Introverts are quiet and reserved. Social activities tend to drain their energy. When they need to recharge, they need to be alone.
Extroverts are outgoing and overtly expressive. They gain energy from social activities. They are able to recharge with people around them.
I am an introvert. I need to be alone to recharge, and I feel drained after constant social activities. After a social event lasting hours, I need to recharge for at least the rest of the day.
I have people in my life that are especially important who happen to be extroverts. This presents a unique challenge in our relationship.
I am sure we all know people who are the opposite of us. We have to figure out how to coexist with them or love them.
Both of you need to meet in the middle. Both of you need to understand what the other needs. This allows you to come to an agreement that allows your relationship to grow strong.
Introverts: Make Agreements
Some of these agreements will not be ideal for you, but others will not be ideal for the other person. It is vital to make sure you both are okay with these agreements.
You can agree that one of you will call once a week. This way, you always know when this will happen. You can decide once in a while to go to the movies, so there is less pressure to talk.
You can take a class together, have a meal with each other or go for a walk. Make sure there is time for some talking, but also there are times where no one has to be talking.
The important thing to save the relationship is to communicate. If you are the introvert, your extrovert friend may not even be aware that you are feeling drained from social interactions.
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