Many people determine compatibility based on star or zodiac signs, but what about the psychology of dating? When you enter the mind of a person, their psychological makeup and personality say a lot about their dating habits and who they are most compatible with.

In psychology, there is the mainstream theory that all our personalities are generally broken down into either Type A or Type B personalities. These personalities have been used to determine what type of person is more likely to display certain behaviours. So which type are you? And what does this mean for your dating life?

Type A Personality

Someone that is regarded as a Type A personality is generally a high-achiever and constantly in a race to achieve higher goals. They are highly self-driven and find a need to out-do everyone else. This however, means they are high strung and generally have high stress levels. In dating, Type A personalities tend to put work over relationships and prefer opposition over spontaneity. Therefore, they like dates to be planned rather than a surprise. Type A personalities can typically be impatient and can get upset if their date arrives late to an event.

Type B Personality

Generally, people defined as Type B have lower heart problems and higher levels of satisfaction and happiness. They are reflective and innovative, even-tempered, and enjoy the game rather than winning. They are generally more accepting of failure than a Type A personality type.

In regards to dating, Type B personalities are generally complacent, so someone else would have to make the first move. They also tend to let the other person win an argument simply because they don’t care, and don’t need an immediate answer right away. Also, Type B personalities tend not to be as chatty as Type A personality types so they might need some prodding on the first date.

Do Opposites Attract?

Many people say that opposites attract, and this can be true in certain aspects. When Type A and Type B personalities date, they motivate and challenge each other, and can provide a reality check or perspective the other doesn’t see. However, you must be willing to work with these differences and be willing to receive these different perspectives.

Remember that these are just theoretical assumptions and shouldn’t be taken as gospel. Everyone has their own unique set of personalities and it is up to you to explore them to see if you and your partner are a match.