Myers-Briggs compatibility is a revolutionary way of finding your perfect match. Devised from the Myers-Briggs self-report questionnaire, it is an introspective test. This test allows people to discover which personality category they fall under.

What Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)?

The 4 main trait categories are:

  • Introversion/Extraversion
  • Sensing/Intuition
  • Thinking/Feeling
  • Judging/Perception

The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a way to understand a person’s identity. Each one is matched to create 16 different personality types. It is based on Carl Jung’s work on personality types. Therefore, knowing what Myers-Briggs types are can be used to assess their compatibility and thus find your perfect match.

“Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life” – Richard Bach

Myers-Briggs Personality Types and Their Compatibility

ENFP and INFJ

ENFP (extraverted, intuitive, feeling, perceptive). An individual with this personality type is open, talkative, and mostly dominant. They are the “inspirers”. In addition, they are very open-minded and enthusiastic.

ENFPs are passionate and talented. However, they are easily bored with normal day-to-day routines. As a result, they require a more flexible and fun lifestyle.

This Myers-Briggs personality type is the most compatible with INFJ (introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging). Known as “protectors”, INFJs are sensitive and highly intuitive.

Likewise, they strive for perfection. Due to this, they prefer to work alone rather than in teams. In the same fashion, they can also sometimes easily dismiss others’ opinions. This is due to thinking they’re always right.

In a relationship, ENFPs are extremely impulsive. By contrast, INFJs are there to bring out a more logical side to the relationship. The yin to one another’s yang, this couple is the ultimate balance.

ISFJ and ESTP

ISFJ (introverted, sensing feeling, judging). This personality type consists of someone who is extremely empathetic. Although this may be true, they rarely openly talk about their own struggles. They like to keep to themselves. In spite of this, they will always try and make other people around them happy.

The best compatibility match of this Myers-Briggs type is ESTPs (extraverted, sensing, thinking, perceiving). ESTP types are impulsive and known as “doers”. They seldom wait around for things to happen. Similarly, they are the go-getters of the relationship.

Consequently, in a relationship, ISFJ types like to bring order and organisation. On the contrary, ESTPs like to have fun and make quick and dynamic decisions. As a couple, they bring out the best in each other.

ISFP and ESTJ

ISFP (introverted, sensing, feeling, perceptive). Known as the “artist”, ISFP’s are creativity personified. Their love of beauty and aesthetics makes the world a wonderful place. However, they place great importance on emotions and are extremely sensitive.

This type is suited to ESTJ (extraverted, sensing, thinking, judging). ESTJ types are hard-working and logical. As a result, they can bring ISFPs back down to earth. They have no time for emotions and take the role of the “guardian”.

These two in a couple allow the creativity to flow whilst making extremely good decisions together.  This will ultimately benefit each other and the relationship.

ISTP and ESFJ

ISTP (introverted, sensing, thinking, perceptive). The “mechanic”. They are logical and extremely perceptive. But, they have a spontaneous side to them making them fun in relationships. They may seem quiet and sometimes unemotional, but they are far from it. ISTPs are thrill-seekers. In fact, they love anything adrenaline-related.

Matched with the fellow ESFJ (extraverted, sensing, feeling, judging), these two make the perfect pair. ESFJ individuals are full of fun and love. Referred to as the “caregiver”, they are generous in love and friendships.

ESFJs help bring ISTPs out of their shell with their warm personality and trustworthiness. Together they are fun and enthusiastic. Actually, they make the most out of everything.

ISTJ and ESFP

ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking, judging). The “duty-fillers”. Fiercely loyal and dependable. This type is serious and standoffish. They are focused and determined. However, they hate confrontation. In a relationship, they are completely faithful with the utmost respect.

As such, they match with ESFP (extraverted, sensing, feeling, perceptive) personality types. This type of person is fun, dynamic and hilarious. They are the ‘entertainers’ of all the personalities. They just radiate positive energy. Filled with creativity and artistic traits, they help bring the ISTJ partner out of their shell.

Together this duo encompasses the definition of opposites attract. Above all, they will have a dynamic relationship.

INFP and ENFJ

INFP (introvert, intuitive, feeling, perceptive). They are idealists and believe the world is exactly how they imagine it. They have deep emotional reactions and completely avoid conflict. The happiness of others is extremely important to them. So much so that they go to great lengths to ensure it.

As a result, they are matched with ENFJ (extraverted, intuitive, feeling, judging) personality types. INFPs are sometimes too busy wondering if everyone else is okay that they forget about themselves. ENFJ partners are loving and dedicated entirely to their partner. They are the “givers”.

Skilled communicators and extremely charismatic. They are able to complement each other wonderfully. Where one is lacking, the other is quick to compensate.

INTJ and ENTP

INTJ (introvert, intuitive, thinking, judging). This individual is a strategist and extremely logical. Known as the scientist, they are experts in a wide range of fields. Likewise, they are perfectionists. Because of this, they ensure that all projects or tasks they complete are up to their standards.

In a relationship, INTJs are usually awkward and difficult to come out of their shell. However, they take commitment very seriously. In fact, they frequently attempt to make the relationship better.

They are matched with ENTP (extraverted, intuitive, thinking, perceptive) who are focused on personal growth. They are visionaries who also excel in academic subjects. However, they are sometimes argumentative and easy to debate.

Together, this couple makes an intelligent and knowledgeable pair. To illustrate, they are constantly experiencing new adventures and advancing their relationship.

INTP and ENTJ

INTP (introvert, intuitive, thinking, perceptive). Referred to as the “thinker”. They are curious and deeply analytical. Yet, they are not the biggest social interactors.

Indeed, they much prefer to watch others. In fact, relationships can be difficult for this individual. As a matter of fact, they need someone to bring them out of their shell.

On the other hand, ENTJs (extraverted, intuitive, thinking, judging) are outgoing. An ENTJ individual is a go-getter with a mostly successful career. They tend to go into sales office careers. They are good planners and are assertive.

As a couple, these Myers-Briggs types pair are together for the long-haul. Neither gets into relationships with no thought. Furthermore, both types invest a huge lot in order to ensure it is a successful relationship.

Similarities and Differences of Myers-Briggs Personality Types

One of the main aspects of psychological compatibility is based on some similarity in Myers-Briggs personality types. At the same time, however, it also ensures there are differences.

Couples are more likely to feel satisfied knowing that they are with a partner similar to themselves (Buunk & Bosman, 1986). Moreover, individuals can feel as if they can make more informed decisions with their partners due to them having similar goals.

However, the above-described pairs of the most compatible Myers-Briggs types point out that differences are also needed. In fact, differences bring balance to the union. They make it more dynamic (Dryer & Horowitz, 1997).

Overall, the Myers-Briggs compatibility formula may be extremely useful as a template. However, it does not account for the random factors which can affect your journey to love along the way.

Final Thoughts

There is no secret to a perfect relationship. Just some love, a sprinkle of respect, and a whole lot of communication will take you a long way.

References:

  1. www.verywellmind.com
  2. www.sciencedirect.com
  3. www.researchgate.net

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