Have you ever been on the same page with someone so much that it’s almost…scary? How is it possible to have that much in common? It’s a great feeling! Not only have you found an ideal partner, but you may have also landed your kindred spirit. People who are kindred spirits are like-minded individuals who often have an instant bond, or even feel like they may have known each other “in a past life.”
Think you’ve found it? Here 10 signs you have:
Sure, romantic partners typically have a lot in common, but kindred spirits take it to a whole new level. You don’t just have the same taste in music or food — your similarities exist on a deep, emotional level. You have a deep connection and shared understanding about things, even if you’ve led completely different lives.
You know those butterflies you get after meeting someone you like? While that’s totally normal (and exciting!), kindred spirits tend to skip that phase. There’s no guessing game about how they feel. They have an immediate connection without the typical feelings of nervousness. Kindred spirits simply “click!”
Right off the bat, the conversation flows a mile a minute. Kindred spirits can talk about anything and everything! As they grow closer, the conversation picks up instead of stalling, which can happen two people get comfortable with each other.
If you’ve found your kindred spirit, you feel genuinely calm and relaxed around them. There’s no obligation to “prove yourself” or defend your actions or decisions. Even when you do disagree (it happens to all of us!), you’re not overwhelmed with anxiety or the concern that the relationship will fail.
Kindred spirits trust each other’s judgment and are respectful of their partner’s decisions even if they don’t totally see eye to eye. They will always have your back, no matter what! While supporting each other is necessary in any relationship, kindred spirits bring it to a totally different level. (In a good way, of course.)
Who needs words when you’ve found your kindred spirit? You’re able to communicate without uttering a sound since you know them as well as you know yourself. Of course, you’ll still need to talk to them about how they’re feeling, but it’s mainly just to confirm what you already knew.
Not only do you connect on a deeply personal level, but your kindred spirit will also bring out the best version of yourself. They see your full potential and motivate you to go after your goals.
You’re going to argue, of course, but you don’t let it ruin your relationship. Things don’t escalate more than they need to, and the majority of your relationship is spent appreciating how in-tune you are with each other.
It’s easy to overlook flaws at the beginning of a relationship, and, unfortunately, many couples call it quits after the initial honeymoon phase wears off. Kindred spirits are different. They accept every part of each other, flaws and all, and love them no matter what.
If you prefer to be together all the time rather than apart, you’re probably kindred spirits. It’s almost as if you’ve found your other half! It can be difficult when you’re away from each other, and you feel more comfortable and at ease when they’re around.
It can be exciting (and a big relief) to find someone you consider your kindred spirit. Having a connection is one thing, but a deep, almost eerie one is rare — so enjoy it!