|The Big Picture!
Thanks for seeking our advice on whether or not you should consider your love interest a “keeper” and, if so, in what sense. Everyone in the dating game has, at one point or another, had nagging questions about whether a certain person is worth their time and energy. The answer depends on what you want and need from the person at that particular time in your life (let’s not forget, when it comes to love, timing is everything). Even the most “ideal” person needs some serious scrutinizing in making sure you’re on the right track for you and your future.
Yet even when you’re smart enough to take a “time out” for relationship awareness or reassessment, it can be difficult to look at a situation objectively. Having a clear perception, one free of judgment, often requires a third party, which is why we’re here. Love is blind and even someone who is seemingly perfect may not be quite right in the long-run. On the other hand, someone who is barely making a blip on your radar may turn out to be “the one.” That’s why Plenty of Fish invented this Keeper Assessment tool. Think of it as that “best friend” who’ll take you aside, weigh the pros and cons, and tell it to you like it is.
The questions you just answered describe your love interest at this point in time on a few important variables:
Connected-Aloof refers to the degree to which your love interest appears to strongly bond with others [C] versus being more detached or solitary [A].
Buoyant-Temperamental refers to the degree to which your love interest appears to be cheerful and agreeable [B] versus more self-absorbed or moody [T].
Virtuous-Indifferent refers to the degree to which your love interest appears to have strong respect for and interest in others [V] versus being more ambivalent or apathetic [I].
Expressive-Guarded refers to the degree to which your love interest appears to be open and communicative [E] versus more reserved or private [G].
Note: This is not another Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test or a measure of compatibility. While the Myers-Briggs instrument has been popular in assessing one’s personality type, helping us to understand and appreciate individual differences, this keeper assessment does something different. Our results highlight the best type of person for you at this time in your life, helping you to better understand and estimate a (potential) love affair.
Based on your evaluations, this report classifies your love interest as one of sixteen (16) possible combinations or “types.” Each person’s profile was mined from data collected from over 15,000 people worldwide! It is important to realize that no traits are all good or all bad. What we find desirable is relative – highly dependent upon our own values, attitudes and judgments. Some traits will be highly desirable in certain situations or times in our lives or very undesirable in others. Some types are more suited for casual liaisons, whereas some are better for committed relationships. Certain categories will have traits that are more or less desirable to you – ones that will make or break your future potential – depending upon your needs. And this may change over time.
So as you thoughtfully consider the candid feedback that follows, be honest with yourself and the one with whom you may be willing to roll the dice. The data and suggestions are designed to help you know for sure whether your love interest is a “keeper.” More than anything, remember that the final assessment of your “type” is in your hands. We’re just here to help you make the best call.
Note: This assessment is not an evaluation of someone’s mental health!