We all have different personality types that make us unique. Sure, some of us are more outgoing than others, while others are more daring or adventurous, but, at the end of the day, how we act defines who we are. It’s actually pretty cool, because how you were raised definitely impacts how you end up acting when you’re an adult.
For instance, as someone who was a leader and a definite extrovert as a kid, I can see how that has shown in my personality traits as I keep getting older, with me taking on a similar role. Those types of traits have helped me in many ways, but they’ve also made me wonder if I’m different than other people, or if everyone has those same tendencies.
While that’s a question for another day, one thing that has directly been linked to personality traits is your sex life and how you view sex. Let’s be honest, when you’re discovering what you like between the sheets, you’re most likely going to rely on some of your personality traits, which will help you figure out how steamy things can get in the bedroom.
Thanks to the good people over at OnlineDoctor, we have an idea about how your personality traits might impact your sex life, as they surveyed over 1,000 Americans and Europeans to find out just how their personalities might influence their sexual preferences. To do this, they used an in-depth breakdown of 16 different personality types — from the most difficult personalities to satisfy during sex to those more likely to experiment with toys.
After digging deep into the research, take a look at some of the results below, which should help you and your partner determine what you both like the most while getting down and dirty together.
What are the personality traits?
According to the OnlineDoctor study, there were four different personality indicators, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with what those are and how they might relate to you. These personality types are: extraversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling and judging vs. perceiving.
Now that you’re familiar, let’s take a look at some of the results from the study.
How personality traits effect your sex life
We all know the saying “different strokes for different folks,” and, when it comes to your sex life, that’s something to remember. Just because you might be into something wild like bondage, doesn’t mean that your partner is. Or, on the contrary, just because your girlfriend has tattoos and is outgoing, doesn’t mean she’s into anal and being spanked. That’s why you need to make sure not to compare your sex life to anyone else’s.
Here’s a look at some of the findings from the 1,000 people interviewed for the OnlineDoctor survey.
What personality traits are most satisfied during sex?
This is a question that has to be answered, because, for whatever reason, some people actually leave a sexual experience unsatisfied because they didn’t have the type of sex that their personality is accustomed to. For those wondering which personality types are easily satisfied, though, take a look at the results below.
It’s interesting to see that extroverts are 11 percent more likely to be satisfied in bed than introverts. Not sure why that is — or if it’s something related to the subjects interviewed for this particular study — but it’s a surprising statistic.
Which personality trait is most likely to experiment?
As mentioned above, not everyone is into the same thing when it comes to sex. Some people are all about anal sex, while others prefer oral sex or heavy dry-humping. Then, of course, there are those people who are all about living dangerously and trying a threesome or using sex toys while getting down.
To better understand what personality traits are open to experimenting, take a look at OnlineDoctor’s results below.
Seeing how your personality traits directly impact your sex life is pretty interesting, and it’s something that can help you figure out what you and your partner are into. It can also help you and your partner communicate better about what to try in the bedroom together, while also giving both of you perspective as to why you both may not be interested in trying something new.
To see the full details of the research on how personality types impact your sex life, head on over to OnlineDoctor, which breaks things down even further.