Everyone Uses This Personality Test for Their Dating Profile

Do you know your Myers-Briggs type?

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The Lowdown

Back in 1926, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers—a mother-daughter team of psychological theorists—started playing around with Carl Jung's personality studies. 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. The result was the 1944 publication of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a test that Briggs once described as a "personality paintbox."

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Myers-Briggs testing caught on with job-seekers in the '70s, but now you're more likely to see the quiz's results listed on a dating app profile than a resumé ("Brad / 5'11" / not that it matters / ENFP / my grandparents met on Tinder lol").

So, Who Are You Then?

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The Myers-Briggs test sorts you into one of 16 personality types, each designated by a different four-letter combination. You can be extroverted ("E") or introverted ("I"); Sensing ("S") or Intuitive ("I"); thinking ("T") or feeling ("F"); and judging ("J") or perceiving ("P"). Unconfirmed (but plausible) fun fact: Kanye and Mother Theresa are both ISFJ's!

Go take the quiz (more info below!), figure out your Myers-Briggs type, and return to swiping left or right, armed with your new knowledge.

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For more info, check out myersbriggs.org. To take the test yourself, head to mbtionline.com.

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