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The Introvert and Extrovert in Love: Making It Work When Opposites Attract [Paperback]

Marti Laney , Michael Laney
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March 15 2007
The Innie and Outie Guide to a Great Relationship

We use the words everyday, but what does it really mean to be an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean to be an introvert in a romantic relationship with an extrovert? Can it work? Surprisingly, psychologists tell us that despite their obvious differences, introverts and extroverts can enjoy a strong, stable-and fun-relationship. The key to introvert/extrovert bliss lies in understanding what makes the other person tick and using your differences to help balance and enrich the relationship.

This book offers advice for making it happen:


- Learn how innies and outies process information and communicate differently
- Discover ways to create a fulfilling social life for yourself and your partner
- Find creative ways to blend decision-making and future-planning styles
- Get past the dangerous question, why can't you be more like me?
- Turn up the heat in the introvert/extrovert bedroom


The book is based on current scientific research and innie/outie interviews. It is also based upon the authors' personal experiences as a mixed couple-introvert Marti Olsen Laney and extrovert Michael Laney have been happily married for more than forty-two years. They must be doing something right!

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About the Author

Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, author, consultant, and lively public speaker. Her first book, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, has become nationally recognized as the book on introversion and has been translated into fifteen languages. Her second book, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World, has been widely acclaimed by school counselors, therapists, and parents. Marti has appered on more than two-hundred radio and television programs in America and Canada. Marti, an introvert, has been married for forty-two years to her extrovert husband, Michael.

Michael L. Laney, MBA, CPA, is a busines consultant providing organizational development, strategic planning, and advisory board-of-director services. He is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He has consulted with his wife, Marti, on her book projects and was the roadie on each of her book tours. He has appearesd on several radio and television shows with his Marti to discuss the ins and outs of their introvert-extrovert relationship.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Aug. 13 2010
By SL
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This book really explains why my introverted husband and extroverted me fight so much, we are both reading it and we are understanding each other better. Less arguments and when we do have one, they don't last very long or get out of control!. Recomemded!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's already helping my marriage immensely!! :) Nov. 11 2008
By Calicath - Published on Amazon.com
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I am only about 100 pages in with this book, and it has already changed the way I think about myself (100% Outie), AND about my husband (about an 85% Innie). I was starting to go down that dangerous path of 'Why can't he be a bit more like me at times?', and was not appreciating him for the differences that make "US" work. I now see that it's the way we think about our differences that counts.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is at that 'hmmmmmm....' stage in their introvert/extrovert relationship.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent followup to the first book, The Introvert Advantage. March 3 2008
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great complement to the first book as it goes into the different types of relationships between introverts and extroverts. It includes the information that was in the first book but has the added dimension of exploring relationships.

I found it very insightful and helpful! Introverts and extroverts can have a good relationship if they understand the dynamics as explained in this book. Instead of resenting or feeling uncomfortable with a partner that is of the opposite type, understanding and appreciating differences can work in a great way!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introverts Dream Information Oct. 14 2010
By Angelique - Published on Amazon.com
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There is so little information out there on Introverts. This book sheds light on the love relationship between introverts and extroverts. I am an introvert and have felt misunderstood all 52 years of my life. Not only should introverts read this but extroverts should too!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected July 26 2013
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
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This book touches on some of the basics of introvert/extrovert relationships, but if you're looking for something with more depth and greater detail, I'd suggest Susan Cain's "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking". "The Introvert & Extrovert in Love" didn't really do it for me.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read but..... Dec 30 2012
By Avigayil Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book and started reading it and was really liking it however about half way through IMO they got too bogged down with "if you and your outtie/innie partner are having conflicts in x, y or z areas, then try a, b, c" language. It started to sound a little too simplistic to me. However maybe this kind of language works for other people and if it gives an outtie/innie couple something to talk about, think about, work on, then the book is a worthwhile read.
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