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This Is Why Extroverted Introverts Make Great Partners

This Is Why Extroverted Introverts Make Great Partners

Being an extroverted introvert is becoming an increasing phenomenon. They are fun, pumped up and could be interesting people to be with. Celebrities like Julia Roberts, David Letterman and Clint Eastwood are all extroverted introverts.

There is nothing wrong with any of these individuals; they just would want to give a new face to their introverted persona by doing well to adjust on certain occasions to the needs of their environment. Rather than switch off like introverts, they still would show some signs of the extroverts. If you are dating an extroverted introvert you should know that you are getting a mixed blend of two identities. And these can be great.

1. They are not extreme

You shouldn’t expect extreme partying or hanging out from them. They could chill out during day time on a Saturday drinking with friends. But they will still return home on time to be with their loved one. They prefer to have their activities in limited doses rather than go for extreme fun.

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2. They could warm up to your family

Extroverted introverts are able to adapt to new surroundings real quick. Even if they may get mentally drained within a short period of time, they still would do well to make the other person like them. Certainly your family won’t find them less a person they can communicate to.

3. They are unconventional

They do not follow societal constructs. They wouldn’t be doing the same thing every other person is doing. They are unique and are not suited for the traditional system. They bring something multidimensional to the relationship rather than the regular thing.

4. They are in between wild and soft

They are not pretentious about how they feel. They would keep their cool and be less frantic, but if they want sex or want something romantic from you, know that they mean it, know that they really want to get in with you. And this makes them desirable.

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5. They can be mistaken as extroverts during their first date

You may have got caught with them and be thrilled with their extroverted persona on the first date. But they could deviate to who they truly are as time goes on. This makes them eccentric and pushes you to accept them for who they are. What they would demand from you as acceptance and tolerance during a relationship with them.

6. They would offer you the freedom to do your thing

Extroverted introverts won’t stifle you. They won’t be over-demanding or overprotective. They are already consumed and absorbed in their world to pose so many distractions for you.

7. They are creative with their ideas for a romantic night

Even though they don’t socialize often, when they do they try to make a specialty out of every time out with you. They are always ready to dial down the lights and action like offer you an experience at a dark movie theater or a quiet restaurant.

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8. They focus on you

They are not pretty everywhere in their thoughts or desires. They tend to focus. They tend to be with someone and direct their energy at this person. They won’t dilly-dally. Rather they will be attentive to what you can add to them.

9. They are attentive

They work with their environment. And getting the best out of an extroverted introvert depends on how you have been able to make them feel essential and switch them to a comfy environment. They are attentive and would pay attention to what you need because they really can’t handle so much at a time. They are energy level actually is influenced by their environment.

10. They are cool with being who they are

Their lives are not betrayed with insecurities. They just prefer to be what they are and that you love them for it. As time goes on they become pretty predictable and you can get what you expect from them.

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Last Updated on May 21, 2019

How to Communicate Effectively in Any Relationship

How to Communicate Effectively in Any Relationship

For all our social media bravado, we live in a society where communication is seen less as an art, and more as a perfunctory exercise. We spend so much time with people, yet we struggle with how to meaningfully communicate.

If you believe you have mastered effective communication, scan the list below and see whether you can see yourself in any of the examples:

Example 1

You are uncomfortable with a person’s actions or comments, and rather than telling the individual immediately, you sidestep the issue and attempt to move on as though the offending behavior or comment never happened.

You move on with the relationship and develop a pattern of not addressing challenging situations. Before long, the person with whom you are in relationship will say or do something that pushes you over the top and predictably, you explode or withdraw completely from the relationship.

In this example, hard-to-speak truths become never- expressed truths that turn into resentment and anger.

Example 2

You communicate from the head and without emotion. While what you communicate makes perfect sense to you, it comes across as cold because it lacks emotion.

People do not understand what motivates you to say what you say, and without sharing your feelings and emotions, others experience you as rude, cold or aggressive.

You will know this is a problem if people shy away from you, ignore your contributions in meetings or tell you your words hurt. You can also know you struggle in this area if you find yourself constantly apologizing for things you have said.

Example 3

You have an issue with one person, but you communicate your problem to an entirely different person.

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The person in whom you confide lacks the authority to resolve the matter troubling you, and while you have vented and expressed frustration, the underlying challenge is unresolved.

Example 4

You grew up in a family with destructive communication habits and those habits play out in your current relationships.

Because you have never stopped to ask why you communicate the way you do and whether your communication style still works, you may lack understanding of how your words impact others and how to implement positive change.

If you find yourself in any of the situations described above, this article is for you.

Communication can build or decimate worlds and it is important we get it right. Regardless of your professional aspirations or personal goals, you can improve your communication skills if you:

  • Understand your own communication style
  • Tailor your style depending on the needs of the audience
  • Communicate with precision and care
  • Be mindful of your delivery, timing and messenger

1. Understand Your Communication Style

To communicate effectively, you must understand the communication legacy passed down from our parents, grandparents or caregivers. Each of us grew up with spoken and unspoken rules about communication.

In some families, direct communication is practiced and honored. In other families, family members are encouraged to shy away from difficult conversations. Some families appreciate open and frank dialogue and others do not. Other families practice silence about substantive matters, that is, they seldom or rarely broach difficult conversations at all.

Before you can appreciate the nuance required in communication, it helps to know the familial patterns you grew up with.

2. Learn Others Communication Styles

Communicating effectively requires you to take a step back, assess the intended recipient of your communication and think through how the individual prefers to be communicated with. Once you know this, you can tailor your message in a way that increases the likelihood of being heard. This also prevents you from assuming the way you communicate with one group is appropriate or right for all groups or people.

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If you are unsure how to determine the styles of the groups or persons with whom you are interacting, you can always ask them:

“How do you prefer to receive information?”

This approach requires listening, both to what the individuals say as well as what is unspoken. Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson noted that the best communicators are also great listeners.

To communicate effectively from relationship to relationship and situation to situation, you must understand the communication needs of others.

3. Exercise Precision and Care

A recent engagement underscored for me the importance of exercising care when communicating.

On a recent trip to Ohio, I decided to meet up with an old friend to go for a walk. As we strolled through the soccer park, my friend gently announced that he had something to talk about, he was upset with me. His introduction to the problem allowed me to mentally shift gears and prepare for the conversation.

Shortly after introducing the shift in conversation, my friend asked me why I didn’t invite him to the launch party for my business. He lives in Ohio and I live in the D.C. area.

I explained that the event snuck up on me, and I only started planning the invite list three weeks before the event. Due to the last-minute nature of the gathering, I opted to invite people in the DMV area versus my friends from outside the area – I didn’t want to be disrespectful by asking them to travel on such short notice.

I also noted that I didn’t want to be disappointed if he and others declined to come to the event. So I played it safe in terms of inviting people who were local.

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In the moment, I felt the conversation went very well. I also checked in with my friend a few days after our walk, affirmed my appreciation for his willingness to communicate his upset and our ability to work through it.

The way this conversation unfolded exemplified effective communication. My friend approached me with grace and vulnerability. He approached me with a level of curiosity that didn’t put me on my heels — I was able to really listen to what he was saying, apologize for how my decision impacted him and vow that going forward, I would always ask rather than making decisions for him and others.

Our relationship is intact, and I now have information that will help me become a better friend to him and others.

4. Be Mindful of Delivery, Timing and Messenger

Communicating effectively also requires thinking through the delivery of the message one intends to communicate as well as the appropriate time for the discussion.

In an Entrepreneur.com column, VIP Contributor Deep Patel, noted that persons interested in communicating well need to master the art of timing. Patel noted,[1]

“Great comedians, like all great communicators, are able to feel out their audience to determine when to move on to a new topic or when to reiterate an idea.”

Communicating effectively also requires thoughtfulness about the messenger. A person prone to dramatic, angry outbursts should never be called upon to deliver constructive feedback, especially to people whom they do not know. The immediate aftermath of a mass shooting is not the ideal time to talk about the importance of the Second Amendment rights.

Like everyone else, I must work to ensure my communication is layered with precision and care.

It requires precision because words must be carefully tailored to the person with whom you are speaking.

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It requires intentionality because before one communicates, one should think about the audience and what the audience needs in order to hear your message the way you intended it to be communicated.

It requires active listening which is about hearing verbal and nonverbal messages.

Even though we may be right in what we say, how we say it could derail the impact of the message and the other parties’ ability to hear the message.

Communicating with care is also about saying things that the people in our life need to hear and doing so with love.

The Bottom Line

When I left the meeting with my dear friend, I wondered if I was replicating or modeling this level of openness and transparency in the rest of my relationships.

I was intrigued and appreciative. He’d clearly thought about what he wanted to say to me, picked the appropriate time to share his feedback and then delivered it with care. He hit the ball out of the park and I’m hopeful we all do the same.

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