We live in a world where no one shoe fits all, and the Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI) is living proof of that. The MBTI is a personality tracing system that some people say measures and describes the way people view the world and make decisions. Although not scientifically supported or accepted, it is nevertheless a widespread system of categorizing people.
Some people enjoy reading love books more than sleeping, which is generally a lot for all human beings. And others are incessantly reading self-help or non-fiction books. Either way, there are always more than a few people in each personality type who enjoy reading novels. What’s even enchanting to note is that different tropes in romance books appeal to different types of MBTIs.
ISTJ — The Inspector
People with ISTJ personalities are practical and detail oriented. They are trustworthy, responsible and participate in everything that is organized. ISTJs are wary of change and would not want the status quo to change. They will fall in love but be reluctant to commit. Based on observations, ISTJ types would appreciate the “friends to lovers” or “angsty declaration of love” trope.
Main recommendations:Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lawrence, The Cruel Princeby black hollyand The people we meet on vacation by Emily Henry.
ISTP — The Artisan
ISTP personality types are tolerant and flexible individuals. They discreetly observe that a problem arises and act quickly. They enjoy working with isolated data and inferring relationships. They are guided by logic and have very little time to discover new activities. Their favorite tropes would be the “single parent” trope or the “badass hero/heroine” trope.
Main recommendations:Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise, wait for it by Marianne Zapataand Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas.
ISFJ – The Protector
ISFJs are known for having introverted personalities but exhibit brilliant social skills. They are loyal and attentive to the people they care for, sometimes even fiercely protective. ISFJs will surely appreciate the “grumpy sun” and “I hate everyone but you” trope.
Main recommendations:The love hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, It happened one summer by Tessa Baileyand The fine print by Lauren Asher.
ISFP — The Artist
With a well-developed aesthetic sense, ISFP personality types are known to shine in the spotlight. They enjoy pushing boundaries and changing expectations, but don’t impose their opinions on others. Some fantasy books they should try are the “beauty and the beast” and “forbidden love” tropes.
Main recommendations:Slammedby Colleen Hoover, stolen heir by Sophie Alouetteand Girl whose birthday it is by Penelope Douglas.
INFJ – The Advocate
Insightful, idealistic, and imaginative, INFJs are determined people who refuse to take things superficially and possess an uncanny ability to read others. Some tropes they would enjoy are the “opposites attract” and “different social worlds” tropes.
Main recommendations:Good girl complex by Elle Kennedy, The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoangand (Not) Your Basic Love Story by Lindsay Maple.
Absolute idealists, INFPs, are usually reserved and introverted. They like to be alone and appreciate their own company. Reading is one of their favorite hobbies. Two tropes they would absolutely adore are the “coming of age” and “forced closeness” tropes.
Main recommendations:A thousand boy kisses by Tillie Cole, From Lukov with love by Marianne Zapataand The room mate by Rosie Danan.
INTJ — The Architect
Curious, independent and discreet, INTJs constantly find explanations for the inexplicable. They are also pragmatic and logical and aren’t afraid to tell others (or themselves) when they are stupid. Their favorite tropes would include “hidden identity” and “one-man love triangle.”
Main recommendations:The kiss thief by LJ Shen, Mister wrong number by Lynn Painterand An offer from a gentleman by Julia Quinn.
INTP — The Thinker
INTPs are loners with an uncontrollable knack for information and are the best at describing complex situations so simply that a toddler could understand. Their favorite tropes would be the “enemies of lovers” and “unaware of love” tropes.
Main recommendations:Non-honey by Christina Lawrence, The deception of Spanish love by Elena Armasand under a roof by Ali Hazelwood.
ESTP — The Persuasive
Ruled by a crippling need to interact with others, ESTPs are spontaneous and risk-taking. They are very resourceful in convincing others to do things their way. Some of the tropes they would enjoy are “holiday romance” and “royalty”. tropes.
Main recommendations:Red, white and royal blue by Casey McQuiston, In a Holidaze by Christina Lawrenceand Window shopping by Tessa Bailey.
ESTJ — The Director
ESTJs are orderly, dependable, and always ready to stand up for their principles. They are extroverts and much more practical than any other personality type. Some of the tropes they would find delightful would be “sworn love” and “fake relationships.”
Main recommendations:The Wall of Winnipeg and I by Marianne Zapata, The Soul Mate Equation by Christina Lawrenceand Engagement Tools by Tessa Bailey.
ESFP — The Interpreter
ESFPs believe in living in the moment and are seen primarily as artists. They like to be spontaneous and are the brightest stars in the spotlight. Some of their favorite tropes would be “everyone can see it” and “sports romance.”
Main recommendations:The bride test by Helen Hoang, The agreement by Elle Kennedyand The cheat sheet by Sarah Adams.
ESFJ — The Caregiver
Stereotypically known as extroverts, ESFJs are the popular kids on the personality spectrum. They are heart-centered individuals who value community cooperation, family values, and harmony. Some tropes they would find delightful are the “brother’s best friend” and “first love” tropes.
Main recommendations:Loving Jason Thorn by Ella Maise, The summer when I became pretty by Jenny Hanand Blame it on our stars by John Green.
ENFP — The Champion
While ENFPs have contagious enthusiasm and can anticipate the needs of others in an instant, they have no patience for crossing I’s and dots on T’s. They tend to get bored quickly and love to visit new places. and meet new people. Their favorite tropes would be “alpha hero” and “love triangle”.
Main recommendations:twisted lies by Ana Huang, One day in December by Josie Silverand Break me by Tahereh Mafi.
ENFJ — The Giver
ENJFs are people-centered people who wish they had more time to sit down and read. They are extreme extroverts who act as a counterweight to almost any social situation. Some tropes they’d like to include “workplace romances” and “won’t they.”
Main recommendations:go out with you hate you by Christina Lawrence, duke actually by Jenny Holidaysand normal people by Sally Rooney.
ENTP – The Debater
ENTPs are individuals with sharp minds and faster tongues. They enjoy a good debate and strongly dislike rules and limitations. ENTPs would appreciate some “morally gray hero” and “secret billionaire” trope books.
Main recommendations:twisted love by Ana Huang, darkest temptation by Danielle Lorieand Hollywood heir by Ruth Cardello.
ENTJ — The Commander
Efficient, decisive and keen on communication, ENTJs are born leaders. They excel at planning and executing strategies and spend the rest of their time sharpening their tools. Their favorite tropes would be the “unexpected inheritance” and “marriage of convenience” tropes.
Main recommendations:legacy games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, wedding for one by Ella Maiseand Terms and conditions by Lawrence Asher.
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