Following my book recommendations for all introverts, this time let’s talk about romance. After all, what introvert doesn’t like to get cozy in the sofa and read a good romance? Here are 8 romance books for every Introverted Myers-Briggs Type.
ISTJ (Introversion + Sensing + Thinking + Judging): The Logistician Personality
The Vow by Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, John R. Perry
ISTJs need pragmatism in their lives. They take their tasks very seriously and inevitably roll their eyes at clichés or any other thing that is not facts or figures. The Vow is a nonfiction book about two married people who had to start their lives all over again. After a car accident, Krickitt has a massive head injury that puts her in a coma for two months. When she wakes up, she doesn’t recognize her husband, Kim. Based on true events, this is a story on a real romance and about real dedication to another person.
ISFJ (Introversion + Sensing + Feeling + Judging): The Defender Personality
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Defenders are known for their commitment to others and how sensitive they can be towards other’s emotions. They always have that spark of compassion and give the best advice to friends. That’s why they will love Lily, a young girl who finds herself in the worst-case scenario when it comes to romantic relationships. Through her eyes, we can see the evolution of her emotions and feelings, and how she struggles to get her happy ending.
INFJ (Introversion + Intuition + Feeling + Judging): The Advocate Personality
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
This is a historical romance set during the American Civil War. The protagonist, Elle Burns, is a former slave with a strong sense of justice who trades freedom for slavery to spy for the Union Army. INFJs’ inborn sense of idealism and morality will allow them to relate to this strong heroine. On the other hand, there is Malcolm McCall, another undercover agent who shares a cause with Elle. We can only imagine where this intricate plot will lead to…
INTJ (Introversion + Intuition + Thinking + Judging): The Architect Personality
Spellbound in His Arms by Angel Sefer
Architects like a good challenge, so a mystery book is the perfect thing to keep them going. Spellbound in His Arms tells the story of an investigative reporter and a Special Forces Officer who meet on the Greek island of Corfu. The mystery? The heirs to the fortune of Greek tycoon Andreas Demiris die one after the other, under unknown circumstances. This improbable team must unite to solve the puzzle, as their undeniable attraction grows.
ISTP (Introversion + Sensing + Thinking + Perceiving): The Virtuoso Personality
One Day by David Nicholls
Virtuosos will like a story that is realistic. So, let’s cut all the hearts and flowers. Can we talk about a book that portrays love in a realistic, nonsensical way? One Day tells the story of Emma and Dexter’s relationship over two decades. The encounters, the misfortunes, the wrong timing—they’re always in each other’s lives but keep ending up with the wrong people. If this is not the accurate description of a real-life relationship, I don’t know what is.
ISFP (Introversion + Sensing + Feeling + Perceiving): The Adventurer Personality
Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe
Adventurers live outside the box. They thrive on their imagination and inspiration, being natural artists. Some Kind of Magic is a fun, contemporary romance revolving around the creation of an enhanced perfume—capable of attracting an international rock star, desired by a million women. Eden Sinclair, the protagonist, must now risk the one good thing that happened to her and ditch the perfume in order to know how the Adam Copeland really feels about her—without the magic perfume.
INFP (Introversion + Intuition + Feeling + Perceiving): The Mediator Personality
Soulless by Gail Carriger
INFPs lose themselves in the many worlds of fantasy. It’s the only way to make them feel connected to something. So, what better way to mix fantasy with romance than with Soulless? This is the story of Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural being who can remove supernatural powers from others. She’s a spinster living in Victorian London, with all the concerns of the other women of her time, when she finds herself caught up in a mystery involving a vampire attack. The author, Gail Carriger, is highly praised for her well-done job in melding mystery, steampunk, and romance in this book.
INTP (Introversion + Intuition + Thinking + Perceiving): The Logician Personality
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Logician Personality speaks for itself. INTPs live for knowledge and their logic. And Stella is an econometrician who works with data to find consumer patterns and make predictions. For her, math is the only thing that unites the universe. Which makes her an inexperienced 30-year-old when it comes to relationships. That’s why she hires escort Michael Phan to learn all about kissing and sex…