Physics taught us opposites attract but when it comes to romantic relationships, that law shouldn’t be used.
Researchers from Keystone College in Pennsylvania after studying relationships found when it comes to choosing best friends, opposite attracts as the relationship thrived due to the difference in their personalities.
The researchers found that extroverts find it easier to make friends quickly but often need a more introverted friend to balance them out who can tease, challenge and calm them.
The introverted, tough-minded, restless, neurotic and traditional personalities tend to choose as a best friend someone who is more agreeable and open than they are.
The researchers also found that friends who drink together and tackle a crisis together no matter how little are more likely to get closer than those who do not drink together and avoid shared dramas.
The researchers believe such friendships can last a lifetime however badly they behave or whatever spouses or friends they may have.
While friendships work best with a certain amount of opposite attracting, the same can’t be said of romantic relationships.
The researchers found that for romantic relationships to have a higher chance of survival, the partners should be largely similar in their personalities.
Do do you have a different personality from your best friend? Do you share similar personalities with your partner?