Dating outside your type
So, take a chance on the softhearted brainiac, or the party boy. We pick up our phone everyday, see the same pattern of emoji-laden i Messages from the same seven people.How come you won’t take a slot at an open mic night to grace a crowd with your terrible stand up?Acting against your hobbies and making yourself mildly to very uncomfortable will put you in close contact with people who actually enjoy those kinds of things.The test, known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, categorizes people into 16 different, four-letter personality types, where each letter represents a preference between two modes of thinking: extroverted (E) versus introverted (I); sensing (S) versus intuitive (N); thinking (T) versus feeling (F); and judging (J) versus perceiving (P). ENTP: get things going with a big-hearted, big-brained guy. ISFP: take a look at the guy you always thought as just-a-friend as something more. ISTJ: he kind of seems like your opposite, but you should date the always-up-for-any-kind-of-party dude.
Our types are something we’ve all accepted having, something we even laugh about. A recently released study by Aalto University indicates that people have a tendency to communicate with the same kinds of people again and again.
So you’ve met that special person and in the “getting to know you” stage they casually mentioned they were a Taurus, or a Gemini, or an Aquarius.
At the time, you smiled – it was just one more great thing about this wonderful person you were falling for! You and your soul mate look like you’re destined for disaster!
Your friends probably wouldn’t mind it if you didn’t date a wounded musician for once.
Take them up on their snark and ask them to probe their friends and coworkers for a date for you, even if you’re opposed to set ups.