While there are plenty of traits that make INTJs awesome people, we're admittedly not the easiest personality type to figure out. Our analytical and overthinking nature is both a blessing and a curse, making the search for romantic compatibility our biggest challenge. But luckily, we're also known to love a good challenge. We approach relationships in the same way we do everything else: with precision, rationale, and an end goal. We think with our heads — not our hearts — which can be frustrating when love is literally built on emotion. So, let's see what kind of people best fit "the architect" of Myers Briggs personalities.
According to 16 Personalities, an INTJ's partner must be Intuitive (N), "as sharing this trait creates an immediate sense of mutual belonging." Someone who possesses one or two opposing traits to balance out the relationship can also keep things "dynamic and growth-oriented," as INTJs often have difficulty expressing their emotions and function well alone. For example, a partner with traits like Extraversion (E), Feeling (F), or Prospecting (P) can complement an (I) Introverted, (N) Intuition, (T) Thinking, and (J) Judging personality type.
Honesty is key when it comes to having a healthy relationship with an INTJ. They value open communication and open-mindedness and need a partner who can reciprocate those things. They're also known to cut straight through the bullsh*t, so don't expect any mind games during the dating stage. At first, INTJs may seem detached or cold, but don't take it personally. It takes time to gain their trust because they detest meaningless relationships and inauthenticity. But once you've earned their loyalty, INTJs can be amazing partners.
16 Personalities says "they will spare no effort in developing and maintaining stability and long-term satisfaction" if the relationship proves to have potential and will make sure their partner is satisfied intellectually and physically. "As their relationships develop, INTJs' partners will find an imaginative and enthusiastic companion,who will share their world and at the same time grant a huge degree of independence and trust."