Weird Nature How To Determine Which Dog Is Right For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type  

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Trying to pick out the perfect dog can be a grueling decision. Figuring out what breed suits your personality is a challenge for new and experienced pet owners alike. Your ideal doggo can be easily determined by how well they line up with your expressive Myers-Briggs personality test traits. Just like you, each dog has its own character traits, and you want to make sure you click with your future furry roommate. Matching dogs for your Myers-Briggs personality type can give you more insight about yourself and help you figure out if you're really suited to handle your future pet.

People say you can tell a lot about a person from the type of pet they own. If you're social, you'll probably want a dog that loves people; if you're more introverted, you might want a dog that's relaxed or easy to train. Pairing up dog breeds for Myers-Briggs types before you dive into your new adoption can guarantee you and your companion are a match made in heaven.

ISTJ: Saint Bernard
ISTJ: Saint Bernard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How To Determine Which Dog Is Right For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
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ISTJ is the personality type of "The Logistician" - intelligent and realistic, loyal and protective. ISTJ personalities value their families and work diligently and logically through any situation.

Much like the Saint Bernard, these prompt and practical people have a history of coming to the rescue. The Saint Bernard's giant size comes in handy with both work and emergency assistance, making it the perfect companion for reliable, responsible ISTJs.

ISFJ: Shetland Sheepdog
ISFJ: Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How To Determine Which Dog Is Right For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
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Someone with an ISFJ personality type is the perfect match for the loyal and protective Shetland Sheepdog. Given the title "The Defender," an ISFJ needs a pupper that will be equally dedicated to preserving the peace and harmony of its environment.

Who's better at keeping the peace than a natural-born herder? This gentle and smart dog will get along perfectly with the quiet and friendly ISFJ and the two of them will be completely committed to each other.

INFJ: Siberian Husky
INFJ: Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How To Determine Which Dog Is Right For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
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"The Advocate" describes the strong-willed, independent, and intuitive INFJ. With such particular personality traits, an INFJ will value a companion that complements these attributes instead of getting in the way.

The Siberian Husky is intelligent and has a powerful personality. First-time owners might find them hard to handle, but INFJs' ability to connect deeply with others and not lose sight of their goals will make managing this smart and spunky dog a piece of cake. 

INTJ: Doberman Pinscher
INTJ: Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How To Determine Which Dog Is Right For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
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Defined as "The Architect," the INTJ personality is original, skeptical, and independent. It takes a lot to earn the respect of this noble thinker. INTJs are well-organized, extremely bright, and often seen as "bookworm" types.

The alert and intelligent Doberman Pinscher will have lots to learn from an INTJ, who will be patient, dedicated, and perfectly capable of training this breed to its peak performance. Dobermans have lots of energy and bond closely with their companions, making them a happily loyal pet for an inquisitive and innovative person.