How Extroverts and Introverts Can Have Happy, Healthy Relationships
Relationships Growing up as an extrovert, I prized attention as currency. All the world was a stage, and I Then I dated an introvert. [Why we. Check out these three tips on how extroverts can make relationships with You finally snagged a date with that HOT guy from the gym. If we had to sum the introvert/extrovert relationship up in one word, we'd most certainly choose BALANCE. Opposites can indeed attract with some intention.
This is how a thoughtful exchange begins. Suggest Low-Key Places for Dates. Extroverts feel energized by being around others. Going to a big party, nightclub, or popular restaurant makes you feel alive.
However, these experiences drain introverts and they cannot wait to escape. Later in your relationship, it causes conflict when one of you wants to go out and the other wants to stay in.
On a date that means you want them focused on observing YOU, not a loud environment. So, suggest familiar or lower-key spots for a date. I know that a too-quiet environment feels boring to you, but it gives you BOTH an opportunity to get to know each other without being distracted by the outside world too much.
As an extrovert, you want to try new experiences and take it all in. You think fast, move quickly, and love the spotlight. But, all of that enthusiasm quickly becomes overwhelming and exhausting to them.8 Qualities An Introvert Looks For in A Partner
Step back and watch your introverted partner approach a problem with a seemingly laid-back resoluteness. The way I think of it: Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. If you appreciate your own quiet glow, other people will see it too.
They simply don't gain energy from social interactions like extroverts do, which can make small talk feel cumbersome and possibly pointless.
But that doesn't mean they can't hold a conversation. We are very good listeners, good at drawing people out, enjoy substantive conversation. We don't chitchat very well, but we love to converse, which makes for a good date.
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As a result, Dembling says, they have the advantage of starting to develop a connection before they even have their first conversation — and those first conversations will be more substantive and flow more easily once they do speak. Their sense of mystery can attract people.
Indeed, many introverts are even described as aloof, which can be equal parts intriguing and intimidating to others.
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By doing so, he met a few really interesting people with whom he is still friends. Both Jerry and Andrea came to understand themselves so much more than ever before.
In communicating their quirks, needs, desires to one another, they firmed up their self-awareness…never a bad thing. You will open up to new possibilities and experiences, both internally and externally.
The internal world of feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams, and the actual physical world—where you live, work, grew up… and with whom.
The empathy you feel for your partner will inspire great things in you. Okay, I crossed off the word perfect because why put so much pressure on ourselves? Balance is good in its own right without having to be perfect all the time. So… how do we find that balance in a relationship between a Jerry and an Andrea?
Value yourself, your partner, and the relationship. This is true for any relationship, of course, not just between introverts and extroverts.
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Put the time and energy into the partnership and into yourself. What do you need and want in your life and relationship?
So Jerry tells Andrea: Agree on things so that you are both satisfied. How long will you stay at the party? What activities will you do separately to meet your individual needs?