Myers-Briggs Personality Quiz

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The Myers-Briggs Personality Quiz

Have you ever wondered what kind of person you are? What are your strengths and weakness, or what are your best attributes? The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a self-report inventory designed to identify a person's personality type, strengths, and preferences. It is based on research by the psychologist Carl Jung, and it is an easy way to understand the framework which helps to build relationships and teams.

One of the principles of Jung’s model, “Psychological Types” developed in 1921, is each person has an innate urge to grow. Part of this growing process is to learn how we individually operate, develop the parts of us that we need to learn more about and learn about the people around us.

The questionnaire indicates differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The test attempts to assign four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, judging or perceiving. One letter from each category is taken to produce a four-letter test result, like "INFJ" or "ENFP". No one personality type is better than another. It isn't a tool designed to look for dysfunction or abnormality. Instead, it is simply to help you learn more about yourself.

Knowing and understanding your Myers-Briggs personality type is one of the most powerful tools for personal development. It can help you understand your weaknesses, your strengths, your blind spots, how you act when stressed, and so much more. 

Why do I need to know my personality type?

It’s easy to assume that other people think similarly, show love in the same way, or have the same needs as us. Having an awareness of how wildly different people actually are, and even better, in what ways they are different, is invaluable. Mutual understanding is crucial for any healthy relationship and knowledge of the Myers & Briggs theory can hugely help in connecting with and understanding a potential partner.

People can consider Myers-Briggs to be irrelevant, placing this personality test in the same category as astrology. However, Myers-Briggs is determined solely by your self-reported psychological preferences, thereby serving as a descriptive tool and not a predictive one.

So how does this relate to dating?

Understanding yourself is the first step when seeking a romantic relationship. The goal of type compatibility isn’t to figure out which type you’re destined to be with; it’s to figure out which traits you’re looking for in a partner, and then find someone who exhibits them. Understanding that different people find different traits attractive is hugely liberating. A characteristic you have that one person finds annoying might be totally adored by the next person you date. Just being aware of this can help you build resilience and hopefully help with taking rejection less personally. 

Taking the Myers-Briggs test has become extremely common and online daters are even putting their personality type in their bio to attract higher quality matches.

There is even a dating app ‘So Synced’ that matches complementary Myers & Briggs personality types to each other as it believes so strongly in this method of matching, the first of its kind! Of course, attraction is highly complex, and there are multiple factors that come into play, but personality compatibility does play a crucial role. So Syncd matches people who have just the right amount of similarities to “get” each other, and just the right amount of differences to create that spark, making dating more fun, meaningful, and successful. Few people enjoy the small talk that goes hand-in-hand with first dates. If both of you know your Myers & Briggs type on your first date or when talking online, it can create a more interesting starting point for conversation.

The 16 personality types and how this reflects your dating style.

INFP: You try to identify those with the potential for a deep, meaningful bond.

You tend to be surrounded by people you love — but you tend to hide your deepest hopes, fears, and passions inside. You can’t see having a relationship that isn’t meaningful. You’re looking for a relationship with someone who sees and accepts all of you, as you are. 

ENTJ: You’ll stay single until someone stops you in your tracks.

You’re driven and relationships, while important, usually come second to your school and career aspirations. You won’t focus on dating until someone literally stops you cold; you’re waiting until you meet someone who makes you a better version of yourself, who you motivate similarly. Like anything, you hold relationships to a high standard, and won’t end up in one unless you can see yourself reaching greater heights with that person.

ISFP: You look for someone who inspires you.

You’re perfectly content alone, doing your own thing and following your own path — but you’re always open to the excitement of someone who triggers your emotional side. You want to feel inspired by the connection you create with another human being; someone you want to write about, sing about, and finally open up to. Ultimately, you’re looking for a muse! You’re not sure what the person will be like, but you know the feelings you’ll have when you find them.

INFJ: You’re willing to wait for someone who “gets” you.

You won’t even consider someone a romantic option unless you can see a possible future with them, and take it slow. You’re used to feeling misunderstood and tend to guard your heart, so you’re looking for someone who understands your needs to feel safe, cared for, appreciated, and acknowledged. You want someone who can see the deepest depths of your soul, even pieces of yourself you have trouble accessing, and want to get closer and closer.

ENFP: You chase anyone who’s a little bit of a human puzzle.

You’re unique and magnetic, and typically do not have the same relationship twice. You meet tons of people and have fun, but you don’t settle into a relationship until you see endless possibility in a single person. Whenever that happens, when you want to spend all day unpacking how that person ticks, you’ll gladly dive in headfirst without looking back.

ISFJ: You want someone to sweep you off your feet.

You’re reserved by nature, and love the simple things in life — but deep down, you want to find someone who thinks you’re worthy of epic love. You probably don’t date much, but rather invest energy in one special person who you’ve got a full-blown crush on. You’re a super-observant, sweet romantic, and you like to do little things for the person you like to show that you care. It might take them a while to get the hint, but that’s OK; you’ll be around.

ESTP: You see dating as an adventure.

You’ll happily explore lots of connections, for weeks or months, before jumping to the next new thrill. However, your attention can still be captured. You are the quintessential pursuer, and are intrigued by an unpredictable person whose next move you can’t quite figure out.

ISTP: You’re happy single until someone shows you life is better with company.

You don’t need anyone. You are the chill, up-for-anything friend who doesn’t want to be tied down to a long-term obligation. You’ll date occasionally, but not seriously, and only fall into a relationship if you genuinely find yourself wanting to spend consistent time with one person — someone who proves, through their actions, that life is better with them than without. This person will likely be someone who shares all your same hobbies and interests, who’s more driven by unspoken connection than constantly discussing feelings.

ESFJ: You’re waiting for someone who gives just as much as you do.

You are totally willing to put yourself out there for love. You will date a lot, and tend to go along with anyone who is warm, open, and seemingly interested in getting to know you on a deeper level. Although you give endlessly to your relationships, you always harbour the hope that someone will invest in you as much as you invest in them, and surprise you in all the small ways that prove they really care. When that happens, you’ll know they’re a keeper.

INTJ: You’re notoriously single — until you meet the right one.

You’re surface-level MO is “I don’t have time to date.” You know there’s value in a real relationship, but you’re less sold on all the time people on “meh” or unrealistic prospects. So, you don’t “date” much, but you do have your eyes open for something great. You like to get to know people slowly and casually, until you suddenly realize they sync up with you in a potentially lasting way — until you can see a long-term, always-evolving relationship with them in your mind’s eye. Then, you’ll confess those feelings.

ESFP: You just want to enjoy the ride.

You like connecting with people on an emotional level, and collecting crazy, interesting, random dating experiences — so much so that you’re in no rush to settle down. When you do meet someone awesome, you’ll dive in and explore a relationship, but you’re keenly aware that there’s plenty of time for stable commitment down the road. You want to live while you’re young.

ISTJ: You look for stable relationships, where you know what to expect.

You don’t like the process of dating, per se, but you typically build relationships by the book; you’ll grin and bear the small talk, dinners and coffees until you meet someone who checks all the boxes and does all the right things. For you, love is an action. A relationship is showing up every day and supporting each other. You’re prepared to do that for someone, and grow a real bond — and you want to know your significant other is going to do the same for you.

ENFJ: You want to share everything with someone special.

You love to explore the depths of a special someone; dating is just the vehicle to find the next great romance of your life. When you meet someone who wows you, you go all in. You’ll send them cute “thinking of you” texts, bake them cookies, run over to their dorm if they’re sick, help them prep for their next big exam, and be endlessly open about your feelings. Your excitement for life is endless, and relationships are just an enthusiastic extension of that.

ENTP: You only fall accidentally.

You’re sort of a charmer, and may have left a few hearts in your wake over the years. (You can’t help it if people fall for you!) You typically play the field and talk to numerous prospects — until, occasionally, one slowly inches into your heart. Usually, you don’t even recognize your feelings until you start to read into everything they do and question if they’re really all that into you. That’s when the fun and the games suddenly gets real, and you know it’s too late; you’ve already fallen.

INTP: You want to spend time with someone who just makes sense.

You are a complex mind with simple needs. You just want a relationship that makes sense; someone who challenges you intellectually and is committed to constant growth. (Along with a nice dose of attraction, of course.) That said, you hate the process of dating to find the right fit and often act like you don’t care about love and romance. So, you don’t focus on it. You work on friendships — until one of them takes you by surprise and becomes something more.

ESTJ: You’re a casual dater — until you find someone who makes you better.

You’re goal-oriented, and really into your academic and/or career right now. So, love and dating? It’s in the long-term plan, but you’re in no rush. You date occasionally, maybe hook up a little — but will only pull the trigger on a relationship if fits seamlessly into your life. That said, if you wind up wanting to spend all your free time with someone who also supports your goals and encourages you to be your best... why not commit?

See the table below for which personality is most compatible with which.

Of course, Myers-Briggs is not a crystal ball, it will not tell you who you should and should not be with and there will of course be anomalies. In saying that, understanding your personality, and what kinds of people compliment you well can help narrow your search for love. Don’t underestimate the test and try it for yourself!

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