“Opposites attract”, as the saying goes, but can an introvert-extrovert relationship really work?
I say it can and there are plenty of couples out there who would back me up; they’ve made it work!
The key difference between the two types:
- Introverts get their energy from being alone
- Extroverts get their energy from being with others
Can you see how these differences might cause issues in a relationship?
The extrovert wants to go out. The introvert wants to stay in.
Making it work requires patience, openness and good communication.
But here’s what’s really going on – a relationship between opposites is an exercise in acceptance.
And isn’t that what being in a relationship is all about?
Loving the other person even when they do stuff you don’t like?
And what better way to learn acceptance than to be in a relationship with someone who is literally your opposite?
A relationship between an introvert and extrovert can absolutely work.
What’s more, it has the potential to make you a more rounded person.
I’ve read a few articles on this topic, complete with couple interviews. The most common feedback given by both people?
“Being with him/her made me a better person”
Give it a try.
Being in an introvert-extravert relationship might be the most fulfilling thing you do.