Compatibility can be defined as being “able to exist and perform in
harmonious or agreeable combination”. There are five areas of
relationship compatibility, namely spiritual compatibility, social
compatibility, emotional compatibility, intellectual compatibility
and physical compatibility. Every person is different and thus,
there will be a few differences between you and your partner in
almost all the area of compatibility. However, it is when the
differences become too much that there is a reason to worry.
Intellectual compatibility deals with building common blocks of
love, respect and trust for one another. Also, it includes
common interests that attract two people towards each other, the
absence of which can drive them apart. Read through the
following lines to know ways to test intellectual compatibility
in your relationship.
How To Test Intellectual Compatibility In A Relationship:
Intellectual compatibility tests are conducted to know if two
persons are soul mates and can live together without too many
arguments or fights. It tests whether both the partners feel the
same about the important things in life and are able to talk and
listen to each other for hours at stretch. The purpose of
intellectual compatibility test is to find out the percentage of
agreements between two
people, on the basic issues of life, such as eating habits, sports,
sexual preferences, how to raise children,
friends, vacations, and so on. The test will cover the following
- Do we have a
similar level of knowledge and education?
- Does our IQ level
and general mental ability match up each other?
- Is there a
willingness and readiness to communicate?
- Are we able to
easily understand each other?
- Is the level of
agreements versus disagreements more than vice-versa?
If the answers to the
above questions are mostly in the affirmative, you and your partner
have good intellectual compatibility. Otherwise, you need to look
over the relationship once again. You can also enquire one another
about educational background. People completing school or university
in the same field would communicate and understand each other much
easily. Professional knowledge can also play a major role in
intellectual compatibility, but is not always necessary.
Intellectual Incompatibility, Speed of
Understanding: Based on a person’s
mind ability, he is able to interpret and understand what he hears
or reads. Two people can differentiate in the ability of their minds
while communicating with each other. This can lead to intellectual
incompatibility between them, especially if they are partners.
People from deeply
different educational backgrounds often have difficulty in getting
compatible with one another. If you communicate on a subject that
your partner does not know much about, it will lead to
misunderstandings and even emotional stress between both of you. If
the compatibility gap varies vastly between both of you, you will
feel inadequate to one another and will start suffering from
It is also possible
that objects such as parents, friends, emotional preferences, etc.
cause substantial intellectual incompatibilities between you and
your partner. Any disagreement occurring between you both should be
dealt separately, to know its origin, which can be related to
school, books, other education, parents, and friends and so on.