Would you describe yourself as Type A? Do feel like you attract people you end up clashing with because you're always fighting for control in the relationship? As attractive as it is to date someone who's just like you, if you've been fairly unlucky in love up to this point, you may need to take a different approach. Because according to experts, your perfect matchmay be a Type B partner.
Someone who is a Type B personality is usually laid back and relaxed, psychotherapist and relationship expert Emily Mendez, M.S. EdS, tells Bustle. These folks tend to take things easy, they don’t usually stress about minor things, and in general, Type B personalities tend to be introverts. "If you want a partner who is patient and understanding, then a person with a type B personality would be a great partner for you," Mendez says.
Despite the fact that Type B partners tend to be introverted, relationship coach Jenna Ponaman, CPC, ELI-MP tells Bustle, they are proud to "walk the talk." They enjoy the comforts of being on their own and they don't require a ton of attention. They would rather take in their surroundings and just enjoy living in the moment rather than worry about a million different things.
"Type B partners can be very selfless and caring," Ponaman says. "They will do things for their partner out of the goodness of their heart and not for the attention or gratification." If you're someone who's not into grand getures of love, a Type B partner may be your perfect match. They're all about the simple things that build closeness.
So if you think you may need a Type B partner, experts say these are the signs to look out for.