Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Emotional Intimacy Question: Giver, Taker, Matcher

Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

11. Are you a giver, a taker, or a matcher? Are there areas in your life where you act like one type, and other areas where you act like another? [Here’s the Giver/Taker Test]

I strongly prefer balanced relationships.  I resent people trying to take advantage of me, which makes me completely incompatible with others who think my status is lower than theirs.  If people are too giving, I get suspicious.  Conversely, the circumstances where I will relentlessly pursue my own interests are those with an imbalance already in play that I'm trying to even out.  If I feel that society has shortchanged me, I'll take back whatever I can.  I allow some swing in a relationship because nobody's on the ball all the time.  But it has to go back and forth eventually, or it's not a healthy relationship.  
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