Have you ever heard that famous line from , "You are the wind beneath my wings? My partner is the rock I can lean on, the person I can depend on.Considering my spontaneous decision-making and proclivity for uncharted territory in all aspects of life, having someone there to bring me back down to earth has been a needed anchoring.One of my favorite things about my relationship is the conversation—introverts think more deeply than extroverts.
After dating a lot of extroverts, I realized that the constant butting of heads and subsequent poisonous drama always dissolved into a mess.And remember, your partner isn’t “lacking” anything. You should be able to handle that by not letting your personal insecurities about someone's shyness derail your own enjoyment of the social situation.Being an introvert doesn't mean they're insecure Upon entering a long-term relationship with an introverted guy, I learned a lot about how different people express themselves.The text game and sexual attraction were strong across the airwaves. I carried the conversation; regaling him with stories of wild nights out. But the next day he texted me that he’d had an amazing time and wanted to take me out again. How could he possibly have thought that was a good date? I agreed to a second date out of pure curiosity (and horniness).All my previous boyfriends were life-of-the-party-guys—men who fed off my energy and swept me up in tumultuous emotions. I realized he wasn’t quiet because he wasn’t feeling my vibe; he was quiet because he was a listener who genuinely enjoyed soaking up everything I said. Almost three years later, I’m pretty confident I'm going to marry the guy.Sexual violence remains highly stigmatized in all settings, thus levels of disclosure of the assault vary between regions.In general, it is a widely underreported phenomenon, thus available data tend to underestimate the true scale of the problem.Introversion is not an impairment or something somebody is going to grow out of, so don't think of it as a hindrance to your partner's enjoyment.Instead, recognize all the good that comes from dating an introvert.I always assumed that being the loudest person in the room (ahem, me) meant that you were also the most confident. It’s not the person who talks the most who has the most interesting things to say, it’s often the person who only speaks when he or she has something of substance to add to the conversation.Now I know that Michael speaks up when he has something to add, not as some show of bravado.