How to Care for an Extrovert or Introvert: A guide with tips on how to care for both types in the best ways possible!
My husband and I are two completely different people. He is a major extrovert, always wanting someone or multiple someones around him at all times. Now I, on the other hand… a total introvert.
I LOVE staying at home the majority of the time, having quiet days and evenings to do whatever I want, without being on someone else’s agenda.
(I won’t even mention what type of parent I am, “ahem,” a “Helicopter Mom,” but that’s just another personality characteristic that I have developed, that some of you may be able to relate to.)
How to Care for an Extrovert or Introvert
There is NOTHING wrong with either personality. In fact, I feel it’s what makes the world go ’round. Heck, I married an extrovert, because I love that very thing about him.
Do you know what you are? What exactly classifies an extrovert, and an introvert? Whatever you are, I feel it is so very good to know how to treat other people when they are classified as one or the other and with the tips on how to care for each type below, you may find that one resonates with how you like to be cared for, a little more!
Or, using these two as examples, you may find that one sounds more like you than the other:
- Are you annoyed because you have a friend that ALWAYS calls/texts/wants to hang out on a daily basis, but you just need a stinkin’ break? – You may lean more to the “introvert” side of things.
- Does it drive you crazy that your husband is someone that likes to stay at home every evening, watching the SAME reality shows, and then nod off to sleep… calling that a perfect night? But for Heaven’s sake… you need to get out of the house!? – Then maybe “extrovert” is more your style.
What if neither seem to fit? Then maybe you’re an ambivert or a situational extrovert.
What is an Ambivert and Omnivert?
An ambivert or what you may also hear called, an “omnivert”, is someone who seems to have both extrovert and introvert tendencies.
This could depend on what the person is doing. Are they enjoying what they’re doing?
Not enjoying what they’re doing?
This can cause, what we’d call an introvert to have extrovert tendencies and an extrovert to have introverted tendencies.
What is a Situational Extrovert?
This can go along with an ambivert or an omnivert but a situational extrovert is what I’d explain as someone who has introverted tendencies but can be outgoing and sociable in certain situations.
For instance, I’m an introvert but can speak in front of large crowds on topics that I’m passionate about or in areas/places that I feel confident in.
Ways to Care for Introverts and Extroverts
When I came across these tips from “The Introvert’s Dilemma,” (see original image and website credit info below!) it changed how I think all around!
It not only helps you understand how to treat others that are so different than you but how they may be feeling about you as well.
Look at both lists, and let me know what you think. Do you think it’s accurate? Would you add anything else to the lists?
Original image source (below) from The Introvert’s Dilemma, who I can no longer link to because the site is no longer working but I did find an old Facebook page for them!
Leave me a comment below with your opinion. Did you find this helpful like I did?