What people with strong personalities need to understand

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Dating is as much about perception as it is about reality. People with a strong personality can unintentionally leave too little space for the person they are dating to express themselves, especially if that person is naturally a quieter person. It is possible for one’s dominant character to come across as overbearing, even when the person has no interest in actually being that way.

You may think quickly and have a lot to say, and the person you are dating may feel that they are not given time to process things or express themselves. Someone with a softer personality may be equally intelligent, resilient, and communicative, but does so in a different style that actually may complement your own. Make an effort to give the person the time to articulate their thoughts, and make an extra effort to listen and not interrupt.

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