After a minor car crash (that was entirely my fault), our summer love came to a screeching halt. Things that we might have glossed over when we were physically together became mammoth canyons when all we had was a phone. Short story: The hypothetical life we had thought we could build together was really a castle made on quicksand, and it was all caving in quite fast. When I did start “talking” to other guys, I would quickly tell them about this personality predictor only to be disappointed when they were a different type.
That night, kind of shaken up by events, we had real talk. With my heart in my throat, our relationship was terminated suddenly—and sharply. Instead of leaving my MBTI revelations to the wayside, I clung to them even harder. In my sadness, I quickly became obsessed, scrolling through forums late at night, scavenging for answers. How could I ever be happy with an INFP, an ESTJ, or (heaven forbid) an ISTJ?
And while there are sixteen personality types, there’s only one of him.
We’re building our life together, on something a bit more substantial than fireworks and quicksand.
In the beginning of a relationship, you know almost nothing about each other.
Which means, you tend to over-weigh the few morsels of information you receive.
MBTI gives you the feeling of looking into a mirror for the first time. Oh, she’s always throwing parties because she’s an ESFP, and so on.
So, in the gaming spirit, I'd like to share my motto with you, "We're here. Let's play." 10 Signs that She's a Keeper 10 Signs That He's A Keeper I've Found Someone I Like.
Working late one night in an empty museum, I found myself in some sparked banter with a confident and pretty dang dapper colleague. Constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, and founded on studies by psychologist Carl Jung, MBTI theorizes that there are four main functions that guide how people perceive the world and make decisions: Feeling (F)—Thinking (T), Sensing (S)—Intuition (N), Extraversion (E)—Introversion (I), and Judging (J)—Perceiving (P).
A flirtation as refreshing as a sweet mojito on a warm summer night, I guessed him about 18 (he was 22); he guessed I was 24 (I was 20). For the uninitiated, MBTI is the semi-cultish personality test that believes our populace is comprised of sixteen personality combinations, based on how people perceive the world and make decisions.
MBTI can be helpful (and fun), but remember, it’s not a crystal ball.
It can never wholly and accurately define you—or anyone you love.