Namely, when we think about relationships, we typically think of feelings flowing reciprocally between partners.
One of the curious features of Fi with respect to relationships is its inward direction.
Attitudes toward money and children are also important factors.
With that said, it is also true that other INFPs see finding love as their highest priority.
They are your proverbial “romantics,” perhaps dreaming of finding “true love” or their eternal soulmate.
For Fi users, however, feelings are not readily communicated (at least not directly) to one’s partner because their feeling function is introverted.
Another relationally relevant feature of Fi is its relatively narrow focus.
They may feel that clarifying their “mission in life” is more urgent or central to their well-being.
The qualities INFPs seek in a romantic partner cannot be divorced from their underlying motives for seeking a relationship in the first place (see above).For this reason, it is not uncommon for INFPs to pair with someone they encounter in their travels.They may seek a partner, often another NP type (i.e., INTP, ENTP, ENFP), who enjoys what we might call the “seekers lifestyle.” INFPs preferring a more of conventional lifestyle, perhaps with an eye toward starting a family, may seek a partner who is more stable, reliable, and responsible.While there is certainly nothing wrong with these sorts of intensive investments, we might pause to consider where dating and relationships fit into INFPs’ Fi framework.To be frank, if we assume that INFPs don’t see their partners as needy or unable to help themselves, what motivates their interest in romantic relationships? Drenth In order to understand INFP relationships and dating, we must first understand their dominant function, Introverted Feeling (Fi).