How Compatible Are You and Your Partner?

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How Compatible Are You and Your Partner?
What are the things you argue about? Where are the disagreements? The small resentments?

The fourth need to discuss is the need for freedom. A person with a high need for freedom is independent and likes to do things his or her own way. A high freedom need person generally does not like rules---particularly ones that don't make sense. They also value their time alone. They like to do what they want, when they want and are a generally creative problem-solvers.

There is usually an inverse relationship between the connection and the freedom needs, but not always. When a person has a high need for connection, he or she typically has a lower need for freedom and vice versa. Of course, there are exceptions but typically there is an opposite relationship between the two.

 

The last of InsideOut Empowerment's basic human needs is enjoyment. Enjoyment seems pretty straightforward but there are some subtleties to it that are necessary to understand. There are basically two kinds of enjoyment. There is the loud, energetic kind of fun that people might get from physical activity and parties, for example. There is the quiet, relaxing kind of fun that might be enjoyed by fishing, lying in a hammock on a warm summer’s day or reading for pleasure. Everyone has various ways of meeting their enjoyment need and it is these differences that can drastically effect your satisfaction in your relationship.

It is not always true that in order for your relationship to succeed, you must have equal or almost equal need strengths in all five needs. For the significance need, it is best when one of you is high and one of you is low in that need.

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There is so much to learn about improving the most significant relationship of choice in your life. This provides you with one more piece to the puzzle.
 

This article was originally published at InsideOut Empowerment. Reprinted with permission.
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