On this episode of Swank Life, Jake Swank interviews author and creator of Love Types: Discover Your Romantic Style and Find Your Soul Mate, Dr. Alexander Avila. Finding the “right” person can be difficult at best. For details of the show, please visit: www.swanklife.com . Dating is often like a masquerade ball, where each partner conceals his or her true self behind a mask of best behavior for a while. Eventually the masks slip. In 1921, Carl Jung laid out what he felt were personality differences that determined behavior, perception, and experiences, and he named them Introversion/Extroversion, Intuition/Sensation, and Thinking/Feeling. From this theory, the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator was born and is today the most widely used test for normal personality. Based on these famous works, Dr. Alexander Avila applied these personality concepts to dating and relationships, coming up with 16 distinct personality styles that affect compatibility in intimate relationships, and that can make or break the deal. People often ask where can I meet my ideal partner, or how do I know if someone is right for me. How does being shy or extroverted affect the type of partner you choose to commit to a life of happiness and fulfillment? Can I really have lasting love? Dr. Avila feels that if a person understands which types out of the 16 are most compatible with their personality type, the greater success of finding lasting love is dramatically increased. Dr. Avila provides examples and explains how his system works.
During the past seven years, Dr. Avila has presented his cutting-edge LoveType system to students throughout Southern California and has helped many formerly frustrated singles achieve happy and successful relationships. A popular college professor, public speaker, and relationship authority, Dr. Avila holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology as well as a doctorate in jurisprudence. In addition, he is the co-founder of the California School of Professional Psychology Media Psychology Group, and he is active in several professional psychology associations. Dr. Avila has been featured on local and national radio, TV, and print, including CBS and ABC news, Woman to Woman-CBS, Great Day America, KFI Radio, Catholic Family Radio Network; Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Woman's World, Latina, and Today's Black Womanmagazines. Dr. Avila has dedicated his life to helping individuals who have experienced shyness, loneliness, loss, frustration, and disappointment in their relationships.Through his continuing research, teaching, and coaching, Dr. Avila's mission is to teach individuals how to connect with each other and create lasting and uplifting relationships that will change the world, one relationship at a time.
Dr. Avila does extensive traveling for LoveTypes and media book tours. If you would like to meet or assist Dr. Avila as a host in your city, contact Dr. Avila at the below numbers. He is always open to making new friends and creating positive human connections. On a personal note, Dr. Avila enjoys salsa/disco dancing, chess, martial arts, bodybuilding, psychology, philosophy, and finding the meaning in life.