20 Main Differences Between Soulmate And Twin Flame

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Do you think your better half is your soulmate, or do you two share a deeper bond and are twin flames? If you want to know more about soulmate vs. twin flame, this post can give you an insight into it. A soulmate is a person with whom you feel a deep or natural connection. On the other hand, a twin flame is considered a person’s other half. Though these two terms are quite popular, they are commonly confused and interchanged. While many may not find the concepts convincing as these lack scientific backing, knowing their differences may give you exciting insights into your relationship. Read through this post to know more about the differences between soulmates and twin flames.

Soulmate Vs. Twin Flame: 20 Differences

    1. Emotional maturity: Twin flames thrive by helping each other grow emotionally and spiritually. Their journey together is quite supportive. This may not always be the case with soulmates, and they might face some issues in their relationship.

      Twin flames' journey together is quite supportive

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  1. Intent: A soulmate relationship is geared towards personal growth and individual learnings for both partners. A twin flame relationship, on the other hand, has a much deeper intent and is based on benefiting and enriching each other’s lives.
  1. Fate: Twin flames, after they’ve met, are destined to be together (emotionally) till the end of eternity, as their lives are connected on a deeper level. Soulmates, on the other hand, are attracted to each other but might not be connected forever — they might be in each other’s life for just a short period.
    1. Realization: Both the partners in a twin flame relationship can see all the signs and acknowledge the deep connection between them. Soulmates, on the contrary, might take time to come to this realization and, at times, may not even have any personal awakening in the course of their relationship.

      Twin flames acknowledge the deep connection between them

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  1. Insecurity: Twin flames have a shared destiny, and their partnership is based on spiritual awakening; thus, they do not have feelings of fear or insecurity in their relationship. Soulmates might have to tackle certain insecurities in their lifetime and decide to go on different paths when these are not addressed.
  1. Detachment: Soulmates, in the course of their relationship, might come to a point where they decide to take time away from each other for their personal growth. Twin flames, on the other hand, go through several phases of growth together and back each other up along the way.
  1. Emotional ache: Soulmates cover a long journey and have to endure pain and go through both positive and negative experiences with each other. Twin flames have a more in-depth insight into each other’s feelings and emotions, and the journey they share is generally filled with positive experiences.

    Twin flames have a more in-depth insight into each other’s feelings and emotions

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  1. Physical relationship: Both twin flames and soulmates share an excellent physical connection with each other. However, the bond shared by twin flames goes much beyond the physical aspect and is a deeper and more spiritual one.
  1. One/ multiple: An individual can have more than one soulmate throughout life — it could be a romantic partner, family member, or a friend. A twin flame, on the other hand, can only have another twin flame.
  1. Soul frequency: The soul frequency shared between soulmates can be similar or relative to each other, but twin flames have the same soul frequency, often termed as the twin flame soul song.
  1. Similarity: Soulmates are like two trees with their individual attributes and traits, whereas twin flames are almost identical in all their traits and characteristics.

    Twin flames are almost dentical in all their traits

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  1. Experience: Your soulmate and you could have gone through very different experiences in your life, but your twin flame will have experienced similar life events as you around the same time in their life, irrespective of their background.
  1. Perspective: A soulmate relationship is enlightening, and a person can gain insight into their partner’s perspectives and learn several new things. In a twin flame relationship, the twins tend to look at things from the same perspective as their personalities are quite similar.
  1. Control: A twin flame relationship is devoid of drama. Twin flames share an organic connection, and the relationship involves no manipulation and control issues. A soulmate connection, on the contrary, is not free of manipulations, and the partners may constantly fight to gain the upper hand and dominate.
  1. Existence: Each of us has a soulmate in some part of the world, whom we may or may not meet in our lifetime. But not all individuals have a twin flame; only a few people who have some form of spiritual and deep-rooted connection have one.
  1. Communication: The communication between soulmates can pause or permanently stop due to indifferences or physical distance. On the other hand, twin flames never go apart and lose connection, irrespective of any hurdle, differences, or physical distance.
  1. Toxicity: A soulmate relationship has fewer chances of being toxic as the partners can go their separate ways when they feel their time together is complete. Twin flames, on the contrary, can end up having a very toxic relationship as they may not leave each other even if the romance fizzles out.
    1. Soul: Twin flames are believed to be one soul divided by two bodies — two different halves of one whole. Soulmates, on the other hand, are two different souls who have a powerful connection and are linked to each other in some form.

      Twin flames are believed to be one soul divided by two bodies

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  1. Spiritual growth: Soulmates evolve and grow spiritually over time, but twin flames have a very deep spiritual and divine connection with each other right from the start.
  1. Complexity: A platonic or romantic relationship between soulmates is sweet and simple and remains almost constant, without many complications. Twin flames, on the other hand, have to deal with complex issues as their connection is deep and not limited to just the physical world.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I recognize my twin flame?

Quite often, the same chakra system is shared by twin flames. These souls create an eternal bond when they come together. Some signs that can help you recognize your twin flame are- when you meet them, you instantly feel a connection and sense a desire to grow together. It might also feel like you are meeting yourself. Your emotions get intense, and you feel passionately drawn to each other.

2. How do I know who my soulmate is?

Everything seems right when you meet that special someone. You may notice there was a connection at first glance if you connect the dots. Both of you may experience delightful symphony, tranquility, and oneness. You two would get along ideally, enjoy each other’s company, and will feel a sense of calm and contentment.

Twin flames are bonded to grow spiritually and emotionally together and are destined to be so forever. On the other hand, soulmates share a deep connection but have individual fates. Both these relationships are beautiful in their own ways. However, searching for a soulmate or twin flame should not turn into an obsession that may cause more harm than good. As long as your relationship has mutual respect, commitment, affection, and dedication, how you define it doesn’t affect its stability and longevity.

Infographic: The Stages Of Your Soulmate Relationship

When you find your soulmate, the emotional connection and feelings you experience can be different than with your twin flame. From a deep understanding of each other to figuring out each other’s differences and learning to accept them, a relationship with your soulmate goes through different stages. This infographic will give you a better understanding of each one.

stages of your soulmate relationship [infographic]
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Key Pointers

  • Soulmates and twin flames are not the same.
  • One is more spiritual with deeper connectivity while the other may have insecurities.
  • Both relationships are different in terms of soul frequency, communication, fate, intent, and other parameters.

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