- Gender and Relationships
Opposites Attract-Finding Your Perfect Mate
Most of us have heard this saying and there is a lot of truth in it. If two people are too much a like they tend to get on each other’s nerves. We need people that compliment us and aren’t so close to who we are. Thinking the same way is not always a good thing even though it may seem so.
Extroverts and Introverts-
If you have two out going people together they tend to struggle for center stage. This can be tiring after a while and dampen a relationship.
Having one who is good at speaking up helps get the social life going. They might be the one who seems to always find friends or think up fun places to go. Meanwhile the quieter half may excel at planning the details.
Two introverts coming together can be equally bad if they are both too shy to speak up when there is a problem. They may rely on each other for companionship but lack outside friends.
Letter and Number People-
These people tend to compliment each other. There are number people and there are letter people, meaning some are good at figures and some are better with words.
Number people will make schedules and itineraries, they’ll figure out how long it takes to get somewhere and work out the cost while word people may read books and find out information through research. Some letter people are good at talking to people getting needed information.
Both are important ways of getting information but you can see how they compliment each other and are both necessary when planning a vacation.
When building or buying a home these two will accomplish so much more than two who are the same. Deciding where to live, planning a wedding or even buying a car both are needed for different aspects of the deal.
Opposite Career Fields-
This is also evident in the type work people do. Again, there are exceptions but for the most part these don’t work.
Two writers don’t typically make a good pair because they tend to hole up in their separate offices and never see each other.
A couple of actors are always fighting for the spotlight, it is part of the reason their marriages don’t usually last. Celebrities who have the most successful unions married outside their field of work i.e. their manager.
Opposites can agree-
Even though opposite people think very different, they can still get along. You must find the flip side of your coin that has similar tastes and ideas. When this happens although the way of arriving at the destination may be different you both have the same common goal. Working together you can reach the end of the maze.
You must realize that although your other half does things differently; they want the same thing you do they just have their own way of getting things done.
Understand you are different, don’t expect them to do things the same way and you’ll get along much better.