The Myers-Briggs personality test tell us which occupations best suit us based on certain qualities we possess. So, it would follow that occupations also attract certain types of people. Here’s my assessment as to how that applies:
Men who sell anything for a living (i.e cars, insurance, drugs) are usually slick talkers and very persuasive. They can talk you out of
money, and into bed, anything. They are typically good looking and quite charismatic. Don’t fall for the okie doke and don’t be an easy sell. He should get the side eye until proven innocent. See Love and Other Drugs.
My brother in law is going to kill me, and he is definitely an exception to the rule, but many cops are known for being power-hungry whores (wince). Their thirst for power and dominance does not turn off and on like a light switch, so they typically exert their dominance in the home, as well. See Training Day.
Lawyers tend to be jerks depending on what type of law they practice. Sure, I’m studying to be one, but that doesn’t change the facts. With all that you have to go through to dress your name in ESQ, I can’t say that I blame them. While they can be intelligent and skilled, some tend to be know-it-alls. The arguing could continue outside the courtroom and into the bedroom. Proceed with caution, but enjoy the make-up sex. See Judge Mathis.
Career techies are typically sexually frustrated, and because they tend to be highly methodical and introverted, they are not socially spry and therefore, may not always have their “way” with the ladies. They tend to find relationships and remain in them because this guarantees consistent nani, of which they have been deprived most of their lives. See Mark Zuckerburg.
Male teachers are ideal partners. They are typically easygoing, relatable, patient, compassionate, and tend to love kids. They’re not usually materialistic, as they have clearly chosen a profession that offers non-monetary rewards and fulfillment.
Male nurses are similar to male teachers. However, their salaries are exponentially larger. They are usually kind and attentive to your needs. A male nurse gives you the best of both worlds – a doctor without the arrogance and a teacher with better pay. WIN! See Meet the Parents.
Doctors are a special breed. I cannot say, across the board, that all doctors are snobs, but MOST of them definitely are. I think you’ll find that surgeons fall into this category more often than general practitioners because they don’t interact with people much. To them, yours is just another body or slab of meat that needs repair. Doctors also tend to be very busy, so if you’re needy, a doctor is probably not the best mate for you. See Grey’s Anatomy.
Artists of any kind – actors, writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, are typically flighty and unstable individuals with massive egos. They march to the beat of their own drum and take criticism of their work very personally. Artists would do well to date each other. Non-artists may not understand their artsy- fartsy partners. See Kanye West.
Therapists/Psychiatrists and the like might be good listeners, but they may constantly be trying to “fix” you. Also, there is the popular conception that shrinks have a screw or 2 loose, but I can’t personally attest to its validity. For more insight, see Gothika.
The only One positive thing I can say about athletes is they tend to have high libidos and understand how to function as a unit, rather than as individuals. The downside is athletes couldn’t be faithful if their lives depended on it, and they’re ultra-competitive. If you can stick out with an athlete until they retire, or their member stops working, you’re golden. See Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods ∞.
Politicians are crafty. They HAVE to be. Their job depends on their ability to get people to like them and trust them. They are creative in their approach as they realize people will soon stop falling for the same old tricks. On the bright side, they are friendly, master networkers and great company at corporate parties and bar mitzvahs. See President Obama.
I think entrepreneurs make great partners because they understand commitment and they are generally optimistic. They also are natural leaders, innovative and smart. It takes hard work and dedication to start and grow a business, so they usually don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty. However, they may have to travel quite a bit, and their business is their baby. It takes priority even over you (they won’t admit this, but it’s true). When dating an entrepreneur, have your own life and be supportive.