Your personality says a lot about the future of your career as well as the relationships you’ll maintain over the years. Whether or not you ever get married is a matter of choice, but some women are more likely to do so than others.
These are the personality traits that might make you more likely to marry the love of your life. Do any of them sound like you?
How ambitious are you?
A goal-oriented mindset is great for your career. Applied to education specifically, ambition might increase your chances of getting married.
Some research has shown that women who are highly educated have a greater chance of not only getting married, but enduring a longer-lasting marriage. Instead of jeopardizing a woman’s career, for example, it’s possible to sustain a healthy marriage, raise a family, and excel in the workplace.
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Confidence can make all the difference
The reasons self-confident people make great spouses probably won’t surprise you. On average, they’re better listeners, they own up to their mistakes, and they’re less likely to put other people down when they mess up.
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Kindness goes a long way
Sometimes, it takes some effort to be kind to your spouse. No matter how much you love them, frustration and disagreements are tough. Still, a willingness to be kind regardless might work out in your favor.
You don’t even have to make grand gestures of adoration in order for your marriage to thrive. Some research has suggested that random acts of kindness — whether your spouse recognizes them or not — are good for your emotional well-being as well as your marital status.
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Empathy also matters
When you’re married, you’re committed to the other person’s feelings and circumstances as much as you are to your own. This is why people who are able to show empathy toward those close to them are more likely to make marriage work.
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Introverts stay satisfied with their marriages
If you’re an introvert, you might be a little jealous of your extroverted, great-at-forming-relationships friends. The good news is, one study suggests you have a better chance of getting married — and staying with your spouse — than they do.
Introverts tend to make more time for self-care, as they’re energized by isolation. It’s much easier to make marriage work when you’re good at spending time apart.
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Are you conscientious? You’re in luck
The study also found that women who saw themselves as more conscientious also reported greater happiness in their marriages. Conscientious people are more thorough and cautious, which probably means they’re more selective in terms of choosing a lifelong partner they know they can stick with.
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The secret to a happy marriage
Successful marriages are built on communication, commitment, and a little vulnerability. It’s not about finding the perfect person, but the right one.
Whether you get your marriage advice from strangers on the internet or family members whose marriages have lasted decades, you have to make the decisions that are best for you. If you’re not the right person to pair off, enjoy the single life. Do what makes you happy.
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