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10 Things Extroverts Who Have Dated Introverts Know To Be True

10 Things Extroverts Who Have Dated Introverts Know To Be True

Are you an extrovert who has dated an introvert? Introverts are quiet, grounded and calm, whereas extroverts are outgoing – and this combination makes the two types extremely compatible. For instance, extroverts are happy to challenge their partners whereas introverts often help their partners to become more reflective.

Here are 10 things all extroverts who have dated introverts know to be true.

1. They Convince You to Make Good Decisions

If you can’t decide whether to go out or stay in, your introvert partner will probably convince you to stay in. And that’s often wise, considering you have work tomorrow and your bank balance is pretty low. Now, you have a cozy night in with your partner – and it’s even better than the night out would have been.

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2. Introverts Give the Best Advice

Introverts are very observant, and they normally put a lot of thought into what they are going to say before they say it. This means they give the best advice, especially to their partners.

3. When They Open Up, It Is Always Important

Introverts rarely lead the conversation, so when they do you know how important it must be. When they choose to open up to you, you try to be as helpful and attentive as you possibly can.

4. The Extrovert Gets to Do Most Of The Talking

You love to talk and share your feelings and opinions with others, and your partner is very happy to let you express yourself. It is the perfect combination – someone who loves to talk and someone who likes to listen.

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5. Affection From an Introvert Is Extra-Special

Unlike extroverts who love to show affection, introverts are much more selective. When they express their love to you, you feel honored and grateful; there aren’t many people who love you as sincerely as an introvert. On the flip side, they love and appreciate how openly affectionate you are.

6. You’re Both Happy to Meet Each Other’s Friends

You love getting the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends, whereas your partner is happy to support you when you hang out with your own friends. It also helps that you both want make your partner happy by getting along with their friends.

7. They Are Happy for You to Be The Center Of Attention

You love to be the center of attention, and your partner is very happy for you to take the lead in social situations. It gives you a chance to flourish, rather than being subdued, and it often helps your partner to come out of their shell and let loose for a while.

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8. They Help You Stop and Think

In the past, you’ve made trouble for yourself by speaking without thinking. Dating an introvert taught you to stop and think before you speak – which has been a lifesaver for you. Now you remember to take your time.

9. They Keep Quiet While You’re Ranting

If you have had a bad day, the only way for you to calm down is to rant and vent. You need to get your point across to someone, and your partner is more than happy to patiently listen to you. Sometimes you aren’t even looking for advice – you just want to complain about the world, and your partner is okay with that.

10. They Help You Put Things Into Perspective

After you have ranted for about an hour, your partner will often help to you to put things into perspective. They have a sound mind and a calm attitude, which helps you to see the positives as well as the negatives.

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What do you think of this list? Share this list with your extrovert friends to see if they agree!

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

1. You’re depressed about your home life.

No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

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When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

3. You can’t stop snooping.

Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

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I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

4. You’re afraid of commitment.

If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

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No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

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If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

7. You chase past feelings.

It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

Final thoughts

If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

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