You probably recognize Myers-Briggs by its signature, four-letter combinations. And now it’s caught on with online daters, who advertise their personality type in the hopes of attracting someone with a complementary four-letter code.
There’s no shame in thinking about how you are going to meet your future spouse, what he or she will be like or what qualities you know you want in a mate. Those traits categorize people as one of 16 different personality types, each with its own four-letter code (ISTP and ENTJ, for example) and corresponding title (such as “virtuoso” and “commander,” respectively).And it’s probably just as diagnostic as to who you should date.”Psychologist Adam Grant has criticized the test as overly rigid, as it forces people to identify as wholly introverted or extroverted, for instance, when their sociability may change depending on mood or situation.I’d be nervous enough about choosing the right outfit and making sure the person sitting across from me isn’t a murderer, let alone also having to wonder if they’re going to say that the best thing about me is my “quirky sense of style” in a national newspaper. Alyssa, who seems utterly lovely and completely normal, did it with The Undateables in Time Out New York. It was so colossally un-fine that Twitter has been laughing about it for the past 24 hours, and I am writing about it because it’s the only way I can process the horror that is the man she was paired up with. Apparently, Billy is single because “He has a busy schedule, and it takes more than just a beautiful woman to turn his head.” I wondered if perhaps Billy’s neck and spine are made out of reinforced adamantium and there aren’t many women out there with the arm strength to help him twist his neck to look out of the window occasionally, but no, that’s not the case.I imagine she shared my worries but brushed them aside, signing up with gay abandon and thinking “It’ll be fine! It’s actually quite the opposite; judging by his behaviour on this date, he’s rather spineless. Apparently as soon as Alyssa, walked in the room, he “knew she wasn’t the girl for me” as “she didn’t have the goods”.The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.