jokerman wrote:Do people with similar personalities ever get married? And how happy are those marriages?
Dh and I have similar personalities, with a few large differences in how we think or do things. I've always been pretty happy about the fact that we get along easily. The things that are different have been issues at certain times (I jump into the metaphorical pool right away in cannon ball like fashion, have fun, get out....he dips his toes in for half the day, finally choosing to ease himself in, and then he's doing master swim type things for the rest of the day....differences)....have also been a help. I have the spark that starts us going, he is the brakes that makes us look at things from different angles before we jump in. I"m more creative, he's more engineered mindset. This is annoying at times because I wish I had someone who understood some things a bit better, and I"m sure when he's explaining something for the millionth time that he wishes I were a bit more like him as well. But in starting our business, we needed both. We compliment each other in that way. But we're not opposite enough to have it interfere with everyday living.
I also don't know how much we're alike because we met so young and made many of our stances on things together. Our sense of humor is very similar, for example. But I do know that I appreciate having a friend that understands me, that I can laugh with and know we're both on the same page and one of us isn't going to get offended by the other person's "dry" humor. I like that I can tell him something that's going on and he already agrees with me on what to do, regardless of being here in person or not. We're moving into our RV soon, and just last night I'd said that I'd brought up PODS as a possible storage situation but that I don't want to go that route. He said he didn't either, but because I"d done some homework on it, I wanted to know what his gut was. Turns out, it was exactly what I'd already thought of myself. The things we aren't seeing eye to eye on are probably more than 99% of the time something I've cannon balled into and he's still dipping his toes into. So yes, I think we're pretty happy.