1 Corinthians 12:14-20
Do you know someone who is an extrovert, or maybe you are an extrovert? She’s the kind of woman who seems to make friends everywhere she goes. If no one is around, she can make friends with a potted plant. Her natural charisma draws people to her. Certainly extroverts find it easy to have meaningful relationships with other Christians. Right?
That’s not always true. When you know many people you on a surface level, it’s hard to find women who you can let into your heart. Being an extrovert can be lonely at times. Sometimes, the most meaningful friendships are between people who have different styles relating to the world. They see qualities in each other that are sometimes overlooked, they broaden each other’s perspectives, and know how to challenge each other to become better.
If you’re an extrovert, take a look at those you interact with regularly. Is there someone who often seems quiet, especially in a group dominated by extroverts? Intentionally take time to remove yourself from the center of the action, and start a one on one conversation with her. You may be surprised to learn the woman who is an introvert or ambivert (someone who doesn’t clearly fall into either category) has so much to offer.
If you are an introvert or ambivert, don’t assume an extrovert who seems popular has no space for you in her life. She needs you. She needs someone who observes things she may miss. She needs someone who can remind her to slow down and enjoy the quiet. Sometimes, she needs a break from her social butterfly ways, and you can show her how.
There are no right or wrong personalities. God gave you your personality for a reason. Everyone has a different way of showing God’s love, and that is important. Celebrate each other’s personalities! God made us unique because He needs each of us, and we need each other.