Yes! Your nature is an important facet in determining your biotemperament and personality, as well as identifying an ideal partner for your particular wants and desires. As the saying goes, opposites attract. You may find that your spouse or partner has the qualities found in your opposite nature. If this is so, you probably have a well-balanced relationship based on filling each other’s weaknesses, and enhancing each other’s strengths.
Conversely, the natures are paired by their correlation to the binary on/off switches of the brain. These pairs also make for dynamic relationships. For example, dopamine and acetylcholine are the binary “on” switches related to quickness and speed: intensity and enthusiasm in romance, love, and sex. An acetylcholine nature is fast, and usually expresses a high level of intensity of feeling, where romance dominates life. When dopamine is dominant, it serves cognitive efficiency. Together, they are a mark of high-voltage romantic loving. This coupling is what Hollywood romances strive for: the mark of the Western romantic mind and Western romantic thought. On the other hand, the “off” switches of GABA and serotonin often pair together. GABA natures have a calm sensibility, as well as the empathetic ability to give pain relief. When combined with serotonin where GABA is dominant, the coupling of the two maximizes the pain-free, easy-caring Eastern lifestyle. When serotonin is dominant, happiness, joy, and laughter in all its healing power are emphasized.
Stable relationships can also be found when you pair with the same nature. However, inevitably someone falls into a deficiency, and this type of relationship will suffer when the other can’t adjust to the imbalance.
In all of these relationships, lifelong balance cannot be maintained by your choices of romantic pairings. Human nature drives us to try to change our partner instead of doing the work on ourselves when we recognize a problem. Therefore, the mark of a failing relationship is when people try to pull each other into their nature. Instead, you need to balance yourself by enhancing each of the four biochemical natures.