For us INTROVERTS it’s important to remember if you’re partnered with someone with an opposite temperament like I am that they’re just emotionally and energetically wired differently.
Nobody has to be right or wrong.
Well in case you didn’t guess, yes, I am the INTROVERTED nester and Mr Delicious is most definitely the EXTROVERTED explorer in our relationship.
Our natural instincts and the way we process emotion and utilise our energy, however, without respect and compassionate awareness, could always seem “wrong” or opposite to the other.
As a human species opposites are necessary for survival.
I love Allen Shawn’s take on the necessity for both INTROVERT and the EXTROVERT temperament within humanity.
He reminds us that a species in which everyone was General Patton would not succeed, any more than would a race in which everyone was Vincent van Gogh. He prefers to think that the planet needs athletes, philosophers, sex symbols, painters and scientists as well as INTROVERTED nesting writers like me and EXTROVERTED exploring engineers like my darling Mr Delicious.
Shawn supports the need for the warm-hearted, the hard-hearted, the cold-hearted and the sensitive-hearted.
He goes on to explain to us that the human race does need people in our world who’ll devote their lives to studying how many droplets of water are secreted by the salivary glands of dogs, as well as needing those who can capture the passing impression of cherry blossoms in a 14 syllable poem or devote 25 pages to the dissection of a small boy’s feelings as he lies in bed in the dark waiting for his mother to kiss him goodnight …
Indeed the presence of outstanding strengths and sensitivities is what makes our species survive.
The animal kingdom also contains INTROVERTS (private turtles) and EXTROVERTS (cheeky monkeys). It is just what keeps life on Mother Earth in balance.
Complementary pairings such as masculinity and femininity, East and West, Masculine and Feminine are what makes our world either work or war.
It all depends on whether we love and respect our differences or fear, fight and disrespect them.
So let’s remember to honour our differences no matter where we sit on the “north and south of temperament”.
One of the most beautiful parts of an INTROVERTED/EXTROVERTED team (when they love and respect each other’s differences) is in having someone with you who you know will handle the very things that drain you.
Lotsa love Cynthia xxx
© Copyright 2016 Cynthia J. Morton Emotional Fitness™
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