Dating and personality types

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"I'm an ISTJ," he told me, and that's the moment I decided it could be doomed.

It was only my fourth date with the guy, but until then, he'd seemed perfect: an intelligent 23-year-old with blond hair, visible maturity, and the derring-do to wear a pink button-up. , 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).

INFJs seek specific qualities from partners and friends.

We value intelligence, honesty, authenticity, creativity, passion, and kindness.

The 16-type system developed by Isabel Briggs Myers is the most commonly used system of personality type in the world, and provides an easy-to-understand basis for studies on compatibility.

However, some types will probably be more compatible with INFJs than others.

He’s logical, she’s emotional; he’s from Mars, she’s from Venus.

Much is made of the idea that opposites attract, and we all know at least one of these “odd couples” that makes a relationship work despite major differences. And more importantly, what makes for the most successful relationship—a stimulating opposite or a comforting soulmate?

So the ISTJ thing definitely wasn't a deal breaker, I told myself.

And it didn't seem to be…until he disappeared a week later without explanation.

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