Later on, Myers said that if she had known about type theory, she probably wouldn't have married Chief. There is a lesson to be learned here: type is not everything, nor should it be the decisive factor in choosing your lifemate. Then too, the connections between type, attraction, love and marriage haven't been well studied yet. Tieger and Barron-Tieger (2000) found that Idealist-Idealist pairings have an average satisfaction rate of 73%--the highest attraction rating for all the NF pairings, and almost the highest possible satisfaction for all pairings. Green = Guardian, Blue = Idealist, Purple = Artisan, and Teal = Rational.(The question is more complicated than you'd think.) You can read about this question and the various attempts to answer it here. As a further note, the Rationals had a higher satisfaction with an NF mate than with any other temperament. Now, it is a mistake to generalize by temperament--it’s frequent that types will go counter-temperament, and temperament is not the definitive factor in explaining type-based behavior most of the time (CITE)--but since we don’t have anything better to go on...So just remember: Ever since Keirsey published Please Understand Me II in 1998, it has generally been accepted that the Rationals are the best partners for the Idealists.This appears to be true--at least from the Rational point of view.
INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. And running up after me, she caught me as I was again trying to force open the door. "Have to burst it open," said I, and was running down the entry a little, for a good start, when the landlady caught me, again vowing I should not break down her premises; but I tore from her, and with a sudden bodily rush dashed myself full against the mark.--(Melville, Of course, not all of life is rosy, and INFPs are not exempt from the same disappointments and frustrations common to humanity. Through its inexpressible, strange eyes, methought I peeped to secrets not below the heavens. At intervals, it arched forth its vast archangel wings, as if to embrace some holy ark. Though bodily unharmed, it uttered cries, as some king's ghost in super natural distress.It seems that Idealists strongly prefer other intuitives.Compared to other types, the Idealists appear to have the most to lose if they make a wrong choice.This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing.