The Solution relation is the most comfortable between both partners. There is a striking similarity in how these two appear to others. They have the same “identity” to the outside world, as they share the same second aspect which enables them to endlessly discuss anything related to it. Furthermore, each type can bring in their first aspect when discussing the second, and it happens to be the most compatible positioning for the other type in this relation. There is an automatic focus on reaching goals and getting what they desire related to the first and fourth aspect – and they can both discuss this through the mutual flexible attitude.
Solution types seem to remain in each other’s lives for exceptionally long periods of times. There can be a sort of “distant but close” feeling with these two. They know how to provide the other with basic needs of communication and the attitudes surrounding these needs are willingly accepted by each party. Both types are curious about ideas related to their third aspect. They can feed off each other during times of high energy and growth. We call this a phase of “reactivity” in the third aspect. During the opposite phase of “dormancy”, both types can give each other space regarding the aspect and not push too hard.
A relationship between Solution types is considered an “even relation”. Both types are offering the other the same thing. The first aspect of one partner benefits from the fourth of the other, and the same can be said vice versa. Both types share the same second and third aspects. With even relationships, there’s always new things to learn – regardless of how compatible the relationship is as we see this replicated in the conflict relation, albeit more negative.
This relationship has a striking similarity to a relationship of duals. The give and take of the results aspects (Confident + Unconcerned) often make this relationship extremely growth oriented like duality. However, the difference lies in the comfort levels. Solution pairs are more light-hearted than dual pairs. There is an inherent respect and understanding of the other’s insecure function, which can cause stagnation when it comes to excitement and exploration of the deep parts of the psyche. Regardless of this, it is still a wonderful match. Where duality pushes two people to be better versions of themselves almost instantaneously, Solutions leave space for the other person to grow. This is often why it is so long lasting and comfortable. We see ourselves in our Solution pair.
The Near-Identical relation can have some resemblance to this relation as both types share the insecure aspect. However, the main difference lies in the empathy in the obliviousness to their fourth aspect. Near-Identicals often refuse to pressure, fix, or may even blatantly ignore their shared fourth aspect. This is in direct opposition to what Solution pairs do. Even in the name, we can see what partners accomplish: solutions.
The Solution pairs have a hearty ability to withstand being offended by one another. The empathy and understanding between the shared third aspect transcends the ability for either to feel threatened. This is one of the most important distinctions of this relation in comparison to all other 16 relations in Attitudinal Psyche.