Everyone loves a personality test. It gives us the opportunity to be introspective, think about who we are, our hopes, our dreams…our style. Personality traits influence fashion preferences – what you feel comfortable in, and what suits you. And although there are a lot of variables that go into choosing the right pair of glasses – face shape, bone structure, prescription – here at FramesDirect.com we thought it would be fun to pair our top 16 brands with their complementary personality type.
One of the most thorough and pervasive personality tests is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, inspired by the archetypes of Carl Jung. If you already know which of the sixteen personality types you are, skip on to the eyewear recommendations below. If you don’t, simply Google “Myers-Briggs free personality test” and take one that appeals to you, there are tons available on the web.
Now that you know who you are, it’s time to find out how that translates into what you should wear:
If you’re an ISFJ (Nurturer)
You should wear: Tory Burch
You’re a dedicated friend and employee, and protective of those you love. Since you embody warmth and empathy while also valuing time honored, classic taste, Tory Burch’s preppy-boho fusion is perfect for you.
Tory Burch TY2030
If you’re an ISFP (Artist)
You should wear: Prada
You’re charming and creative with a highly developed aesthetic sense. Like Miuccia Prada, when she inherited the fashion house in 1978, you want to create something original. Prada frames will give your look a touch of the quirky and avant-garde, befitting a true artist.
Prada PR 28PS
If you’re an ESTJ (Guardian)
You should wear: Kenneth Cole
As a hardworking person with unsurpassed management and organizational skills, you will appreciate Kenneth Cole. He has never let anything stop him from achieving his dreams. Kenneth went from selling shoes out of a trailer on the streets of New York to building a global brand. His designs echo this adaptability and versatility, giving you style that translates whether you’re organizing soup kitchen volunteers or running a political campaign.
Kenneth Cole KC0199
If you’re an ESTP (Doer)
You should wear: Ray-Bans
You like to live on the edge – just like the fighter pilots that originally inspired the very first Aviator style sunglasses in 1937. Smart, energetic, and looking for quick results, you’re a rebel like James Dean in his Wayfarers. With a storied history, and the most popular brand of sunglasses of all-time, Ray-Bans are the choice for a doer on the move.
If you’re an ESFJ (Caregiver)
You should wear: Kate Spade
You’re popular, energetic, and live to be of service to others. People are already attracted to your upbeat, caring energy. Reinforce that message with colorful, yet sophisticated Kate Spade eyewear. It’s as much fun as you can have while still being the responsible one.
Kate Spade LYSSA
If you’re an ESFP (Performer)
You should wear: Versace
You’re spontaneous, energetic and love to be the center of attention – what brand other than Versace can really help you show off? An Italian luxury brand known for their glamour and sex appeal, Versace frames are never boring, just like you.
If you’re an ISTP (Crafter)
You should wear: Oakley
You’re a master of tools, instruments and machines, and you’re prone to some bold risk-taking behaviors. With their dedication to cutting edge, experimental technology, and with roots in motocross, Oakley is the obvious choice for you.
Oakley Carbon Plate
If you’re an INFJ (Protector)
You should wear: Gucci
You’re a powerful person, but don’t have to raise your voice to be heard. Your brand is Gucci. Like you, they are enigmatic and individualistic. There’s no one else quite like you, and no brand quite like Gucci – which is why their products spark endless knock-offs. But FramesDirect.com stocks the genuine article, for all you unique snowflakes.
If you’re an ISTJ (Examiner)
You should wear Burberry
You’re a no-nonsense person who always fulfills their duties. Your practical, reliable nature means that you value tradition. There is no brand that exemplifies traditional values like Burberry. Established in 1865 in England, originally specializing in outdoor attire, they invented that staple we know as the trench coat. In the 21st century Burberry is a full service luxury fashion house, known for their trademark tartan.
If you’re an INFP (Idealist)
You should wear: Maui Jim
You have a poetic soul, and your gentle nature senses the possibilities all around us. Possibilities like when a small sunglasses company can grow from a tiny operation on the beach in Hawaii to a top-selling brand. If you feel sometimes the modern world moves too fast for you, embrace the Aloha spirit and kick back in your Maui Jim shades. You can save the world tomorrow.
Maui Jim Sand Island-253
If you’re an ENFP (Inspirer)
You should wear: Persol
You are magnetic, enthusiastic and able to do anything you set your mind to. Your brand is Persol, one of the worlds most respected and sought-after eyewear brands. Like you, they are creative and innovative. Over the years (since 1917) Persol’s handcrafted glasses have come to embody the intersection between fashion, design, and technology.
If you’re an INTJ (Scientist)
You should wear: Costa
You’re imaginative and strategic, turning theories into action. So were the founders of Costa sunglasses, who needed a better polarized lens for fishing, and decided to invent their own. Your high standards will be met by their premium lenses, specialized for any environment, to eliminate glare and allow the precise correct amount of light in.
If you’re an ENFJ (Giver)
You should wear: Polo
Like one of the most iconic all-American brands, Polo, you are a born leader. You inspire others with your charismatic and alluring personality. Ralph Lauren and his brand, Polo, have been turning trends into timeless classics since 1971. Someone with your ability to be influential has the power do the same; can we suggest starting with your eyewear?
If you’re an ENTP (Visionary)
You should wear: Serengeti
You’re smart and curious and love an intellectual challenge. Serengeti is the perfect brand for people like you, interested in going deeper than the surface. The line is elegant and fashion-forward, but the true star of Serengeti eyewear is the lens technology. They are designed for exceptional clarity with drivers and pilots in mind.
If you’re an INTP (Thinker)
You should wear: TAG Heuer
You’ve heard about the precision of Swiss watches. Well, what better eyewear brand for a logical, inventor-type like you, than Tag Heuer? The Swiss manufacturing company, established in 1860, applies the same painstaking attention to detail necessary for watch-making to every pair of frames.
TAG Heuer Spring Rubber 0341
If you’re an ENTJ (Executive)
You should wear: Emporio Armani
Like Giorgio Armani himself, you are a bold leader and an imaginative problem-solver. Known for clean lines and contemporary design, Emporio Armani’s eyewear line is perfect for the boardroom or the high powered business lunch.