But what about picking your next trip destination based on your Myers-Briggs personality type? The idea almost out-millennials itself, but it could lead to a new adventure in 2020.
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 personality type, as well as a preferred way to travel.
For those who aren’t familiar, the Myers-Briggs personality test breaks breaks people’s behaviors into the following four opposing preferences, which then combine to make one of sixteen personality types. (If you haven’t taken the test yet, this is my favorite version.)
Extroversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)
Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (I)
Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)
Obviously, the following destinations are all recommendations. While I do think there’s merit on analyzing a place based on abstract qualities – like history or Instagram-ability – there is also a lot about travel in general that resonates for unknown reasons.
Personally, I found my recommended destinations for my Myers-Briggs type (ENFJ) to be appealing, although my ideal travel type – “to mingle with the crowds in a bustling city” – is the opposite of how I usually vacation. Maybe it’s time to try something new?
So, if you haven’t booked your 2020 travels yet and are looking for a new adventure, check out the best destinations for your Myers-Briggs personality type.
Personality: INTJ – Architect
Type of travel: Solo trip to a historical location
Turkey is a great destination for some Myers-Briggs personality types, especially if you’re looking … [+]
Places: Washington, D.C.; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey
Personality: INTP – Logician
Type of travel: Secluded nature retreat
INTPs should head to a secluded spot in nature according to a new program that picks your next … [+]
Places: Atacama, Chile; Playa Ostional, Costa Rica; Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Personality: ENTJ – Commander
Type of travel: Backpacking journey
ENTJs should head to the picturesque Morocco for a backpacking Instagram-worthy adventure.
Places: Malta; Costa Rica; Morocco
Personality: ENTP – Debater
Type of travel: Lively city trip
From Sweden to Spain to Malaysia, ENTPs should consider a lively city vacation.
Places: Gothenburg, Sweden; Madrid, Spain; Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Personality: INFJ – Advocate
Type of travel: Volunteering in a relaxing location
INFJs should consider volunteering in places like China or Iceland for their next adventure.
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
INFPs crave a creative getaway with close friends for their next trip.
Places: Mexico City, Mexico; Basel, Switzerland; Singapore
Personality: ENFJ – Protagonist
Type of travel: Off-the-beaten path
ENFJs are always looking to push the envelope so forget about classic Italian cities like Rome for … [+]
Personality: ENFP – Campaigner
Type of travel: Mingle with the crowds in a bustling city
ENFPs should mingle with the crowds in bustling cities like Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.
Places: Ibiza, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Personality: ISTJ – Logistician
Type of travel: History-packed excursion with a close friend
ISTJs should opt for history-packed vacations, checking out places like Alexandria in Egypt.
Places: Prague, Czech Republic; Boston, Massachusetts; Alexandria, Egypt
Personality: ISFJ – Defender
Type of travel: Organized camping trip with a small group of friends
No matter where on the globe, ISFJs should head to the wilderness with their besties.
Places: Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica; Boya Lake Provincial Park, Canada; Sardinia, Italy
Personality: ESTJ – Executive
Type of travel: Social city with a big group of friends
ESTJs should travel to a city like Rome.
Places: Copenhagen, Denmark; Rio de Janerio, Brazil; Rome, Italy
Personality: ESFJ – Consul
Type of travel: Picture-perfect vacation with the family
ESFJs should tavel to an Instagram-perfect vacation with their family in 2020.
Places: Paris, France; Maldives; Santorini, Greece
Personality: ISTP – Virtuoso
Type of travel: Hands-on cultural experience
ISTPs should opt for hands-on cultural experiences on their next trip.
Places: Tokyo, Japan; Tanzania; Pamplona, Spain
Personality: ISFP – Adventurer
Type of travel: Road trip with a few close friends
From Scotland’s Route 500 to the American Route 66, ISFPs should spend time traveling on an epic … [+]
Places: Route 66, United States; Milford Sound, New Zealand; North Coast 500, Scotland
Personality: ESTP – Entrepreneur
Type of travel: High-adrenaline adventure
ESTPs need adventure-packed vacations, like Chamonix in France.
Places: Pokhara, Nepal; Chamonix, France; La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Personality: ESFP – Entertainer
Type of travel: Luxury getaway
Nothing but the most luxurious getaway will suit the ESFP in your life.
Places: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica; St. Lucia, West Indies; Lugano, Switzerland