Tips for managing friendships between extroverts and introve
2 weeks ago • 04/27/2021 1:30 pm
Truppensturm • 04/27/2021 1:30 pm
I am looking for some tips to manage a friendship with someone who is very extroverted. I am very introverted and get stress/anxiety if I have more than 5 friends. He is very extroverted and likes to have many friends. I seek close and personal contact with the few friends I have. I feel very comfortable and engaged in his presence, because he is the complete opposite of me. I feel I can learn a lot from him and value him therefore a lot.
How do I accept that I am part of his bigger circle of friends and that as such it may be difficult for me to expect that close personal contact with him that I want.
I think maybe I am not the only introverted who has encountered this problem and so I would love to hear your experiences. I am struggling a lot with keeping distance between him and myself, I constantly have to remind myself that I should not be trying to contact him too much because I could end up pushing him away.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
((I have to add an important sidenote to my story above that is only of personal relevance. When I first met this friend he helped me defeat my anxiety to go outside. For that reason I feel very much emotionally connected to him and owe him the world. He means a lot to me. Do you think it would be a good idea to write out what he means for me and give it to him? I could also tell him when we meet again, but I think I would be crying all time))