Jung Marriage Test™

Compatibility of Partners in a Couple

When it comes to finding a romance and life partner, making the right choice is extremely important. While some find love at first sight, others require a lengthy dating process to find “the one”. The natural dynamics of family life (e.g. birth of children, separation from children, aging, swings in the state of well-being, changes in educational status, etc.) can change a matrimonial relationship. In time, these relationships encounter conflicts and distancing on both sides. The quality of a given relationship is predetermined by each partner's personal characteristics and by his or her ability to develop optimal behavior in the relationship.

The principal index (score) provided by this test is called MatchIndex, and indicates the degree of compatibility of partners. The MatchIndex score ranges from 0% (bad match) to 100% (good match), respectively. The MatchIndex factors in, and is calculated as the average of, the four other indices: the expression index, the perception index, the processing index and the implementation index. These four indices indicate compatibility of two individuals in the context of the corresponding personality type dimensions proposed by Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers.

Drawn from Jung’s and Briggs Myers’ theories, the assessment framework used by the Jung Marriage Test regards personality as an information system with the following four criteria:

The Jung Marriage Test assesses the compatibility of partners from the standpoint of match or concurrence of their information systems, in each of its components:

Our experience with using the Jung Marriage Test and observation of real life situations show that information compatibility can be used to determine the likely behaviors of a couple. A lower than 62% MatchIndex is indicative of a likely unfavorable prognosis for a long term relationship.

To take the Jung Marriage Test you must first take our free Jung Typology Test and obtain your personality type acronym and strengths of the preferences. Once you have them, you can re-use them as an input to the Jung Marriage Test multiple times to explore your compatibility with different partners.

The marriage test results are grouped in three blocks.

The first block reads the type formula and strength of the preferences for each of the partners:



FIRST SOULMATE TYPE
Extroverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
E S T P
Strength of the preferences %
67 11 44 1

SECOND SOULMATE TYPE
Extroverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
E S F P
Strength of the preferences %
22 56 56 67


The second block contains the MatchIndex value and a concise wording on the partners' relationships. Specified are the points of tension in the behavior of the couple.


MatchIndex = 75% satisfactory
Your information compatibility is satisfactory. The analysis below points out the problems in your relationship and makes some recommendations for the optimal behavior for your particular case.
Main tension in partners relations concerns Processing

The following diagram shows values for all the four indices. The four constituents of the MatchIndex may have a satisfactory or good meaning, thus making the MatchIndex higher and, vice versa, all the four indices may have poor values, thus making the MatchIndex low. Low value for one or more index components supposes the compatibility against these criteria to be a tension point in the relations of a given couple.
For example: If the processing index is estimated as "bad" and the remaining indices obtain values "satisfactory" or "good", then the MatchIndex may acquire the value of "satisfactory", however, relations between the partners on the processing criterion are going to be tense.

Indices\Compatibility Bad
25%-37%
Unsatisfactory
38%-62%
Satisfactory
63%-86%
Good
87%-100%
MatchIndex

Compatibility for matchmaking, marriage, dating, love, romance, and family relationship
Expression


Compatibility for dating,  marriage, matchmaking, love, romance, and family relationship
Perception


Compatibility for dating,  romance, matchmaking, love, marriage, and family relationship
Processing Compatibility for love, romance, matchmaking, dating, marriage, and family relationship


Implementation

Compatibility for relationship, love, marriage, dating, romance, matchmaking

How does this tension impact on the partners relationship and what style of behavior is the most suitable in such a situation ? The processing index reflects the partners' compatibility on the traits thinking-feeling. The processing index has a value "bad" in the given example because the partners' preferences on the criterion "Processing" are opposite and their strengths are distinctly expressed. One of the partners is an expressed rational person and the other one a distinctly emotional person. Such a result essentially narrows the range of life events on which the partners could easily co-operate. Each partner should rely on his companion in solving the problems in which his soulmate's personal traits are more advantageous. This is reflected in the description of the couple's relationship on the processing criterion.

The third block of test results gives descriptions of the couple's relationships for all four criteria. These descriptions show the kind of problems most advantageous for discussion and resolution by both partners, or the range of situations reasonably suitable for both partners. It also explains what kind of situations cause discomfort and tension in the relationship of this particular couple, and the reasons for this.



Expression

Extraverted
Sociable
1st partner
2nd partner

Introverted
Self-sufficient
Your preferences on "Expression" one of the information compatibility criteria - are the same. One of you is a distinctly expressed extrovert and the other one is a slightly expressed extrovert.
Such a correlation of personal characteristics regarding this criterion is favorable for your relationship because on one hand you express your attitude to the surrounding world in the same way, and on the other hand, the strengths of your preference are noticeably different, thus significantly enlarging the range of situations which you, as a couple, are able to cope with.

It follows from the above that the range of situations in which the partners together can feel comfortable may include active socializing with groups of people, attending parties, visiting museums, going to the movies, dining out, shopping, and going on physically demanding outings.

It is almost certain that there are no tension points regarding the "Expression" criterion in your relationship. Nevertheless, you should avoid situations which can cause tension in your relationship because of the partners' extroversion. Extroversion traits of both of you can lead to discomfort in relations if you are limited over a long period to a small number of human contacts.


Perception

Sensing
Pragmatic
1st partner
2nd partner

Intuitive
Idealistic
Your preferences on "Perception" one of the information compatibility criteria - are the same. One of you is a slightly expressed sensing person and the other one is a moderately expressed sensing person.
Such an interrelation of personal traits regarding the criterion "Perception" is favorable for your relationship because you perceive the surrounding world in the same - sensory way.

Therefore, it follows that there is a relatively wide range of situations which both partners can understand and cope with. These situations may include the solving of pragmatic tasks which do not have complicated, hard-to-foresee consequences.

It is almost certain that there are no tension points regarding the "Perception" criterion in your relationship. Nevertheless, situations should be avoided which might cause tension in your relationship because of both partners' primarily sensory perception of the world. Preference of the concrete, practical perception of reality might lead to discomfort in relations if both of you need to make decisions on questions requiring foresight.


Processing

Thinking
Objective
1st partner
2nd partner

Feeling
Empathic
Your preferences on "Processing" one of the information compatibility criteria - are opposite. One of you is a moderately expressed thinking person and the other one is a moderately expressed feeling person.
Since your preferences are opposite and since the strength of preferences is substantial at least in one of the partners, this will almost certainly cause tension in your relationship. Therefore, you should try to make choices that are reasonably comfortable for both partners.

Thus the range of situations in which the partners interrelate comfortably is restricted to some extent. The situations in which mutual understanding can be achieved are daily life problems, requiring consideration of human relations and individual approach and, to a certain extent, objectivity and firmness of execution.
Thinking partner: It would be better to rely on your partner to make decisions in situations that require sympathy, an individual approach or a consensus of all concerned.
Feeling partner: It would be better to rely on your partner to make decisions in situations that require a strictly logical, objective approach and firmness in execution.


Implementation

Judging
Scheduled
1st partner
2nd partner

Perceiving
Improvisational
Your preferences on "Implementation" one of the information compatibility criteria - are the same. One of you is a slightly expressed perceiving person and the other one is a distinctly expressed perceiving person.
Such an interrelation of personal traits regarding the criterion "Implementation" is favorable for your relationship because you both implement your ideas and adapt to various situations in the same way.

Thus we see that there is a relatively wide range of situations in which the partners can interrelate easily. These may include problems requiring improvisation, flexibility and searching of unusual approaches.

It is almost certain that there are no tension points regarding the "Implementation" criterion in your relationship. However, you should avoid situations which could cause tension in your relationship because of both partners' preference for improvisation and flexibility in their approach to a solution. These spontaneity and flexibility of the partners might lead to tension in relations if both of you have to make decisions which primarily require planning and deadlines. Attempting to solve this type of problem will cause tension in the perceiving partners.



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