Are you dating an introvert?
Sometimes it can get really tricky to figure out what is going on in their minds.
If you feel like your relationship has not been too good lately.
There are 12 signs an introvert wants to break up:
1) They don’t share much about themselves or their life with you
You see, introverts may seem shy or introverted, but it’s really just that they don’t want to share too much.
However, when in a successful relationship, introverts want to share about themselves a little bit.
If you feel like you don’t have a lot in common with your introverted partner anymore, it can be tough to keep the relationship going.
They may seem like a great person, but they may not always be available for conversations or might prefer to stay in their own world.
If you notice that your introverted partner is not as dedicated to conversations as they used to be, it could be time to break up.
2) They start to withdraw emotionally from the relationship
It’s not always easy for introverts to let go of a relationship, but it’s usually easier for them to do so when they withdrew emotionally beforehand.
If your partner seems like they’re not as interested in the relationship as they used to be, it might be worth considering whether or not there is something else out there for them.
Withdrawing emotionally is something that is very hard for the other partner.
All of a sudden, it feels like you’re alone in the relationship.
Trust me, this is a huge sign that something isn’t working in the relationship anymore.
3) They suddenly become even more withdrawn and avoid social activities
If you notice that your introverted partner suddenly becomes much more shy and inactive, it might be time to have a talk.
This can be a sign that the introvert is feeling ready to end the relationship.
They may be struggling more with social interactions than usual and feel overwhelmed by all the socializing.
4) Their hero instinct is not triggered anymore
This one applies to the introverted men out there: you might not trigger his hero instinct anymore.
You see, even when a man is introverted, he still feels like he needs to be the hero, prompting him to protect his partner at all costs.
There’s actually a psychological term for what I’m talking about here. It’s called the ‘hero instinct’.
This concept is generating a lot of buzz at the moment as a way to explain what really drives men in relationships.
I know it might all seem kind of silly. In this day and age, women don’t need someone to rescue them. They don’t need a ‘hero’ in their lives.
But this misses the point about what the hero instinct is all about.
The hero instinct is an instinctive need that men have to step up to the plate for the woman in their lives. This is deeply rooted in male biology.
When a man genuinely feels like your everyday hero, he’ll become more loving, attentive, and committed to being in a long-term relationship with you.
But how do you trigger this instinct in him?
The trick is to make him feel like a hero in an authentic way. And there are things you can say and messages you can send to trigger this natural biological instinct.
If you want some help doing this, check out James Bauer’s excellent free video here.
He tells you everything you need to know about the hero instinct, including exactly how to trigger it in your man.
I don’t often recommend videos or buy into popular new concepts in psychology, but the hero instinct is one of the most fascinating concepts I’ve come across.
5) They stop talking about their feelings
Introverts often don’t share their feelings very easily, so you may not know what they’re thinking in general.
However, once they stop talking about their feelings, it might be a sign that they’re not content in the relationship.
If introverts stop talking about their feelings, it might be time to start thinking about your relationship and whether you are both still happy in it!
6) They seem to have a hard time making decisions for themselves
You see, introverts are often the shy ones, and the last ones you would expect to break up with you.
This is because they have a hard time making decisions in general.
When an introvert starts to struggle with decisions even more, it could be because something major is on their mind: whether or not they should break up.
There is a good chance that this relationship was not meant to be and this introvert is looking for a new challenge.
7) They stop doing little things for you
Introverts usually like to do things for their partners in an attempt to show their affection.
This means they might do things for you like filling your fridge with groceries, taking care of the house, or helping with the laundry.
Once they stop doing these little things, it’s a huge red flag because they are withdrawing the thing that is their biggest love language.
Chances are you might break up soon.
8) They may start to distance themselves from you
Introverts tend to be introspective and very reflective.
If they’re not sure how they feel about something, they may start to distance themselves from you in order to figure it out.
This is because introverts are often afraid of how they will feel upon breaking up.
They may even stop talking to you altogether and not really explain why they’re doing it.
They may place their own needs above yours or even start ignoring you completely.
If an introvert has stopped talking to you, it might be because they do not feel safe in the relationship.
They might be afraid that things will break up and they will lose touch with you.
Alternatively, they may be worried that you do not understand them and that their feelings do not matter.
Once that happens, it’s time to look out for yourself first and foremost.
Make sure you take care of your own needs.
First and foremost, focus on taking care of your own physical health.
Make sure you
- eat healthy foods
- get enough sleep
- exercise regularly
- drink enough water
To take care of yourself mentally, you can:
- see a therapist
- talk to friends and family
What does this mean for you?
Introverts often withdraw into themselves when things aren’t going well in order to figure out what’s wrong.
Sometimes this becomes difficult for the partner because introverted individuals need time alone in order to process their thoughts.
All is not lost, but it could be that your partner is thinking about breaking up. Take time to talk to them about it and see if you can fix things!
9) Their body language shows you
For introverts, their facial expressions and body language are often clues that they want to end the relationship.
When they seem upset or angry, it usually indicates that they do not feel safe in the relationship.
10) They’re not attentive anymore
You see, introverts tend to be very attentive to things that interest them.
So: when an introverted partner stops paying attention to you, it’s a pretty huge red flag.
The thing is, it doesn’t mean they don’t love you or that they don’t care about you, but it can indicate that they are not interested in the relationship anymore, and are already thinking about breaking up with you.
However, if this happens on a regular basis and the relationship is continuing relatively unchanged despite this lack of interaction, then it’s likely that there are some underlying issues that need to be addressed.
Turns out if your partner seems not to care about you emotionally or mentally, it might signal an issue with their personality which could impact your overall relationship.
This relates back to what I mentioned earlier: the hero instinct.
When a man is made to feel needed, wanted, and respected, he’s more likely to commit to a relationship and be attentive to you.
And it’s as simple as knowing the right things to say to trigger his hero instinct and make him into the man he’s always wanted to be.
All of that and more is revealed in this excellent free video by James Bauer. It’s absolutely worth checking out if you’re ready to take things to the next level with your man.
11) They don’t reciprocate your words of affection
Introverts are often the ones who take the time to really listen to what another person has to say, which is why they usually take any chance to reciprocate affectionate words.
They may not be as quick to react as their extroverted friends, but they care deeply about the people they date.
Think about it: usually an introverted partner will reciprocate words of affection.
If they stop doing this, then it may mean that they are not interested in the relationship anymore.
12) They don’t compliment you anymore
The last sign of an introverted partner thinking about breaking things off with you is when they don’t compliment you anymore.
If you’re in a relationship with an introvert, you should know that they’re probably very sensitive about the situation.
They are usually very careful about what they say to their partners because they don’t want to hurt them.
But when an introvert stops complimenting you, it’s a big red flag that they are thinking about breaking up with you.
So, if they do not compliment you regularly or if their compliments are not heartfelt, it might be time to end the relationship.
Of course, this depends on the relationship you had in the first place.
Did they always compliment you in the past?
Then this change in behavior could have an underlying meaning.
In my own experience, if they were never the type to compliment, you can probably ignore this sign!
Why would an introvert want to break up?
Now the master question: why would an introvert want to break up?
The truth is, they may be trying to distance themselves from you for a variety of reasons.
If an introvert is dating someone who does not fit into their world, they may be trying to slowly stop seeing that person.
Sometimes, introverts struggle with feelings of unworthiness, which can actually lead them to want to break up!
Simply put, they might feel like they aren’t good enough for you and that’s why they feel like they need to end things.
In the end, it really depends on your relationship.
Try to talk to your partner about what is going on if you notice some of these signs and maybe you can resolve any potential issues together!
By now you should have a good idea of whether your partner wants to break up with you or not.
So what can you do to resolve this?
Well, I mentioned the unique concept of the hero instinct earlier. It’s revolutionized the way I understand how men work in relationships.
You see, when you trigger a man’s hero instinct, all those emotional walls come down. He feels better in himself and he’ll naturally begin to associate those good feelings with you.
And it’s all down to knowing how to trigger these innate drivers that motivate men to love, commit, and protect.
So if you’re ready to take your relationship to that level, be sure to check out James Bauer’s incredible advice.