The two of you have very fundamental differences in what you value. While you tend to be a bit of an agitator, seeking out ways to shake up the system and make things newer, faster, and better, your counterpart is a traditionalist who will likely find your goals unnecessary, if not outright alarming. While you have a lot of potential to learn from one another, there are also a lot of hurdles to overcome if you are to understand each other.
At your core, you value change. You believe that everything can be analyzed, dissected, re-engineered, and improved. You most likely love science, technology, and innovations in business. To you, the future is an exciting place, and you may enjoy fantasizing about what the world will be like in 20, 50, or even a thousand years.
Your counterpart, on the other hand, puts faith in tradition, and trusts what has worked in the past. They appreciate social ties and feel comforted, rather than restricted, by institutions and traditions. Rather than being excited by the unknown, your counterpart finds it taxing to strike out into new territory. For this reason they are inclined to stick with what they know and follow in the footsteps of people and communities they trust.
You tend to have very little interest in tradition, while your counterpart has little interest in change for change's sake. In the worst case scenario, you're likely to feel that your counterpart is a bit dull and unimaginative. For their part, they're likely to see you as impractical, unrealistic, and insensitive to the needs of people who rely on established ways of doing things.
But conflict is not inevitable, and you each have something truly valuable to offer one another. For you, your partner offers a compassionate reality check for your sometimes pie-in-the-sky ideas. Let's face it, although you have some wonderfully innovative ideas, they're often mixed in with a few half-baked duds. This person is uniquely positioned to tell you, gently, when you're reinventing the wheel.
On the flip side, with a bit of trust, you can help your counterpart explore the unknown with a bit more enthusiasm. Your excitement and confidence in times of change can show them that what is new is not always unwelcome, and progress can be (and often is) a good thing.