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It’s pretty common that someone one might describe as “feisty” or “a firecracker” winds up with someone one might describe as “the strong but silent type.” Lively, outgoing, vivacious types are often attracted to calm, more mild-mannered personality types. The two complement one another quite well. Even highly energetic social types want an opportunity to be peaceful and still, and they can find that in quieter individuals. Meanwhile, your strong but silent type derives some much-needed energy from a lively counterpart. Ultimately, it’s a good case of opposites attracting. However, sometimes, being the more outspoken one can come with frustrations, especially when it comes to communicating needs and handling conflict. Here are some of the frustrations of being an open communicator dating a quiet man.

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You want to talk right now

If an interpersonal issue comes up, you want to address it right now. You feel that you do your best communicating when your emotions are high. You’re most in-touch with what you need to say, when you’re feeling the associated feelings. If a fight comes up you want to have that fight. Now. It’s your way of keeping a fight short and sweet.

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