Which Dog Breeds fit Your MBTI Type?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator helps support your personal well-being and professional performance goals by providing you with a deeper understanding of what makes you, you. With these insights you can make more informed decisions, better communicate with others, and build stronger connections, all based on the science of your personality.

Now, you might actually need a number of things to help you through the process of achieving life goals. Some of these might be material things but mostly it would be support from loved ones. Speaking of loved ones, we do not always talk about people. Having a pet around us is more than enough to make us feel loved and supported.

Some people do not actually spend their time deciding on which pet to have. However for most people, choosing a pet is important. One has to make sure that their personalities would sit well with their pets.

If you would like to take your time choosing a pet, here are some of the dog breeds you can choose from according to your MBTI Type.


1. Pekingese for ISTJ

If you are an ISTJ, you tend to be reserved, practical and quiet. You enjoy order and organization in all areas of your life including your home, work, family, and projects. ISTJs value loyalty in themselves and others, and place an emphasis on traditions.  Just like you, Pekingese are confident dogs and like to take order over the things around them. They like to assert control, rest assured: once you gain these breed’s respect, they are reliable and well mannered.


2. Rhodesian Ridgeback for ISTP

People with ISTP personalities enjoy having time to think alone and are fiercely independent. ISTPs also love action, new experiences, hands-on activities, and the freedom to work at their own pace. So, if you are that person, a Rhodesian Ridgeback is for you. These athletic dogs are known for their exploratory and energetic personalities. They love to get their paws dirty and experience the world. Reminds you of …you?


3. German Shepherd for ISFJ

This personality type is given the nickname “The Protector” or “The Defender,” and for good reason. People who have ISFJ personalities are known for being warm-hearted, responsible, and reserved. If you are one of these people then you might consider having a German Shepherd. These dogs might be the perfect companion to share the load of responsibilities. Obedient and intelligent, they want to serve a purpose and keep everyone safe, which often leads them to be overprotective of their families.


4. Shiba Inu for ISFP

If you are an ISFP, most frequently described as quiet, easy-going and peaceful, the Shiba Inu is for you. Fox-like in appearance with upright ears, this Japanese breed is even-tempered, peaceful and alert. Though they make great companions, they’re happy minding their own business, laying on a patch of grass and contemplating the ways of the world. Familiar?


5. Australian Shepherd for INFJ

Sometimes referred to as the “Advocate” or the “Idealist,” INFJs often feel misunderstood. They’re easy-going perfectionists. Both logical and emotional, creative and organized. Well that’s you, so you would probably choose the Australian Shepherd. Aussies are workaholics that try tirelessly to tackle any task put in front of them, speaking of organized. Energetic, intelligent and loyal, helping others is their main purpose … and it’s probably yours, too.


6. Tibetan Terrier for INFP

INFPs tend to be introverted, quiet, and reserved. Being in social situations likely drain their energy, and they prefer interacting with a select group of close friends. While they like to be alone, this should not necessarily be confused with shyness. That’s you? Well get your hands on the Tibetan Terrier. They are notoriously distant and reserved to strangers, but they grow to be very affectionate of the people they trust. Sound familiar? Though they rarely cozy up on your lap, they tail you around the house like your shadow.


7. Jack Russel Terrier for INTJ

INTJs tend to be introverted and prefer to work alone. They like their world to feel controlled and ordered so they prefer to make plans well in advance. If you are this person, the Jack Russel Terrier is for you. Smart but possessing a mind of their own, these agile and spirited terriers will always move to the beat of their own drums. They are great dogs for families, but they also enjoy alone time. Alone but not really lonely.



8. Chow Chow for INTP

INTPs have a rich inner world and would rather focus their attention on their internal thoughts rather than the external world. They typically do not have a wide social circle, but they do tend to be close to a selected group of people. If that’s you, carefully choosing who you can weird out with, opt for a Chow Chow. They are intelligent, but given their cold personalities, they may appear to have their heads in the clouds. That said, these fluffy giants prefer to be by your side than alone.

9. Beagle for ESTP

If you are an ESTP, you tend to be outgoing and enjoy spending time with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. You are interested in the here-and-now and are more likely to focus on details than taking a broader view of things. Loving the attention? Hence, a Beagle is for you. They are playful and active, constantly searching for new adventures. As a result, they’ll get into trouble if not given frequent attention and activity. But at the end of the day, they’re amiable and love constant social interactions.


10. Siberian Husky for ESTJ

People often describe ESTJs as predictable, stable, committed, and practical. Their self-confidence and strong convictions help them excel at putting plans into action, makes it easy for ESTJs to assume leadership positions. If these things ticked all your boxes, you can keep a Siberian Husky. They are always looking for action, especially in cold weather. While these wolfish animals are generally good-natured and very dependable, their personalities can be domineering. Cheers to a strong leader behavior.

11. Corgi for ESFP

People with ESFP personality types are often described as spontaneous, resourceful, and outgoing. They love being the center of attention and are often described as entertainers or “class clowns.” If you’re one of these fun people, you have to get your hands on a Corgi. Just like you, Corgis are the life of the party, and they’re always ready to play. They’re so playful, in fact, that they often have trouble focusing on one task at a time.


12. Bichon Frise for ESFJ

ESFJs are typically described as outgoing and expressive. They have a way of encouraging other people to be their best and often have a hard time believing anything bad about the people they are close to. What an angel. Are you that angel? Well you get to have an angel too, the Bichon Frise. Considered as “cheerleader” of the dog world, these little white bundles of joy are, above all, social creatures. Gentle, playful and loving, they thrive on human interaction and will do their best to make people happy.


13. Labrador Retriever for ENFP

ENFPs have excellent people skills. In addition to having an abundance of enthusiasm, they also genuinely care about others. ENFPs are good at understanding what other people are feeling. People with this personality type are very charming, energetic, and independent. If you are this person, get yourself a Labrador Retriever. Warm, compassionate and intelligent, but also built for sport and activity, these big dogs are always looking for a new adventure. A dip in the ocean, a tour in the mountains — they’re game for whatever escapade you take them on.

14. Golden Retriever for ENFJ

Of all the personality types, the ENFJ is often perceived as being the strongest “people person.” They are capable of forging friendships with all personality types, even with more introverted or quiet individuals. What a golden personality you have, if it’s you. Hinting at “golden”, you should be an owner of a Golden Retriever. Passionate, charming and hands down the cutest pups, they are constantly standing up for the people they love. They’re impressively tuned in to the needs of others around them and live for social connections with others.


15. French Bulldog for ENTP

ENTPs enjoy being around other people, particularly if they are able to engage in a conversation or debate about something in which they are interested. One common myth about ENTPs is that they love to argue simply for the sake of arguing. That’s a fun thing about you! If you are that person and you won an argument, get yourself a French Bulldog. They’re friendly and lovable, although a bit feisty. Their stubborn personality may make them inclined to go against your wishes — like chew on your sneakers or jump on the off-limits sofa.


16. Tibetan Mastiff for ENTJ

ENTJs are highly rational, good at spotting problems, and excel at taking charge. These tendencies make them natural leaders who are focused on efficiently solving problems. You got that leader behavior going. As a good leader, you should also have a good right-hand, a Tibetan Mastiff. Charismatic and confident, these giant, furry creatures are intelligent and determined, and they love a good challenge. Be warned, they can often be commanding and fairly difficult to train, so definitely keep an eye on who’s actually the leader of the pack.


Final Thoughts

Now that you can distinguish dog breeds that can sit well with your personality, it will be easier for you to go and select which ones you are going to adopt.  Still and all, whatever breed, size or color, what’s important is the love that you give to your pet and the assurance of having a cuddle buddy at the end of a long day.

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