How to Totally Rock Your Introvert and Extrovert Friendship
In high school, I wanted to spend every waking minute with my friends. In particular, my best friend lived in the same neighborhood. I loved that I could walk 10 minutes to meet with her and we didn’t have to rely on transportation from our gracious mums..
Sometimes, after a packed day of hanging out together, my parents would invite her to dinner. And to my surprise, she would sometimes respectfully decline and said it was time for her to get home.
Now, as an extrovert, this was something that I just didn’t understand. You’re parents aren’t saying you have to go home, but you’re willingly choosing to do so? Say whaaaat? It just didn’t add up for me.
It wasn’t until years later that I began to understand the ways of introverts. More importantly, I learned about their different needs, how to respect those needs, and support my introverted friends in the ways they’re most responsive to.
Introvertedness was no longer a total mystery of logic, rules, and physics. Instead, a personality trait in my most beloved friends and way of life that I learned to embrace in my own ways.
This Post is for You If…
You’re an extrovert
- trying to be the best friend you can be to your introverted friends
- with no clue how to support introverts in a pressure-free environment
- and needing ways to start the conversation with how to embrace you friend’s introvertedness
I’m dishing out my lessons learned over the years. Hopefully I can save you and you introverted friends a bit of heartache and get you right to the loving/giving part of the relationship.
You’re an introvert
- struggling in your friendships with extroverts
- feeling overpowered by their social dominance
- having a difficult time conveying your needs without offending your extrovert friends
I’ve got some extrovert perspective to help you bring the best out of your relationships with extroverts and ways to foster sociability without totally overwhelming you.
Got you saying omg Melanie, yes! I want to finally understand how to make my relationship with my extroverted/introverted friend as strong as it can be!
Then come on over to visit me and my girl Bria on Tendril Wild. And we’ll get right to good stuff on how to foster the best relationship you can between extrovert and introvert.