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When Two Extraverts Communicate

When Two Extraverts Communicate

By Donna Dunning

Communication is complex and it is, of course, impossible for me to describe all of the dynamics and complexities of relationships or interactions in a short post.

What this post will do is describe some general positive characteristics and potential challenges when two people with preferences for Extraversion interact.

I hope you can use this information as a starting point for a better understanding of your relationships with others.

Enjoy the conversation

• Talking and acting together with lots of energy and enthusiasm
• Opportunities to develop ideas and work together
• Sharing of diverse interests and social needs
• Giving each other verbal input and support
• What you see is what you get; you usually know where you stand with the other person

But watch out for

• A lot of talking and not much listening
• Competition for air time and power struggles
• Conversations that are not focused or succinct
• Over committing to events and activities
• Making impulsive decisions

Of course, personality type preferences are only part of how you communicate and a discussion of one personality type preference pair doesn’t adequately describe personality type dynamics.

If you are interested in reading more about whole type interactions, see my Getting Along post or my Introduction to Type and Communication booklet.

If you live in the USA, Introduction to Type and Communication is now available on Kindle.

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