Personality test with dating
On the quest to finding our perfect match it seems we blindly let personality type tests and zodiac signs decide our fate to bring us closer to the one — and we’re not alone.
The idea was to take Jung's theory that the four key pillars of our personality (sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking) determine everything from our hobbies to our motivations, and expand those findings into a practical career-placement quiz.
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.
On the other hand, that’s just it: you’re categorizing people into neat little boxes, and a misguided adherence to it can backfire.
Our little coffee date that summer was the best first date ever.
Somewhere between the laughs, the conversation, and the electricity, he said he was an INTJ and guessed I was an ENFP.