I Asked Each Personality Type To Open Up About Their Sexuality - Here's What They Had To Say
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I Asked Each Personality Type To Open Up About Their Sexuality – Here’s What They Had To Say

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Unfortunately, we did not receive enough ISTP responses to deem any of the survey results significant.

ISTPs And Sexual Orientation

Of the 23 participants sampled:

74% identified as heterosexual
13% identified as bisexual or pansexual
13% identified as ‘other.’

ISTPs And Sex Drive

When asked to rate their sex drive on a scale of one to ten, the mean ranking was 6.13.

ISTPs And Hookup Culture

When asked how they felt about “hookup culture:”

39% of participants selected “I dislike it and rarely/never engage in it.”
57% of participants selected “I like some aspects of it but dislike other ones.”
13% of participants selected “I love it and almost exclusively look for casual hookups”

ISTP Commentary


1. “As an ISTP woman quite frankly I cannot comprehend how people have the emotional stamina and energy necessary to go through the rigmarole of meeting new people and “hooking up.” Secondly, I am happily married to my INTJ husband and while I sometimes find certain men attractive (usually celebrities) I have no interest in seeking out sex outside of the context of my marriage. In general I hate most people or find them repellant. Thirdly, if I am looking for sensory input, I’m more likely to go hiking or bicycling or spending time in nature than I am to look for sex. While I do have an average sex drive, my introversion usually propels me away from people rather than towards them.”


2. “I’m not particularly attracted to people who I don’t know, I pick my partners from those who have picked me.”


3. “Many people have commented that I do not appear to be a very sexual person, but the truth is that I am often underestimated. I can in fact be quite sexual, but only in committed relationships. Freely expressing my sexuality is only possible once I’ve opened up to my significant other, and this takes a while. This relates to my MBTI and enneatype a whole lot, I think. As an ISTP, opening up to someone is exhausting, and being enneagram 9, I have to feel a deep connection to someone in order to feel comfortable enough. My nature as an SP makes me more sensual and open than I may appear. It really only proves that appearances are deceiving.”


4. “I probably have less random sex, but when I’m in a relationship, we do it a lot. Especially in the morning when I wake up with a boner.”


5. “My type likes to find short cuts to getting things done. I like to do this in bed. Try new things to get to the best result.”


6. “I think my personality type has an exponential influence on my sexual experience. I tend not to interact with people unless it’s genuine. I’d rather be alone than force myself into an interaction that’s fake just because I need companionship. I can’t “fake it till I make it” so I definitely believe that part of my personality has affected my sexuality. Being genuine has to be organic especially in such an intimate way so I won’t have an active sex life unless the connection is authentic.”


7. “When I’m not intrigued by you, Im not attracted to you anymore. My type has a way of moving on before we finish things.”TC mark


Jump To:

Rationals: ENTP / INTP / ENTJ / INTJ
Artisans: ESTP / ISTP / ESFP / ISFP
Guardians: ESTJ / ISTJ / ESFJ / ISFJ
Idealists: ENFP / INFP / ENFJ / INFJ

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