These are the four personality types that anthropologist Helen Fisher coined during her research into why we fall in love with certain people but not others. How about Explorer, Builder, Negotiator or Director?In dating and marriage personality type determines who makes a good match, says Helen Fisher. All four types make mistakes that they could avoid if they knew more about the type that they are." Your Tango spoke with Fisher about fighting over mopping the floor, what doodles say about your love life, and the consequences of choosing the wrong type (hint: it's not so bad). came to me in the end of 2004 and asked me "Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? Nobody knows." We do know that we tend to fall in love with people from the same socioeconomic background, same general level of intelligence, same general level of good looks. According to Fisher, interpreting these types can help you navigate the dating ocean and net the perfect tuna (or man, if that's what you prefer). The tome offers detailed portraits of each personality genre, a quiz that reveals your personality category, and information about the species of man you fit with. For Fisher, "the most important thing about this book is not just understanding who you are, but using who you are.
She had a daily radio spot on The Good Life network, Sirius Radio, in 2007; she was also host of a four-part radio series for the BBC World Service, 2004, a four-part TV series for Turner Broadcasting Systems, 1995, and commentator on a 10-part series for The Today Show (NBC), 1984-85.
She’s imaged them and watched what happens when people are madly in love – or feel harshly rejected.
Senior Planet caught up with Fisher, 67, just in time for Valentine’s Day to pick her brain about the chemistry of love.
ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, is a Visiting Research Professor and member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University.
She is currently working on a book to be published by Henry Holt on mate choice.