There are several kinds of people in this world: Those who embrace conflict as a crucial means of creating change, those who dislike conflict but have no problem engaging in it when necessary, and those who attempt to steer clear of it at all costs (*raises hand meekly*). And the Myers-Briggs personality types who avoid confrontation in relationships tend to have one thing in common: they'd much rather keep the peace than potentially rock the boat by bringing up their concerns or issues.
Given that conflict is a healthy and normal component of any partnership, it’s important to understand which category you and your SO fall under. And whether you know it or not, someone’s four-letter Myers-Briggs type can tell you a lot about how they approach and deal with potential conflict. While Extroverts often like to take initiative, Introverts spend far more time reflecting internally before taking any action, so they may be less likely to instigate a confrontation. Once engaged in a confrontation, the Thinking or Feeling preference comes out — Thinkers prefer to focus on purely the facts, while Feelers want to take some time to explore differences and evaluate needs. And the Judging/Perceiving preference indicates how someone makes decisions during a conflict, while Judgers are typically more focused on seeking a resolution and determining the consequences of the situation, Perceivers are more focused on the present and finding clarification while working through it.
None of these approaches is right or wrong. But trying to dodge confrontation completely can certainly be problematic. The fact is, while the following personality types make phenomenal partners for many reasons, they may just need a little extra nudging to feel comfortable sharing the things that bother them and addressing problems.