Written By Kirsten Moodie
Why You Are Single Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type
Everyone brings something unique to a relationship, but in some cases it can seem like a struggle to remain committed to people. Here are the reasons why each Myers-Briggs type may still be single.
INFJs often have trouble trusting people, simply because they have seen both the darkest and lightest parts of everyone they know. The INFJ is a sensitive soul, with a deep and complex inner mind. They do not let someone into their world easily and this is a process that takes a rather long time. Because the INFJ puts up walls it can often be challenging to find the right people who are willing to break them down.
ENFJs have a tendency to strive to be all things to all people. They work hard to maintain a sense of perfectionism, but this can be rather difficult. The ENFJs drive to take care of the needs of everyone can often make them a bit hovering towards their loved ones. This can push people away, which means it can take some time for the right person to come along who appreciates their giving nature.
INFPs value deep connections and do not enjoy anything shallow. The INFP will only see the good in someone at first, but over time become disappointed when the more shallow aspects of their personality comes out. They are holding out for that perfect match and are often idealizing the idea of love. The INFP will not settle for anything less than amazing, which may cause them to stay single for a while.
ENFPs have a tendency to jump into things rather quickly and will bounce around when they lose interest. They enjoy being challenged and want life to be exciting. They live with a strong sense of passion, but this sometimes means that the people around them simply cannot keep up. Their somewhat indecisive nature can cause the ENFP to have a hard time finding the right person.
INTPs enjoy a lot of time alone, somewhat more than many of the other types. They do value their relationships, but can sometimes overthink every situation. Their desire to favor logic may cause them issues with their romantic relationships, especially since they prefer to spend most of their time inside their own inner minds. It may take some time for the INTP to find someone who can respect their space, and who is capable of leading when the INTP is stuck inside their minds.
ENTPs tend to jump in and out of relationships, in search of the person who can actually keep up with them. They may sound a bit harsh to some people because they thrive on a good debate. This sometimes pushes away those who are much too sensitive to the ENTPs occasional provoking nature. The ENTP can be somewhat indecisive when it comes to relationships, which means it may take time for them to settle down.
INTJs do not jump into relationships without thinking long and hard about the potential outcome. This means that the INTJ is often holding out for a person who fits their rather important checklist of qualities. They want to be sure that the relationship is viable, before they enter into anything long term. This logical and practical mindset can often cause the INTJ to hesitate on most dating opportunities. Because of this hesitancy the INTJ may spend a long time alone and they are likely very okay with that.
ENTJs favor efficiency and may become rather hard on a romantic partner who does not live up to their standards. ENTJs also would prefer to spend much of their energy furthering their lives and careers, which can leave little room for romantic relationships. ENTJs are often very sure of what they want, which can lead them to push away people who do not match up to their specific life goals. They will often remain single until they find someone who pushes past their barriers.
ISFJs enjoy caring for people, which sometimes leads them to being taken advantage of. In most cases the ISFJ favors being in a committed relationship, but they take this very seriously. ISFJs may end up dating people who do not take the relationship as seriously as they do, which ultimately will force them to end things. They simply need to find someone who is ready for the level of commitment that they are looking for.
ESFJs will often attempt to save people because of their nurturing personality. They want to help the people they love, which leads them to giving up too much of themselves in a relationship. This tendency to give too much, actually leads the ESFJ to a burn out. When this happens the ESFJ might find themselves less able to provide their partner with what they need and will lend to the demise of the relationship. They do favor commitment more than flighty dating, which is why they would prefer to stay single rather than be with someone who is not serious about them.
ISTJs prefer to take life seriously and will often not be the party animal type. They might find most people to be far too flighty to keep their interest. The ISTJ takes their commitments seriously and are very reliable and sincere people. This can sometimes be perceived poorly by people who aren’t willing to settle down like the ISTJ is. They will stay single until they find someone who shares their important goals and morals.
ESTJs value efficiency and often have very high standards when it comes to relationships. They are often sincere about their level of commitment and are often capable of playing their field until they find the right person. The ESTJ will not settle down or commit to someone until they are ready to make that a lifelong choice. Once the ESTJ find the person that fits their ideal partner, they will do whatever it takes to make that relationship work.
ISTPs dislike staying stagnant and will often spend most of their time alone. They enjoy physical connection, but will often go along time before they somehow get roped into a relationship. ISTPs favor being alone, which often makes it difficult for them to find reason to enter into a relationship. When they finally find someone who gives them what they are missing and is willing to be patient with them, they will enter into a relationship.
ESTPs often jump from relationship to relationship until they are actually ready to commit. They enjoy having fun and often live their life in the present moment. The ESTP often takes a while before they are capable of settling down, and may view love as a bit of a battlefield. When they find someone who keeps their interest for a long time and who is willing to push back, they will be ready to settle down.
ISFPs can be somewhat hesitant when it comes to making the first move. They are caring and gentle souls, but may be too afraid to enter into a relationship unless the other person takes to initiating. ISFPs take their relationships seriously, but do enjoy being alone a lot of the time. They may have high standards for the people they spend time with and simply want someone who is compassionate and caring, much like they are.
ESFPs want to make the most out of life and enjoy spreading joy to others. They live in the moment and are extremely carefree individuals. Their sense of excitement and need to make life fun, may lead them to jumping from relationship to relationship rather quickly. They will settle down when they discover someone who is capable of keeping them interested and who accepts their need to have fun.
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