Two-Person Relationships in Venn Diagrams

Relationship 101 for visual thinkers

Ideal Relationship (Image by author)

I have hesitated to write this essay because it may be too obvious, but as a visual thinker it helps me to think about our human relationships in visual terms. Perhaps you will find it useful, too.

Simple Venn diagrams from set theory come to mind. If I think of a person’s interests and abilities as a circle, I can also think…