Situation - You are observing your mates, but are they?
Director - ESTJ
Required basics: Mutual trust, experiences, motivated, ambitious, down-to-earth, loyal, honest, shared values.
People who take themselves too seriously or are emotionally reactive are a no-no.
Look for: A m8 who you appreciate working alongside, doing projects together and working towards shared goals. A m8 who is intelligent and full of new ideas and who tends to enjoy a lively debate and brainstorming. A m8 will have to be willing to logically back up their ideas and theories and handle your directness without getting their knickers in a knot.
Not wanted: M8s who take themselves too seriously or are emotionally reactive.
m8maker™: Agent, Specialist. Must like being bossed.
by B. Collie
Developer - ENTJ
Required basics: Honesty, energy, intellectual curiosity, thoughtfulness, compassion. Must be able to handle your directness and bluntness.
Look for: A m8 who likes learning and challenge. A m8 who is ready to question the norms, set big goals and work hard to achieve them, to debate theories, concepts and “taboo” concepts like religion and politics without getting their knickers in a knot.
Not wanted: Wishy-washy behaviour, flattery, laziness, lack of ambition.
m8maker™: Specialist, Agent. Must like work and conflict!
by G. Shepherd
Results - ESTP
Required basics: Strong sense of adventure and fun, sense of humour, regular challenges (daredevil), explorer,
provider of practical support and solutions.
Look for: A m8 who is active and physically engaged with the world around you, somebody who can join you for recreation, gaming or rich sensory experiences.
Not wanted: People who take themselves too seriously or can only see the dark side of life.
m8maker™: Investigator. Enhancer (Not in Elevanto's view). Must like awesomeness.
by J. Russell
Inspirational - ENTP
Required basics: Verbal sparring partner, mentally quick, open-minded, analytical
provider of practical support and solutions, wants challenges and possibilities.
Look for: A m8 who is thick skinned who will calling you out if you are wrong or admitting when they are wrong. A m8 who does not mind you being assertive, skeptical and questioning.
Not wanted: People who cannot debate new concepts and theories and come up with exciting life-changing ventures.
m8maker™: Practitioner, Objective Thinker. Must like debate.
by B. Terrier
Persuader - ENFJ
Required basics: Authentic, intense, empathetic, shared warmth, vision, respect and mutual empathy.
Look for: A m8 who strives to be their best self and is always looking for opportunities to push themselves to reach their potential.
Not wanted: People who will not make an effort and rely on you “make the first move”, pick up the phone or arrange an outing.
m8maker™: Achiever, Perfectionist. Must like a protagonist.
by T. Boxer
Appraiser - ESFJ
Required basics: Intimacy, connection, trust, open and frequent two-way communication, mutual support, empathy.
Look for: A m8 who follows through on plans, is on time, who does not rely on you to be the “scheduler” for every get-together.Who will work on projects, plan for the future, discuss relationships, feelings and favorite experiences.
Not wanted: People who do not put any work into the conversation.
m8maker™: Perfectionist, Achiever. Must like 'the perfect one'.
by G. Dane
Promoter - ENFP
Required basics: Someone who is willing to think outside-the-box (mental adventures), explore possibilities and dreams,
authentic, honest, not mundane.
Look for: A m8 who gives constructive criticism with compassion and who can let go of what is practical and normal and explore outlandish ideas, creative pursuits and endless theoretical possibilities.
Not wanted: People who play the part to be your friend or not being real with you. Being “bound” by someone else’s world view.
m8maker™: Objective Thinker, Practitioner. Must like chaos.
by G. Retriever
Counselor - ESFP
Required basics: Authenticity, adventure and mutual empathy, affection, affirmation, listener, laugh at themselves and
Look for: A m8 who is there for you on the good and bad days. Who will appreciate the smell of flowers on a morning breeze or the release of a new song by your favorite band.
Not wanted: People who are arrogant, drama-seekers and people who lack compassion.
m8maker™: Enhancer (doubtful), Investigator. Must like parties.
by A. Poodle
Specialist - ISFP
Required basics: Authenticity, compassion, fun, empathy, support, care, being understood.
Look for: A m8 who takes the time to get to know you and who understands that you are not an open book straight away. Who will share their heart with you, be honest with you and find simple pleasures to enjoy with you. e.g. Creativity, writing a song together, coloring in coloring books.
Not wanted: People who require constant stimulation.
m8maker™: Developer, Director. Must like being bossed.
by S. Bernard
Investigator - INFJ
Required basics: Authenticity, compassion, vision.
Look for: A m8 who can share their heart with you and who is willing to listen to your deepest feelings. Want someone with a creative mind, is willing to question things, see beyond the confines of the material world and create big dreams and goals. Give you alone time to recharge.
Not wanted: People who attract or seek drama and will not listen.
Deka Pump Up Factors™: Complexity, Vision, Psychology, Intellectual conversation, Alone in nature, Silence, Adventure, Reading, Intimate conversation, Creativity.
m8maker™: Results, Counselor. Must like an independent.
by G. Hound
Agent - INFP
Required basics: Depth, honesty, connection, authenticity, personal growth.
Look for: A m8 who discuss anything without feeling restricted by outside rules or “propriety”. As an idealist, you crave friends who want to make a difference in the world or who strive to live according to their ethics.
Not wanted: People who do not pursue random paths at will. e.g. the meaning of a song or painting together.
Deka Pump Up Factors™: Reading, Art, Music, Writing, Unstructured time, Intimate one-on-one conversations, Brainstorming Travelling, Daydreaming, Animals.
m8maker™: Director, Developer. Must like a space cadet.
by A. Tibetan
Achiever - ISTP
Required basics: Trust, respect, shared exhilarating experiences, fun.
Look for: A m8 who laughs at themselves, challenges themselves, engages in some friendly mental sparring, who is up for recreational pursuits, games or hands-on projects. You like toying with ideas, but you want those ideas to have a practical application.
Not wanted: People who theorise to no real purpose and who need constant hand-holding or emotional support. Those who do not give alone time or make you feel guilty for that.
m8maker™: Persuader, Appraiser. Must like a workaholic.
by H. Bassett
Practitioner - ISFJ
Required basics: Peaceful, harmonious, full of shared trust, empathy, loyalty in good and bad times.
Look for: A m8 who can take interest in your favorite hobbies and interests and find humour in everyday situations. Someone with whom you can really bare your soul who will not judge you or jump in with a bunch of unsolicited advice.
Not wanted: People who are late, speak badly about people behind their backs, drama queens.
m8maker™: Investigator, Promoter. Must like avoiding conflict, hearing 'the expert'.
by A. Malamute
Objective Thinker - ISTJ
Required basics: Down-to-earth, intellectually curious, and responsible.
Look for: A m8 who appreciate people who are thoughtful, attentive and conscientious. Once you have committed to a friendship you are usually very loyal and you expect reciprocity. One authentic lifelong friend is preferred to a handful of shallow relationships.
Not wanted: People who are late. Whose friendship cannot be relied on in times of difficulty.
m8maker™: Promoter, Inspirational. Elevanto says Enhancer. Must like dealing in facts.
by B. Mountain
Perfectionist - INTP
The "Papillon" needs this type of m8
Required basics: Authenticity, curiosity, truth, listen, mutual freedom and respect.
Look for: A m8 who gives you space, yet comes together for a meeting of the minds, a friendly debate, or an exploration of a theoretical concept. Directness and precision is a must as is enjoying discussing abstractions and theories and figuring out how things work or solving puzzles.
Not wanted: People who “guilt trip” you if you need some time alone. But who will invite you to events.
m8maker™: Appraiser, Persuader. Must like the absent minder professor.
by P. Illon
Enhancer - INTJ
Required basics: Deep intellectual conversation, adventure, mutual respect, creative,
questioning, deeply authentic.
Look for: A m8 who also has their own goals and interests and does not need constant stimulation from you. You like to dissect theories with your friends, pull ideas apart and figure out which ones hold up to scrutiny. You like to let loose sometimes and do something recreational or spend time outdoors.
Not wanted: People who are emotionally needy or overwhelming as you need a large personal space.
Pump Up Factors™: Future, Strategy, Solitude, Reading, Classes, Technology, Philosophy, Art, Alone in nature, Eliminating chaos.
m8maker™: Counselor, Results. Elevanto says OT is best. Must like an independent person.
by A. Ghan