Cullen helps her put herself out there – not always an easy thing for introverts to do, even when they get lonely, she said.
Kirstin was not happy."I was exhausted, I'm not a fan of children and I was pretty bad company... If you're an introvert like Kristin, you're probably nodding your head in agreement.
For introvert/extrovert couples, questions of how much space each person needs and even what to do on a Saturday night are all the more heightened — and they might have trouble coming to understand each other's point of view.
by psychiatrist Carl Jung, extroverts are believed to gather energy through social interactions, whereas introverts feel drained by too much socializing and gather energy through solitude.
But they also experience greater opportunities for growth and better skills in negotiating and compromising.
An introvert encourages an extrovert to pay attention to their inner life, while an extrovert pulls an introvert out of their shell."The advantage of being an introvert/extrovert couple is that it stretches us and requires us to talk about things and know our own minds," Helgoe said.