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Who You Are As The Single Friend, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Jun 2017
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Almost everyone would agree that being the third wheel absolutely sucks, but just because all single friends have properly prepared themselves for the PDA apocalypse, doesn’t mean they all fit into the same stereotype.
Apparently, there are 16 different kinds of single friends, according to a post by writer Jennifer Meade on Thought Catalog.
Take the Myers-Briggs personality test and see if you identify with your type. Check out the full article over at Thought Catalog.
ENFP: You live in the past
You’re a deep thinker, tend to overanalyze things, but learn best from your past mistakes. Should your friends encounter relationship issues, you’re likely to be the first to dish advice based on personal experience.
You usually only learn things the hard way, which is why you’re still single.
Meade adds, “[ENFPs] have to get heartbroken, before they can appreciate simply being happy. ENFPs are known to be big dreamers. They can get lost in the fantasy, the idea of who their partner is ‘supposed to be.’ ENFPs are always looking at the potential first, and reality second.”
ESFP: You’re the “let’s go on a getaway” friend
You’re the friend to be with when a closed one gets in a fight with their other half, since you’re all about fun. You’ll take your friend out to unwind and momentarily help them forget their problems.
“All you need is your ESFP best friend and your passport. ESFPs are known to push people out of their comfort zones. If you feel you are in a boring relationship rut, this friend is your go-to, for some instant excitement.”
Although you’re the free-spirited single friend, you have an observant eye and would notice when someone is upset, even when they tell you they’re “fine”.
You’re also likely to be single because you get bored easily. You have a short attention span and prefer to live in the moment, avoiding conflict at all cost.
INTP: You’re the secret hidden catch
You’re highly intelligent, but shy away from social situations—which is why you’re single. You hate small talk, and would prefer a partner who can feed you intellectually and artistically.
You tend to give up far too easily and need to get out more, if you want to raise your chances of being taken off the shelf. You’re the one great catch that no one knows yet, since you’re also loyal and helpful.
“INTPs are known for their ‘researching’ skills. INTPs are strong believers that knowledge is power… [which] comes from their ‘T’, thinking over feeling. This is the friend you want by your side, before going on a first date. The INTP friend will ‘creep’ your love potential on every social media platform available. They do this, because they care.”
ESFJ: You’re the permanent third wheel
Your social circle is a priority to you, and when your friend has found someone special, you’ll welcome them with open arms. Sometimes, it’s like you enjoy being the third wheel—you love planning potential double dates and will joke about dating the new partner’s best friend.
However, you might not be the best at dealing with change. When your friend meets someone new, you’ll likely hang around the new couple—since you’re a people-pleaser and said friend is important to you—until you find a love interest.
“A single ESFJ just wants to go where everybody knows their name.”
Read up about 12 more personality types over at Thought Catalog.
[via Thought Catalog, cover image via Shutterstock]
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