lifehacker: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Peacefully Coexist
Nothing we don't already know or think about, but, hey, there are some interesting comments:[...]
Put another way: well-rested introverts can (theoretically) handle large, intense social situations just fine if they've had time to recharge. Similarly, if an extrovert has had plenty of time to be around people and find that stimulation they crave, staying home alone isn't going to feel as crippling as if you ask them to do so on Friday night after they've been cooped up in an office all week.
It's also helpful to think of introversion and extroversion as being somewhat similar to being right or left handed. Most of us will be one or the other, but writing with your right hand doesn't render your left hand inert. Similarly, an extroverted person can still do things that aren't typically associated with extroversion. Meanwhile, introverts can learn to adapt to more extroverted scenarios, even if it might not come as naturally.
Eventually this just becomes a basic "learn when to say no" thing. (Funny how a lot of introvert/extrovert problems just become regular problems, huh?)Ever since I was told in the comments section of a "Introvert & Extroverts ARE DIFFERENT AHHHHHH!" article that I was a terrible person who would "die happy and oblivious" because I personally, as an extrovert, didn't relate to the introvert's approach to life, I have been equally terrified and excited by such articles...