I’m Dr. Karin Sternberg, and I'm a social/personality psychologist passionate about using research to make a difference in people’s lives. Both my BA in psychology as well as my PhD are from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and I have a specialization in educational and clinical psychology.
My goal is to provide you with the research-backed tools you need to understand what True Compatibility means for you personally – as a person with a unique history, needs, habits, and dreams – and to identify partners that are a great match for you.
Compatibility between romantic partners is widely misunderstood in the common public, which leads to much (unnecessary) unhappiness.
Not only do people generally not know what makes a person a good match for someone else, but we’ve also found that the variables that truly matter are often unconscious – that is, you’ll have to do some digging and thinking to find out what your true needs and desires are, and what to look for in a partner. Most people need some guidance in this process.
Decades of research have led my husband, Dr. Bob Sternberg, and me to develop an innovative approach to diagnosing relationships, identifying what a "good match" means for individuals looking for a partner, and helping couples find happiness and fulfillment in their relationships.
One great thing about True Compatibility is that it is not culture-specific. Studies in 25 countries have shown that our approach works all over the world, no matter your age or the culture you’re from.
True Compatibility is about our being unique human beings with unique histories, needs, and dreams, rather than individuals from a certain culture or background.
True Compatibility plays a role when you search for a partner with whom to build a future.
But it also is very important when you’re with someone because it helps you figure out whether you’re (still) a good fit for each other, and how you can grow your relationship rather than find yourselves on diverging paths at some point.
And, if things aren’t so good but you want to give it another try, understanding True Compatibility can guide you on your way to finding back together.
No matter your history and past experiences, you can find love and lasting happiness.
That's what True Compatibility is about.