I don’t have a definitive answer as to whether introverts and extroverts make perfect, complementary couples or are destined to drive each other crazy. Like any other potential relationship, it depends on the people. And if both parties respect each other and compromise, everything’s cool.
No matter how much common ground they have, introverts and extroverts have different needs, and do things differently. My husband is only slightly less introverted than I, and even we have had to negotiate a few things. (Communicating via telephone vs. email, for example.)
Some predictable issues seem to crop up in these "mixed" couples. They can be no big deal, or they can make trouble. If you’re giving it a whirl as an introvert-extrovert couple, here are a few things to consider and discuss:
I'd love to hear from introvert-extrovert couples about your talking points. Which were the hardest to work out? What solutions did you come up with?
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