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    Type compatibility (according to answers on OkCupid)

    I took everyone that stated their type on OkCupid (~65,000 people, 1/3rd female) and matched them with each other (straight males with straight/bi women, bi males with bi males and straight/bi women, etc), and some numbers popped out. What do you think?

    Male 1 (INTP) was matched with female 1 (INFJ), for example, then the resulting match percentage (how much of what the INTP male wants is given by the INFJ female) was stored in the ("m:intp", "f:infj") bucket. Then the reverse happened, and it was stored in the ("f:infj", "m:intp") bucket. Once everyone was matched with everyone else, the values in each bucket were averaged together. Once averaged, the average and standard deviation for the ("m:intp", ...) results were calculated, for example, then used to normalize those results. Once normalized, the lower of ("m:intp", "f:infj") and ("f:infj, "m:intp") was stored as the match percentage for that type and gender.


    >= -0.4615: above average
    >= 0.4470: great
    >= 1.3555: exceptional

    ENFJ Female
    ENFP Female
    ENTJ Female
    ENTP Female
    ESFJ Female
    ESFP Female
    ESTJ Female
    ESTP Female
    ENFJ 1.7638
    INFJ 1.2640
    ENTJ 1.0938
    ENFP 1.0173
    ENTP 0.8344
    INFP 0.5538
    INTJ 0.5183
    INTP 0.0014
    ESTJ -0.4041
    ISFJ -0.5673
    ESFJ -0.6561
    ESTP -0.7526
    ESFP -0.8742
    ISTP -1.1763
    ISTJ -1.2526
    ISFP -1.4764
    ENFP 1.3465
    ENFJ 1.3354
    ENTP 1.2019
    INFP 0.9823
    INFJ 0.9745
    ENTJ 0.7099
    INTP 0.5428
    INTJ 0.3190
    ESFP -0.4281
    ESTP -0.5147
    ISTP -0.7848
    ISFP -0.9514
    ISFJ -0.9596
    ESTJ -1.0077
    ESFJ -1.0792
    ISTJ -1.7241
    ENTJ 1.3500
    ENTP 0.8258
    INTJ 0.7409
    ENFJ 0.6371
    ENFP 0.3681
    INTP 0.2687
    ESTJ 0.0642
    INFJ -0.0040
    ESTP -0.1831
    INFP -0.2120
    ISTJ -0.7361
    ESFJ -0.8123
    ISTP -0.8445
    ISFJ -1.0178
    ESFP -1.0894
    ISFP -1.9339
    ENTP 1.3419
    ENTJ 1.0113
    ENFP 0.9939
    INTP 0.8838
    INTJ 0.7387
    INFP 0.5664
    ENFJ 0.5360
    INFJ 0.2000
    ESTP -0.2464
    ISTP -0.4995
    ESFP -0.7336
    ESTJ -0.8000
    ISFJ -1.2592
    ISFP -1.2869
    ISTJ -1.3336
    ESFJ -1.3510
    ESTJ 0.6641
    ISFJ 0.4441
    ESFJ 0.3577
    ENFJ 0.3126
    ENTJ 0.0047
    ISTJ -0.0806
    INFJ -0.2769
    ENFP -0.3992
    ENTP -0.7215
    INTJ -0.7577
    INFP -0.8045
    ESTP -0.8799
    ESFP -1.1246
    INTP -1.2514
    ISTP -1.3091
    ISFP -1.6182
    ENFP 0.0139
    ENFJ -0.1110
    ESTJ -0.2668
    ENTP -0.3083
    ESFJ -0.3833
    ENTJ -0.4496
    INFP -0.4730
    ESFP -0.4741
    ESTP -0.5942
    ISFJ -0.6133
    INFJ -0.7618
    INTP -0.9407
    ISTP -1.2320
    INTJ -1.4341
    ISTJ -1.4436
    ISFP -1.4560
    ESTJ 0.8443
    ISTJ 0.5467
    ESFJ 0.1616
    ENTJ -0.0212
    ESTP -0.3782
    ISFJ -0.4911
    ENFJ -0.5646
    INTJ -0.8990
    ENTP -1.0312
    ENFP -1.2930
    INFJ -1.3194
    ESFP -1.3601
    ISTP -1.4761
    INTP -1.6339
    INFP -1.8603
    ISFP -1.9665
    ENTJ 0.7252
    ENTP 0.5508
    ENFP 0.3051
    ENFJ 0.2714
    ESTJ 0.0226
    INTP -0.0892
    INTJ -0.1293
    ESTP -0.2381
    INFP -0.3424
    INFJ -0.4682
    ISTP -0.7948
    ESFJ -0.8073
    ESFP -0.8625
    ISFJ -0.9341
    ISTJ -1.0642
    ISFP -1.9241
    INFJ Female
    INFP Female
    INTJ Female
    INTP Female
    ISFJ Female
    ISFP Female
    ISTJ Female
    ISTP Female
    INFJ 1.7156
    ENFJ 1.2308
    INFP 1.1224
    INTJ 1.0047
    INTP 0.6054
    ENFP 0.5955
    ENTJ 0.4350
    ENTP 0.3592
    ISFJ -0.0669
    ISTJ -0.7092
    ISTP -0.7366
    ISFP -0.8518
    ESTJ -1.0013
    ESFJ -1.1331
    ESFP -1.3391
    ESTP -1.3951
    INFP 1.4522
    INFJ 1.1257
    INTP 0.9525
    ENFP 0.9291
    ENTP 0.5467
    ENFJ 0.4290
    INTJ 0.4271
    ENTJ -0.2247
    ISFP -0.3458
    ISFJ -0.4468
    ISTP -0.4579
    ESFP -0.7790
    ESTP -1.0930
    ISTJ -1.2552
    ESFJ -1.3845
    ESTJ -1.5026
    INTJ 1.2853
    INTP 0.9163
    INFJ 0.4495
    ENTJ 0.3703
    ENTP 0.3535
    INFP 0.3466
    ENFP -0.0831
    ENFJ -0.1067
    ISTP -0.2558
    ISTJ -0.3019
    ISFJ -0.5335
    ESTJ -0.8483
    ESTP -0.9439
    ISFP -1.1483
    ESFJ -1.5720
    ESFP -1.5848
    INTP 1.3350
    INTJ 0.7975
    INFP 0.6869
    ENTP 0.6036
    ENFP 0.1540
    ISTP 0.0376
    INFJ 0.0330
    ENTJ -0.2642
    ISFP -0.5858
    ENFJ -0.6924
    ESTP -0.7356
    ISTJ -0.8579
    ISFJ -0.9777
    ESFP -1.0017
    ESTJ -1.4275
    ESFJ -1.8261
    ISFJ 1.1934
    ISTJ 0.6945
    INFJ 0.0898
    ESTJ 0.0060
    ESFJ -0.1249
    ENFJ -0.4116
    INTJ -0.4192
    INFP -0.5029
    ISTP -0.6597
    ISFP -0.6881
    INTP -0.9525
    ENTJ -0.9857
    ENFP -1.0333
    ENTP -1.4195
    ESFP -1.6152
    ESTP -1.6813
    ISFP -0.3172
    INFP -0.3439
    ENFP -0.8600
    INFJ -0.8647
    INTP -0.8670
    ISFJ -0.9157
    ESFP -1.0929
    ENTP -1.3100
    ENFJ -1.3704
    ESFJ -1.4360
    ISTP -1.5268
    INTJ -1.7273
    ISTJ -1.8030
    ESTP -1.8393
    ESTJ -1.9110
    ENTJ -2.0245
    ISTJ 0.8996
    ISFJ 0.0972
    ESTJ -0.1975
    INTJ -0.3727
    ESFJ -0.6696
    ISTP -0.7512
    INFJ -0.8386
    ENTJ -0.9508
    INTP -0.9615
    ISFP -1.1335
    ENFJ -1.2048
    INFP -1.2198
    ESTP -1.3323
    ENTP -1.4424
    ENFP -1.6305
    ESFP -1.9728
    INTP -0.7765
    ENTP -1.1480
    INFP -1.2197
    ISTP -1.2451
    INTJ -1.3943
    ENFP -1.4379
    ISFP -1.4393
    ESTP -1.4654
    ISTJ -1.5406
    ENTJ -1.6466
    ESFP -1.7044
    ESTJ -1.8119
    INFJ -1.8452
    ISFJ -1.9787
    ESFJ -2.0190
    ENFJ -2.0546
    ENFJ Male
    ENFP Male
    ENTJ Male
    ENTP Male
    ESFJ Male
    ESFP Male
    ESTJ Male
    ESTP Male
    ENFJ 1.7638
    ENFP 1.3354
    INFJ 1.2308
    ENTJ 0.6371
    ENTP 0.5360
    INFP 0.4290
    ESFJ 0.3126
    ESTP 0.2714
    INTJ -0.1067
    ESFP -0.1110
    ISFJ -0.4116
    ESTJ -0.5646
    INTP -0.6924
    ISTJ -1.2048
    ISFP -1.3704
    ISTP -2.0546
    ENFP 1.3465
    ENFJ 1.0173
    ENTP 0.9939
    INFP 0.9291
    INFJ 0.5955
    ENTJ 0.3681
    ESTP 0.3051
    INTP 0.1540
    ESFP 0.0139
    INTJ -0.0831
    ESFJ -0.3992
    ISFP -0.8600
    ISFJ -1.0333
    ESTJ -1.2930
    ISTP -1.4379
    ISTJ -1.6305
    ENTJ 1.3500
    ENFJ 1.0938
    ENTP 1.0113
    ESTP 0.7252
    ENFP 0.7099
    INFJ 0.4350
    INTJ 0.3703
    ESFJ 0.0047
    ESTJ -0.0212
    INFP -0.2247
    INTP -0.2642
    ESFP -0.4496
    ISTJ -0.9508
    ISFJ -0.9857
    ISTP -1.6466
    ISFP -2.0245
    ENTP 1.3419
    ENFP 1.2019
    ENFJ 0.8344
    ENTJ 0.8258
    INTP 0.6036
    ESTP 0.5508
    INFP 0.5467
    INFJ 0.3592
    INTJ 0.3535
    ESFP -0.3083
    ESFJ -0.7215
    ESTJ -1.0312
    ISTP -1.1480
    ISFP -1.3100
    ISFJ -1.4195
    ISTJ -1.4424
    ESFJ 0.3577
    ESTJ 0.1616
    ISFJ -0.1249
    ESFP -0.3833
    ENFJ -0.6561
    ISTJ -0.6696
    ESTP -0.8073
    ENTJ -0.8123
    ENFP -1.0792
    INFJ -1.1331
    ENTP -1.3510
    INFP -1.3845
    ISFP -1.4360
    INTJ -1.5720
    INTP -1.8261
    ISTP -2.0190
    ENFP -0.4281
    ESFP -0.4741
    ENTP -0.7336
    INFP -0.7790
    ESTP -0.8625
    ENFJ -0.8742
    INTP -1.0017
    ENTJ -1.0894
    ISFP -1.0929
    ESFJ -1.1246
    INFJ -1.3391
    ESTJ -1.3601
    INTJ -1.5848
    ISFJ -1.6152
    ISTP -1.7044
    ISTJ -1.9728
    ESTJ 0.8443
    ESFJ 0.6641
    ENTJ 0.0642
    ESTP 0.0226
    ISFJ 0.0060
    ISTJ -0.1975
    ESFP -0.2668
    ENFJ -0.4041
    ENTP -0.8000
    INTJ -0.8483
    INFJ -1.0013
    ENFP -1.0077
    INTP -1.4275
    INFP -1.5026
    ISTP -1.8119
    ISFP -1.9110
    ENTJ -0.1831
    ESTP -0.2381
    ENTP -0.2464
    ESTJ -0.3782
    ENFP -0.5147
    ESFP -0.5942
    INTP -0.7356
    ENFJ -0.7526
    ESFJ -0.8799
    INTJ -0.9439
    INFP -1.0930
    ISTJ -1.3323
    INFJ -1.3951
    ISTP -1.4654
    ISFJ -1.6813
    ISFP -1.8393
    INFJ Male
    INFP Male
    INTJ Male
    INTP Male
    ISFJ Male
    ISFP Male
    ISTJ Male
    ISTP Male
    INFJ 1.7156
    ENFJ 1.2640
    INFP 1.1257
    ENFP 0.9745
    INTJ 0.4495
    ENTP 0.2000
    ISFJ 0.0898
    INTP 0.0330
    ENTJ -0.0040
    ESFJ -0.2769
    ESTP -0.4682
    ESFP -0.7618
    ISTJ -0.8386
    ISFP -0.8647
    ESTJ -1.3194
    ISTP -1.8452
    INFP 1.4522
    INFJ 1.1224
    ENFP 0.9823
    INTP 0.6869
    ENTP 0.5664
    ENFJ 0.5538
    INTJ 0.3466
    ENTJ -0.2120
    ESTP -0.3424
    ISFP -0.3439
    ESFP -0.4730
    ISFJ -0.5029
    ESFJ -0.8045
    ISTP -1.2197
    ISTJ -1.2198
    ESTJ -1.8603
    INTJ 1.2853
    INFJ 1.0047
    INTP 0.7975
    ENTJ 0.7409
    ENTP 0.7387
    ENFJ 0.5183
    INFP 0.4271
    ENFP 0.3190
    ESTP -0.1293
    ISTJ -0.3727
    ISFJ -0.4192
    ESFJ -0.7577
    ESTJ -0.8990
    ISTP -1.3943
    ESFP -1.4341
    ISFP -1.7273
    INTP 1.3350
    INFP 0.9525
    INTJ 0.9163
    ENTP 0.8838
    INFJ 0.6054
    ENFP 0.5428
    ENTJ 0.2687
    ENFJ 0.0014
    ESTP -0.0892
    ISTP -0.7765
    ISFP -0.8670
    ESFP -0.9407
    ISFJ -0.9525
    ISTJ -0.9615
    ESFJ -1.2514
    ESTJ -1.6339
    ISFJ 1.1934
    ESFJ 0.4441
    ISTJ 0.0972
    INFJ -0.0669
    INFP -0.4468
    ESTJ -0.4911
    INTJ -0.5335
    ENFJ -0.5673
    ESFP -0.6133
    ISFP -0.9157
    ESTP -0.9341
    ENFP -0.9596
    INTP -0.9777
    ENTJ -1.0178
    ENTP -1.2592
    ISTP -1.9787
    ISFP -0.3172
    INFP -0.3458
    INTP -0.5858
    ISFJ -0.6881
    INFJ -0.8518
    ENFP -0.9514
    ISTJ -1.1335
    INTJ -1.1483
    ENTP -1.2869
    ISTP -1.4393
    ESFP -1.4560
    ENFJ -1.4764
    ESFJ -1.6182
    ESTP -1.9241
    ENTJ -1.9339
    ESTJ -1.9665
    ISTJ 0.8996
    ISFJ 0.6945
    ESTJ 0.5467
    ESFJ -0.0806
    INTJ -0.3019
    INFJ -0.7092
    ENTJ -0.7361
    INTP -0.8579
    ESTP -1.0642
    ENFJ -1.2526
    INFP -1.2552
    ENTP -1.3336
    ESFP -1.4436
    ISTP -1.5406
    ENFP -1.7241
    ISFP -1.8030
    INTP 0.0376
    INTJ -0.2558
    INFP -0.4579
    ENTP -0.4995
    ISFJ -0.6597
    INFJ -0.7366
    ISTJ -0.7512
    ENFP -0.7848
    ESTP -0.7948
    ENTJ -0.8445
    ENFJ -1.1763
    ESFP -1.2320
    ISTP -1.2451
    ESFJ -1.3091
    ESTJ -1.4761
    ISFP -1.5268

    Correlation of match ordering with IQ (how much the ordering of personality types by match percentage for an INTP male, for example, lines up with the ordering of personality types by likelihood to be gifted) using the Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient:
    Code:
     0.9353     INTP Male
     0.9353     INTJ Female
     0.9147     INTP Female
     0.8618     INTJ Male
     0.8500     INFP Female
     0.8382     ISTP Male
     0.8235     INFJ Female
    
     0.7941     INFP Male
     0.7735     ENTP Female
     0.6765     ENFP Female
     0.6618     INFJ Male
     0.6118     ENTJ Female
     0.5941     ISTP Female
     0.5824     ENFJ Female
     0.5500     ENTP Male
     0.5235     ENFP Male
     0.4588     ESTP Female
     0.4441     ISFP Male
    
     0.3265     ENFJ Male
     0.3206     ENTJ Male
     0.2529     ISFP Female
     0.1765     ESFP Male
     0.0529     ESTP Male
    -0.0912     ISTJ Male
    -0.1118     ESFP Female
    
    -0.1147     ISFJ Female
    -0.1647     ISTJ Female
    -0.2588     ESFJ Female
    -0.2676     ISFJ Male
    -0.3941     ESTJ Female
    -0.5118     ESTJ Male
    
    -0.6882     ESFJ Male
    IQ data: http://psych.wisc.edu/henriques/papers/Sak.pdf

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    I'm an INTP male and the best match seems to be an INTP Female (1.3350). I'm not sure who to choose out of @Madrigal, @Lurker, @Sloth or @gator. Maybe Sloth. I think my wife is ENFP which is a score of 0.5428.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnClay View Post
    I'm an INTP male and the best match seems to be an INTP Female (1.3350). I'm not sure who to choose out of @Madrigal, @Lurker, @Sloth or @gator. Maybe Sloth. I think my wife is ENFP which is a score of 0.5428.
    Definitely Madrigal

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    So based on self-reporting, people generally want someone just like themselves - surprise! I have no doubt this works for compatibility, but less so for attraction. Generally speaking, attraction is about differences, and that can be hard to predict because people often don't expect to like something very different from themselves. I am not surprised that when it comes to actual couples, a 2 letter dichotomy match is the most frequent pairing. There are a lot of reasons that could be, but I suspect it's the sweet spot for having enough differences to cause attraction, but enough similarities to be adequately compatible.

    This is why OKCupid's matching system didn't work too well for me, especially when I answered MANY questions. I found that answering no more than 300 or so questions and focusing on 70-80% matches produced more attractive options than high matches after answering 1000 questions.
    Either way, OKC also seemed to dredge up all the single INFJ males within a 100 mile radius and direct them to my inbox. Want to meet the fabled INFJ male? Hang around an INTP woman; we're catnip for those dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbage_Doll View Post
    So based on self-reporting, people generally want someone just like themselves - surprise! I have no doubt this works for compatibility, but less so for attraction. Generally speaking, attraction is about differences, and that can be hard to predict because people often don't expect to like something very different from themselves. I am not surprised that when it comes to actual couples, a 2 letter dichotomy match is the most frequent pairing. There are a lot of reasons that could be, but I suspect it's the sweet spot for having enough differences to cause attraction, but enough similarities to be adequately compatible.

    This is why OKCupid's matching system didn't work too well for me, especially when I answered MANY questions. I found that answering no more than 300 or so questions and focusing on 70-80% matches produced more attractive options than high matches after answering 1000 questions.
    Either way, OKC also seemed to dredge up all the single INFJ males within a 100 mile radius and direct them to my inbox. Want to meet the fabled INFJ male? Hang around an INTP woman; we're catnip for those dudes.

    When matches are similar, gaps in abilities/preferences may remain unfilled. That is, the relationship may work well, but they may not be as able to deal with problems or cover each other's weaknesses. On the other hand, it doesn't matter how well two types complement each other if they aren't happy together. It makes sense that similar types would be most compatible (in the above result), as most are likely to accept the answer they chose.

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    I think it is inaccurate and dehumanizing. You can get along with almost anyone if you really want to as long as you are not an arrogant self absorbed fool. Then you can only get along with yourself thinking you are developing relationship skills. Ha how silly. People are far too complicated and far too intricate to be reduced to 4 letters. Only a person that values and respects individuals that are less or more and different than they are can achieve the skill of relating and connecting to others.

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    I am an XNTP but generally sway more ENTP as a whole. My wife is ISXJ, which doesn't seem like it would be a good match at all on this list.

    That being said I love my wife to death. She really does complement me any and every way.
    Last edited by AntisocialENTP; 06-18-2017 at 01:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntisocialENTP View Post
    I am an XNTP but generally sway more ENTP as a whole. My wife is ISXJ, which doesn't seem like it would be a good match at all on this list.

    That being said I love my wife to death. She really does complement me any every way.

    See!

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    Documentary on INTJ-INTJ pairing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limey View Post
    Documentary on INTJ-INTJ pairing
    Cringe-worthy. *shudders*

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