When animals pair up, certain patterns tend to emerge, based on each animal’s natural tendencies. For couples, a greater understanding of each other’s natural tendencies and communication styles is important, especially when it comes to dealing with deeply emotional subjects like money.

How Lions and Labradors get on

Lion & Labrador relationships are one of the most common combinations, despite being opposites. Even their differences are often more complementary than distracting. For example, Lions like to lead and Labradors enjoy following.

They make the most of a number of their complementary opposite traits. Lions needs Labradors to calm them in a crisis, listen to them, bounce ideas off them, feel safe with, encourage compromise and to give them balance and perspective. Whilst Labradors need Lions to motivate them, to inspire and encourage them, to lead them, to share risks with, to organise them and to provide vision.

However, there are numerous potential conflicts of their opposing traits. Lions like to control – Labradors seek independence. Lions are arrogant – Labradors are self-doubting. Lions never seeks advice – Labradors always looking for advice. Lions are verbally stubborn – Labradors are silently stubborn. Lions enjoy conflict - Labradors seek peace at all costs. Lions are poor listeners – Labradors are excellent listeners.

How To better communicate with a Labrador

  • Everyone loves to be flattered! This is even more effective when you flatter Labradors by acknowledging their particular needs. Labradors need to be allowed their own space, feel respected and to feel good inside.

  • Style-wise, Labradors like conversations to be friendly so show interest and express emotion.

  • If you want your partner to make changes or do something different, when asking Labradors, lay it out in advance, and explain how the change will benefit both them and you.