The Myers-Briggs Personality type: A guide to dating prospects


In the 21st century, there are all kinds of attempts people make to find their match. They try apps such as Tinder and Bumble, or they may try other online methods of meeting people or even options such as speed dating.


Unfortunately, the fundamental issue with these tools is that there simply isn’t enough time to really get to know a person and your compatibility with them. However, there is one tried and tested method of dating and compatibility that goes all the way back. It’s called the Myers-Briggs type test, and it divides people into 16 different types of personalities, detailing things like traits, interests, behaviour, compatibility with others, etc. 


Here are sixteen different personality types. Take a look at which one you think you are… and which personality type interests you!


The Designer – ENTP (Extraverted, Intuiting, Thinking, Perceiving)

Outspoken, resourceful, self-challenging and gets bored of a routine fast. Always interested in trying something new.


The Intellectual – INTJ (Introverted, Intuiting, Thinking, Judging)

A lot of drive, self-confidence, fiercely independent and goal-oriented. Always wants to follow through on targets set.




The Director – ENTJ (Extraverted, Intuiting, Thinking, Judging)

Blunt, a natural leader with the ability to take charge, dominant personality. Always looking to be in control and expand knowledge base.


The Deviser – INTP (Introverted, Intuiting, Thinking, Perceiving)

Quiet, reserved, vast interests, high levels of flexibility and adaptability, critical thinker. Always attentive and looking to make others happy.


The Auditor – ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

Serious, reserved, pragmatic and very organized. Always loyal to loved and close ones.


The Defender – ISFJ (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

Friendly, responsible, looks out for others before themselves. Always seeking a deep bond with someone and trying to make them happy.


The Manager – ESTJ (Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

A thorough realist, goal-oriented and big on attention to detail. Always looking for ways to get things done their way.


The Contributor – ESFJ (Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

Warm-hearted, friendly, co-operative, loyal, team player. Always tries to avoid arguments and help others.



The Entertainer – ESFP (Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

Outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, team player, likes to meet new people and gain new experiences. Always willing to work with a team to achieve a goal.


The Chameleon – ISFP (Introverted, Sensing Feeling, Perceiving)

Quiet, reserved, sensitive and prefers seclusion, can be emotionally distant and commitment-fearing while also following their own schedules. Always looking for fun and freedom.


The Showman – ESTP (Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

Impulsive, thrill-seeking, social, non-committal and spontaneous. Always enjoys activities with others. 


The Innovator – ISTP (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

Conflict-avoiding, open-minded, accepting of different perspectives, relentless. Always seeking a bit of thrill and excitement.


The Advocate – ENFP (Extraverted, Intuiting, Feeling, Perceiving)

Innovative, realistic, impulsive, opinionated and enthusiastic. Always looking for different possibilities in different situations.


The Confidant – INFJ (Introverted, Intuiting, Feeling, Judging)

Understanding, empathetic, goal-oriented, laid back yet committed. Always looking for a meaningful connection as well as a mutually beneficial relationship.


The Educator – ENFJ (Extraverted, Intuiting, Feeling, Judging)

Empathetic, responsive, responsible, special ability to understand people, enjoys group activities. Always looking for a balance between praise and criticism.


The Helper – INFP (Introverted, Intuiting, Feeling, Perceiving)

Shy, loyal, curious, innovative, empathetic, adaptive, flexible but adamant. Always looking to understand people and help them with their needs.



Each personality trait is divided into three aspects for relationship building – Lovable, Romantic and Sexual. The list below indicates the dominating aspect of each personality type.


Lovable:Manager (70%), Confidant (60%), Helper (55%), Auditor (55%), Deviser (50%), Intellectual (40%) 

Romantic:Defender (60%), Entertainer (60%), Contributor (55%), Educator (50%), Advocate (40%)

Sexual:Director (75%), Designer (65%), Chameleon (60%), Showman (50%), Innovator (40%)



The test is long, but often a good judge of character. While it’s true that any individual can have a mix of traits, the sheer variety of personalities helps categorize each individual more correctly, and then helps you pare down whether or not you’re interested. 


So instead of looking at zodiac signs or swiping blindly right on Tinder, try the Myers-Briggs test out on interesting dating prospects. (You can find any number of free variants on the internet which you and your partner can take.) 


Another option would be to sign up for a free consultation with meet.mozaic, the discreet matchmaking service for English-speaking Hong Kong residents. Visit our website at:  or What’s App message:  +852-9707-9712


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