We all have different needs and wants in relationships. In fact, our preferences are highly intertwined with our personality type, that’s why we look differently at potential partners. They may be partner and marriage potential for one personality type, but for another just a little flirt or a one-night stand. If you are not in a relationship, if you are looking for a soulmate, based on your personality type, you can know what characteristics to look for in a partner and which traits are less important.

1. ISTJ: Respect and commitment

The Logistician does things in a traditional way when it comes to relationships. They are never selfish and they tend to give themself away too much, because they want their partner to be satisfied. Their partner needs to acknowledge their hard work, because that means that they see how dedicated their ISTJ partner is and that they respect them. Respect is the most important thing in a relationship with an ISTJ. With respect in a long-term, committed relationship, they thrive and they are willing to go above and beyond.

Do’s:

– Be loyal
– Be honest
– Be respectful
– Listen attentively
– Stick to your word and keep your promises
– Try to discuss your feelings calmly

Don’ts:

– Don’t make them socialize too much
– Don’t look down on them
– Don’t show up late for your appointments

2. ESTJ: Friendship and loyalty

Young people talking outside

 

This down-to-earth personality type needs their partner to be calm and respectful, but they are also very determined to achieve their goals, so they want to be in a relationship where both sides have certain goals they want to achieve. The ESTJ isn’t a romantic personality type, but they sure will walk miles for you if they truly love and appreciate you. If they see that you are investing in the relationship as well, they will fall for you even more and it’ll make them stay committed to you.

Do’s:

– Be polite
– Be hard-working
– Show dedication
– Be honest
– Be loyal
– Be there for them when they need you

Don’ts:

– Don’t make a mess in their home
– Don’t interrupt them when they’re speaking
– Don’t be impolite
– Don’t be unwilling to socialize
– Don’t push them to talk about their feelings at the beginning of the relationship

3. ISFJ: Security and selflessness

ISFJ types are very generous and selfless people who love unconditionally. They want someone who is very compassionate, because they are compassionate themselves. Their partner has to be ready to listen to them and truly care.

Do’s:

– Truly listen
– Be empathetic
– Be respectful
– Be loyal
– Appreciate them

Don’ts:

– Don’t disrespect them
– Don’t put down other people
– Don’t leave a mess behind when you visit them
– Don’t be late

4. ESFJ: Growth and commitment

The ESFJ personality is very invested in their self-improvement and self-growth. They are best paired with someone who puts much effort into personal evolvement and is very dedicated to achieving what they want in life. They also value commitment and security, because they need someone who will be there for them to help them grow into a better version of themselves, someone who won’t let them down.

Do’s:

– Be devoted
– Share your feelings and thoughts
– Be honest
– Be respectful

Don’ts:

– Don’t ignore their needs
– Don’t be disrespectful
– Don’t look down on them
– Don’t belittle their emotions

5. ISTP: Understanding and trust

An ISTP needs their partner to understand how much their alone time means to them and that it’s really important to trust them when they are recharging for a couple of days. This doesn’t mean that an ISTP is avoiding you, but simply that they need some time away from the crowd.

Do’s:

– Value their independence
– Be down-to-earth
– Laugh at their jokes
– Be loyal
– Be honest

Don’ts:

– Don’t overreact
– Don’t be passive-aggressive
– Don’t look down on them

6. ESTP: Enthusiasm and a good time

They want to laugh. A lot. Optimism is very important for an ESTP, even though they are known for avoiding commitment; it’s just because they haven’t found the right one yet. If they do find the right person for them, they will love them fully and be committed. They are very open-minded so they don’t need someone who will bring them down, but rather someone who will explore the world with them.

Do’s:

– Be adventurous
– Be open-minded
– Be spontaneous
– Be honest

Don’ts:

– Don’t bring them down
– Don’t be a pessimist
– Don’t pressure them into commitment
– Don’t be too serious

7. ISFP: Passion and romance

Couple hugging on beach at sunset

 

These free-spirited individuals need a partner who will cherish their gentle side and their need to creatively express themselves. Because of the fact that an ISFP type talks about their emotions in order for their partner to understand them, they want someone who will really listen to them and make them feel heard. They love their alone time, but they are also looking for adventures and experience.

Do’s:

– Be loving and caring
– Be honest. ALWAYS.
– Have an open mind
– Show empathy

Don’ts:

– Don’t hold them down
– Don’t yell when you’re angry
– Don’t try to control them

8. ESFP: Passion and experience

The ESFP individual gets bored of a partner who has no passion in their life, or if they are not ready to go on an adventure at any given time. They will easily move on if the person they’re with shows manipulative behavior. They want someone who is very realistic and knowledgeable.

Do’s:

– Be generous
– Be adventurous
– Be present in the moment
– Be curious
– Be honest and loyal

Don’ts:

– Don’t be pessimistic
– Don’t be unwilling to try new things
– Don’t make them plan long-term things

9. INTJ: Intellect and curiosity

This independent individual loves to go in depth with certain topics and they seek intellectual stimulation the most. Manipulation never works on them because they see right through the manipulator. They usually don’t pursue a relationship unless they have really thought it through. They want security when it comes to your physical connection, but unlimited exploration of your mind, too.

Do’s:

– Talk freely about everything
– Stick to your promises
– Listen carefully
– Be respectful

Don’ts:

– Don’t make them socialize
– Don’t you try manipulating them
– Don’t be disrespectful

10. ENTJ: Respect and self-improvement

An ENTJ finds it super-attractive if their partner is curious about a lot of topics and they love to talk about conspiracy theories on date nights. They love intellectual stimulation and a partner who truly believes in them. They will fall in love with someone who is willing to stay with them through thick and thin.

Do’s:

– Stick to your promises
– Be hard-working
– Appreciate them
– Be ambitious
– Show that you have goals
– Be willing to try something new

Don’ts:

– Don’t ignore their need for socializing
– Don’t overreact
– Don’t be controlling

11. INTP: Honesty and independence

They like to think outside the box so they would really like their partner to do the same. They want a friend in their partner, someone who will be honest with and loyal to them. They want to feel loved and appreciated, so they hate when people question their intentions.

Do’s:

– Listen carefully
– Be curious
– Be respectful
– Don’t look down on them

Don’ts:

– Don’t question their intentions
– Don’t be controlling
– Don’t be passive-aggressive
– Don’t be disrespectful

12. ENTP: Dynamic and fun

Young people covered with paint taking selfie

 

ENTP types are known for being hyperactive and analytical. They love to explore all possibilities before starting something in their life. They love to get to the core of every problem so they want a partner who knows how to debate a lot of topics with them. They also want someone who will be there to support their crazy ideas for adventures.

Do’s:

– Laugh a lot
– Be loyal
– Listen carefully
– Be spontaneous
– Show interest in intellectual pursuits

Don’ts:

– Don’t disrespect them
– Don’t give them the silent treatment
– Don’t control them
– Don’t expect them to do something in an old-fashioned way

13. INFJ: Inspiration and meaning

An INFJ wants a partner who is curious and loves to talk about the meaning of life. Because of the fact that they usually feel misunderstood due to their complex mind, they need someone who will understand them and inspire them to improve their life.

Do’s:

– Be empathetic
– Show interest in intellectual pursuits
– Take part in deep discussions
– Be polite

Don’ts:

– Don’t push them to socialize
– Don’t yell at them
– Don’t look down on them
– Be loyal and honest

14. ENFJ: Self-improvement and empathy

This goal-oriented individual wants a partner who will appreciate their plans and be determined to work with them toward achieving everything they have planned. They want a partner who will be empathetic and passionate, without the need to bring them down, because they are very sensitive. The ENFJ personality is looking for commitment, because they don’t see anything meaningful in casual dating or just being a flirt.

Do’s:

– Be committed
– Be determined
– Be ready for deep discussions
– Be polite
– Be empathetic

Don’ts:

– Don’t yell
– Don’t initiate conflicts
– Don’t try to control them

15. INFP: Romantic and intimate

They want to know their partner to the core, because intimacy isn’t only physical. For the romantic and lovable INFP, intimacy is mental, emotional, and spiritual. They want true love in their life, a love that will have meaning. They are highly sensitive so they can’t stand manipulation or bullying because that could easily break their heart. However, whatever you might do to an INFP, they will always believe in love. Love conquers everything.

Do’s:

– Be gentle
– Be caring
– Be honest
– Get into deep discussions
– Respect their values
– Acknowledge their ideas

Don’ts:

– Don’t push them down
– Don’t yell
– Don’t be aggressive with them or with other people

16. ENFP: Passion and open-mindedness

This personality type looks for someone who is enthusiastic about exploring the world just like they are. But it’s not just the world that interests them, it’s also the human mind. They want to dive right into your thoughts and get to the core of your emotions. They are always up for socializing with people, to hear all of their experiences and to learn more about different cultures.

Do’s:

– Laugh a lot
– Be honest
– Be passionate
– Be spontaneous
– Show empathy

Don’ts:

– Don’t space out while they’re talking
– Don’t look down on them
– Don’t talk badly about anyone
– Don’t try to make them do something the traditional way