Be proactive, truly seek to understand your spouse, and work together to come up with a plan.These opposite energy marriages can THRIVE, as long as you know where there is potential for conflict and beat it to the punch! As I said before, I am Melancholy/Choleric — with one introverted side and one extroverted side to my Personality mix.It’s an interesting dynamic to share a square, and there are definite pros and cons to each pairing.Here are some brief descriptions of how “shared squares” play out in marriages: gifting to make the home run efficiently.It’s all about learning to UNDERSTAND our spouse and then COMMUNICATE using this new understanding as a foundation. Just like with our kids, we have to first understand our OWN types before we can use The Personalities in our marriages.If you haven’t already, flip back to The Personalities Overview and take some time to discover your unique Personality blend. Grab your favorite coffee, or tea, explore the site, and leave a comment when you find something that resonates with you. Also, if you like what you see, I'd love to have you join the Scattered Woman Email Crew. One of the easiest ways you can dramatically improve your relationship with your spouse is to understand and VALUE the different Personalities in Marriage.
Keep the goal in mind, folks – IMPROVING our marriages. In this case, the partners share the Sanguine square for their secondary Personalities.I have several of these combinations in my family and friend circles, and I can spot their potential conflict areas from a mile away.Both of the Choleric/Sanguine’s Personalities are extroverted, so he is very high energy. Being around people either in his home or out and about is what recharges him. The good news is that being aware of this energy difference is half the battle!Then, set aside an hour or so to talk through your discoveries with your partner.Go on a walk, out on a date, or cuddle up on the couch, but spend dedicated time for expressing your appreciation for your differences and all the ways they make your relationship stronger. Whether we are introverted or extroverted, how we spend our energy and then recharge is vital to our health and sanity.