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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 January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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