Introversion is not simply shyness; it’s a more complex set of preferences in which the individual tends to extract more reward from intimate social interactions and small groups.
Introverts can do very extroverted things, sometimes better than extroverts.
The difference is, the introverted person may need time to recharge.
But these mixed-type couples can run into a predictable set of misunderstandings. How much to socialize: What do you do when one person wants to go out and the other to stay home?
This was the number one complaint I heard from the dozens of introvert-extrovert couples I interviewed for my book.
One of the largest challenges that an introvert-extrovert couple can have is striking a balance between socializing and alone time.
This is especially true if your introverted partner works a job that is mentally demanding and requires a significant amount of socializing with clients and customers during the workday.
I sat down to try and figure out what I was doing wrong; all these girls and I shared the same interests in music, movies, sports, etc.
But upon closer examination on their personalities they all seemed more extroverted then me, so did my introverted life-style bore them, was my silence sometimes to awkward for them.
So I'm curious, should an introvert date other introverts or an extrovert?