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CHAPTER 5: THE RELATIONSHIP COMPATIBLITY THEORY AND OPPOSITE ATTRACTION
The Relationship Compatibility Theory in its most basic sense, measures the relationship orientation of
both people in a relationship, while demonstrating levels of compatibility. It achieves this through a
simple design, the precise definitions of its underlying constructs, basic math, logical one-dimensional
and interactional rules, and the ability to provide black and white explanations for complicated
psychological and relational processes. By only representing, illustrating, and measuring what it claims,
it stays true to its primary purpose, while engendering itself to psychotherapists and researchers.
The Relationship Compatibility Theory in its most basic sense, measures the relationship orientation of
both people in a relationship, while demonstrating levels of compatibility. It achieves this through a
simple design, the precise definitions of its underlying constructs, basic math, logical one-dimensional
and interactional rules, and the ability to provide black and white explanations for complicated
psychological and relational processes. By only representing, illustrating, and measuring what it claims,
it stays true to its primary purpose, while engendering itself to psychotherapists and researchers.
The Relationship Compatibility Theory is Paradoxical
As much as The Relationship Compatibility Theory is compact, straightforward, logical and (seemingly)
simple, it is also a complicated theory with applications. I believe that by being both flexible and specific,
its potential contributions are substantially broadened.
The Relationship Compatibility Theory owes its flexibility and inclusive nature to the fact that it is a
product of many other important, well-established psychological theories. I could never had developed
it had it not been previously introduced to theoretical frameworks like Family Systems, Psychodynamic,
Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral, Addictions, Twelve Steps, and several others. The inclusive
theoretical nature has resulted in it’s equally flexible and expansive practical applications, which include,
but are not limited to, mental health and addiction treatment, education and research fields, as well for
the general public.
The Relationship Compatibility Theories many applications include, but are not limited to:
Represents the linear, numerical and progressive nature of Relationship Orientations.
Represents the linear evolution or devolution of a relationship.
Represents relationship health or dysfunction.
Illustrates the inverse matching of the oppositely compatible ORO and SRO.
Illustrates relational stability.
Illustrates relational instability.
Determines relationship compatibility.
Illustrates personal growth and the interactional (systemic) reactions to it.
Represents the interactional (systemic) dynamics of oppositely matched Relationship
Orientations.
Illustrates the evolving and devolving nature of mental health.
Represents the evolving and devolving nature of relational health.
The Relationship Compatibility Theory is meant to be “black and white” and very specific in nature. The
inverse Relationship Orientations and their Relationship Compatibility Values were specifically defined
so that they could represent explicit and quantifiable information and observations. Similarly, the
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