Online Dating: Compatible Matches For ISTP Personality Type

ISTP personality types occur in 5.4% of the population. While there are 16 MBTI/Jung personality types and not all personality types are compatible when it comes to online dating and matchmaking. Here are four highly compatible personality types for the ISTP and one personality type they will find challenging. Use this guide to help find your perfect soulmate for a healthy relationship based on personality compatibility.


Online Dating Finding Romantic Partners For ISTP Personality Types

Understand the ISTP personality type. ISTP stands for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception

I – Introversion rather than Extraversion:

ISTPs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extroverts gain energy).

S – Sensing rather than Intuition:

ISTPs tend to be more practical than abstract. They focus their attention on the details rather than the big picture and on immediate realities rather than future possibilities. This makes them very good at handling crises.

T – Thinking rather than Feeling:

ISTPs tend to value objective criteria above personal preference or sentiment. When making decisions they generally give more weight to logic than to social considerations.

P – Perception rather than Judgment:

ISTPs tend to approach life in a less structured way, keeping options open and flexibly changing.


Relationship compatibility, great matches for the ISTP personality type

ISTPs can be impulsive and take risks, although they prefer to take a back seat (due to their preference for introversion) they will quietly rise to the occasion when there is a crisis situation. Because they are fully present in the moment they have an impeccable sense of timing and instinct for knowing what to do, specifically, how to adapt available material and personnel to best address the immediate situation.


So what personality types are good matches for the ISTP personality type?

Well, there are 16 personality types in the Jung-Briggs system, and under that framework, these personality types should be on your short-list.



Here are four great matches for someone with the ISTP personality type

The ISTP and ISTP couple:

These people share the values of freedom and spontaneity. They are observant and ready to try anything once, enjoying sport and other active pursuits.


The ISTP and ESTP couple:

Both these types value freedom and spontaneity. The ESTP will enjoy active team activities. While the ISTP also enjoys action s/he is more comfortable without a crowd.


The ISTP and ISFP couple:

Both ISTP and ISFP personality types value freedom and spontaneity. They both enjoy sport and other active pursuits.


The ISTP and ESFP couple:

Both these types value freedom and spontaneity. The ESFP is a natural performer and life of the party, while the ISTP also enjoys action they are more comfortable without a crowd.



The ISTP is likely to find the ENFJ personality type very challenging in relationships

ENFJs exist in a world where they dream of new possibilities for people. While the ISTP will listen to these ideas they are unlikely to heed them because they interfere with their preference to take life as it comes and rise to the challenge of the moment.


What does it mean for the ISTP type?

Out of the sixteen personalities, the ISTP personality type is the most compatible with the ISTPs, ESTPs, ISFPs, and ESFPs. In romantic relationships, these personality types become natural companions to an ISTP.

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