I’m the Introvert …

November 22, 2011

in the generous life

… and my husband is the extrovert.  Over the years we’ve worked through our differences and found ways to accommodate each other.  I’ve learned better people skills and can gauge my “alone time” needs better and Paul has learned to curb his party animal (well … a bit).

What does your husband need to make this Thanksgiving holiday work for him?  Don’t know?  Look for a quiet time to ask and then brainstorm about how to make that happen.  (It’s OK to talk about what you need too.)   Be aware of your differences during the holiday season and look for creative options (perhaps create a few “secret signals“). 

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. Ann Landers

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A must read – Understanding Extroverts: The Introvert Survival Guide (from My Super-Charged Life

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The first of many “Why” questions – Why Is It Important to Study Your Spouse (from The Romantic Vineyard)

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Whoops! Forgot to announce a winner for the “free-to-inexpensive gift ideas” contest (do check out all the ideas). Susan the 58th poster won Apples to Apples On the Go (aff link), a fun, quick card version of the original Apples to Apples game.

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 Be generous! Lori <><
33 days ’til Christmas!

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Steph April 23, 2012 at 3:28 am

I know I’m waaay behind on this – my sister recommended your blog to me so I’ve been reading through old posts and catching up :)

This one caught my eye because my husband’s a total introvert and I’m a total extrovert. I want to understand what he needs, but it doesn’t come naturally at all! Are there particular things he does to cater to your introverted tendencies? I read somewhere else online that introverts don’t take well to being interrupted suddenly; the article suggested giving 10 minutes notice before dinner’s ready for example, so they have time to shut their mind off from what they’re doing and turn their thoughts to dinnertime. I’ve started doing that and he seems to appreciate it, but do you have any other suggestions? That whole way of thinking is *totally* alien to me… :/

Thanks so much for this blog! <3

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