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    Well, since made a post that went way off topic, and then decided to delete it, I figured I might as well make a post that's ON topic.

    When it comes to attraction, I think there is a lot of validity to this. This is doubly true if you are an extrovert looking for a fellow extrovert, or an introvert looking for a fellow introvert. It provides an avenue of bonding. I think opposite pairings, where the inferior matches up, occurs when an extrovert is looking for an introvert, and vice versa.

    To further muck up the theory, though, I wonder if gender would play a role in having the tertiary of the female better suited with the dominant of the male? This would make the male stronger in the area of bonding, which as controversial as the topic is, is something that BOTH partners tend to appreciate more often than not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofmarhof View Post
    ISFJ has the bonus (for me) of its tertiary function being my dominant, so it would theoretically be a mutual attraction. If you work that into your theory you get 8 pairs:

    ESTJ > ENFP
    ESFJ > ENTP
    ENTJ > ESFP
    ENFJ > ESTP
    ISTP > INFJ
    ISFP > INTJ
    INTP > ISFJ
    INFP > ISTJ

    The pattern being that I or E always stays the same while the others are always switched.

    ...
    This was one of the first things I noticed, that there were mutual pairings.

    It's a clean theory, but...um...so what?

    Is there anything significant that could be said about this type of pairing? Anything specific about interactions?
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    This was one of the first things I noticed, that there were mutual pairings.

    It's a clean theory, but...um...so what?

    Is there anything significant that could be said about this type of pairing? Anything specific about interactions?
    If you look at Sof's pairing closer, you will see that not only does the first match the third, but the second also matches the fourth. By interacting and communicating, each exercises the others weakest functions, helping them to become more rounded individuals and see the world in a new but accesible way.

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    Bamboo: From an even simpler standpoint, all the functions have the same orientation, they are just in a different order. I could imagine that two people with Fe, whatever position it occupies, would relate to each other better than one person with high Fe and another with high Fi. And so on with all the other functions. There are other pairings where this is the case, this is just one of them.

    Now... does this tell us anything new? Insight into how these pairs might interact?

    Guardian/Idealist
    ESTJ (TeSi) > ENFP (NeFi)
    ISTJ (SiTe) > INFP (FiNe)

    Guardian/Rational
    ESFJ (FeSi) > ENTP (NeTi)
    ISFJ (SiFe) > INTP (TiNe)

    Artisan/Idealist
    ESTP (SeTi) > ENFJ (FeNi)
    ISTP (TiSe) > INFJ (NiFe)

    Artisan/Rational
    ESFP (SeFi) > ENTJ (TeNi)
    ISFP (FiSe) > INTJ (NiTe)

    Thinking Guardians > Perceiving Idealists
    Feeling Guardians > Perceiving Rationals
    Thinking Artisans > Judging Idealists
    Feeling Artisans > Judging Rationals

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    I can tell you that I am surrounded by an inordinate amount of male ENFJs in my life, so Pink, there might be something there. Maybe I'm attracted to them somehow, but definitely not romantically. I don't know if I know any female ENFJs irl.

    As far as ESFJs... I don't know any male ones but I only tolerate the female ones that I know, instead of openly embracing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    I can tell you that I am surrounded by an inordinate amount of male ENFJs in my life, so Pink, there might be something there. Maybe I'm attracted to them somehow, but definitely not romantically. I don't know if I know any female ENFJs irl.

    As far as ESFJs... I don't know any male ones but I only tolerate the female ones that I know, instead of openly embracing them.
    ESFJs might be attracted to you for the mutual Ne. *ponders*

    As to the male ENFJs, just hit them with an old shoe. That'll learn 'em.

    You're seeing an INTP, yes?
    eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
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    Dramatic>Sensitive>Serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    As to the male ENFJs, just hit them with an old shoe. That'll learn 'em.
    Shoot, don't need to tell me twice...!

    You're seeing an INTP, yes?
    Yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Shoot, don't need to tell me twice...!
    Shooting works too. Skip the rubber bullets and go straight for the armor-piercing ammo or you'll have ENFJ hands in your pants/panty drawer/mini fridge after the lovin'.

    Take measures now!


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    What attracted you? Can you put a finger on it for my enlightenment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Of all the things that people use the MBTI to determine, determining relationship success is the worst.
    Yeah, not so good for predicting the success of a relationship, but it can be useful to show that specifically are the strengths of a successful relationship, or what are the weaknesses of an unsuccessful one.

    I think this does at least predict a fairly conflict-free relationship. Anyone want to disagree? Ever had a huge fight with whatever type this pairing puts you with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    What attracted you? Can you put a finger on it for my enlightenment?
    The first thing that attracted me were the Ti wordplay and puns. The next thing I noticed was how open he was in discussing any and everything without shame or drama. He would state things very matter-of-factly and it would all be very well thought out and detached. He was completely introspective but was missing the point of all of it, or the big lesson. He saw everything but the obvious and was just drowning in details - basically he was missing a shit load of Ne, which I have in spades.

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