Explore

Where To Travel Next Based On Your Personality Test Results

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

Share

If you are looking for travel inspiration, here is an interesting place to start. Kalon Surf, a luxury surf school in Costa Rica, relied on psychologists as well as travel experts to come up with the best destinations for each Myers-Briggs personality type.

For those who are not familiar, Myers-Briggs is a personality test that breaks down opposing behaviors into the following four groups:

Extroversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)

Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)

Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)

Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)

RELATED: It’s In The Stars: Plan A Trip Based On Your Partner’s Zodiac Sign

These preferences then create one of sixteen personality types which the surf company then used to determine which destination in the world would best suit you. You can take the test here.

“Although deciphering personality is more of an art than an exact science, unraveling your emotional predispositions can help you decide what travel environments you might thrive in,” says the Kalon Surf website.

Here are their recommendations.

  • Personality: INTJ – Architect
  • Type of travel: Solo trip to a historical location
  • Places: Washington, D.C.; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey
  • Personality: INTP – Logician
  • Type of travel: Secluded nature retreat
  • Places: Atacama, Chile; Playa Ostional, Costa Rica; Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Personality: ENTJ – Commander
  • Type of travel: Backpacking journey
  • Places: Malta; Costa Rica; Morocco
Taghazout, Morocco | Louis Hansel |Unsplash
  • Personality: ENTP – Debater
  • Type of travel: Lively city trip
  • Places: Gothenburg, Sweden; Madrid, Spain; Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
  • Personality: INFJ – Advocate
  • Type of travel: Volunteering in a relaxing location
  • Places: Chengdu, China; Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica; Myrdalshrrerppur, Iceland
  • Personality: INFP – Mediator
  • Type of travel: Creative getaway with a couple of close friends
  • Places: Mexico City, Mexico; Basel, Switzerland; Singapore
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore | Swapnil Bapat | Unsplash
  • Personality: ENFJ – Protagonist
  • Type of travel: Off-the-beaten path
  • Places: Alberobello, Italy; Elista, Russia; Slab City, California
  • Personality: ENFP – Campaigner
  • Type of travel: Mingle with the crowds in a bustling city
  • Places: Ibiza, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personality: ISTJ – Logistician
  • Type of travel: History-packed excursion with a close friend
  • Places: Prague, Czech Republic; Boston, Massachusetts; Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt | Spencer Davis | Getty Images
  • Personality: ISFJ – Defender
  • Type of travel: Organized camping trip with a small group of friends
  • Places: Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica; Boya Lake Provincial Park, Canada; Sardinia, Italy

RELATED: Virgo Season: The Best Destinations For The Workaholic Sign

  • Personality: ESTJ – Executive
  • Type of travel: Social city with a big group of friends
  • Places: Copenhagen, Denmark; Rio de Janerio, Brazil; Rome, Italy
  • Personality: ESFJ – Consul
  • Type of travel: Picture-perfect vacation with the family
  • Places: Paris, France; Maldives; Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece | Orlando Brooke | Getty Images
  • Personality: ISTP – Virtuoso
  • Type of travel: Hands-on cultural experience
  • Places: Tokyo, Japan; Tanzania; Pamplona, Spain
  • Personality: ISFP – Adventurer
  • Type of travel: Road trip with a few close friends
  • Places: Route 66, United States; Milford Sound, New Zealand; North Coast 500, Scotland
  • Personality: ESTP – Entrepreneur
  • Type of travel: High-adrenaline adventure
  • Places: Pokhara, Nepal; Chamonix, France; La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Esteban Venegas | Getty Images
  • Personality: ESFP – Entertainer
  • Type of travel: Luxury getaway
  • Places: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica; St. Lucia, West Indies; Lugano, Switzerland

Source: Kalosurf.com

Share
Travel Noire

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

10 Travel Shows On Netflix To Help Your Wanderlust When Stuck At Home

10 Travel Shows On Netflix To Help Your Wanderlust When Stuck At Home

Social distancing and self-isolation have many of us feeling a little antsy these days. Since travel is no longer an option, you may feel your wanderlust mounting. Now is the time to get cozy and binge watch some of these Netflix travel shows that will transport you from your living room to around the world. […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Skip Europe And Backpack Through South America This Summer

Skip Europe And Backpack Through South America This Summer

So, you’re ready for your next great adventure? Here are a few tips for getting through a backpacking journey through South America, a continent with varied landscapes, lower travel costs, and some may argue, a more welcoming attitude than you will find in Europe. Budget Well Backpacking through any country can be done very cheaply, […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

This Stunning Airbnb In Brazil Comes With Its Own Private Waterfall

This Stunning Airbnb In Brazil Comes With Its Own Private Waterfall

Finding the perfect place to call home while on vacation is one of the most important parts of planning the ideal getaway.  Airbnb is always a great place to start, but it’s rare to find a gem that features a nearly perfect 4.9-star rating, a magical location, and immaculate design elements. This home in Brazil […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin