Ideal mate personality concepts and compatibility in close relationships: a longitudinal analysis.

@article{Zentner2005IdealMP,
  title={Ideal mate personality concepts and compatibility in close relationships: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Marcel Zentner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={
          242-56
        }
}
  • M. Zentner
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
How 2 personalities may be best combined in a couple has often been answered in terms of similarity in partner's personality characteristics. However, results have been inconsistent. The present study proposed that relationship outcomes should depend more on the similarity between individuals' ideal mate personality concepts (IMPCs) and their partner's personality as both perceived by the self and self-reported by the partner. Study 1 introduces a new Q-sort to assess IMPCs and provides… Expand
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