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May. 16th, 2004

I took the personality assessment from eharmony.com. Interesting, and pretty accurate, at least for now.


By analyzing your answers to the Relationship Questionnaire we have created the following Personality Profile. Everyone has a set of subconscious wants and desires that drive their choices and attitudes. By asking you questions about a wide range of emotional issues, this report has established general patterns in your values.

Some of the following information may seem inaccurate or incomplete. Remember, that this profile is a snapshot of your personality at a specific moment. It is not intended as an in-depth analysis of your complete being, but as a tool to aid in self-discovery.


You may demonstrate positive possessiveness by developing strong attachments; however, you will not be overly involved as some others tend to do.


You have a basic need to be supportive of others. You will agree with others, sometimes even if it's not what you really want.


You tend to be a traditionalist, and will enjoy the social environment best if it is stable and predictable. You dislike sudden decisions about where to go or what to do, preferring to think things out first.


Others may perceive you as being undemonstrative and self-controlled. Not wanting to be the center of attention, you generally support others.


Because of your lenient and complacent nature, others with fewer scruples may take advantage of you. You could, perhaps, benefit from greater assertiveness.


You prefer a warm, friendly environment free of conflict and hostility. In that environment, you prefer reassurance of your involvement and self-worth.


You tend to be loyal to others. Your loyalty shows in a variety of ways including your "staying power" with relationships and activities.


You tend to dislike sudden or abrupt changes. You prefer things the way they are. Your motto might be: "If it's not broken, don't fix it."


You are a good friend and are always willing to help those you consider to be your friends. You also show strong ties, and will be uncomfortable when separated from your friends for an extended period.


Each person has a unique way of communicating. We use a combination of body language, facial expression, verbal tone and word choice to share ourselves with others. The following statements offer a look at the natural behavior you bring to an interpersonal relationship.


In your group, you may support the group leader rather than vie for a leadership position yourself. As a result, the group leader will usually appreciate the support you bring.


You tend to internalize conflict. As a result, if something about another is bothering you, you may bottle-up feelings and keep them inside.


Others will notice that you are a sincere person about what you say and do. This trait, along with the excellent listening skills, creates an individual whom most people find pleasant to be with and a calming type of person.


In communicating with others, you may support the mainstream ideas rather than new trailblazing activities. You may prefer the stable and traditional activities.


You have a communications style which many people are comfortable with almost immediately. You are sincere, a good listener, not pushy and overall a comfortable person to be near.

Many different factors determine the communication styles with which you are most comfortable. Some individuals thrive on the challenge of pointed criticism, while others are at their best in a nurturing environment where criticism is offered as a suggestion for improvement. Each of us has a unique set of requirements and preferences. Below is a list of communication styles that will mesh well with your own. Having a partner who understands and practices these traits is important to your long-term happiness.


Take time to be certain that you reach an agreement.


Be responsive toward ideas and commitments.


Be sincere and use a tone of voice that shows sincerity.


Keep the conversation at the discussion level, rather than confrontation.


Provide personal support and assurance.


Move casually, informally.


Patiently draw out personal interests.


Support ideas for change with facts, figures and logic.


Listen sincerely.


Allow time to ask questions.


Present ideas softly, nonthreateningly.


Show sincere interest as a person.

Following are some of the specific strengths and/or personal characteristics that you bring to a relationship. These may form the foundations of many of your friendships and dealings with other people. Some will seem obvious, but you may be surprised by others. Take a moment to reflect on each and consider what role it may have played in your past successes, and even failures.


You are good at reconciling (i.e. you don't like to sulk after a conflict is resolved).


You are excellent at listening to the concerns and ideas of others.


You are good at helping others people reach their goals.


You like to gather facts and think things over before offering a strong opinion.


You are generally very patient with people.


You are very respectful of the needs and wants of other people.


You tend to work hard at making sure that other people are happy.


You are very supportive of other people.


You tend to bring feelings of security and stability to a relationship.


You are excellent at listening to your partner.


You are very sincere in actions and words.


You take pride in being very loyal to friends and family.

In general, human beings are defined by their needs and individuals by their wants. Your emotional wants are especially important when establishing with whom you are compatible. While answering the Relationship Questionnaire you established a pattern of basic, subconscious wants. This section of the report was produced by analyzing those patterns. Our wants change as we mature and obtain our life goals. You may find it valuable to revisit this section periodically to see how your wants have changed.

You may want:

Recognition for your loyalty.


To feel important, but not be the leader.


Activities that may involve friends.


Protection or insulation from aggression or confrontation.


An environment free from conflict or hostility.


Tried, established ways of doing things.


Security for now, and in the future.


An environment relatively free of conflict.


Sound relationships which form naturally, and are not contriving or scheming.


A feeling of security.


Frequent appreciation.


Time to react to new ideas and sudden change.

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