Dating based personality types Chatsax
Ken*, the date in question, revealed that his knowledge of the MBTI has really shaped how he approaches dating and relationships.He wouldn’t consider dating someone long-term if they weren’t a compatible sequence of letters.I’d assumed that our shared love of Three 6 Mafia and road trips meant we’d at least have a second date, if not end up getting married, but Ken had a different vision.Apparently an ENFP (me) and an INTJ (him) could never work out, primarily because of the initial letters, to his mind.“If you read the descriptions, some of the personalities are really awful.Me and my girlfriends don’t know anything about the personality of the person we are looking at.A few months ago, I was two hours into a date that I felt was going exceptionally well.We’d exchanged all of the standard getting-to-know-you questions with excellent results.
It doesn’t.) You can rationalize that maybe it’s a bit more justifiable, but in this context it’s just another broad stroke.Sure, he climbs mountains, but what is his approach to the mountain? “I use it as a warning as much as a descriptor,” Patrick, an ENTP looking for an INFJ, explained to me over email.He used to list his zodiac sign, but upgraded to the MBTI after he sensed the tides changing, dating-profile-wise.“It is not a deal-breaker for me, but I have definitely been rejected a few times for being an extrovert (especially because I go for introverted types).” “Plus,” he added.“When all you have is a profile, and everyone skims, anyway, seeing those four letters in caps gives something for the eye to stick to.” “I feel like the best thing about the MBTI is that it’s not like a horoscope where everyone has a good personality,” says Liz*, an ENFP who uses the MBTI regularly.
When mother-daughter team Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers started expanding Carl Jung’s personality theories to create an identity typology in 1926, they saw it as a way to help people find happiness through a better understanding of themselves and their preferences.