How to Choose a Spouse Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

by Christine Schoenwald for YourTango

Could your perfect guy already be in your life? 

Do you know what Myers-Briggs personality type you are? You could be a ENFJ or a ISTJ — and if you do know what you are, do you know which type is best for you?

The test, known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, categorizes people into 16 different, four-letter personality types, where each letter represents a preference between two modes of thinking: extroverted (E) versus introverted (I); sensing (S) versus intuitive (N); thinking (T) versus feeling (F); and judging (J) versus perceiving (P).

Now that you know what type you are, what kind of person should you be dating?

If you are an:

ENFP: date a nerdy quiet guy.

INTJ: go out with an emotionally intense guy.

ENTJ date a Bill Nye the Science guy type.

ENTP: get things going with a big-hearted, big-brained guy.

ENFJ: inspire an artistic guy.

ESTJ: stop overlooking the sensible, selfless guy.

INFJ: take off your glasses and see that the smart rebel is the perfect guy for you.

ISFP: take a look at the guy  you always thought as just-a-friend as something more.

ESTP: date the sweet-as-pie guy.

ISTJ: he kind of seems like your opposite, but you should date the always-up-for-any-kind-of-party dude.

ISFJ: he’s here to save the day, and you need to date him — the superhero.

INFP: every artist needs their steady, dependable guy.

ISTP: you already know him, as you run in the same crowd. You need to date the sensual, spiritual guy.

INTP: it’s no joke; you need to date the funny man.

ESFJ: you’re practical and you need some romance in your life immediately. Try a romantic guy.

ESFP: it may sound old-fashioned, but you need the strong and silent type.

Sometimes it’s a great idea to date outside your comfort zone and try a different type than your usual. Mix things up and surprise yourself.

The perfect date is probably someone you normally wouldn’t consider as appropriate. So, take a chance on the softhearted brainiac, or the party boy. You never know who you’ll end up with.

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