With the dynamic and subjective nature of this topic researchers studies have

With the dynamic and subjective nature of this topic

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or romantic relationship, remains an engrossing phenomenon to psychologists. With the dynamic and subjective nature of this topic, researchers’ studies have been limited. Despite this, several studies have been made to at least get an idea of how these behaviours impact romantic relationships in particular. More self-compassionate individuals turned out to have a more positive relationship behaviour, that being having more caring tendencies and being supportive rather than controlling. Additionally, self-compassion is found to be a stronger predictor of positive relationship behaviour than self-esteem or attachment style among couples ages 18-44 years old in North America (Neff at al., 2012). With self-compassion comes the risk for people to lose motivation to correct their interpersonal mistakes. For individuals in relationships that already possess self-compassion, it is apparent that there is a gendered nature to how positively or negatively this quality can affect romantic relationships. Supporting this, among men, conscientiousness has associations with self-compassion and those motivations to correct interpersonal mistakes. In contrast, conscientiousness has little to no associations with self-
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