When we look for a partner, there are some obvious qualities in which we are interested: looks, intelligence, sense of humor etc. But there are some subtler qualities that we may overlook and that have a key role in the success of the relationship. Here are 5 of them.
1. They don’t crack under pressure
The way a person reacts when they deal with frustrating situations says a lot about the way they are going to react when things get hard in your relationship. If you notice that your partner usually shows patience and doesn’t get angry easily, it means they are willing to put in the time and the effort to solve any future conflicts.
2. They don’t turn everything into a competition
We may admire someone who has ambition and a competitive nature. But we wouldn’t necessarily want them as partner. If your partner always needs to win, if they need to be right about everything and is not interested in making compromises, your relationship might not have such a great future.
3. They are willing to talk about sex
No matter how great your sexual life is right now, chances are that at some point in future you will need to talk about it. So being willing to overcome shyness and embarrassment in order to talk things over and to address the problem in a mature manner is an important predictor of the relationship’s success.
4. They know how to fight
When conflict arises, and it will, it’s essential to know how to deal with it. Establishing boundaries, expressing your disagreements in a clear and respectful manner, listening to the other person’s point of view and not trying to manipulate them in any way are key elements to handling the conflict in a productive manner.
5. They don’t act entitled to everything
If your partner yells at the waiter for no reason, if they park their car in the handicap space, these are the signs of a person who lacks integrity. If they are dishonest and selfish with others, these traits will make their way into your relationship as well.
Does your partner have these qualities? Please, share this!