Psychology is a behavioral science that gives a glimpse into the human mind and motivation. It can help you understand the people around you. It can even be applied to your search for creative or romantic partnership. A significant amount of research gives graphic designers an upper hand on the dating scene. Keep reading to see why you should consider dating a graphic designer.
Of All People, Why Date A Graphic Designer?
In psychology, the five-factor model organizes personality on a spectrum of five variables. These variables are agreeableness, conscientiousness, extroversion, neuroticism, and an openness to experience. Graphic designers tend to score highly on extroversion, meaning they’re usually friendly and outgoing. Similarly, they hold a high score on agreeableness. Their high score on conscientiousness, suggests that they’re very goal oriented. Their creativity gives them a high score in openness to experience. Neuroticism scores could vary but that aside, this is the personality profile for a good-natured, sociable, hard-working and imaginative partner.
Let’s walk through three reasons a graphic designer could make you fall in love.
1. Graphic Designers know how to look good.
A graphic designer is someone who arranges images for a living, and would naturally carry themselves with a bold sense of style. Research indicates that color plays an important role in the first impression. Their artistic sense and unique presentation could make you believe in “love at first sight”.
For example, while the use of color can awaken many cultural and subconscious associations, a common color in love is red. In 2010, A.J. Elliot and colleagues investigated how the color red impacted attraction. They argue that this is an effect that is specific to women, even though other studies have found men’s preference for women in red dresses. In Elliot’s study, participants didn’t know that color was the phenomena under study, and yet the women consistently rated men seen against a red background or in red clothing as more desirable. As a result, the research team argued that red’s connotation of power and prestige is what makes it an attractive color. Apparently, red is associated with high status.
That said, graphic designers, with their strategic use of color, are going to know how to catch your eye.
Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests.Stephen Kinzer, American author, journalist and New York Times correspondent.
2. Graphic Designers understand the importance of composition.
A graphic designer uses composition to creates a beautiful picture with attention to detail. Composition describes how several parts compose a whole experience. This awareness allows graphic designers to pick up on information beyond the surface. It shows up as communicating with action as well as words. Compositional thinking contributes to a graphic designer’s love language.
Graphic designers are likely to think of their bodies in compositional terms, with body language contributing to the whole experience. A study led by Marian Houser in 2008 showed a clear correlation between nonverbal cues and the positive outcomes of a speed dating event. Participants with good body language not only had a successful first date, but continued to have good follow up dates. Therefore, success may seem destined if you date a graphic designer.
While a compositional mind is useful in dating, it can also help maintain a long-term connection. A relationship beyond the honeymoon phase requires care and consideration. It needs someone to consider all the little parts that make up your relationship; it needs consideration of its composition.
3: Graphic Designers are excellent communicators.
The third, and most important reason to date graphic designers romantic proficiency is their communication skills. Many graphic designers are freelancing, which means their income depends on successful communication with clients to increase their budget. Even for those with salaried positions, the work of a graphic artist is inherently collaborative. The ability to communicate with colleagues, bosses, and clients is fundamental. Communication is equally fundamental to a good relationship.
The foundation of relationship therapy is how couples talk to each other. Based on almost a century of evidence from the therapy room, communication is an essential component of a healthy long-term relationship. Additionally, the type of communication that matters: it requires honesty, empathy and active listening. These are all skills at the core of the graphic designer’s repertoire.