Finding Balance in an Introvert-Extrovert Relationship - The Good Men Project
I'm in an introvert-extrovert relationship. My dude loves people and huge gatherings; after a day of meetings and eight lunch and coffee dates. Finding Balance in an Introvert-Extrovert Relationship So how does an introvert /extrovert couple find balance? . Im not saying they dont have struggles its just that having to sit down and watch TV with a loved probably isnt. I'm in an introvert-extrovert relationship. My dude loves people and huge gatherings; after a day of meetings and eight lunch and coffee dates.
Finding Balance in an Introvert-Extrovert Relationship
There are sensitive extroverts. And there are outgoing introverts. The only thing that is really clear is this: Really be mindful of how YOU work and take the focus off your partner and put it all on you for a while. A hilarious example for you?
How To Rock An Introvert/Extrovert Relationship
Wow has that changed how I look at our relationship. There are two totally different things, for the record. Maybe even talk to them about this stuff, just for funsies. But I never said I was an expert… Communication.
It is key in every relationship. Is that even a word? Open up those lines of communication, my friend, and talk it out in a way that works for both of you.
Find that sweet spot in your relationship where you can be open, honest, vulnerable, and real with each other. Get your thoughts in order. The key is to just talk. Tell them if their music is too loud maybe they could put head phones on? Tell them you need some quiet time on your own in order to go out with them later.
And understand that they might have some stuff they need from you too yay, relationship 5. So many reasons, and only the two of you can make this call. My idea of fun is going for coffee, reading in the park, or binge watching Netflix. It took us a while read: This could be a perfect match. Very tuned in to the internal world of emotions and ideas. More at home in small, intimate groups than big blow-out parties. Life is going fine for Jerry, an orthopedic surgeon with a penchant for vegetable gardening.
Then he meets Andrea—a classic extrovert. He is smitten from day one. As a matter of fact, it worked out very well. Jerry approached me looking for ways to find balance in this exciting but challenging relationship.
He was highly motivated to make it work, and Andrea was on board too. There is so much beauty to be found in the differences between and among human beings. We can enrich one another with our different ideas, perspectives, experiences, processes, and feelings.
One of the key things to understand is that introversion and extroversion are largely about brain science. The personality of any given introvert or extrovert will be different, of course, as a lot goes in to making a person. But there is something going on in the brains of introverts and extroverts that makes them who they are in some very essential ways.
Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free Introverts experience tremendous internal brain stimuli.
Any additional external stimuli can feel overwhelming. Thus he, like all introverts, needs alone time to recharge. Extroverts are stimulated by external activities—people, places, experiences.
They are fueled by the excitement and variety.
Andrea is in her element when hosting 30 of her closest friends in her eclectic, colorful apartment, with a dozen high-energy conversations going on at once and maybe a game of charades in the corner. Professionally, she is a creative dynamo in a work environment that operates collaboratively. According to Myers Briggs and the many happy intro-extro couples I know, they can, in fact, make the perfect couples.
Both of you will experience exponential personal growth. You will both move outside the familiar circle of your comfort zone. By being with Andrea, Jerry stretched himself by socializing more. By doing so, he met a few really interesting people with whom he is still friends.