From this book.
Ben has been so interested in my introversion ever since we met and that was something I found quite odd. I found it odd because he himself is very outgoing (which I envy) and I found it odd because being quiet at times was never something I would have said anyone would find interesting. But Ben is charmed by my quiet insights and I am grateful for his ability to make up for my crappy version of small-talk so all and all it works. He recently finished Quiet by Susan Cain, a book he received for his birthday and has been filled with insights into my personality and our relationship dynamic as an introvert-extrovert couple. So the other day while he was at work, I flipped through the book to the chapter on couples that influenced him so greatly and read it by the window. It was comforting, sweet, and telling.
Cain talked about how, despite what one might think, introvert and extrovert couples can work out extremely well.
Couples often feel like they've found their other half.
That they complete each other.
One likes to talk, the other likes to listen (which doesn't necessarily apply to my relationship, it's almost the opposite when it's just the two of us).
It's always so nice to read something you can relate to so throughly, like you're not alone and what you have is good and special and unique.
And I just had to share the Carl Jung quote. Ben read it aloud to me months ago and finding it was like sunshine.