March 10, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC
On the Netflix reality series Love Is Blind, cast members looking for marriage were tasked with finding their soul mate by going on dates where they couldn’t see the other person. Within days, real and committed couples emerged with six ultimately getting engaged, all without having seen each other. The rest of the series follows each of the Love Is Blind couples as they navigate how the introduction of physical factors and real-life issues impacts the health of their relationship. Ultimately, they decide whether or not to get married in the final episode.
As a viewer, were you surprised about who clicked, who didn’t, who said “I do,” and who said “I don’t?” Thanks to the analytical powers offered by the Myers-Briggs personality typology, I, for one wasn’t the least bit shocked. Because although the only way to formally validate a person’s true Myers-Briggs type is by taking the official MBTI test, according to my own armchair analysis of the cast members’ types and resulting compatibility with their mate, the results make sense. Check out my MBTI breakdown of each of the Love Is Blind couples below (and watch out for spoilers!).
How the 6 Love Is Blind couples stack up, according to their Myers-Briggs compatibility
1. Lauren Speed (ENFP) and Cameron Hamilton (INFJ)
Cameron and Lauren are one of the two Love Is Blind couples who got married on the show—and they are indeed well-matched. She’s an outspoken, creative, activism-focused ENFP, and he’s a soft-spoken, mature, stable-minded INFJ. They’re both dreamers who share lofty ideals and a have ton to talk about, which will make married life together much more fun. Lauren may push Cameron to do more and speak up for himself, while Cameron may help ground Lauren and focus her path.
2. Jessica Batten (ESFJ) and Mark Cuevas (ENTJ)
Mark is a go-getter ENTJ, and he knows exactly what he’s looking for. When he meets Jessica and she checks all the boxes for him, he becomes super-dedicated to the idea of what their relationship could be if he works tirelessly to improve it. Easy-to-vibe-with ESFJ Jessica, on the other hand, comes across as interested, but has a hard time articulating her own feelings. She tends to harmonize with the emotions of others instead of zero in on her own desires. In the longer-term sense, had these two stayed together, the communication issues would have likely just continued to plague their relationship.
3. Kelly Barnes (ESTP) and Kenny Chase (ISFJ)
Kenny and Kelly were actually incredibly well-matched, despite them not ultimately saying “I do.” They balance each other nicely, because they connect in similar, grounded ways while each providing certain characteristics the other lacks. For example, ESTP Kelly would keep her cool in charged situations and help ISFJ Kenny be more outgoing. And Kenny would center Kelly with the reliability and certainty she doesn’t feel she has. The biggest Myers-Briggs-related problem these two would have faced? ESTPs like Kelly tend to take a while to settle down, because they don’t have strong access to their own feelings and often need a lot of on-the-ground experience to figure out what won’t work for them before they can know what will.
4. Amber Pike (ESTP) and Matt Barnett (ISTP)
This now-married match has the potential to last if both parties can manage to keep lines of communication open and work on maintaining that emotional connection they developed during their initial dates. ESTP Amber and ISTP Matt (who goes by Barnett) are both spontaneous, fun-loving, excitement-seeking types who live fast and love thrills. (They’re both dopamine-driven types, according to Helen Fisher’s theory!). Barnett’s introversion keeps him a little bit more grounded, whereas Amber wears her heart on her sleeve and will force talks about the tough stuff. Neither of these two would be happy with a partner who couldn’t keep up with them, and, thankfully, these two will definitely challenge each other in exciting ways.
5. Giannina Gibelli (ESFP) and Damian Powers (ISTJ)
ISTJ Damian is a super-steady, responsible force for ESFP Giannina’s bold, bubbly fearlessness. These two are likely pretty different in how they prefer to socialize and in their main interests, but they’re similar in the most important way: the way they choose to communicate. Both Damian and Giannina know their own feelings, and prefer to be direct in their conflict style. If these two, who are still dating, can learn from each other’s differences and focus on the positives the other brings to their life, they’ll grow together and be a great long-term couple, even though they didn’t tie the knot on the show.
6. Diamond Jack (ESTJ) and Carlton Morton (INFP)
Carlton is a soulful, super-wise INFP who knows himself and his needs, but he is definitely protective of his own heart when he’s not sure he’ll be accepted and loved. Diamond is a take-charge, commanding ESTJ who has a big heart, but usually can’t back down when confronted or criticized. So, the main problem with these two as a couple is their clashing communication styles, which often inflames arguments instead of helps calmly solve them. Although each stands to learn a bit from the other, and might have been attracted to those intriguing differences, they might have been just a little too different to survive as a long-term couple. So, it makes sense that they didn’t go that route.
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