By Chris Dayagdag
Comprehending your love life is a miraculous task. With its sheer complexity, being able to understand yourself in relation to your partner is an achievement in itself.
More often than not, the complex nature of love is more than enough to confuse us with our decisions in life. For instance, aligning our choices with our partners often results in conflict and misunderstandings, especially when we don’t share the same viewpoints with them.
As such, it is crucial to not simply love out of feelings. Instead, looking at your romantic archetype can be a good start in creating lasting relationships. By examining the blueprint of roles in relationships, we are able to gain a better understanding of ourselves and of our partners.
With that, in this article, we’ll be answering the question of what your romantic archetype could possibly mean in your love life!
The Giver Archetype
Placing others before themselves, the giver archetype is highly regarded for their ability to nourish their partners. As expert gardeners, givers are often good at making the relationship flourish, given that they can shape their lives in a way that’s favorable towards growth.
As such, their partners will often cherish the rewards. By being in a relationship with this archetype, their lucky partners will feel secured, pampered, and even cared with.
However, if you are the giver archetype, your weakness often lies in your tendency to forget yourself. By faithfully devoting yourself to your partner, you tend to leave little to nothing for your own life. With that, conflicts and arguments are often subtle such that they only surface when you’re unable to bear it anymore.
The Receiver Archetype
The direct opposite of the Giver, the receiver archetype is good at capitalizing on relationships. Receivers know how to value gifts and blessings from loved ones which can benefit both parties.
However, the receiver has the tendency to be selfish. With this condition of being constantly subject to the act of receiving, they might be too self-centered to be even sensitive to their partners. Valuing themselves above everything else, the receiver ultimately fails to realize the positive impact of those around them.
With that, the key for the relationship to thrive for the receiver is giving back. As they are already good at growing their own yards, the receiver must be able to break this shell by learning how they can value their partners.
The Rationalist Archetype
Prioritizing logic and reason, the rationalist is someone you can argue with in a relationship. While other partners are usually too emotional or dominant, the rationalist would be willing to listen to your problems and attack them in a systematic way.
As such, they can nurture the relationship simply by being themselves. After all, making the right choices is crucial in a healthy relationship. With that, the rationalist is someone who can make these choices with ease.
However, if you are the rationalist archetype, your weakness often lies in your tendency to be insensitive. With reason as your ultimate standard, you tend to forget the emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s existence. This creates a silent rift as your partner often feels unloved or uncared for.
The Hopeless Romantic
Being a fan of television dramas, the hopeless romantic is someone who defines love as romance. Meaning, part of their formula in loving someone is that cheesy and rosy perception that’s often sold by the media. As such, they can be very sweet and caring, as their actions make you feel like you’re the luckiest person in the world.
However, one weakness of this romantic archetype is that they are often too idealistic regarding relationships. They idealize the concept of “undying love,” so, they tend to expect the same thing from their partners.
To balance this, hopeless romantics need to do a reality check from time to time. In doing so, they are able to keep their idealistic notions without necessarily destroying their relationship dynamics with their partners.
Able to attract almost anyone in the room, the seducer is someone you’ll easily fall in love with. As you talk to them, almost everything is perfect. Knowing exactly how to attract others, the seducer can make every move that’s necessary in order to get what they want.
As such, the seducer isn’t necessarily a bad lover. However, we cannot deny the fact that they are often chased by those around them, especially when they aren’t in a relationship yet. But when they are, their loyalty can be in question given that they are forever pursued not only by their lovers but also by others.
With that, if you are a seducer, you need to work on realizing the value of commitment. By knowing how to be committed to someone, you are able to cherish the existence of the partner that you’ve devoted yourself to. Instead of meaninglessly flirting around, you can make that special someone feel loved.
Learn Your Romantic Archetype
With these romantic archetypes, all that’s left for you is to identify yours. By knowing your archetype, you’ll be able to determine its implications in your love life. As you create or maintain meaningful relationships with others, knowing your key archetype can help bolster a positive result.
Furthermore, you can also identify the correct archetype of your lover. As a consequence, it will be easier for you to identify their love language, which is crucial for your overall success.
Chris Dayagdag is a spirituality and meditation enthusiast who writes for individualogist.com, a personality-testing resource based on Carl Jung’s study of the 12 Jungian archetypes. He is a firm believer of using self-discovery as a tool for uncovering one’s purpose and direction. Individualogist has guided thousands of its active members to achieve transformations and experience success in various aspects of their lives.
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