There are so many potential characteristics an ideal partner can have. For some people, nothing’s more important than quick wit, honesty, or respect for personal space. For others, an ideal partner is someone who's committed to having their back at all times; someone who — no matter what comes their way — can be counted to be there. If that sounds like your ideal relationship, you may want to focus your romantic interest on the most reliable Myers-Briggs personality types.
These are the personality types who value balance, harmony, and loyalty in their relationships with others. They also have a steady temperament, so you always know who and what you're going to get from them. They are their partner's safe place, and they wouldn't have it any other way. If that's what you're looking for, add these reliable Myers-Briggs personality types to the top of your must-date list.
ESTJ (The Executive)
If reliability is important to you in a relationship, then look no future than an ESTJ. This personality type is highly organized and driven, and they bring this same level of steadiness, planning, and gravity to their relationships. They believe their partner is their teammate, and there’s nothing they won’t do to have their back. For this personality type, respect and mutual trust is everything. They believe in open, frank, and honest communication, so you always know where you stand with them.
ISTP (The Virtuoso)
ISTPs pride themselves on being steadfast and dependable partners. They’re all about finding balance in life and relationships, so they’re looking for a partner who can be both a lover and a best friend. While they’re fairly independent, this personality type values a partner who respects boundaries and space, and with whom they can have a mutual understanding that when the chips are down, they’ll be there for one another at a moment's notice. They’re also natural problem solvers, so they’re ready to dig in and help you get through whatever struggles you’re facing. ISTPs are all about harmony and steadiness, so you can count on them not to be mercurial, wishy-washy, or play games with their partner’s emotions.
ESFJ (The Consul)
Like ISPSs, ESFJs value harmony in their lives. To achieve this, they seek to keep their relationships balanced and steady. They’re also highly romantic and enjoy more traditional relationships. They like to take things slowly and truly court the people they’re attracted to. An ESFJ is someone you can count on to pick you up for your date (flowers in hand), open all your doors, and text you after just to let you know they had a great time and want to see you again. There’s no guessing with ESFJs because they speak to whatever’s on their mind. After all, the way they see it, how else would they be able to achieve the stability they crave?
ISFJ (The Defender)
ISFJs are all heart. They tend to have crushes from afar that develop into friendships, and eventually, love. You couldn’t ask for a more loyal, steady, or considerate partner. ISFJs are more than willing to put in the work to create a balanced and secure connection with the person they love — one based on their consideration and observation of their partner's needs and desires. ISFJs are very responsible, loyal, and empathetic, so you can feel safe trusting them with your heart. Plus, they tend to avoid short-term or casual connections because what they’re really after is a partner for life.
While reliability may not be the first thing you notice about a potential new romantic partner, it can be the glue that holds you together during your relationship and everything that comes with it — both easy and difficult. That's why these personality types are the best ones to trust with your heart for the long-haul.