Relationships with Two Intuitive Personality Types When two MBTI Intuitive Types are in a relationship, communication styles have the potential to match up well, as long as the other preferences are also relatively similar (this tends to help throughout the Perceiving Preferences).
There are so many things we could cover when it comes to Myers-Briggs and romantic relationships, but we’re going to try to keep this series of blogs on relationships and dating focused on in-depth, helpful information that goes beyond “Who should ENFPs date” (because to be honest, it doesn’t work that way and we’ll explain why). And don’t get me wrong, I love snuggling on the couch with my significant other while catching up on Walking Dead and eating kettle corn as much as the next gal, but finding that special someone usually isn’t easy.Where once their differences may have drawn them to each other, amidst conflict, they can find one another almost insufferable and the process can be draining.For this reason, it is truly important that the beginning of a relationship involves a mutual understanding of the differences presented in the couple, with a proactive decision to work toward better understanding of how to communicate in these situations so as to avoid further conflict.The differences that occur across the Myers-Briggs® Sensing-Intuition spectrum may not be the most detrimental to relationships, but they are definitely important to recognize and work towards coming to an understanding over—especially if an individual’s preference one way or another affects how communication occurs in a relationship.
Couples in which one is assessed as a Myers-Briggs Sensing Type and the other Intuitive, often have to work harder in order to fully understand what the other has to say then those couples that share the same MBTI Sensing-Intuition Personality Preference.Then one night you casually ask if they know their Myers-Briggs personality type.You know your Myers-Briggs type (let’s say you have preferences for INFJ), and generally have a good self-awareness around your preferences, strengths and blindspots.Their body odor is overwhelming, you can’t stand Sunday football, he keeps tapping his fork on the table for no apparent reason when there’s a lull in conversation. Maybe you stop seeing other people and begin to spend more time with each other.Maybe the first dinner date and second coffee date turn into after-work drinks together and then into a Saturday exploring your nearby metropolis or a wooded area and then you’re talking about your values, your dreams for the future, or laughing together about how the Pokemon Go craze keeps popping up at random locations.We’ll cover the specific MBTI personality preferences and how they might affect your love life, and then move further into how similarities or differences in certain MBTI types often play out in romantic relationships, and what each of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types would probably love the most from a significant other.