Soups For Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
It’s finally cold in Texas which means it’s time to freeze your butt off, otherwise known as wintertime. With soup season officially in full swing, we figured what better way to share some of our favorite recipes with you than to combine them with personality types?
We’re breaking it down by the Myers-Briggs personality types. The Myers–Briggs Type is a questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The test attempts to assign you traits in four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving.
Step one, figure out your personality type. Step two, make the soup. Step three, enjoy!
The intuitive and the thinker
If you are an Architect (INTJ), Logician (INTP), Commander (ENTJ), or Debater (ENTP), you likely make decisions from your head and not your heart. For you, our rational friend, we have Chicken Noodle Soup. It doesn’t get more logical than that!
In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, carrots, celery, and onion. Sauté until tender for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, fresh thyme, salt and pepper, and sauté for 1 more minute. Pour in the chicken broth and egg noodles and bring it to a boil on high heat. Reduce to a simmer and let the noodles cook until al dente for about 10 minutes. Add in the chicken, and fresh parsley right before serving and continue to simmer until the chicken is heated throughout. Salt and pepper added to taste.
The intuitive and the feeler
If you are an Advocate (INFJ), Mediator (INFP), Protagonist (ENFJ), or Campaigner (ENFP), you are a diplomat, meaning you care about helping and connecting with others. What better way to connect than a bowl of soul-warming Creamy Hungarian Mushroom Soup?
In a dutch oven or soup pot, saute the onions and mushrooms in the butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then, season with dill, thyme, and paprika, and allow the mushrooms and onions to continue cooking for an additional 7-10 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle the grated garlic and mushroom powder 30 seconds before the mushrooms are done. Then, slowly pour in the chicken stock, soy sauce, and lemon juice and scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen anything that might be stuck on it.
Allow the soup to gain a simmer and then let cook and reduce for 5 minutes. While the soup is reducing, whisk together the milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth (you can also just shake it all in a mason jar.) Then pour the mixture into the soup and continue to cook the soup for 8-10 minutes, or until the soup thickens, stirring as required. Remove the soup from heat. Stir the soup while you add in the sour cream slowly and allow for it to mix. Sprinkle it with parsley to finish and serve warm with grilled bread rubbed with a clove of cut garlic!
The observant and the judger
If you are a Logistician (ISTJ), Defender (ISFJ), Executive (ESTJ), or Consul (ESFJ), you are a sentinel, meaning you are cooperative, practical, and grounded. These personality types seek order, security, and stability, and work hard to maintain their way of things. What’s more stable than a classic Creamy Tomato Soup?
Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil or butter. When the oil shimmers, add 1 chopped onion. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil. Saute until the onions are lightly browned for 5-8 minutes. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Add the can of whole tomatoes and a can of diced tomatoes. After, add 4 cups chicken broth.
Turn the heat up to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it boils, turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook for at least 10 minutes, or up to 45 minutes if you have the time. Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup. If you do not have an immersion blender then let the soup cool for a couple of minutes before transferring it to a blender. You will have to do it in a few batches. Do not fill the blender to the fill line; add less than you think.
The soup is very hot and will expand when blended, which could overflow your blender and splatter you with molten hot lava tomato soup. Once all the soup is blended, heat it back up again on the stove if necessary. Turn off the heat and slowly stir in 1/2 to 1 cup cream. If you want, chop up about 1/2 cup basil and stir it into the soup, or top each serving with fresh basil. Serve warm with grilled cheese sandwiches!
The observant and the prospector
If you are a Virtuoso (ISTP), Adventurer (ISFP), Entrepreneur (ESTP), or Entertainer (ESFP), you are an explorer, meaning you tend to be self-reliant and quick-thinking. You’re adventurous and are always flexible, making the Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup the perfect pick for you.
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside. Add garlic, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in red curry paste and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in chicken broth and coconut milk, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in chicken. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced, for about 10 minutes. Stir in rice noodles, fish sauce, and brown sugar until noodles are tender for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in green onions, cilantro, basil, and lime juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
See one you like? Let us know if it matches your taste and personality. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Happy holidays from all of us at UPROAR!