When Do Opposites Attract ? Interpersonal Complementarity Versus Similarity

  title={When Do Opposites Attract ? Interpersonal Complementarity Versus Similarity},
  author={D. Christopher Dryer and Leonard M. Horowitz},
Two experiments examined whether interpersonal complementarity or similarity influences people's satisfaction with dyadic interactions. Participants in complementary partnerships (submissive people with dominant partners, dominant people with submissive partners) reported more satisfaction than did those with similar partners. In Study 1 complementarity referred to the match between, the participants' self-reported interpersonal style (dominant or submissive) and the role enacted by a… Expand

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