“An introvert is thoughtful and tends to take more time processing,” Dr. “This may manifest as them moving more slowly in the relationship. “Extroverts may interpret silence as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm,” he says.On the other hand, an extrovert can process and make decisions more quickly.” She says it is important to understand these varying ways of processing thoughts and feelings. He adds that an easy fix may be an introvert expressing their enthusiasm and gratefulness.
“Many extroverts thrive by social interaction and novelty while introverts need alone and quiet time.” You each need to recharge in your own way, Dr. While it may be easy to refuse social invitation after social invitation, it’s good to say “yes” to things, too, says Jessica Cline, psychotherapist at Cline Counseling & Consulting, LLC, specializing in relationship therapy/coaching with experience working with introverts and HSPs.“Avoid languishing over thoughts like ‘I wish I would have talked more’ or ‘I wonder what their friends think of me after that party.’ The fact is, if this extrovert likes you, they’re not thinking these things about you; they’re actually thinking about the next time they get to be with you.”While your introverted self may prefer a low-key date activity, your extroverted partner may want to party-hop — a person’s birthday here and an engagement party there.Dan Neuharth, Ph D, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, founder of Dr Dan MFTCounseling.com, and author of , says it’s not personal.Communication is at the top tier of what makes or breaks a relationship, and it’s essential when you’re an introvert dating an extrovert — and vice-versa. Earnheardt recommends talking openly about your differences and finding a balance that works for you.“Introvert or extrovert, dating is hard, really hard,” he says.You can either do so with a professional, like a therapist, or do the test online.