Opposites attract in many ways—that is true. And, often, opposites attract for good reason. Depending on which exact opposites come together, they can actually be very complementary to each other and lift each other up. But some opposites just don’t work out. The very fact that someone is quite different from you can create an excitement that masquerades as chemistry. If you spend a lot of time with people who are similar to yourself, then there is something refreshing and invigorating about the otherness of an opposite. But, some opposites are only meant to be consumed in small doses—not necessarily lived with or married to. I believe that, in most cases, social butterflies and extreme introverts will wind up making each other pretty unhappy. I’ve experienced it and witnessed it myself many times. Here’s why.
People assume he doesn’t like them
In social settings, people assume your social introvert just doesn’t like them. He doesn’t talk to them. He doesn’t talk much, in general. He doesn’t ask others questions about themselves. So, your friends think your partner just doesn’t like them. You can explain that he’s just shy but, would that excuse really pass muster with you if you were on the other side of the situation?