16 personalities compatibility chart (A guide)

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This post points out which Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types are the most compatible with each other.

In personality assessments, the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing preferences in how people perceive and behave. The assessment is constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers.

The test attempts to assign four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, judging or perceiving. The assigned categories are clubbed to form the personality. The 16 personalities are 

• INFJ • INFP • ENFJ • ENFP • INTJ • INTP • ENTJ • ENTP 

• ISFJ • ISFP • ESFJ • ESFP • ISTJ • ISTP • ESTJ • ESTP

16 personalities compatibility chart

16 personalities compatibility chart (A guide)

16 personalities compatibility

INFP – ENFJ ENTJ

INFP types are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.

INFPs are drawn to ENTJs because of their desire, intensity, and leadership ability.  INFPs attract ENTJs because of their warmth, honesty, and innovative thoughts.

INFPs are drawn to ENFJs because of their charisma, thoughtfulness, and supportive nature. ENFJs are good at drawing others out of their shells and motivating them to take action. INFPs appeal to ENFJs because they are peaceful, genuine, playful, and easygoing. INFPs can assist ENFJs in relaxing and slowing down on occasion.

ENFP- INFJ INTJ

Extroverted, Intuitive Feeling, Perceiving

The intellectual, determined, and composed nature of INTJs attracts ENFPs. They’re bursting with new ideas, and INTJs can assist ENFPs in turning them into actionable plans. ENFPs appeal to INTJs because they are playful, fun, and cheerful. ENFPs can motivate INTJs to try new things by encouraging them to do so. 

ENFPs are drawn to INFJs because of their depth, thoughtfulness, and kindness. They may lack direction at times, and INFJs can assist ENFPs in becoming more grounded and concentrated. ENFPs attract INFJs because of their positive, open, and inquisitive attitude.

INFJ – ENFP ENTP 

Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

The intellect, confidence, and enthusiasm of ENTPs appeal to INFJs. INFJs thrive from ENTPs since they push them out of their comfort zones. The peaceful, receptive, and imaginative demeanour of INFJs attracts ENTPs. INFJs can assist ENTPs in staying on course, and they frequently spend hours in deep, profound conversations.

ENFPs attract INFJs because of their positive, open, and inquisitive attitude. ENFPs assist INFJs in letting go and enjoying life. They are drawn to INFJs because of their depth, thoughtfulness, and kindness.

ENFJ – INFP ISFP ENFJ 

Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

INTPs connect to ENFJs because they are grounded, reasonable, and easygoing. INTPs can assist ENFJs in seeing things from new perspectives. INTPs are drawn to ENFJs because of their warm, empathic, and open character.

INFPs appeal to ENFJs because they are peaceful, genuine, playful, and easygoing. INFPs can support ENFJs in relaxing and slowing down on occasion.  INFPs have a tendency to get lost in their own little world, but ENFJs are effective at rescuing them and urging them to take action

INTJ – ENFP ENTP

Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

ENFPs are attracted to INTJs because they are playful, fun, and cheerful. ENFPs can motivate INTJs to try new things by encouraging them to do so. They are drawn to INTJs because of their smart, resolute, and calm nature. ENFPs have a lot of new ideas, and INTJs can assist them turn those ideas into actual strategies.

The ENTPs’ lively, innovative, and enthusiastic attitude attracts INTJs. ENTPs introduce INTJs to new ideas, which leads to lively discussions.  INTJs know how to keep ENTPs interested and how to deal with them.

ENTJ – INFP INTP

Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

INFPs are drawn to ENTJs because of their desire, intensity, and leadership ability. INFPs have a lot of innovative ideas, and ENTJs can assist them plan how to make their goals a reality.

INTPs appeal to ENTJs because of their inventiveness, adaptability, and down-to-earth personality. Because ENTJs value their intelligence, INTPs can be a great sounding board for them. INTPs are drawn to ENTJs because of their proactive, smart, and decisive attitude. INTPs have a lot of good ideas, and ENTJs can assist them convert them into plans.

INTP – ENTJ ESTJ

Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

INTPs can benefit from ENFJs’ understanding of emotions (both their own and others’). INTPs appeal to ENFJs because they are grounded, reasonable, and easygoing.

INTPs are drawn to ENTJs because of their proactive, smart, and decisive attitude. INTPs have a lot of amazing ideas, and ENTJs can make them come true. INTPs appeal to ENTJs because of their creativity, adaptability, and down-to-earth personality. Because ENTJs value their intelligence, INTPs can be a great sounding board for them.

ENTP – INTJ ENTP

Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

ENTPs are attracted to the calm, receptive and imaginative nature of INFJs. INFJs can help keep ENTPs on track and they often spend hours engaging in deep, meaningful conversations. INFJs are attracted to the intellect, confidence, and energy of ENTPs.

ENTPs are attracted to the determined, intense, and strong-minded nature of INTJs. INTJs can keep ENTPs interested and know how to handle them. INTJs are attracted to the dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic nature of ENTPs. ENTPs introduce INTJs to new concepts which makes for stimulating conversations.

ISFP – ENFJ ESFJ ESTJ 

Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

ISFPs are drawn to ESFJs because of their stability, dependability, and loyalty. ISFPs benefit from ESFJs’ assistance in developing clear plans to achieve their goals. ISFPs appeal to ESFJs because of their artistic, sensuous, and free-spirited temperament. ISFPs can assist ESFJs in learning to go with the flow and see that they don’t always need to have a plan.

ISFPs are drawn to ESTJs because of their measured, assured, and committed attitude. ISFPs connect to ESTJs because they are adaptive, enthusiastic, and imaginative. ISFPs assist ESTJs in becoming less rigid and embracing spontaneity on occasion.

ESFP – ISFJ ISTJ 

Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

ESFPs are attracted to the dependable, determined, and hard-working nature of ISTJs. ISTJs can help ESFPs organize their lives and are extremely supportive partners. ISTJs are attracted to the friendly, warm and excitable nature of ESFPs. ESFPs can help ISTJs express their feelings, which doesn’t come naturally to ISTJs.

ESFPs are attracted to the thoughtfulness, calmness, and loyal nature of ISFJs. ISFJs can help ESFPs to take time to reflect rather than always jumping into action. ISFJs are attracted to the bubbly, excitable, and perceptive nature of ESFPs. ESFPs encourage ISFJs to mix things up a bit and step out of their comfort zone.

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ISTP – ESFJ ESTJ 

Introverted, Sensing, Thinking Perceiving

ISTPs are attracted to the sociable, caring, and approachable nature of ESFJs. In a social sense, ESFJs urge ISTPs to venture beyond of their comfort zone. ESFJs are drawn to ISTPs because of their calm, realistic, and quiet confidence. ISTPs can assist ESFJs in realising that they don’t always need to be in the company of others to have a good time.

The straightforward, ambitious, and dedicated personality of ESTJs attracts ISTPs. ESTJs can assist ISTPs in determining their purpose and channelling their abilities. The hands-on, subtle, and flexible style of ISTPs appeals to ESTJs. The urge for ESTJs to be highly structured and plan everything is balanced by ISTPs.

ESTP – ISFJ ISTJ 

Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving

ESTPs are attracted to the stability, security, and nurture that ISFJs provide. ISFJs offer a warm and welcoming safe-haven for ESTPs amongst the chaos of their everyday lives. ISFJs are attracted to the confident, dynamic and resilient nature of ESTPs. ESTPs help make life exciting and fun for ISFJs.

ESTPs are attracted to the steady, determined, hard-working nature of ISTJs. ISTJs can help ESTPs keeps their lives in order and they are extremely supportive partners. ISTJs are attracted to the confident, quick-witted and charming nature of ESTPs. ESTPs can help ISTJs try new things and be spontaneous once in a while.

ISFJ – ESFP ESTP

Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging

The cheerful, energetic, and insightful personality of ESFPs attracts ISFJs. ISFJs appeal to ESFPs because of their thoughtfulness, tranquilly, and loyalty. ISFJs can assist ESTPs in taking time to reflect rather than leaping into action right away.

The confident, lively, and resilient nature of ESTPs attracts ISFJs. For ISFJs, ESTPs make life exciting and enjoyable. ISFJs prefer ESTPs because they provide stability, security, and nurturing. In the midst of the craziness of their daily life, ISFJs provide a warm and welcome safe haven for ESTPs.

ESFJ – ISFP ISTP 

Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging

ESFJs are attracted to the artistic, sensual, and free-spirited nature of ISFPs. ISFPs can help ESFJs to go with the flow and realize that they don’t have to always have a plan. ISFPs are attracted to the stable, dependable, and loyal nature of ESFJs. ESFJs help ISFPs come up with concrete plans to achieve their dreams.

ESFJs are attracted to the level-headed, practical, and quietly confident nature of ISTPs. ISTPs can help ESFJs realize that they don’t always need to be around people to have a great time. ISTPs are attracted to the sociable, caring, and approachable nature of ESFJs. ESFJs encourage ISTPs to get out there and step out of their comfort zone.

ISTJ – ESFP ESTP 

Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

ISTJs are attracted to the friendly, warm and excitable nature of ESFPs. ESFPs can help ISTJs express their feelings, which does not come naturally to ISTJs. ESFPs are attracted to the dependable, determined, and hard-working nature of ISTJs. ISTJs can help ESFPs organize their lives and are extremely supportive partners.

ISTJs are attracted to the spontaneity, rationality, and quick-wittedness of ESTPs. ESTPs encourage ISTJs to take risks and break up their routine every now and again. ESTPs are attracted to the dedicated, loyal, and quietly self-assured nature of ISTJs. ISTJs can help ESTPs plan for the future instead of taking things as they come.

ESTJ – ISFP ISTP 

Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

ISFPs are attracted to ESTJs because they are adaptive, enthusiastic, and imaginative. ISFPs help ESTJs in becoming less rigid and embracing spontaneity on occasion. ISFPs are drawn to ESTJs because of their measured, assured, and committed attitude. ESTJs help ISFPs add some structure to their lives.

The hands-on and flexible style of ISTPs appeals to ESTJs. The urge for ESTJs to be highly structured and plan everything is balanced by ISTPs. The straightforward, ambitious, and dedicated personality of ESTJs attracts ISTPs. ISTPs can benefit from ESTJs’ guidance in finding a direction and channeling their talents.

Conclusion

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on four main factors: Introversion/Extroversion, Intuition/Sensing, Feeling/Thinking, and Judging/Perceiving, making for 16 distinct personality archetypes.

The fewer qualities you share with someone, the less likely you are to be compatible (though there are, of course, exceptions to this). Opposites can and do attract, and sometimes, people who share all four qualities are still far from an ideal match.

Frequently asked questions about 16 personalities compatibility chart

Can you have 2 MBTI types?

Yes we can have two MBTI types but only if you have a turbulent personality. Turbulent meaning is unstable and that is why they usually have two types 

What MBTI are most serial killers?

ENTP and ISTP are the two types we frequently find among serial killers. INTJ and ESTJ are the next on the list.

What is the job compatibility of the 16 personality types?

Each of the personality types are compatible with different occupations. For example,  ESFJs are most compatible with: office manager, museum curator, medical researcher.

References

Alderson, J. (2021). The Complete Guide to Personality Type Compatibility | So Syncd. So Syncd – Personality Dating. Retrieved from https://www.sosyncd.com/the-complete-guide-to-personality-type-compatibility/.

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