How to Create a SWOT Analysis for a Relationship
How to Create a SWOT Analysis to help to Determine a Suitable Relationship
A SWOT analysis is a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or business venture, but they can be really useful as an exercise when you are trying to determine a suitable relationship.
By looking at your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats you can begin to hone the skills that will help you to either get a partner, to stay in your current relationship or to allow you to enjoy and maintain your relationship.
|Your Strengths||Your Weaknesses|
|Opportunities to your current/potential relationship||Potential threats to your current/potential relationship|
The first step to create your SWOT analysis is to closely examine your current relationship situation and to see how your strengths and weaknesses affect this. Your goal is to work out how you can effectively capitalize on your strengths while overcoming your weaknesses, perceived or otherwise. After this, you need to have a look at the potential opportunities and threats in your chosen partner or prospective partner.
Write down things that are positive aspects of your life, experience and personality that can help you in your planning.
Write down any negative aspects of your life, experience or personality that are under your control that you can improve.
Positive external conditions that are not under your control, but which you may be able to take advantage of.
Negative external conditions that are not under your control, but which you may be able to lessen:
Try to put yourself in the head of your current/potential lover to assess what strengths you have that will make a difference and make you stand out from the crowd. You can simply start by making a list of words that describe you.
Likewise when looking at your weaknesses, you need to think about what areas your current/potential lover would like you to improve on. This can save you lots of time when it comes to personal growth down the line. Other people can be great at providing feedback as to areas that you can improve. Seek the guidance of friends, family members, ex-lovers, colleagues and mentors.
So, what’s next?
After you have completed the information on the grid, then you need to start planning how to Market Yourself.
Step 1: Determine your Objectives
Think about the next six months, the next two years, the next five years and long term. What are some other relationships you might accept? What are your long-term goals?
Step 2: Develop a Marketing Strategy
Think about your game-plan. Which potential lovers are you planning on targeting? What would your ideal partner and relationship be? How will you be finding these potential lovers? How many will you target? How long will it take?
Step 3: Make an Action Strategy
Break your marketing strategy into chunks and plan out each section. Include what you will be doing and when it will be done. Leave yourself ample time and make sure you prioritize the actions on your strategy in order of importance.
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