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It’s hard to know what factors truly matter, what you should not overvalue, or what is best to ignore entirely.
And of course, the very nature of science and statistics is to focus on what is most typical in a population, instead of what is best for any individual.Experts also aren’t perfect and new research shows that people have a sense of when to value nonexpert opinions over experts.Remember, this isn’t about generating a score, but rather engaging in a self-guided tour through what’s important in relationships. While any one question may not perfectly capture your relationship, 15 different perspectives gives a fairly complete picture. As much as you may like a definitive scoring system where a partner with at least a 12 out of 15 is a “keeper,” that isn’t possible. Any attempt at an easy answer is inevitably an oversimplification.That said, the best answer for every question is a quick, certain and unqualified “yes.” Looking at the list, you may take issue with a question or two and think, “that’s not important.” First, I’d say that the scientific evidence begs to differ. Instead, consider your responses to this list as additional data points that provide new insights. When you make important decisions – like who you’re going to spend the rest of your life with! Consult the experts, yourself and, as Question 10 suggests, your friends.As Malcom Gladwell famously observed in his book “Blink,” snap judgments can have astounding accuracy.
As a psychology professor myself, one example that always amazes me is that student assessments of a professor based on a 30-second silent video clip matches students’ evaluations based on the entire semester. But intuition is an important component of decisions, especially social ones.Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner. They have implications for your health, your reactions to stress and even how you look at the world.But how can you determine if your current romantic partner is the best of the best for you?Rather, it’s a collection of 15 questions that anyone can quickly answer to help guide an overall assessment of a player’s worthiness for the Hall of Fame. ”) The answers are not meant to provide a definitive conclusion, but rather to force a careful consideration of the most important information. A similar process can help you determine whether your current romantic partner belongs in your relationship Hall of Fame.Inspired by the Keltner List concept, I’ve put together a list of 15 questions to highlight what matters most.In fact, some experts admit to using intuition themselves.