MBTI Relationship Matrix
The MBTI is a powerful way to discover one's personality preferences. But it's more interesting to see how two personalities come together. Instead of displaying a huge table of all possible combinations, I'll list all the different type dynamics according to the differences in a particular type.
For types that have no difference is called the identify
- Identity - same types; a typological mirror-image. e.g. INTJ - INTJ
For types differing by one preference
- E/I - Pal - work and play well together; minimal natrual type conflict.
- N/S - Neighbor - arrive at the same place by variant processes.
- T/F - Compansion - similar modes of expression; bear each other's company well.
- J/P - Complement - compatible strengths with opposite emphases.
For types differing by 2 preferences
- E/I and N/S - Counterpart - perform similar functions in totally different realms.
- E/I and T/F - Tribesman - share a sense of culture, but with different interests and abilities.
- E/I and J/P - Contrast - point and counterpoint on each function.
- N/S and T/F - Enigma - a puzzle; totally foreign in nearly every facet.
- N/S and J/P - Suitemate - A person one might be comfortable sharing an office. Prefer similar climates, but don't necessarily have much in common as far as goals or world views.
- T/F and J/P - Advisor - each has an area of insight that the other lacks.
For types differing by 3 preferences
- E/I, T/F, and J/P - Pedagogue - each is both the other's mentor and student; has a "parent to child" feel.
- E/I, N/S, and J/P - Cohort - mutually drawn into experiential escapades.
- E/I, N/S, and T/F - Novelty - intriguingly different; interestingly so.
- N/S, T/F, and J/P - Supplement - like Pal, but functions are farther removed; each can add to the other's strengths.
For types differeing by all 4 preferences:
- Anima - fits Dr Beebe's description of the anima/anumus; each is the other's inferior (4th) function.