Jealousy can exist on a spectrum — while some may only feel these pangs on very rare occasions, others may frequently get overtaken by the green-eyed monster. Given that your MBTI type can offer up all kinds of valuable information about how you function in relationships, it should come as no surprise that it can also shed some light on your tendency toward jealousy. There are certain Myers-Briggs types that don’t get jealous in relationships typically, and knowing them can help you to better understand yourself, as well as any potential partner.
Let’s get one thing straight first: At face value, experiencing jealousy is nothing to be ashamed about. Besides, jealousy can root from a number of understandable issues, such as being betrayed by an ex in your past, or struggling to combat personal insecurities. Some people just have a tendency to worry, and when coupled with anxiety, that can fuel a fire. It’s when that jealousy leads to destructive actions, like controlling behavior, that it can corrode trust and become problematic.
Wondering where you (or your SO) falls on this spectrum? While they may not be immune to jealousy, these personality types are less likely to give into or act on those feelings.