Personalities

Summary
 

 

Our Personality reconciles our Instincts with the outside world. It describes how we perceive, feel, and think. Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory. There are 16 Personality Types, expressed by 4 dichotomies.

 

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Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)

 

Extraversion means that energy is derived from the outside world while Introversion means that energy is derived from within the self. The colloquial meanings of these terms differ somewhat from the technical Myers-Briggs definitions, as most people mistakenly equate Extraversion to popularity or likeability. (Rather, Feeling vs. Thinking plays a bigger role in those aspects).

 

 

Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)

 

This is how a person perceives what is happening. A Sensor would see the physical, the facts, and the static relationships of objects and events. An Intuitive would see the abstract meanings, the movement, and the trends behind objects and events. Surgeons and accountants are likely Sensors, while philosophers and research scientists are likely Intuitives.

 

 

Feeling (F) vs. Thinking (T)

 

This is how a person makes decisions. A Feeler would form conclusions based on their values, taking into account other people's feelings and subjectivity. A Thinker would form conclusions based on their objective logic, focusing on the task rather than people. Many Introverts who are Feelers mistake themselves for Extraverts, while many Extraverts who are Thinkers mistake themselves for Introverts.

 

 

Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)

 

People who are Judging direct their decision-making outwards. They usually appear organized and decisive, working towards a set goal. They are quick to verbalize their opinions and plans of action. People who are Perceiving direct their decision-making inwards. They usually appear more spontaneous, easy-going, paying attention to what interests them rather than to any specific goals. They make conclusions just as well as Judgers, but their opinions are directed inwards and may not be as expressed.

 

 

How these 16 Personality Types interact with each other is described in the "In Relationships" section.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs Theory

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Personalities

Advanced Topics
 

 

The "Summary" section only gave the basic description of Myers-Briggs Theory. The actual mechanism of how the theory works is a bit more complicated. However, those who take the time to understand the system will begin to appreciate other people in a completely different light. Project Evolove hopes that one day, Myers-Briggs will come so naturally to people that it will be as easy as naming a color.

 

The 4 dichotomies mentioned in the "Summary" section only describe how the Types are LABELED. The information below describes how the 16 Types are DERIVED. The core psychology behind Myers-Briggs describes how a person perceives what is happening and how a person makes decisions.

 

 

Perception

 

The Sensing preference sees an object or event as immediate and discrete. Sensing accumulates facts and is concerned with concrete and practical matters. The Intuitive preference sees an object or event as a continuation of change. Intuition sees the patterns and trends in a situation and is concerned with theories and possibilities.

 

 

Decision-making

 

The Feeling preference makes a decision based on ethics, taking into account how it affects other people. The Thinking preference makes decisions based on how it solves a problem or performs a function. Feeling is concerned with "right and wrong", while Thinking is concerned with "correct or incorrect".

 

Cognitive Functions

 

Perception and decision-making can be externally or internally focused so that there are 8 possible functions, called Cognitive Functions. Each function gives the person a particular trait. The 8 functions are described below.

 

 

Perception

 

Introverted Intuition: analyzes the common symbols, meanings, and patterns underlying events. Sees how events converge and gives insight into the general direction of where things must go.

 

Extraverted Intuition: conceptualizes patterns and trends that can happen out of events. Sees how events diverge and provides many possibilities of where things can go.

 

Introverted Sensing: organizes events so that it is congruent with other events within the memory. Remembers a vast array of organized facts.

 

Extraverted Sensing: grasps the immediate physical details of the surroundings and how they fit into the environment as a whole. Provides acute physical awareness and a detailed memory of their sensorial experiences (e.g. what they saw, heard, or smelled).

 

 

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Introverted Thinking: constructs a network of specific logical connections suggested by external events. Interested in creating an internal understanding of the external world.

 

Extraverted Thinking: applies logic and order to the external world. Interested in applying internal understandings onto the external world.

 

Introverted Feeling: creates emotional meaning and significance from external events. Interested in developing ethics, ideals, and moral visions.

 

Extraverted Feeling: organizes other people and external events using a strong awareness of social relationships. Interested in applying what feels right onto the external world.

 

 

Personality based on Perception and Decision-making

 

The 4 most dominant functions determine the person's Personality Type. For instance, an INTJ has the following functions in order of dominance:

 

1. (I)ntroverted I(N)tuition (analytical ability)
2. Extraverted (T)hinking (logical decision making)
3. Introverted Feeling (ethics as motivating factor)
4. Extraverted Sensing (sees the details)

 

The Personality Type of each individual is set long before they reach kindergarten, and it does not change with time. People can develop different aspects of themselves, but those aspects are still within their type.

 

For instance, an INTJ may have always had a strongly developed Introverted Intuition, as it is her dominant function. However, her other functions may have not yet developed. She likely started off as a shy child, lost in her own thoughts. Perhaps in high school, she developed her Extraverted Thinking, resulting in more confidence and the ability to take leadership roles in task-oriented situations. In college, she may have developed her Introverted Feeling, becoming more compassionate and having a better sense of understanding people's feelings. Thus, although her Personality Type is the same, she "grew into" her type more fully as time went on.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs Personality Typology

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while their Myers Briggs personalities determine their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers-Briggs dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Myers Briggs Dating


Relationships
 

 

Generally speaking, people with complementary Myers Briggs Personalities get along best (eg. INTJ and ENFP). A description of each Personality Type and its compatible Types can be found in the individual sections displayed on the table to the left.

 

Knowing our Personality is important because it helps us better understand each other. It also helps us resist the temptation to try to change someone, as it is much healthier for us to develop within our own Personalities than to try to fit into the image of another type.

 

While our Myers Briggs compatibility determines how we interact with someone day-to-day, the true gauge of attraction is based on our Instincts. In fact, we often see couples with compatible Instincts but clashing Personalities. They may be the ones who frequently bicker but can't do apart. Unlike Instincts compatibility, Myers Briggs compatibility is largely based on personal preference. That said, general patterns do exist:

 

 

Judging-Perceiving

 

Judgers (J) are most suitable with Perceivers (P). The Judger steers the ship while the Perceiver points out all of the directions that the ship can explore. The Judger verbalizes opinions and decisions while the Perceiver considers them and gives feedback.

 

Two Judgers in a relationship may both try to steer the ship, causing dominance conflicts and heated argument. In addition, they may not see all of the unique possibilities, causing less stimulating conversation or activities. However, two Judgers tend to verbalize all of their problems, so that issues are all out on the table. A successful couple with two Judgers needs to learn how to communicate respectfully instead of defensively.

 

Two Perceivers in a relationship may have trouble deciding what is best for the couple. When conflicts arise, they tend to withhold their opinions and keep an amiable outwards appearance. Over time, this may harbor resentment and negative feelings. Passive-aggression and deceptiveness may permeate the relationship. One of the Perceivers usually needs to take on the role of being the one who verbalizes the issues so that they can be resolved.

 

 

Extravert-Introvert

 

Extroverts (E) are most suitable with Introverts (I). Introverts act as an independent source of energy while Extraverts harness that energy and bring it into the open. Two Introverts in a relationship may have two separate sources of energy that are not fully connected or expressed. Two Extraverts in a relationship may lack a core onto which the couple can attach.

 

 

Intuitive-Sensorial

 

Intuitives (N) communicate best with other Intuitives while Sensorials (S) communicate best with other Sensorials. This is why groups of friends tend to be either all N or all S. N vs. S perception can also greatly influence one's political and philosophical outlook on life.

 

 

Ideal Matches

 

Most people find themselves to be most compatible with someone whose dominant function complements their own dominant function. Refer to the "Descriptions" section if you do not understand what is meant by dominant function.

 

For instance, an ENFP, who has a dominant Extraverted Intuition (EN) function, is best paired with an INTJ or an INFJ, who both have dominant Introverted Intuition (IN) functions. Likewise, an ESFJ, who has a dominant Extraverted Feeling (EF) function, is best paired with an ISFP or INFP, who both have dominant Introverted Feeling (IF) functions.

 

The similarity in the dominant functions (N with N and F with F in the examples above) allows both partners to understand each other. The complement in the dominant functions (Extravert with Introvert) allows each partner to approach an issue from a different perspective, which enriches the conversation and interaction.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs (MBTI)

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's attraction while Myers Briggs compatibility determines their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs matchmaking for relationships is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Myers Briggs Compatibility

Myers-Briggs psychology can be applied to friendship, relationships, parenting, counseling, career, and just about all aspects of life.

 

Parenting and career information can be found under the "Other" tab in the links of each Personality Type.