How to love an introvert: 10 tips for understanding their needs

BY Roselle Umlas 

1. Give them space

They need time to recharge their batteries after social interactions, and they tend to prefer solitude over noisy and crowded environments.

2. Don’t mistake their quietness for shyness

Introverts can be reserved, true, but they’re not necessarily shy. It’s important to avoid making assumptions based on their quietness.

3. Listen to them

Most introverts actually like talking to people. And one of their biggest strengths is that they know how to listen!

4. Be patient

Show them that you’re willing to wait and that you’ll be there for them whenever they’re ready to open up.

5. Respect their boundaries

Aside from recognizing when they need space to recharge, we should also learn to respect their boundaries around personal space and physical touch.

6. Plan low-key activities

Introverts like low-key activities better than high-energy ones.

7. Appreciate their depth

Small talk might not be their strong suit, but they excel at meaningful conversations. And that’s something you should appreciate!

8. Be present with them

If you want to show them you care, put away your phone or other distractions and give them your full attention.

9. Show them that you understand

Introverts can feel misunderstood or out of place in social situations. So it’s important to show them that you understand them.

10. Love them for who they are

When you love an introvert for who they are, they will feel valued and appreciated, and your relationship will thrive.

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