Thought Catalog
April 1, 2015

Here’s Why You’re Still Single Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

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What is the issue?

ESFJ

You’re single because: You have a savior complex and keep going for wounded people who can’t properly love you back.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You’re finally attracted to someone who has his or her shit together and doesn’t need to be bullied into a relationship.

ESTP

You’re single because: You’re having way too much fun sleeping around.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You start feeling bad about how long your ISFJ hookup has been doing your laundry for you, at which point you’ll finally ask them out.

ENTJ

You’re single because: You have impossibly high standards and you’d probably just marry yourself if it were legal.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You decide that it is practical to do so, at which point you will assess potential suitors for mate value and propose to the most logical subject.

ENFJ

You’re single because: You smothered the crap out of your last partner, who genuinely did not have anything left to “Open up” about.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You go on the Bachelor and win.

INTJ

You’re single because: You over-analyze social interactions to the point where it seems easier to just avoid them altogether.

You’ll get into a relationship when: A hell-bent ENFP follows you around for a long enough period of time that you eventually just accept that you’re dating.

ESFP

You’re single because: You’ve hooked up with everyone you’re mildly interested in and now you’re bored.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You want to, pretty much. Who can resist you?

ESTJ

Your single because: Those helpful life pointers you gave your last date were actually pretty insulting.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You meet an Anastasia Steele type who just wants to be bossed around.

ENFP

You’re single because: You have the attention span of a goldfish and cannot decide what you want.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You find someone just unattainable enough to intrigue you for a significant period of time.

INFJ

You’re single because: You have trust issues.

You’ll get into a relationship when: Someone you’ve known for an unimaginable amount of time finally wears you down and convinces you that you can take a chance on them.

ISTJ

You’re single because: You aren’t a party animal/bad boy, which you’ve convinced yourself is all anyone your age wants.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You finally reach the phase of life where other people are as ready to settle down as you have been for the past two decades.

INFP

You’re single because: You idealize the crap out of potential partners and then get upset when their reality doesn’t measure up.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You meet someone who also wants the rest of his or her life to resemble a Nicholas Sparks novel.

ISTP

You’re single because: You rely solely on apps to get laid (Mainly tinder) and don’t see a reason to switch up the game plan.

You’ll get into a relationship when: An insistent ESFJ declares himself or herself your significant other and introduces themselves to your entire family before you have a chance to protest.

ISFJ

You’re single because: You’re attracted to carefree personalities, who then take the relationship twelve hundred times less seriously than you do.

You’ll get into a relationship when: The ESTP you’ve been pursuing is finally ready to settle down.

ISFP

You’re single because: You haven’t found anyone you love more than you love Reality TV.

You’ll get into a relationship when: Someone intrigues you enough to pull you out of your shell and pursue him or her full-force.

INTP

You’re single because: You haven’t left your apartment in three months.

You’ll get into a relationship when: You meet someone just like yourself on World of Warcraft.

ENTP

You’re single because: You’re not. You’re probably already in a couple of relationships that you’ve just forgotten about.

You’ll get into a relationship when: Your INFJ wife tracks you down and demands to know where you’ve been for the past six years. TC mark