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Aligned Signs Blog - Astrology, Dating, Horoscope, Love

The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Tool and Love Preferences

The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Tool and Love Preferences

By Aligned Signs (2027 words)
Posted in Myers-Briggs® on November 28, 2012

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In the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Assessment, Carl Jung’s four cognitive styles are broken up into 16 different personality types. Each type is designated by four letters, indicating your personal preferences. Each personality type reacts to situations in different ways. Below is a description of how these personality types consider love and relationships.

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INTP: The "Thinkers"

(Introverted, iNtuition, Thinking, Perceiving)

To get started, INTPs are known for their sense of imagination but can compare their partners to the ideal that they create in their minds. The beginning phases of dating an INTP could be discouraging as they can be difficult to open up. INTPs are straightforward thinkers and will not invest time into a partner who is not just as invested as they are. They usually can find a long lasting relationship with someone who shares similar personality traits to those of themselves. INTPs are not usually likely to have been involved in many intimate relationships, but can easily assess whether the individual is worth pursuing.

INTJ: The "Scientists"

(Introverted, iNtuition, Thinking, Judging)

An INTJ places high importance on the independence of the lives of themselves along with their partners. They find ways to improve aspects of their relationships that could be strengthened. While they are dedicated to their relationship, they will let their partner know when they are not feeling fulfilled and also give reasons as to what they can do to hopefully change their feelings. INTJ personality types are not interested in displaying their affection to their partner in public. In a nutshell, INTJs are constantly striving to make significant changes that will drive them to be the best person they can be.

INFP: The "Dreamer"

(Introverted, iNtuition, Feeling, Perceiving)

INFPs seek simplicity and tranquility within their relationship. Their introvert tendencies may allow them to come across a bit reserved to their partners when in a new relationship. Once an INFP completely trusts their lover, they are loyal and devoted to them. They usually have strong instincts and should stick to their gut when they feel that their partner may be unfaithful. If a lover of an INFP consistently proves their willingness to satisfy their needs, INFP will be committed for the long haul. They desire to nurture and ensure that their partner is well taken care of at all times.

INFJ: The "Protectors"

(Introverted, iNtuition, Feeling, Judging)

INFJs are individuals who have deep inner feelings and will be happiest with a partner who makes their relationship meaningful. They are hopeless romantics and look forward to surprises at work, candlelit dinners, and long walks on the beach. INFJs are caring and look out for the best interests of their partner. Their desire to always have a cookie-cutter relationship could end up hurting them or view their lover as unfit. If an INFJ seeks a lifelong relationship, they should focus on finding someone who shares similar characteristics as they do. They will not be happy with one who is private or does not enjoy attending social events on a regular basis.

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ISTP: The "Mechanics"

(Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

An ISTP are intellectuals that are able to excel at most things that they decide to put their mind to. In love, they usually do not make commitments easily, unless they are entirely sure that their lover is the right one for them. They would much rather be involved in a relationship that is easygoing and flows at a steady pace. An ISTP has no problem moving onto another relationship once they lose interest in their partner. Dating an ISTP can be difficult because they have a high interest in learning new skills as often as they can, and their partner may not share that same desire. Once they feel that their partner is worth spending the rest of their lives with, they enjoy keeping their partner happy.

ISTJ: The "Duty Fulfillers"

(Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

ISTJs place their partners on pedestals, and honor their wishes to the best of their ability. They also treat marriage in a very sacred manner and hope to remain with their spouse forever. They do a great job with taking care of relationship basics such as: keeping the peace, entertaining their lover or spouse, and staying faithful to them. It is highly unlikely that an ISTJ betrays their partner; they don’t even see cheating as a feasible option because they are aware that it is morally wrong. If you are looking for a lover that will put your interests before theirs and grow together, an ISTJ is a great match for you!

ISFP: The "Artists"

(Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

Similar to the characteristics of ISTJs, ISFPs place high priority on their relationships and have a strong desire to find the right partner that they can spend their lives with. ISFPs have many private personality traits and can become self conscious over their lover wondering why they have a constant need to hide things from them. They can become easily jealous of a close friend of their partners that they feel could be a threat to them. The ideal partner for an ISFP would be someone who is not overbearing and enjoys time apart from one another every now and then, but still goes out of their way to satisfy the needs of their partner.

ISFJ: The "Nurturers"

(Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

ISFJs are warm lovers and always remember to keep their partners entertained. They are known for their dependability and will ensure that they are ready to provide for their partner at any given time. Mistaken to be pushovers, ISFJs may experience difficulty carrying their point across during an argument. They can very often be taken advantage of because of how nice they are. Overall, they are loving people and generous individuals who look out for the best interests of their partners. An ISFJ makes a great lifelong spouse who you can rely on to have your back when you need them the most.

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ENTP: The "Visionaries"

(Extraverted, iNtuition, Thinking, Perceiving)

For the most part, many enjoy being around an ENTP. They find joy in listening to their partners and discussing common topics with them. ENTPs make friends easily, which can cause their partners to become jealous of the attention they receive. Arguments can occur during a conversation that involves current events or politics. The ideal partner for ENTP is someone who enjoys envisioning their future plans and has a strong desire to be someone who is well respected by others.

ENTJ: The "Executives"

(Extraverted, iNtuition, Thinking, Judging)

ENTJs enjoy learning new things and attempt to treat any situation that they can as a way to acquire knowledge. In their relationships, they find it comforting to know that they can educate their partners on topic that they are unfamiliar with. A partner of an ENTJ must have a high tolerance for their intelligence and punctual ways. Someone who does not share the same interests as ENTJ could become bothered by their serious mentality overtime. If you are looking to grow, learn new things, and overcome difficult obstacles then getting to know an ENTJ could be a great love match for you!

ENFP: The "Inspirers"

(Extraverted, iNtuition, Feeling, Perceiving)

The individuals who are classified as ENFP personality types go out of their way to make sure that their relationship is in good standing. One of their largest fears is losing their partners; therefore ENFPs are relentless when it comes to satisfying the needs of their lover. ENFPs hold excellent communication skills and can become frustrated when their partner shows resistance towards them. Their significant other usually relies on them when it comes to making creative decisions for decorating around the house, planning a vacation, or new exciting places that they can eat for dinner. ENFPs hope that their innovative way of thinking will attract their partners to stay with them for life.

ENFJ: The "Givers"

(Extraverted, iNtuition, Feeling, Judging)

ENFJs pride themselves on their ability to maintain strong relationships with their lovers. They are affectionate and find it easy to make their partners happy. An ENFJ has the capability to solve problems that may occur within their relationship in a quick manner. ENFJs can be highly critical over minor situations where they will argue in order to get their point across, but will quickly cool down shortly after their point has been made. Their partner could mistake them for being overbearing on them, but this is just a natural instinct for an ENFJ.

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ESTP: The "Doers"

(Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

ESTPs live for the moment and enjoying themselves as often as possible. Their constant need to have fun carries into their relationships as well. A partner of an ESTP should enjoy attending social gatherings, dancing, and always ready to party! They are enthusiastic fireballs who enjoy making daily tasks as fun as possible. A downside to dating an ESTP could be their fast lifestyle; they can easily become bored when sticking to a set routine and when their partner wants to buckle down is when an argument could occur within the relationship. Since they have such strong personalities, it is common for them to switch relationships whenever they are not feeling fulfilled.

ESTJ: The "Guardians"

(Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

Many of the characteristics that make up an ESTJ carries over into their love life. They are known for sticking to tradition and putting work before play. They are devoted to their lovers and hope to grow old together. Since ESTJs live their lives in a responsible manner, they expect their partners to do the same. ESTJs should not date someone who lives for the current moment or does not make plans for the future. They pride themselves on their hard work ethic, good morals, and dependability to others and when their partner does not hold similar personality traits as theirs, an ESTJ could end up getting hurt overtime.

ESFP: The "Performers"

(Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

This carefree personality type is fun to be with, spontaneous, and honest. ESFPs are known to put the satisfaction of others, including those of their lovers, before their own. They are warm-hearted, giving, and kind to their partner. ESFPs are meant to be with someone who is free spirited and has a positive outlook on life. A downside to the fearless quality that ESFPs hold is that it could allow them to breakup with their partner because they feel too restricted. It is simple for an ESFP to lose sight of the long-term benefits that staying with their partner holds, such as marriage and children.

ESFJ: The "Caregivers"

(Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

ESFJs are extremely loyal to their partner while in a relationship. They will do anything within their power to satisfy the needs of their significant other. Filled with warmth and affection, ESFJs feel fulfilled when they know that their partner is happy with them. ESFJs cam become a bit overbearing and controlling at time which can lead to conflict within their relationship. They are not argumentative, and dislike when a fight occurs with their lover. Overall, ESFJs place high importance on their relationships and desire the same amount of attention from their lover.

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