, has gained huge popular acclaim and received attention from everyone from business leaders and psychologists to teachers, university presidents, and political activists.
American culture is dominated by the “extrovert ideal” and yet without introverts, where would we be?
In reality, people aren't either introverted or extroverted, but land somewhere in between on the spectrum.
Introverts can very quickly pick up extroverted characteristics or tendencies.
Negotiate in advance the amount of socializing you’ll do as a couple on any given weekend, month, or year. That way, you don’t have to argue about it night after night.
In my book, I tell the story of a husband who wanted to host a dinner party every Friday night, and a wife who hated giving parties.
Initially, when dating, there is often attraction between introverts and extroverts since each partner consistently offers what the other is missing within their life and character.
Many successful couples are introvert-extrovert pairs. The two types are often drawn to each other out of a sense of mutual delight.
They are usually fascinating and inventive, often intuitive and passionate.
If you are not an introvert, you may have all kinds of crazy ideas about what life would be like with one.
As the relationship progresses and the pair ends up spending more time together, they may start to get on each other’s nerves.
If you’re the introverted partner, you may start to wonder what you saw in your “loudmouth” mate to begin with!