What do I need to know my MBTI for?

In a world brimming with personality quizzes and self-discovery tools, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) stands out as a perennial favourite. But what exactly do people do with their MBTI results anyway?

“To find love”, the creator of Boo 16 Personalities, a functional dichotomy test based on the MBTI, suggests.

Boo – A new personality test and matchmaker

Your MBTI in ghost form!

Boo 16 Personalities goes beyond personality tests. They also function as a dating platform, allowing users to match with each other based on compatibility and interests.

Instead of simply liking each other’s profiles based on looks and a few generic phrases in their bio, Boo allows their users to gain more insights into each other’s personalities, such as their compatibility based on MBTI, their interests and dislikes, their strengths and weaknesses, and even recommend ways to approach and interact with them.

How accurate is MBTI anyway?

As the MBTI gains increasing popularity, particularly in today’s age of self-exploration and personal development trends, many are turning to this framework to gain insights into themselves and others. But amidst the buzz surrounding MBTI, one question lingers: is there truly a practical use for it?

By categorising personalities into 16 distinct types based on four dichotomies (Extraversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving), the MBTI provides a nuanced lens through which individuals can explore their strengths, weaknesses, and interpersonal dynamics.

While psychologists may not fully endorse the MBTI’s accuracy, citing concerns about its reliance on self-reporting and limited answer choices that push individuals towards extreme ends of dichotomies, its popularity persists. The MBTI’s appeal lies in its structured framework, which helps individuals gain insights into their behavioral patterns, preferences, and communication styles.

Interestingly, some companies even administer the MBTI to new hires on their first day as part of their onboarding process.

How do you use Boo?

While most personality tests are only available on websites, Boo also has their own mobile phone application to support its dating app feature.

1. Should I use the app or website?

The mechanics of both the website and app are similar.

However, the app will require to sign up and fill in your personal information such as name, age and gender, followed by friends and dating preference.

Meanwhile, the website will allow you to take the personality quiz without signing up. Hence, if you only want to know your MBTI, we recommend taking the test on the website directly.

You can take the test without signing up!

2. Choose between the short quiz or accurate quiz

If you’ve signed up, either on the website or the app, you can choose between taking the short quiz or accurate quiz; the difference being the number of questions listed.

The short quiz comprises XX questions, while the accurate quiz has XX.

Just like the 16 Personalities test that’s more commonly taken, the questions are posed in a 7 point Likert scale, with agree and disagree on the extreme end of the spectrum.

A 7 point Likert scale that determines your MBTI, accessing dimensions such as introversion and extraversion

3. Understanding your results

Just like the original 16 Personalities test, you’ll get an avatar attached to your MBTI. Boo’s avatar is in the form of an adorable ghost.

The results include a summary of your personality type, followed by a list of strengths and weaknesses, what you’re attracted to and repulsed by, and more.

In addition to relationships, Boo also touches briefly on maintaining friendships with the respective personality types, insights into their careers, and most importantly — conflict resolution.

4. Matchmaking time!

Tying back to its original goal of matchmaking, Boo emphasises on compatibility between personality types, “mating rituals”, and tips on how to flirt with the respective personality type.

For instance, to flirt with an INTJ, you’ll have to make the first move and be as real and authentic as you can. In the same vein, do not pressure them to talk about their feelings too early in the relationship, and avoid being late for dates.

5. Time to swipe

Now that you’ve found out your personality type, it’s time to start finding love.

You will be taken to a page to create your profile and filter your preference, comprising demographics, interests and lifestyle choices.

Boo’s dating app mechanism is similar to the conventional ones we’re familiar with such as Tinder and Hinge.

Boo has added features of MBTI compatibility and an understanding of their cognitive functions to allow you to get to know the person better before swiping

Swipe right to “like”, swipe left to “dump”. You can also pay for “power ups” such as “Super Love” which increases your match rate by two, or revival which brings back all the people you’ve dumped. Also, just like Hinge, you can send a message to prospective messages directly to break the ice.

6. More of a community than a dating app

However, compared to conventional dating apps, one standout feature of Boo is the “Universe”, which functions as a social media platform.

Follow one another, post texts, photos and videos to share about your day or thoughts, and interact with one another. While you’re on the “Match” page, you can also click into the users’ Universe to get a glimpse of who they really are.

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