We use the words everyday, but what does it really mean to be an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean to be an introvert in a romantic relationship with an extrovert? Can it work? Surprisingly, psychologists tell us that despite their obvious differences, introverts and extroverts can enjoy a strong, stable-and fun-relationship. The key to introvert/extrovert bliss lies in understanding what makes the other person tick and using your differences to help balance and enrich the relationship.
This book offers advice for making it happen:
Learn how innies and outies process information and communicate differently
Discover ways to create a fulfilling social life for yourself and your partner
Find creative ways to blend decision-making and future-planning styles
Get past the dangerous question, why can't you be more like me?
Turn up the heat in the introvert/extrovert bedroom
The book is based on current scientific research and innie/outie interviews. It is also based upon the authors' personal experiences as a mixed couple—introvert Marti Olsen Laney and extrovert Michael Laney have been happily married for more than forty-two years. They must be doing something right!
Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, author, consultant, and lively public speaker. Her first book, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, has become nationally recognized as the book on introversion... Read more
Michael L. Laney, MBA, CPA, is a busines consultant providing organizational development, strategic planning, and advisory board-of-director services. He is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He has consulted with his wife, Marti,... Read more