Do opposites really attract?

22nd July 2009

Asked by: Dean Purnell, St Ives

People are likely to choose partners who are similar, rather than opposite, to themselves when it comes to three of the big five personality traits - agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness. This is according to research by Beatrice Rammstedt at the Centre for Survey Research and Methodology in Mannheim, Germany, and J