This is Who You Should Date Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Find someone who ticks all the compatibility boxes
You might think you know yourself better than anyone, but if you keep on meeting the wrong people online, you might be chasing people who aren’t as well suited to you as you think.
So how do you know who is?
Enter Myers-Briggs - the personality test that was scientifically formatted to give each of us a clear idea of our core traits and values. There are 16 types in total, based on how we perceive and judge the world. And just like with zodiac signs, there are certain types that are better suited than others.
The scale is basically an instrument that provides more information on your own innate preferences. Knowing your own and someone else’s preferences is a huge plus when dating, especially when first meeting online - where it can take a long time to get to know someone.
Read on to find out which types are a match made in heaven, and what you should be looking for when it comes to a soulmate.
(Side note: some dating sites actually include the meyer-briggs personality test as a factor in matching singles. Elite Singles has every member fill out a personality questionnaire to match singles, so if you’re a rare type looking for someone specific who gets you, it could be a great place to start dating).
ISTJ + ESTP: The logistician and the entrepreneur
ISTJ personalities are highly organised, practical, and tend to take themselves and most things pretty seriously - and expect others to do the same.
ESTPs are a great balance to this as they are adaptable to new situations and environments, and also very friendly. They’ll also bring ISTJs out of their comfort zone and encourage them to live life in the moment.
INTP + INTJ: The logician and the architect
INTPs are generally logical and analytical thinkers, and this means you’ll have deep conversations and spirited debates with an INTJ - who craves being around strong, competent people.
The problem solving approach of an INTP will be incredibly attractive to INTJs who like to maintain a level of control in all situations.
ENFP + INFJ: The campaigner and the advocate
ENFP personalities are deeply caring and encouraging of their friends and partners, which is in complete harmony with INFJs sensitive nature and deep concern for people and their relationships.
ENFPs also have strong communication skills, which balances out the stubbornness that sometimes appears within an INFJ.
INFJs are also great at reading people, which is great for ENFPs who sometimes have trouble expressing when they’re hurt.
ENTJ + ISTP: The commander and the virtuoso
ENTJs are your typical definition of a Type A personality. They like to plan, organise, and are particular to say the least! They also have a confidence and assertiveness that is handled very well by the quiet and observing nature of ISTPs.
Their playful and spontaneous side will bring ENTJs out of their rigid comfort zone, while their strong problem solving abilities will be able to restore peace during any storm.
ISFP + ESFP: The adventurer and the entertainer
ISFP personalities are natural-born nurturers. They’re gentle, sensitive and compassionate, and are known as the carer amongst their group of friends.
ESFPs share their love of helping others, but do so in an energetic and encouraging way, and their very outgoing and forward nature will bring reserved ISFPs right out of their shell.
ENTP + ENFJ: The debater and the protagonist
Combine these two extroverted personality types, and you’ve got a dream team that is on fire! Both types enjoy working hard, taking on new challenges, and have great social skills. ENTPs are eternal optimists which meshes well with the idealistic nature of ENFJs.
You’ll both love talking and learning from one another, and will have epic conversations that stretch for hours!
ISFJ + INFP: The defender and the mediator
Both of these personalities are introverted, naturally warm, and seeking harmony in relationships. INFPs are strong communicators, which will help this partnership to thrive in the long run.
INFPs tend to have only a handful of people in their lives, all of whom mean a great deal to them; while ISFJs have a strong desire to feel like they belong - which they will with an INFP.
ESFJ + ESTJ: The consul and the executive
Both these personalities overlap a lot - they are great with people and are very sociable, while also valuing family, routines and traditions.
ESTJs are very firm in their decisions and know what they want, which can also be found in ESFJs as they often make comfortable leaders. Both types will thrive on pleasing each other, and creating a strong and fulfilling relationship.