I am an introvert. I need time to recharge away from people in order to feel centred and happy. The Mister is an extrovert. He likes spending time with people, talking and making new friends; people energize him.
Do opposites attract? Of course they do! People are drawn to people who have different personality characteristics than they think they possess.
Marriage articles seem to think that the effort is too great to make introvert/extrovert marriages work. But I’m here to tell you that extroverts and introverts can make the perfect couples.
Here are 6 reasons why an introvert and extrovert make for a great pair in marriage.
- The introvert is content in listening while the extrovert loves to talk and have an audience.
- You encourage each other out of our comfort zones.
- Introverts encourage self-reflection and extroverts encourage talking out problems instead of trying to figure them out by yourselves.
- You become master negotiators because you’re always striking deals on how many days in vs. days out.
- You balance each other out.
- You help each other experience life in different but fun ways.
Married couples tend to have differences in their personalities, and like the saying goes, “opposites attract.” Having a different personality can cause conflicts in your marriage but there are SO many positive aspects to marrying your opposite!
So tell me, does your spouse have a different personality than you? How do you make it work? What would you add to my list?