You’ve Got Personality
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that you should seek a partner who is opposite of you in terms of personality and similar to you in terms of values. This posts outlines four personality types. Although we all have qualities from all four, most of us fall into one of the following categories: Controller, Promoter, Analyst, and Supporter.
The Controller is a “do-er” and often the driving force within a relationship. This person lives for the “here and now” and thrives on feeling like he/she has things under control. CEOs of companies tend to be controllers.
The Promoter is a romantic at heart and has great ideas for the future. He/she thrives on the feeling of importantance in his/her significant other’s life.
The Analyst is a someone who methodically sifts through information (data) prior to making any major decisions. He/she thrives on feeling smart and that he/she has made the right decision on an issue.
The Supporter is naturally a people-pleaser and often the go-to person for advice as he/she is empathetic to others and their problems. This person thrives on feeling needed and helpful in a relationship.
Romantically speaking, Controllers and Promoters generally do best with Analysts and Supporters (and vice versa). The main idea is to pair up with someone who is your diagonal opposite. With that said, don’t forget that this person also needs to have similar values and/or lifestyle.