No one enjoys feeling vulnerable, and romantic relationships tend to be where we are exposed the most. That’s the place with the highest stakes; where even a small shift in dynamics can leave you feeling insecure and off balance. While we’re all different, how we navigate our relationships is closely intertwined with our Myers and Briggs personality preferences. Check out your personality type below to see what you look like in a relationship—at your very best and your absolute worst.
As quintessential jacks-of-all-trades, ENTP personalities like me rely on our sharp perception to move through life with ease. Our ability to read others on the fly empowers us to dive into new situations, roles, and communities with fearless enthusiasm—where others may be cautious by default. With our trademark vision and spontaneity, who knows how high our tolerance for unpredictability might be?
Everyone has different opinions on talking about personality type on a first date. Among my friends, the results are mixed. There are some who say you should absolutely talk about it, it’s unavoidable. For others, it is an absolute no-go area!
In my opinion, the answer is yes … and no. Personality type can be a great tool for learning more about your date and getting the conversation flowing. But it’s also a good idea to handle the subject with care. Personality type can be a very personal topic so it needs to be approached in an open-minded way.
Analyzing and understanding one’s personality with Jungian psychology can be of great help to you on a personal or professional level. It can be an even more valuable asset on a love and relationship level.
After people learn their Enneagram type, the next question they invariably ask is “What types go well together?” That’s a whole different topic, but today we’ll explore the four Enneagram types who are seen together the most frequently.
Based on a 457-couple survey, these four pairs stood out with the highest statistical frequency. This isn’t to say these are the happiest couples, but rather these types pair up more often than the rest.
Have you ever found yourself at one of those awkward family dinners where one of your aunts tries to set you up with someone? Been there. Truth is, people give a lot of importance to relationship status. We often talk about finding “the one” or refer to our partners as our “better half,” and there’s nothing like being single at a family dinner to make you feel like the odd one out.
But is the idea of finding love and fulfillment outside of yourself ever healthy? And where do we draw the line between love and neediness?
The personality typing system developed by Isabel Briggs Myers is the most popular personality assessment in the world. It’s no wonder then that it is used in all kinds of interpersonal contexts, including dating. In fact, if you are a fan of the Briggs Myers system, chances are you have already done this yourself!
ENTJs have a reputation for being emotionless and inattentive as romantic partners. But actually, they can be incredibly supportive, nurturing and sentimental in their own way! Granted, they might not be as overstated as other personality types, but ENTJs have a whole range of ways in which they show they care.
From the joy of a sweetheart’s embrace after weeks of being apart to the familiar smile of a long-time friend, INTP personalities deeply cherish true love. We may have the reputation for being relationship-shy and emotionally indifferent but actually, INTPs take their relationships very seriously. It’s just that we prefer long-term, monogamous relationships masquerading as a friendship over the flashy types of romance that other types may prefer.
Picture the scene: a relaxed Sunday morning, the sun glinting through the cracks between the curtains. An ENFJ rolls over in bed, checks the time and begins to stretch. They have a whole list of plans for the day and they’re ready to get up and out.
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