Post # 1
I have noticed that most couples I know seem to be either A)one very extroverted person with a very introverted person, or B) two moderately introverted-extroverted people. I know they say “Opposites attract” which is true for option A, but me and my Fiance are actually pretty similar. He’s more introverted them I am (only a scale of 1-100, I’d say he’s 75, I would be a 55). I’m the more social one, but since I am still on the introverted side, we both know we need our “alone time” and “no talking time”, which is so nice. I can’t actually think of any couple I know that are BOTH extroverts. So I wanted to poll you guys and ask what you would consider you and your SO?
Post # 3
I think I’m introverted and SO is extroverted. I like to sit back and observe people, whereas he jumps into conversations easier and seems to know everyone!
Post # 4
I do actually know a few super cute couples who are both extroverted, but man, their lifestyle would exhaust me! And leave me broke because they go out all the time, but it works for them lol.
My Darling Husband is without a doubt an introvert. I used to be, now I feel like I fall somewhere more in the middle of the scale – I’m much better than he is with a crowd and tend to have more fun in that kind of situation, better at starting up conversations with strangers, etc. But I do still reach a point where I need some quiet time to recharge, so I do still have some of the qualities of an introvert.
Post # 5
I voted for me being extroverted and him being introverted, although I would say we are both closer to being introverts – I can just turn on the social thing when I need to. For the most part we would rather just spend time with eachother. We kind of have to force ourselves to make plans with other couples/friends. We usually have a great time when we do, but we have to make the effort first.
Post # 6
I think we are both introverted, although I’m also shy so he is the more social one.
Post # 7
I’m an extrovert and my boyfriend is an introvert… I think it would be TOO MUCH if I had a loud boyfriend, I need someone quiet to balance me out.
But also, he’s one of these guys who is very quiet/reserved when out in public, but when it’s just the two of us he talks a lot, and he says that I’m one of the few people he’s comfortable enough around to do that with, and that makes me feel happy 🙂
Post # 8
I voted “somewhere in the middle”. We used to be a lot more social and outgoing, especially while I was in university, but I’ve found as we get older we’ve started to enjoy staying in more, laying low.
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor has been in a relationship with a guy for almost a year. They are both extroverts! Its actually unbelievable, and although I love my Maid/Matron of Honor and i like her SO, I just don’t know how long their relationship will last!!
Post # 10
My Fiance is definitely more introverted than I am, but he can be an extrovert if in the right situation. He just doesn’t initiate going out with people, meeting new people, etc as much as I do. I used to be extremely introverted and now I am the complete opposite. Neither of us really need alone time or quiet time at all.
Post # 11
We’re both extroverts! I may be slightly more introverted than him, but both of us LOVE people and getting out and doing stuff. I go stir crazy if I’m cooped up too long, as does he. I love how social he is because my ex was 100% introverted and it drove me NUTS.
Post # 12
I’m a huge introvert. My Fiance is more extroverted than me, but I think would still be considered an introvert by most people.
Post # 13
Somehow in our relationship I became the extrovert. But that’s only an iota more social than him. We’re both totally shy introverted people. When we go out in public, I put on a social face, but we far more prefer holing up somewhere by ourselves, not being social, not dealing with other people.
Post # 14
We are both extroverted. We are both very social and go out all the time – whether its trying to new restaurants or bars, traveling to the new places, or just getting out of the house and walking around town – neither of us can sit home and relax for too long. We can also talk to anyone about anything, which is probably why we are both good at our jobs – sales and public relations.
Post # 15
Darling Husband is an extrovert, and I am an introvert, though I can be the life of the party in a small group of people whom I know well and with whom I feel comfortable.
Post # 16
We’re both extroverts. SO is a fabulous conversationalist, and I love to meet new people and try new things. I think it’s a misconception that extroversion necessarily means one is loud or talkative; we’re just comfortable in our own skin and around other people. We also enjoy the company of friends and family and don’t see it as a burden.
@AmyFarrahFowler: How fitting (re: jobs)!