Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to Care for an Extrovert

Another friend posted this list on Facebook.  It originated from someplace called Parelli Natural Horsemanship. 

How to Care for Extroverts

1.  Respect their independence
2.  Compliment them in the company of others
3.  Accept and encourage their enthusiasm
4.  Allow them to explore and talk things out
5.  Thoughtfully surprise them
6.  Understand when they are busy
7.  Let them dive right in
8.  Offer them options
9.  Make physical and verbal gestures of affection
10.  Let them shine

I'm not sure if it’s accurate or not, but it gave me some good pointers, especially #3 and #7.  

Like with the Introvert list, it's a good reminder that we're all different. And, that we all have something unique and important to add to the Body of Christ. Imagine a world without enthusiastic explorers. How dull and small it would be!


  1. I think this is very good. We are not cookie cut exactly, because each person has parts of different personalities, where like myself I believe this fits me completely. These could give you an overall for sure. I liked #1-#5.

  2. These are great! I am definitely an extrovert, but I also have learned a lot from introverts over the years. I agree that it is a blessing we are not all the same. Understanding the differences is a great start to getting along with people.

  3. Where's the Introvert list? :-)