Personally, I would prefer that my partner is of a similar temperament.
Don’t get me wrong — I am not saying my partner and I are or should be carbon copies of one another and share all the same interests. That would be boring!
But I would not want a partner who loves to party in large groups when I prefer to have dinner with a few friends. I would not want a partner who has energy till 2 in the morning when I feel the need to be asleep by 10 even on a weekend. I would not want a partner who loves to socialise every weeknight after work when all I want to do is zone out in front of the telly or lappy.
I say this knowing that I find extroverts tiring to be around. I have friends that are extroverts and I love them dearly but I can’t keep up with them. When I catch up with them about once or twice a month, I’m ready to go home by 9 and they are still highly charged. They work similar hours and yet are willing to go out on a weeknight and stay up till late. Imagine having a partner like that! Someone I would be spending every single day of my life with. E.X.H.A.U.S.T.I.N.G.
So what about the rest of you out there?
Whether you are in a relationship, have been in one or even think about one — does you partner’s temperament have to be similar or the opposite?
Until next time,