication, conflict, frustration, and challenges.
The MBTI® Thinking and Feeling opposite Personality Types relate to a Decision-Making Preference, which is dictated by how an individual assesses the information that they receive and how this process leads them to an overall solution or conclusion.