Saturday, April 3, 2021
Helping patients to know themselves through their partner
Our partner is often the most useful “mirror” to see and find ourselves. It’s pretty important to know oneself isn’t it?
Imagine how much struggle a fish will experience if it didn’t know that it was a fish!
If our partner is an introvert, it might tell us that we are more of an extrovert.
A “fixer”, “doing orientated” partner reflects a “go with the flow” person.
A “follow my feelings” sort of partner reflects a “follow my head” sort of person.
A “zoomed in detailed” partner reflects a “zoom out bigger picture” person.
A realistic, pragmatic partner reflects a dreamy goal orientated person.
A stability focused partner reflects a novelty and newness orientated person.
An inner compass oriented partner reflects an outer compass oriented person.
Don’t get too annoyed by your partner’s differences. Make space for it, acknowledge it, and use it to understand oneself is an important pursuit.