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If other positive factors are present with regard to Astrological Harmony and mutual attraction, then this match is worth pursuing.

The ESTJ is a very “in your face” kind of person. He or she deals with what’s in front of them as situations arise. They like to talk things out. They have to see it, hear and feel it, in order to “get it”. They aren’t dreamers or inventors, they’re do-ers. They’re excellent managers of people and problems. They handle details or direct others to handle them for them.

INTJ’s are more of the Sci-Fi type; it’s their nature to spend time thinking about what could be or should be. INTJ’s have more of a capacity to piece clues together to solve a problem. They clearly understand the “big picture” much more than most people. They know what they want, and it’s not necessarily an ESTJ as a mate.

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Positives of an INTJ-ESTJ Relationship:

Logical Decision-Making: Both types are Thinking personalities and prefer to make decisions based on logical analysis. This common approach can provide a shared understanding in problem-solving scenarios.

Organization and Structure: Both INTJs and ESTJs value organization and structure, leading to a potentially harmonious domestic life and shared goals.

Direct Communication: Both personality types prefer straightforward and direct communication, which can help in resolving conflicts and expressing needs or concerns.

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Challenges of an INTJ-ESTJ Relationship:

Differing Social Needs: ESTJs are extroverted and may need more social interaction than introverted INTJs. This difference can sometimes cause tension if not addressed effectively.

Perspective on Change: INTJs are more open to change and new ideas than ESTJs, who prefer tradition and established methods. This could lead to disagreements and misunderstandings.

Emotional Connection: Both types can struggle to express emotions, which may lead to a lack of emotional intimacy or difficulty in addressing emotional issues within the relationship.

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To make a relationship between an INTJ and an ESTJ work, both parties will need to communicate openly, understand each other's needs and preferences, and be willing to compromise when necessary. Remember, all individuals and relationships are unique, and personality type is just one factor among many that influence a relationship.


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Betty Baker M.A. Psych, M.Ed

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Betty Baker is an awarded marriage and family therapist and contributor to the internationally renowned PeaceBuilders® Program - a science-based, research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for children, grades pre-K to 12.