I have always been suspect of the theory that like attracts like. I do not deny this phenomenon exists but if it is to be a rule then it should work every time – It should pass every test which it does not.
I have used the example of the heart surgeon who attracts people with bad hearts of the hairdresser who see more then her share of people with bad haircuts to illustrate my idea that people hook up for many reasons, not just because they are like. In fact they frequently come together because they are not alike and this blog is perfect example.
Now I am not an intellectual. I just aren’t although I attract them. For example roughly 30% of my clients are sporting a PhD in something and that has got to mean something.
Back to that conversation I had with Claire-France Perez regarding the elements and how people of different types can struggle to connect, she felt me my weakest functioning was on the intellectual level and I agree.
I get by. I write which is an intellectual pursuit but I am far more developed in the other areas so I imagine the intellectual who hires me does not want to talk to yet another intellectual. Instead they are looking to develop or merely discover functions where they may have deficit but I am loaded for bear and I think having this conscious is great for all involved.
Who do you attract that is NOT like you? And who are you attracted to… who has the bits you might lack?