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  • I'm ENTJ; have been happier in a serious relationship

    1 3.57%
  • I'm ENTJ; have been happier casually dating

    0 0%
  • I'm ENTJ; have been happier single

    0 0%
  • I'm ENTP; have been happier in a serious relationship

    3 10.71%
  • I'm ENTP; have been happier casually dating

    3 10.71%
  • I'm ENTP; have been happier single

    4 14.29%
  • I'm INTJ; have been happier in a serious relationship

    4 14.29%
  • I'm INTJ; have been happier casually dating

    1 3.57%
  • I'm INTJ; have been happier single

    3 10.71%
  • I'm INTP; have been happier in a serious relationship

    2 7.14%
  • I'm INTP; have been happier casually dating

    2 7.14%
  • I'm INTP; have been happier single

    5 17.86%
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    Default NT's-Happier being single or in a relationship?

    Was reading the "What are INTP females like" thread and it made me laugh when a couple of them said they prefer not to date at all.

    If you're an NT who is, say, 25 years and older, would you say you have generally been more happy in your life while you were (a) in a serious, dedicated relationship with one individual, (b) casually dating one or more people or, (c) happier being single?

    If you're 19 and don't have much relationship experience, then this poll is kind of "N/A".

    For me personally, I look forward to a fulfilling relationship (and I've had some that have been really good in different ways), but up to this point I've been happier overall when I've been single.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    ENTP - Happy all the time - Prefer being single, at the moment.
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    I have been in a committed, long-term relationship for over 10 years now, and on some level, I am happier than I ever was alone. Casual relationships were always more bother than they were worth. I can't help but wonder sometimes, though, what has been the cost of my relationship. What have I given up that I might have had had I stayed alone? The perennial question of the road not taken . . .

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    Thusfar, happier single. But I've never been in a relationship with anyone that I felt was my soul/mindmate. I imagine I'd be happier in a relationship than single if I was well-matched. I can't do casual relationships at all.
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    I've been very happy in a committed relationship and very happy alone. Casual relationships have always made me feel disoriented and uncomfortable. I'm currently happy to be alone but would be very pleased to see a woman disabuse me of that notion.
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    Relationships are overrated.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Oh, whoops, I kind of skimmed the OP and missed the "if you're 19 and have little relationship experience" bit, which is of course where I fit.

    Ah well. I have a feeling I'll still prefer to be single in the future as well.
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    I have little relationship experience.

    From what I can tell from past relationships. I did tend to be happier single, however, I think that might be because I did not like who I was dating( or I eventually didn't like them).
    It's just I find relationships very exhausting, too much work.

    I think when I find the right person, They will make me even happier than when I am single.

    I think when that happens, the "work" is completely worth it.


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    I don't do casual relationships.

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    ENTP - Never dated, so I wouldn't know.

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    I prefer being in a great relationship over being single, but it's not something I need in order to be happy. And I definitely prefer being single over being in a bad relationship. No casual dating for me.
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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