This Is the 1 Personality Trait People Who Are Successful in Relationships Have

There are those people out there — the ones who always have success in relationships. Even if they go through breakups, they have no problem getting back into another long-term relationship. Meanwhile, everyone else sits back in disbelief and wonders how they do it. As it turns out, these people have share personality traits that make them great partners. Here are the traits that people who are successful in relationships have, and the one trait in particular that makes them such a good catch,

They’re authentic

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You’re more likely to be trusted if you come across as genuine. | Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images

If confidence is sexy, then being completely true to yourself makes you the ultimate package. People who are successful in relationships are always authentic, and don’t put up a fake front in order to attract their mates. “Authenticity is highly valued,” Psychology Today says. “On the whole, we don’t like or trust people who come across as phony and false.” And if someone is trustworthy, they’re more likely to have successful relationships.

Next: Individuals with a lot of relationship success are always…

Open to growth

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You have to want to grow with your partner. | Image Source/Getty Images

Someone that’s successful in relationships is willing to try new things and expand their horizons, and do so with their partner. That being said, they must want to grow with their significant other, and not on just on their own. “Successful relationships are ones in which both partners are other-focused,” the Huffington Post explains, noting that too much self-growth can actually hurt a relationship.

Next: People who want relationship success must…

Value humor

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Try not to take yourself too seriously. |

You don’t have to be a comedian. But if you want to have relationship success, you can’t take yourself too seriously. And when there’s a shared sense of humor, a relationship can really thrive. Daily Mail points to research revealing that style of humor isn’t important, but that sharing a laugh goes a long way to keeping a relationship going.

Next: The ability to do this makes certain people great at relationships.

Accept their partner’s faults

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Accept your partner exactly for who they are. |

Having standards in a relationship is great. But someone with a lot of relationship success also accepts faults, both in their partners and in themselves. “One of the things I have learned from couples who have healthy relationships, is to accept your partner, as they are, not as you wish them to be,” one writer for The Good Men Project summarizes.

Next: But even with faults, people with relationship success also…

Don’t make too much room for guilt

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Guilt can seriously devastate your relationship. |

People who are successful in relationships don’t allow guilt to play a major role. Psychology Today explains that these individuals “do not control others by using guilt tactics, nor do they succumb to obligatory obedience if others use guilt to control them.” Long story short: Check guilt at the door if you want relationship success.

Next: The most important trait of all.


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You need to be able to find a solid middle ground. |

The top personality trait that all people who are successful in relationships have is an ability to compromise without sacrificing their own identity or starting a fight. Odyssey explains that all relationships are built on compromise, along with trust and commitment. “Trust can waver when you feel insecure. Commitment can get shaky when you feel uncertain. Compromise, though, always exists regardless of how you feel. ”

Next: Last, but certainly not least …


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This last point may sound obvious, but you have to remember it. |

This may sound like a no-brainer. But it’s true — listening to your S.O. sets you up to have a more successful relationship. Psychologist Carl Rogers tells Psychology Today that “active or deep listening is at the heart of every healthy relationship. It’s also the most effective way to bring about growth and change.”

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