The following was submitted by a reader wondering about compatibility between introvert and extrovert – is a successful relationship possible?
I have recently made friends with a obvious extrovert that just moved into town we have completely opposite personalities. He’s impulsive narcisistic he relies completely on his peers opinions and views to fuel his self esteem. I’m collective and contemplative i assess things before i act i care for others if its necessary to make life a little smoother but other wise i’m indifferent. He wears his heart on his sleeves the only thing that we have in common is similar childhoods and the feeling we are step better than those are us and secretly better than each other. There have been multiple times when i have contemplated breaking off the freindship to have more time to persue personal projects but we have grown really close. This isn’t necessarily a question as it is a request for opinions but what are the chances of this friendship lasting much longer (we both say we respect each other but i think he is simple minded and only a tool to cure hours of boredom he thinks i am “lame”and lazy which i find humorous).
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