The two of you have some fundamental differences in what you value. Although both of you value logic and reason, looking at things from an objective viewpoint, you tend to disagree on the goal of your analysis. You are fundamentally an innovator, while your counterpart is more focused on maintaining the status quo.
You seek out ways to shake up the system and make things newer, faster, and better. 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.
On the other hand, your counterpart is a traditionalist who will likely find your goals unnecessary, if not outright ridiculous. They put faith in the past, and trust what has worked for many generations before them. They appreciate rules and feel comforted, rather than restricted, by institutions and traditions. Rather than being excited by the unknown, your counterpart is wary of striking out into new territory. For this reason they are inclined to stick with what they know and follow established procedures and processes.
But conflict is not inevitable, and you each have something truly valuable to offer one another. For you, your partner offers a stern 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 help you figure out which is which.
On the flip side, you can help your counterpart to see where change really is needed, and how to learn to embrace it. Your excitement and confidence in times of uncertainty can show them that what is new is not always unwelcome, and progress can be (and often is) a good thing.