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17 Ways Introvert/Extrovert Friendships Rule

Opposites attract!

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1. Because your BFF is so different, they can offer you perspective.

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2. An extrovert can help pull an introvert out of their comfort zone.

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If something seems both fun and terrifying, it's a good indication that you should try it out.

3. And an introvert can reeeeeel back an extrovert's tendency to go TOO big.

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Challenge your own way of thinking, y'know?

4. If an introvert is feeling too shy to take the next step, an extrovert can give that extra push to say "YES!"

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5. An extrovert can also pull an introverted homebody out of the house once in a while.

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6. While an introvert can show an extrovert that one-on-one time is also precious.

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7. And that it's OK not to get along with EVERYONE.

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You're still great. (And funny, and adorable.)

8. And an extrovert can inspire an introvert to get into the habit of saying what they mean.

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Communication is key! (Pillow notes def don't count.)

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9. Sure, sometimes an extrovert has to make the extra effort to make an introvert know they're #1.

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Just because they like to socialize with people, doesn't mean you're not their BFF.

10. And sometimes an introvert has to put themself out there to show their BFF how much they really do care.

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11. An extrovert BFF understands that it's not like every introvert doesn't WANT to socialize... they just prefer their own company.

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12. While an introvert understands that extroverts aren't lacking in introspection just because they like to be around people.

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You can be thoughtful AND talk a whole lot. Like, a LOT a lot.

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13. When introverts are accused of being snobby, an extrovert BFF can set the record straight.

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Shyness comes from fear, not snobbishness!

14. And when extroverts are labeled shallow, their BFF can swoop in and say what's what.

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"Empty barrels make the most noise" is crap. Sometimes the barrel is just filled with genuine enthusiasm and interest in other people!

15. And when either needs tough love, a true BFF will step up with some harsh truths.

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...They might just go about it differently. Your introvert friend might write a harshly-worded, but necessary, letter while an extrovert friend will intervene to your face.

16. Especially if you're ever not being true to yourself.

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Either putting yourself out there more or learning to have quiet moments with yourself doesn't mean fundamentally changing who you are.

17. And, finally, you are both living proof that opposites really do attract.

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😃 + 😊 = 💖