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 can 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 your love for your extrovert partner:
- 4. Tell them when they become overwhelming:
- Being up and about is what an extrovert does but sometimes they get a little too absorbed in their own vigor and tend to overwhelm other people. Some extroverts don’t notice the effect they have on their peers which puts them at risk of being misunderstood, or worse, offensive.
One way you can look after your extroveted partner, as well as to avert potential confrontations and embarrassment, is by giving them a heads-up. Say, for instance, you’re in a party and your partner tends to go overboard on the teasing. You can squeeze their hand a bit firmer than usual or lightly pinch their cheek. Be fair to your partner by setting the codes beforehand so that your extrovert partner wont confuse your reaction for something else.
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 ways to show your love for your extrovert partner.
Source: Sheila Frye, guest author – Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney
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