Briggs and Myers designed the test with the belief our preferences evolve based on our experiences, interests, needs, values, and motivations.This suggests personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference.On the quest to finding our perfect match it seems we blindly let personality type tests and zodiac signs decide our fate to bring us closer to the one — and we’re not alone.
So I figured I’d jump into the conversation by making some maps that illustrate how personalities and romantic attitudes differ across the country.
Social scientists have a long-standing interest in how and why personality differs across geographic regions.
I’m not an expert in this field, but I’m pretty sure it can all be traced back to the Beach Boys’ groundbreaking research on variations in romantic attitudes across the US.
The theories of “like is attracted to like” and “opposites attract” are challenged by personality types, since they are best thought of as “complimenting” each other.
For example, the most frequent mating is between Introverted Experiencers and Extraverted Experiencers (SP Experiencers) and Introverted Traditionalists and Extraverted Traditionalists (SJ Traditionalists), which is not or opposites attracting.