Who You Should Date Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality

We should know ourselves better than anybody else right? Yet we all keep finding ourselves fascinated by outside labels, looking to them for insight into our own personalities. We amuse ourselves with reading our monthly horoscopes in our favorite magazines. We even have a whole system into play as to how our very blood types could mold our personalities from the get-go. However, what other way to best judge our personalities than by taking the Myers-Briggs personality test? This test, which many of us may already know, was scientifically formatted to decide on what characteristics dominate our personalities. These aren't judged so much by when we were born or what blood type we have--rather who we are based on how we answer various questions. Then, we are told which of the sixteen various types we are--and from there, we are told what kind of people we are, what kind of careers we should consider, and what other Myers-Briggs personalities we're most compatible with! Exciting, right? So if you want more insight into who might be your soulmate, let's just get right to it!

(Unless you don't know your Myers-Briggs personality, in which case, there are lots of free tests online, so go find a good one and then come right on back!)

16 ENFP- Considered the inspirers

Considered the inspirers, ENFPs are a very lovable, affectionate group of people who know how to appreciate life and not take it for granted. However, ENFPs can't be in relationships once things go stale; after all, the E in ENFPs stands for extroverted and y'all know how they love all things interesting and need to be stimulated constantly. Interestingly, the most compatible partners for this personality type are considered to be quite the opposites in personality: INFJs and INTJs. Both types are introverts, so they are deemed good opposing energies to the extroverted side of ENFPs. INFJs and INTJs are calm and intuitive so they will help prevent ENFPs from making impulsive decisions or forgetting to take care of themselves. In return, ENFPs are warm and honest, traits that help the introverts come out of their shell and feel loved, so it's a truly perfect relationship.

15 ISFJ- Introverted and nurturing

The ISFJs are introverted and nurturing. The ISFJs are also traditional and as a result, the ISFJ takes commitment and fidelity very seriously. They also do their best to ensure the best relationship possible, at times putting in more effort than their partners, which would be something to watch out for. ISFJs, like ENFPs, have two compatible matches when it comes to Myers-Briggs personalities: ESFPs and ESTPs. Again, opposites somewhat attract here. The extroverted side of ESFPs and ESTPs make up for the introverted aspect of ISFJs. On to of that, they have the P for perceiving, which works opposite to the J for judging. The P means they are more flexible, which allows the ISFJs the freedom to take the reigns on the roles they like, including organizing, planning, and taking care of others. After all, gotta let the nurtures nurture, right?

14 ISFP- Always on the lookout for their soulmates

ISFPs are the affectionate artists who are always on the lookout for their soulmates! And they are considered to be the most impulsive out of the sixteen personality types, which has to add to their already high sex appeal! Despite being spontaneous, the ISFPs still are introverted types--and rather closed ones at that. That's why, again, extroverted counterparts are deemed the most suitable for ISFPs, specifically ESTJs and ESFJs. There are the opposing forces of not only I and E but also P and J. These two types are good at bringing out the internal emotions and thoughts of the ISFPs, who otherwise remain mum, and they share the ISFPs' great appreciation for beauty as well as the ability to take care of the more laissez-faire ISFPs.

13 ISTJ- Serious and withdrawn

Serious and withdrawn, ISTJs are known for fulfilling their duties. Because they are quite conservative, they are not fond of public displays of affection and prefer partners who aren't too different from themselves. The most compatible personalities with ISTJs are ESTPs and ESFPs. These two personality types will be the most adept at opening up ISTJs and getting into their thoughts. They are also much more easygoing and patient, and this receptiveness to new things will make them great listeners for ISTJs who like to learn and then pass on what they've learned. This laid-back trait in both types is extra helpful because ISTJs are stubborn and don't like feeling challenged--they feel like they have to win arguments. The ESTPs and ESFPs won't particularly care about debate, happy to just let ISTJs have their way and think they've won.

12 ISTP- Living for the now

ISTPs, or the mechanics, are the epitome of carpe diem! Not invested in thinking about the future, rather living in the today, ISTPs are not quite that romantic. They're not as obsessed with finding a soul mate or life partner, and they definitely don't want to put a lot of work into a relationship, so long-distance is a no go. Easily bored and hard to get, ISTPs are most compatible with ESFJs and ESTJs. As they're very sociable and friendly, they always keep the ISTPs entertained. When paired up, ISTPs with ESFJs or ESTJs are always up to something together, preferring to be active companions who embark on new adventures. Although ISTPs might not care about maintaining things for the future, ESFJs and ESTJs will have this covered for them.

11 INFP- Very intuitive

The idealistic INFPs are usually at ease and super intuitive. They're lost in their own world most of the time, dreamers who have love on their minds all the time. Because they're so immersed in their fantasies, however, they may sometimes let their imagination get the better of them, seeing things that aren't there and not interpreting things quite the right way. They're the type who goes all in, making sure their partner is happy without realizing that the partner might not be returning the favor. The best for INFPs are ENFJs and ENTJs. They are highly intuitive when it comes to understanding INFPs, and their extroverted side means that they'll be able to take action in their relationship. Other introverts paired up with INFPs may result in a stagnant relationship.

10 INTJ- Complete perfectionists

Complete perfectionists who are obsessed with rules, guidelines, and organization, people who are INTJs are far from spontaneous. They're also very independent, not caring about adhering to social norms or paying heed to what is going on around them. It's all about how they want to plan their life for themselves. Because of this obliviousness to the environment and culture around them, they can be quite awkward when it comes to romance. However, they still have compatible partners, especially in ENTPs and ENFPs! Since INTJs will have a hard time in social settings, the ENTPs and ENFPs will take over smoothly.  Because they're also very chill, there will be no strain in the relationship with INTJs constantly trying to be in control.

9 INTP- Don't open up easily

Deemed the "thinkers," INTPs don't easily open up about their feelings. This may make them seem like reserved individuals, but they are still quite open and easygoing. Their introverted side, however, still requires that they have enough alone time to recuperate and be happy. The ideal types for INTPs are ENTJs and ENFJs. They understand that INTPs need to be alone at times, so they will readily give them space. And since they themselves are so social, they already have a separate group of friends they can turn to for companionship when it's time to leave INTPs alone. The only possible problem is that ENFJs may let their feelings get the better of them, which could be a burden on INTPs. As long as ENFJs have a pretty strong handle on their emotions, they'd be great partners for INTPs!

8 ESTP- Impulsive and rash

Upbeat and fashionable but also impulsive and rash, the ESTPs are considered "doers." They're quite fun to be in a relationship with and they're well-liked for their sense of humor as well as forward and loving personality. Charming to boot,ESTPs will find great happiness when paired up with ISFJs and ISTJs. Those two types make up for the impulsiveness of ESTPs, who are not thorough in their thinking process. While they are different in that regard, they are similar in that they aren't that sensitive. Because their feelings aren't easily hurt and all three types can be quite oblivious when it comes to other people's emotions, this means that they're at least on the same page there. If one person says something hurtful carelessly, the other person won't really mind.

7 ENTP- Great at brainstorming

The "visionaries," ENTPs are knowledgable and good at brainstorming. These two traits, however, also make them argumentative because there's nothing they like more than a good, heated debate, which can get annoying... Otherwise, they're easygoing, comfortable to talk to, and humorous. Although most of the personalities so far have only had two compatible personalities, ENTPs surprisingly have not two but five compatible personalities! Wow! ENTPs can essentially get along quite well with ESFJs, ENFJs, and ISFJs, but they're the best with INTJs and INFJs. Just like ENTPs, those two types are smart and like engaging in conversation, which would result in long, interesting talks that go on forever (which are the best!), and they're similar in levels of confidence and perfectionism.

6 ESFJ- Very thoughtful

There's a reason ESFJs are dubbed the "caregivers"! Unlike some other people on the list who are constantly living in fantasy land, ESFJs are very down to earth and don't add any flourishing to what's going on around them. ESFJs are thoughtful and warm, so they may seem like ideal companions, but this desire to be there for other people and be acknowledged could come off a bit needy, which is the only downside. Most compatible with ESFJs are ISFPs and ISTPs. ESFJs have a fun time trying to make the ISFPs and ISTPs open up. With the ISFPs, they share the sensing and feeling traits, so they lean on each other to make personal decisions. On the other hand, the thinking side to ISTPs offer something innovative in a relationship with ESFJs.

5 ESFP- Full of charm

The "entertainers," ESFPs are well-liked for their charisma and charm, but that only makes them good for the short-term! Turns out ESFPs are not fond of long-term relationships and has a certain fear of commitment. They're the stereotypical extroverts in that their attention is always shifting around to whatever is fun at the moment. On top of that, they don't think much about the future and can be in denial about current problems. For these reasons, the ISTJs and ISFJs are the two personality types deemed most suitable because they are so closed off and hard to get to know that they'll keep the ESFPs' attention occupied for quite a while. ISTJs are deep thinkers so they balance out ESFPs' focus on the now and disregard for consequences. ISFJs are similar to a degree when it comes to ESFPs' impulsiveness, so they can understand and even appreciate how ESFPs act.

4 ESTJ- Natural born leaders

ESTJs are deemed the "guardians"--they're natural leaders and get along with the people around them.Unlike ESFPs, ESTJs take relationships very seriously, so you don't have to worry about it just being a fling! Because they are quite devoted, after all they're dubbed the "guardians," they get along with quite a lot of personality types. They could make it work with any of them, really, but the two deemed best are ISTPs and ISFPs. They both work well with ESTJs' stickler personality when it comes to rules. However, ISTPs might be a tinge better because they share ESTJs' desire to feel appreciated but aversion to public displays of affection. ISFPs can be a bit needier than ISTPs in relationships, but are still a good choice for ESTJs.

3 ENTJ- Always thinking ahead

The E for ENTJs must stand for "executives"!  They're very thorough and observant, liking to plan for the future. If you want to date an ENTJ, you're going to definitely be ready for a commitment because ENTJs take all relationships super seriously. After all, they are very focused on the future as mentioned before. And so the two types well suited for ENTJs are INTPs and INFPs!  These two are perfect intellectual companions for the problem-solving ENTJs--and they themselves are puzzles that ENTJs would love to tackle for the rest of their lives. They also don't mind letting ENTJs take the reigns, but INFPs should watch out for the fact that ENTJs might get too preoccupied to pay that much attention at times.

2 ENFJ- Fun and outgoing

ENFJs are always giving and giving, the ones who are always making sure that their friends, family, and all loved ones are happy and cared for. Generous and friendly, ENFJs are not only beloved partners because of their attentiveness, but also they are very fun with their outgoing personas that often strike those around them with inspiration and energy. The best fits for ENFJs are INFPs and INTPs. ENFJs will enjoy getting to know these equally intuitive people. Because ENFJs can sometimes be too selfless, the perceiving traits of both INFPs and INTPs ensure that ENFJs will also be taken care of. They will likewise notice when ENFJs need or want something without them explicitly expressing it. They will also be flexible, readily going along with last-minute plans with ENFJs.

1 INFJ- Very protective

Protective types, INFJs are extremely observant and empathetic. However, this doesn't mean there are no flaws. INFJs' problem in any relationship is that they rely heavily on their own judgments and instincts to the point that they stubbornly dismiss what anyone else may think on a situation. That's why INFJs prefer to work alone and don't like feeling their values or thoughts challenged by others. Still, INFJs are deemed wonderful spouses when they meet the right person, and they'd also make great parents. There are four personalities that are the most compatible: ENFPs, ENTPs, INTJs, and other INFJs. The first two have extroverted personalities that work in harmony with INFJs. INTJs share a lot of important traits as INFJs, which is also why other INFJs are deemed good partners. Looks like they work well with both people who are different and people who are alike!

Source: personalityrelationships.net

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