What is the first key value for compatibility?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Relationship expert Gloria MacDonald discusses the first key value for compatibility in a relationship.

    Gloria MacDonald

    Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”

    What is the first key value for compatibility?

    There are twelve key values and traits for compatibility that we have come up with, that we have really tracked through couples and seeing that the more are people have in common in these areas, the more lasting, happy, fulfilling relationships they form. The first one is one we have already talked about introversion versus extroversion. This is an area where opposites do really tend to attract. Lots and lots of introverts tell me when I interview them that they are really looking for an extrovert. They find that it is really helpful to have somebody that s opposite to what they are to really to help to draw them out.

    Extroverts don t say they are looking for introverts but extroverts don t mind having an introvert because it gives the extrovert more freedom to be expressing themselves and the introvert can be there quietly kind of, supporting in and maybe more in the background. So, that s one area where it seems to really work in terms of having opposites.