Dating an extrovert
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Introverts can easily become socially exhausted, and spending time alone remedies that.
On its own, your partner’s (or your own) preference for quiet reflection and alone time won’t interfere with your relationship satisfaction.
However, if your partner is also higher in neuroticism as well, this could create problems.
It’s important to accept that this person will never be a social butterfly or a huge conversationalist, but to also accept that this person is probably extremely polite and a great listener.
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The personality dimension of introversion-extraversion is one of the five basic qualities that psychologists use to differentiate individuals.