This Is How Compatible You and Your Partner Are, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

Gabrielle Savoie

If you've ever attended a work retreat or met with a career counsellor in high school, chances are you already know your MBTI personality (I'm an ENFJ). Myers-Briggs questionnaires may be typically associated with team-building retreats and online questionnaires to fill out with your friends and family when you're bored, but the personality types have been cropping up in another unexpected place: dating apps. It goes a little something like this: "Mike, 35, Lawyer, INFJ, Loves Pizza." But is that actually an indication of your potential affinity?

Perhaps much more indicative of true compatibility than zodiac signs, Myers-Briggs personalities are rooted in a scientific theory by psychoanalyst Carl Jung that aims to identify a person's personality based on 16 set types. Beyond being helpful in the workplace (an estimated 80 percfent of Fortune 500 companies use the test), knowing your loved ones' personality type may be helpful in navigating conflicts in relationships or understanding others better.

To shed light on how to measure compatibility based on people's MBTI personalities, we tapped Rachel Cubas-Wilkinson, MBTI Expert & Sr. Consultant at CPP—The Myers-Briggs Company. "The main thing people should know that will help them in relationships is which preferences they have in common with their partner and which they don’t, and where that might cause issues," she explains. She points out that the differences between thinking (T) and feeling (F), may be the biggest indication of compatibility. Curious to see what other factors might impact your compatibility? Cubas-Wilkinson explains, in her own words, everything you need to know about Myers-Briggs and relationship types.

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