I was having a conversation yesterday with a friend about personality and dating. My friend, let's call him Nick (for the purposes of this blog), made a comment that I can't seem to get out of my mind, "I'm an Introvert...so I need to find/be with an Extravert. That's my best match." Nick (a T on the MBTI) also said that he didn't want to date someone who was a "T" in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Fortunately for Nick, 75% of women are an "F."
What struck me though was the fact that he was looking for the opposite of himself and truly felt like that would be his best match.
But, is it?
At the time I understood where he was coming from. But, again...is it always better to have the opposite? I'm not sure if I have the answer to that. I've been pondering it all morning. As an Extravert I think that my best match has always been another Extravert. Not just for the obvious social aspects, but also because of the differentiation on a few other nuances of that dimension as well.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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