Math is not easily understood by many. Take this for example:
Adding and multiplying combinations of positives and negatives is quite confusing. Care needs to be taken while dealing with them. Two pluses make a plus, two minuses make a plus but a plus and a minus make a minus.
Relating this formula to emotions when we are dealing with two people it is better that we have plus emotions of both but never a plus and a minus as that will lead to a minus. A minus is a disturbing situation.
Moral of the story – dislike both or like both. The choice is yours.

As an outsider would you avoid a situation where you like one but not the other?

Yes

If you subtract from the larger number by the small the result is positive. Example (1510 = 5). In this case, the positive is greater than the negative. I choose this case, which shows that there are more positive people.
Not as simple as that. There is more to it than meets the eye.
If you subtract from the larger number by the small the result is positive. Example (1510 = 5). In this case, the positive is greater than the negative. I choose this case, which shows that there are more positive people.
That is an interesting concept. Dealing with a multitude of negative emotions at one setting is a disaster.
We have choices but reasons unknown many take that negative route.
My post is my observation in general and not necessarily what I see here. So relax.
What you say is true but there are many who like to be in that position.
In a position where they like one person but not the other.