The Adventurer

The Adventurer is fun-loving and independent, valuing spontaneity in a relationship but picking partners based on pragmatic fit.

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Identity

With a proclivity for exploration and spontaneity, The Adventurer loves having the freedom to explore the world and their sense of self, often outside of the bounds of a traditional relationship. Even with their focus on fun and adventure though, they’re also aware and likely interested in a more pragmatic fit when choosing a partner.

Desires

  • A sense of self and life outside of the bounds of their relationship.
  • Open, honest channels of communication and an equal give-and-take.
  • A passionate, fun romance filled with spontaneity and adventure.
  • A pragmatic fit of shared hobbies, passions, and lifestyles.

Ideal Relationship

  • A true partnership, without having to be someone's caretaker.
  • A relationship that is self-sustaining.
  • A partner who keeps things exciting without completely disregarding practical concerns and reason.
  • A partner who not only understands and allows them personal space but who may desire some level of this themselves.

Love

Although the Adventurer is all about passion, fun and spontaneity, they are also more pragmatic in their conceptualization of love. So while they focus on their independent selves outside of the relationship, they’re also focused on what they can bring into and take from a relationship with someone that shares similar passions as they do. They don’t like clinginess and are unlikely to want to be someone’s savior in any given situation.

Their independent and romantic side combined with their centered nature helps them fall into relationships without overthinking things, but they also have the ability to avoid jumping into relationships that are the absolute wrong fit. Because of their own centered nature, they not only dislike clinginess, they’re also actively unattracted to it.

Being with an Adventurer

In a relationship with the Adventurer, it’s easy to sink into comfortable patterns because of the likely pragmatic fit from the start. While they are most fulfilled with partners that fit their lifestyle and their values, they also give them space and expect an equal amount back. Although they may settle into a comfortable routine with a partner they also need excitement and spontaneity, so a relationship with this type is likely to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

Bright spots of a relationship with an Adventurer

  • Their romantic side helps them make their partners feel special, wanted, and loved.
  • Their focus on pragmatic compatibility means they’re likely able to bring partners a sense of companionship based on shared interests.
  • May not initiate, but are likely to willingly and eagerly embrace a partner’s efforts to keep the spark alive beyond the honeymoon stage.

Challenges of being with an Adventurer

  • They might be seen by some as cold, aloof, or inconsiderate because of their centered and independent nature.
  • Their focus on fun and spontaneity may make them jump from relationship to relationship.
  • Their ability to turn away the minute they sense an ill-fit based on pragmatic choices can make them leave a potentially promising relationship prematurely.

Compatible types

Often, the perfect match for the Adventurer is someone who has the same independent leanings. Those who are more interdependent are a bad fit since they’re unlikely to be attracted to these types. Since they want an equal partnership, they may not be drawn to people they feel need any validation.

Still, even with their own pragmatic leanings, they’re well-matched with romantic types since their daring nature helps them understand the romantic sides. Even with their strong pragmatic leanings they can sometimes get bored and restless with too much practicality and need partners who are open to finding the occasional thrills they seek together.

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Caution

Because they have a daring side that pushes them from relationship to relationship quicker than some other types, they may have their own inner conflicts that pose a challenge to their more pragmatic desires of love.

They may struggle to control their impulses or frankly may not want to, which might get in the way (should they desire a stable relationship). To avoid unhealthy adaptions it’s best for them to try and balance their traits as best they can.

Unhealthy adaptations

  • Getting bored or losing interest past the dating stage if it’s not immediately exciting enough.
  • Confusing initial passion with pragmatic fit against their own better judgment.
  • Seeing areas of incompatibility and focusing on them before giving the relationship a chance.
  • Have an internal conflict between romantic ideals of a relationship and practical concerns for the long-term viability of a relationship.

Struggles

  • Can be difficult for them to separate a pragmatic fit from their need for constant passion leading to them unintentionally jeopardizing their relationships.
  • Because of their strong sense of self and more independent nature, they might struggle with finding partners they're excited to commit to or that fit practically into their lives.
  • Allowing their independent and centered side to take over, making them disassociate from their relationship after the dating stage.
  • The tendency to run from any issue as major conflict, causing them to withdraw prematurely from a promising relationship.

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Happiness

The Adventurer is very good at finding their own paths to happiness and usually doesn’t look to their relationship to make or break how they feel from day to day. Especially with the right partner, they can settle into a happy rhythm while still keeping a lot of the spark alive through the progression of a relationship.

In their healthiest state, they’re able to balance their pragmatic needs with their need for fun and spontaneity, allowing for a lasting relationship that has equal amounts of practicality and fun.

Healthy Adaptations

  • Not looking for a relationship to satisfy every need.
  • Prioritizing practical fit without sacrificing on passion.
  • Having a fulfilled life outside of a relationship without making their partner feel neglected or abandoned.
  • The ability to protect themselves from unrequited love.
  • Being mindful about turning dating into an actual relationship once they feel there are enough boxes checked.

Happiness

The Adventurer is very good at finding their own paths to happiness and usually doesn’t look to their relationship to make or break how they feel from day to day. Especially with the right partner, they can settle into a happy rhythm while still keeping a lot of the spark alive through the progression of a relationship.

In their healthiest state, they’re able to balance their pragmatic needs with their need for fun and spontaneity, allowing for a lasting relationship that has equal amounts of practicality and fun.

Healthy Adaptations

  • Not looking for a relationship to satisfy every need.
  • Prioritizing practical fit without sacrificing on passion.
  • Having a fulfilled life outside of a relationship without making their partner feel neglected or abandoned.
  • The ability to protect themselves from unrequited love.
  • Being mindful about turning dating into an actual relationship once they feel there are enough boxes checked.

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Strength

For the Adventurer, it’s easy to go from one relationship to another, not because they don’t want to settle down but because they’re more comfortable going where life takes them. They like fun and passion, and so they’re likely to prioritize feeling good over staying in a relationship that’s filled with drama or toxicity—this can often be a strength.

  • Can easily balance their love life and other aspects of their life without settling into either one too strictly.
  • Can make their partner feel like ‘the one’ without being overwhelming or controlling.
  • Willing to let love run its course without trying to sway things one way or another.
  • Focus on pragmatic fit early on helps them avoid situations of unrequited love or a bad match that’s completely wrong for them.
  • Thoughtful about their future, and so less likely to jump into long-term relationships with the wrong person.
  • They have a strong sense of self and do not worry too much about little issues in love

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