Power Couples

“Obviously, extroverts have many charms. And they are a good balance for us introverted types. They help us go out and about. We help them slow down.” — Marti Olsen Laney

According to Carl Jung, we’re drawn to those whose qualities complement our own. That certainly matches my experience. When I think of my deepest friendships and most productive partnerships, there’s almost always an extrovert on the other side.

I love finding introvert-extrovert pairs, whether in fiction or real life: Ferris Bueller and Cameron Frye; Clinton and Gore; Clinton and Clinton; Bert and Ernie. I find comfort in these duos. If Woz found Jobs and Eleanor found Franklin, I just might find my extroverts, too.