Find out how good you are at being in a relationship with this short quiz
There is one personality trait that consistently predicts how good you are at maintaining a relationship and it can be measured in a few simple questions.
One a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much), to what extent to you:
- Pay attention to detail?
- Get household chores done straightaway?
- Like order?
- Follow a schedule
- Ensure that you are always well-prepared?
Add up your score now. The personality trait that reliably predicts relationship satisfaction according to a report in The Guardian is conscientiousness. If you scored 21-25 you are very conscientious, 16-20 somewhat conscientious, and 15 or less not particularly conscientious.
Research indicates that ultimately the majority of people want a partner who will be attentive, do their fair share of housework, follow a routine, and are always on hand to help. It turns out that other traits such as being outgoing and enjoying new things, can actually be seen as good or bad depending on your partner. Whereas a good old conscientiousness comes out on top and predicts relationship satisfaction.