Romance Books Your Myers Briggs Type (MBTI) is Telling You to Read
No romance novel is created equal.
Each has its own awe-inducing story to tell. But the best romance novels always have one thing in common—they make readers fall in love. Best of all, they teach readers what love is.
And what goes better with romance than a bit of psychology?
In this article, we’ve handpicked the best book recommendations for each unique MBTI category. Come one, come all (yes, invite your introverted friends!) for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Here is our list of romance books to read based on your MBTI!
ISTJ — The Inspector
Book Recommendation: A Fate of Wrath and Flame by K.A. Tucker
ISTJs are practical, detailed-oriented, and responsible. They enjoy organizing and making sure that everything stays in line. But when it comes to love, ISTJs tend to be a little hesitant about commitment. Based on observation, ISTJs may enjoy “friends to lovers” stories.
ISTP — The Crafter
Book Recommendation: One Day by David Nicholls
ISTPs are observant artisans. They see the world through the eyes of logic and are quick to jump at problem-solving opportunities. Because of this, ISTPs don’t have much time to discover new activities…or new loves. But who knows? Things can always change.
ISFJ — The Protector
Book Recommendation: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
ISFJs will make you swoon without even trying. They are deathly loyal, fiercely protective, and compassionate individuals who have no problem upholding tradition. The ISFJ is motivated to protect their loved ones and keep them far from the perils of life. I don’t know about you, but this screams “I hate everyone but you” trope.
ISFP — The Composer
Book Recommendation: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
ISFPs believe in going with the flow. They live with all their senses in the present moment and are great at finding joy even in the most dire circumstances. ISFPs are cheerful, gentle caretakers.
INFJ — The Counselor
Book Recommendation: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
INFJs are the sort of people you’d want to have by your side when life takes an ugly turn. Creative and dedicated, INFJs have a way of piercing the surface of things to arrive at something deeper and more meaningful. They’re driven by a desire to help others reach their full potential. The most noteworthy quality about INFJs is their ability to visualize a dream and set things in motion to pursue it.
INFP — The Healer
Book Recommendation: Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
INFPs are imaginative idealists. They enjoy spending time alone, and being with their thoughts. However, INFPs tend to be more reserved, making it harder for them to open up to people. A challenge, yes. But never an impossibility. INFPs love “coming of age” stories.
INTJ — The Mastermind
Book Recommendation: Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
INTJs are curious, analytical problem-solvers. Like all introverted types, they enjoy their privacy and alone time. INTJs are best known for their ability to innovate practical solutions for impossible problems.
INTP — The Architect
Book Recommendation: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
INTPs love connecting the dots and comprehending the universe through theories. Their special talent includes being able to simplify otherwise complex, philosophical truths. This fascination extends to their taste in romance.
ESTP — The Persuader
Book Recommendation: The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese
Dubbed as “energetic thrillseekers,” ESTPs inject a dynamic energy into everything they do and everyone they meet. ESTPs are spontaneous and love taking risks. For this reason, holiday romances are their go-to.
ESTJ — The Supervisor
Book Recommendation: Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Orderly, rule-abiding, and conscientious—these are the three words that best describe ESTJs. They are great organizers and can be relied upon to get things done. The trope ESTJs enjoy most reflects their personalities: office romance.
ESFP — The Performer
Book Recommendation: The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
ESFPs are natural charmers. Their magnetic presence pulls and engages everyone they come across with. ESFPs don’t crumble under the limelight. Quite the contrary, they shine like the brightest stars under it.
ESFJ — The Caregiver
Book Recommendation: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
ESFJs are “feeling” types. Because of this, they are known as conscientious helpers who are attuned and sensitive to the needs of the people around them. They treat people with great care and are attentive to how people feel, but also how they are perceived by the those around them.
ENFP — The Champion
Book Recommendation: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
ENFPs glow with warmth, energy, and passion. They are individuals who find a way to merge their fondness for people with their creative desire. You could say that ENFPs knit communities together.
ENFJ — The Giver
Book Recommendation: Normal People by Sally Rooney
With their unflinching charisma and optimism, ENFJs are true-born leaders. They can see potential and often motivate the people around them to be the best they can. Because of this they are considered catalysts for human growth.
ENTP — The Visionary
Book Recommendation: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
ENTPs are curious and clever. They gravitate towards intellectually challenging problems that require innovative solutions. ENTPs are always seeking to comprehend the systems and principles that surround them.
ENTJ — The Commander
Book Recommendation: The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen
ENTJs don’t shy away from challenging situations. Being strategic thinkers and visionaries, they thrive in undertaking the challenge. ENTJs have the dedication to achieve their long-term plans.