By Sheila Frye, guest author – Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney
Spotting an extrovert in a crowd is the exact opposite of finding a needle in a haystack. More often than not, extroverts are the ones who easily mingle with anyone whether it’s a familiar face or a fresh acquaintance. They know most people in the room—either that or they’re working on it. In some cases, they are the actual life of the party.
Here’s the thing: making friends with an extrovert is the easy part. However, being in a relationship with one can be a bit taxing especially if you’re the more laidback type and prefer silence. The truth is, while extroverts are generally seen as happy people, they also encounter personality clashes, such as when their partner is more reserved or introverted.
Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll share 10 ways to show love for your extroverted partner:
2. Give their activities a try:
Since extroverts love being around people, it is normal for them to invite friends to do exciting things together or go places they think are fun. Being a partner to an extrovert, you can expect to be included in his or her plans whether it’s watching a game with friends or an extreme sport. If your kneejerk response is to decline, reconsider and give it an honest shot.
You don’t always have to like what your partner does for amusement but there is merit in taking interest in the activities that allow them to channel their extraversion. Your partner will appreciate your effort in trying to see where he or she is coming from.
There are times when clashing of a couple’s personalities can’t be resolved between partners alone. If you have a reason to believe that you and your partner’s issue is bordering on being out of control, you can opt to escalate your relationship problems to a professional who can give you proper advice. In any case, it’s still worth trying these ways to show your love for your extroverted partner.
Tune in next week for more tips next week.
Source: Sheila Frye, guest author – Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney
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