Ever wondered how your Myers Briggs personality type might effect how you register? Well if you didn't, it's a good thing we teamed up with Wayfair. They kinda blew our minds with the following analysis for registering according to your Myers-Briggs. Prepare to nod in agreement and get schooled.
From Wayfair: "After couples put a ring on it, figuring out next steps can be tricky, with so much planning to do. To help recently engaged couples—and with wedding season approaching—Wayfair Registry has vowed to help nearlyweds with the registry process. So, we’ve done the honor of creating a how-to guide based on one’s Myer’s Briggs personality type to ensure couples have a memorable and stress-free experience."
“The Supervisor” ESTJ (Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
Often thought to operate “by the book,” ESTJs are known to follow the rules and have exceptional organizational skills. To succeed, individuals of this type prefer having rigid systems and structure in place. To help them stay on-track, Wayfair’s registry checklist is the perfect tool! This feature allows shoppers to see their entire wish-list for each category, and even tracks completion progress, to ensure nothing is overlooked.
“The Doer” ESTP (Extraverted, Sensing Thinking, Perceiving)
Due to their bold, enthusiastic personality, ESTPs tend to get anxious if things aren’t done immediately. Plan to register early to avoid feeling overwhelmed, plus more time will allow couples to revise their registry. Remember, registries don’t have to be created in just one day! Set aside time with your S.O. to build your registry step by step.
“The Provider” ESFJ (Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling Judging)
Social and outgoing, ESFJs are gracious entertainers, so it’s no wonder that they are often referred to as “The Providers,” according to the Myers & Briggs Foundation. Whether they are a guest or host, one thing is for certain – they are always the life of the party. For vivacious registrants like ESFJs, consider adding plenty of tabletop items from Mint Pantry, or a generous beverage dispenser, perfect for happy hour.
“The Performer” ESFP (Extraverted, Sending, Feeling, Perceiving)
ESFPs have a keen eye for aesthetics – from the interior of their home decor to their fashion, their looks are always on-point. With that, fashion-forward items are a “must” for this type! Consider registering for premiere brands including Lenox or a set of "Deco Dot" dinnerware from Kate Spade New York.
“The Inspector” ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
Known as “The Inspector,” those who are classified as “ISTJ” tend to be detail-oriented, which means they’ll likely do extensive research before making a purchase. Channel your inner detective and carefully read the product descriptions and reviews to gather all the information needed before clicking, “Add to registry!” on items like the Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven (a favorite among registrants).
“The Craftsman” ISTP (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
ISTPs are creative thinkers who explore the world by rolling up their sleeves and tackling their to-dos. While they might have soaring imaginations that help them excel with creative projects, it can be tough visualizing how a product might look in their home. Before adding a piece of furniture or decor to the registry, try using Wayfair’s View in Room app feature to preview 3D images of the item in any room of the home before purchasing! Now you’ll know just how that emerald green sofa will look in your living room.
“The Nurturer” ISFJ (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
ISFJs tend to internalize emotions, in order to avoid potential conflict. To make sure your partner’s voice is heard, set aside time to go through the registry as a team. Listen to each other’s thoughts, opinions and ideas to create a home built on love, trust and honestly! Strengthen the team dynamic and your tossing arm by registering for outdoor games including a cornhole set.
“The Composer” ISFP (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling Perceiving)
ISFPs are fiercely independent and tend to retreat in stressful situations. Registering for your wedding shouldn’t be that way! Utilize Wayfair’s team of Registry Specialists for expert advice on products and brands, assistance with orders or help personalizing your registry.
“The Commander” ENTJ (Extraverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
ENTJs will likely manage the wedding registry, as they are among the best leaders that will go the extra mile to achieve perfection. To go above and beyond, personalize your registry with Wayfair by selecting your favorite gifts as "most-wanted," letting your guests know it’s an absolute must-have.
“The Visionary” ENTP (Extraverted, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
ENTPs are knowledgeable, so it’s likely that they are privy to the best deals around. Take advantage of incentives for yourself and guests.
“The Giver” ENFJ (Extraverted, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
Although ENFJs are natural leaders, decision-making can be tough when it comes to determining need-to-have items versus nice-to-have. To help with this, take inventory of the items in your home—this will narrow down the “need” list, making room for the items you really “want,” such as a KitchenAid mixer or a knife set from Ginsu.
“The Champion” ENFP (Extraverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
This highly extroverted type likely believes in the mantra “the more the merrier.” ENFPs are warm, sincere and tend to have a large circle of besties, so it’s likely their list of “thank you” notes will be quite extensive. Take the time to craft thoughtful, well-written notes of appreciation to your guests. Office essentials including a writing desk will increase productivity and decrease time spent writing wedding guests.
“The Mastermind” INTJ (Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)
INTJs are receptive to new ideas and open to breaking tradition when necessary—that’s why INTJs aren’t afraid to add pricier items to their registry. No need for registry guilt—many registry sites (including Wayfair) offer “Group Gifting,” which allows guests to contribute a dollar amount of their choice to larger items. Now, couples can get what they really want like a new sofa, bedroom set, or even a hot tub.
“The Thinker” INTP (Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving)
The minds of INTPs mind are constantly swirling with fresh ideas and they can bolster their creativity by adding choice things to their registry. Consider sourcing inspiration for the home through Wayfair’s Ideas & Advice page. Here, you’ll find beautiful imagery and insightful tips from editors on interior design, wedding decor and more!
“The Counselor” INFJ (Introverted, Intuition, Feeling, Judging)
INFJs express concern for others and value what is best for everyone involved, so it makes sense that they will register with their guests in mind. For those who are conscientious, remember that family and friends will have different budgets. Take the time to add plenty of options, across every style and price point to the registry, giving guests a selection to choose from including soft blankets, stylish storage, and kitchen gadgets.
“The Idealist” INFP (Introverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving)
True to their name, INFPs are idealists who have a penchant for communicating their deepest thoughts and feelings with others. Due to their strong ethics and family values, heirloom pieces are of great importance. Take this opportunity to register for personalized items such as monogrammed champagne glasses, serving tray or jewelry tray to rest your rock.