What your Myers-Brigg personality type says about your perfect dog breed match!
By Justyne Yuen-Lee
It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m single. Super single.
I’m not afraid to admit it! I also don’t have a dog so I’m super alone + it’s winter time and it’s difficult to be outside. Instead, I sit at home and take personality quizzes to see which dog breed suits me.
To my friends and readers (who are also my friends) out there who do have dogs or wish to one day have a dog, I have gathered information for you to firstly, find out your personality type based on the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator – a short quiz that you can take while you’re on a break from actual real life responsibilities – and secondly, find what dog breed the Internet says is a match for you!
Wait, who or what is the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI)????
Have you heard of C.G. Jung? Do you have any faint memories of hearing his name or even “Jungian theories” in school? No? Well, that’s okay – he founded analytical psychology way back when and worked with Sigmund Freud. The MBTI personality types are based on Jung’s psychological types.
Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs made Jung’s insights accessible to individuals and groups based on each of the four dichotomies in his theories. There are 16 types of personalities! You can read the specifics here and take the short quiz here.
First Group – The Analysts: INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP
The Architect (INTJ) – Siberian Husky
Architects are, “imaginative and strategic thinkers, with a plan for everything.” (Source: 16personalities.com)
Likewise, Huskies use their wolfish tendencies to outsmart their human counterparts. They are known to be clever escape artists and will figure out a path to freedom and adventure. Unlike other breeds, they don’t care too much to please their humans, and will even howl away into the night. If you always have a backup plan, then you and a Husky would be the best partners!
The Logician (INTP) – Poodle
Logicians are, “innovative inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.” Poodles exhibit this inventor personality, as they’re known to be one of the smartest and easily trainable breeds. Their curiosity leads them in life and they love patterns. If you love to learn and create, do it with your Poodle!