People have been drawn to taking personality type tests for the fun of it or to really see if it’s pretty accurate. Although some may call it bogus, the MBTI test is somehow a concept that most of us should take a much milder view than the rest. According to Michael Ashton, professor of psychology at Brock University in Ontario, he says, “Many personality psychologists consider the MBTI to be a somewhat valid measure of some important personality characteristics but one that has some important limitations.” And he’s certainly right about that.
For the unfamiliar, MBTI is a personality test that was invented by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers back in 1942. This work of theirs was inspired by psychologist Carl Jung and devoted their time to help people understand themselves better and the way they work. To assess the trait that is truly you, the test comes with 93 questions which you’d have to choose between agreeing or disagreeing.
These traits will be combined and eventually assign you to one of the 16 labels such as INTJ, ENFP, ESTJ and so on.
- Introvert (I) versus Extrovert (E)
- Intuitive (N) versus Sensory (S)
- Thinking (T) versus Feeling (F)
- Judging (J) versus Perceiving (P)
To make things interesting, this is a list of compatible K-drama lead actors that you’d probably match with according to your personality type.
Reserved and objective, INTPs match best with fellow logical-minded people. You prefer to spend time with close friends who share similar interests, so people outside of your friend group might experience difficulty in getting to know you. Such logical-minded and confident matches can be found in Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun Bin) from Memories of the Alhambra and Lee Hwa-shin (Cho Jung-seok) from Don’t Dare to Dream.
INTJs are highly analytical and have high expectations. Successful and intelligent romantic interests will suit you well. Rookie prosecutor Jeong Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) from While You Were Sleeping would woo you with thought-provoking conversations. Likewise, you would have fun talking about future possibilities with game company CEO Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik) from Strong Girl Bong-soon.
Believers of true love, INFPs might have an idealized image of a perfect partner in mind. They tend to be hopeless romantics and deeply committed. Therefore, someone who would be equally devoted would be the best match. Cha Min (Ahn Hyo-seop) from Abyss and Kim Dan (Kim Myung-soo) from Angel’s Last Mission: Love are leads who only have love for their main lady.
INFJs are gentle, caring, and sensitive to how others feel. You’ll be best matched with someone who is also committed to you and won’t take you for granted like Go Cheong-myeong (Lee Do-hyun) from Hotel Del Luna. Another ideal match would be someone who is supportive and encouraging like Jung Joon-hyun (Nam Joo-hyuk) from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.
Fiercely independent and a fan of trying new things, ISTPs need space to enjoy time alone. You’ll be perfectly matched with someone who respects your freedom and is not controlling. Kim Jun-wan (Jung Kyung-ho) from Hospital Playlist would wait until you’re ready for commitment. Similarly, Choi Kyeong-jun (Kim Min-seok) from Lovestruck in the City would gladly partake in your hobbies together.
ISTJs are responsible and practical people. Traditions and loyalty can be very important to you. Hwang Yong-sik (Kang Ha-neul) from When the Camellia Blooms would be a very loyal match, and he would make efforts to understand your feelings and needs. Likewise, Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho) from Legend of the Blue Sea would be ideal because his love for you would span lifetimes.
Easygoing and peaceful, ISFPs tend to accept people as they are. While ISFPs can be quiet and reserved at first, they are loyal to their close friends and family members. Therefore, a friend-like partner would be an ideal partner. Yun Tae-o (Ji Soo) from My First First Love would be a great match for those who prefer to establish a solid friendship before getting into a romantic relationship. On Jun-su (Kim Dong-jun) from More than Friends would also make a very caring and considerate partner.
ISFJs can be reserved and warm-hearted. You want a thriving relationship where your kindness and help is reciprocated. ISFJs could help characters like Won Hae-hyo (Byeon Woo-seok) from Record of Youth and Oh Jin-gyu (Kim Seon-ho) from Strongest Deliveryman learn things they might not be aware of. At the same time, these leads would earnestly care for you and reassure you.
Innovative and expressive, ENTPs are great at thinking of many ideas. Your creative notions can come to fruition when paired with someone who is good at implementing ideas. Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-jun) from Itaewon Class will apply your useful ideas to his successful business. Likewise, Lee Yul (Do Kyung-soo) from 100 Days My Prince would be devoted and inspired to create laws to improve his kingdom.
ENTJs tend to be self-assured and good at making decisions. You would match well with fellow goal-oriented and focused individuals. Such good matches can be found in Park Shi-on (Joo Won) from Good Doctor and Kim Jae-ha (Ji Chang-wook) from The K2. Plus, they would be very capable of saving your life in a dangerous situation.
Charming and energetic, ENFPs have good people skills. Someone who can help you avoid stressing out and becoming overly emotional will be an ideal match. You can find a level-headed partner in Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) from Kingdom and Jo Yeong (Woo Do-hwan) from The King: Eternal Monarch. They’ll be your rock in any storm.
ENFJs are outgoing and loyal. You would best be paired with someone who appreciates your affection and good influence. Song Sam-dong (Kim Soo-hyun) from Dream High would value your encouragement and return your warm heart. Gong Wu-jin (Yang Se-jong) from Still 17 would be able to heal from your love and also help you not be too self-sacrificial.
As action-oriented people, ESTPs make decisions quickly and act immediately. You might be better matched with people who are also quick to act otherwise they might try your patience a bit. So Mun (Cho Byeong-kyu) from The Uncanny Counter would impress you with his supernatural gifts and his genuine heart. Even without superpowers, Do Kyeong-seok (Cha Eun-woo) from My ID Is Gangnam Beauty would win your heart because of his unchanging adoration regardless of what other people think.
ESTJs are great at taking charge and making sensible judgements. With strong leadership skills, you put in a lot of effort into your relationships. Your assertive nature would be paired well with Cha Hyun-su (Song Kang) from Sweet Home and Baek Gyeong (Lee Jae-wook) from Extraordinary You. You’ll be able to help Hyun-su overcome his monster self and teach Baek Gyeong a lesson on how to treat people more kindly.
Spontaneous and resourceful, ESFPs enjoy being the center of attention. Your ideal K-drama male lead is someone who only has eyes for you. Yoon Yoon-jae (Seo In-guk) from Reply 1997 would nurture his love for you from youth until forever. Likewise, Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) from The Beauty Inside will only recognize you in a crowded room and cherish you no matter how you look.
ESFJs are gregarious and tender-hearted. Due to having an encouraging nature, you enjoy helping people. Your support would mean the world to Ha-ru (Rowoon) from Extraordinary You. On a similar note, you would be able to help Choe Jun-u (Ong Seong-wu) from Moment of Eighteen come out of his protective shell.
Found your one true love amongst these oppas yet? If you have yet to take the test, you can do it here now.