I like to tease my partner that if I set off an explosion in our apartment, he'd be like, "well, we can always get a new one." Meanwhile, he makes fun of me for saying things like "I'll tie my shoes while I'm on the toilet to save time!" In other words, he's Type B and I'm Type A. Or more like Type A++. And just as he probably sometimes feels micromanaged by me, I can get incredibly frustrated with him.
My partner's chill attitude is part of what I like about him, though. In situations where I'd normally freak out, just being around his calm energy reminds me I don't need to. He doesn't give me a hard time for my mistakes because they sincerely don't bother him. But sometimes, when I want to take care of something two weeks in advance and he wants to put it off until the last minute, I get so stressed out that I lose sight of that.
I'm not alone: A lot of people are struggling to maintain relationships with those of other personality types without losing their minds. Fortunately, that means a lot of professionals have dealt with this issue. Here are some expert tips for dealing with a Type B significant other when you're Type A.