Personality is stable throughout life, so don’t expend energy in your relationship trying to change your partner’s personality, instead put in effort to understand each other’s personality factors as well as your own.
Application: Begin acknowledging aspects of your personality, as well as your partner’s, in everyday life. For example, if one of you is high on social (extroverted) and the other low (introverted), consider this when planning weekend activities. Maybe this means you go to a friend’s dinner party on Saturday and spend Sunday at home doing house projects.
If personality is an area of your relationship you want to continue to explore, there are a variety of other assessments and theories that will give additional insight into each individual’s personality. CoupleCheckup and PREPARE/ENRICH both offer deep understanding into areas of personality and the implications of different personalities on a relationship.
Maybe spend an upcoming date night taking another personality assessment to continue learning even more about each other.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples… that’s a great place start! Tune in for more tips next week.
Do you need help with an issue or problem? Our approach helps to generate deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations can restore insight and understanding about one another.
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The CoupleCheckup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The CoupleCheckup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The CoupleCheckup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the CoupleCheckup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.