The Introverted Polyamorist

As with any fairly smallish group, when it comes to polyamory bizarre stereotypes abound. While I could (and probably will, with with BloggyWriMo/NaBloPoMo) expound on many of them, today I’m gonna stick with one: the idea that poly people are all massively extroverted social butterflies. I can see where this one came from. After all, the whole idea of polyamory is that you’re up for having more than one partner. It’s not a vast jump from “likes to have more partners than I do” to “likes spending a whole lot of time with lots of different people”. And while plenty poly people are like that, there’s also a lot of us for whom that isn’t true. So from one somewhat-introverted poly person to you lot, here’s why it works for me.

Smaller, closer groups

….the rest is at the Tea Cosy’s new home. Pop over!

8 thoughts on “The Introverted Polyamorist

  1. Wow, maybe I don’t get around a lot (on blogs), but I think this is the first blog I’ve read that’s open and very help about poly relationships. As an introvert in a poly relationship, this post was very comforting. Thanks 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting this.. It’s been a pleasure to read 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Our Poly Thoughts and commented:
    Another fellow traveller discussing “their” polyamory

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  7. I found this high up on Google under ‘Polyamourous Introvert’ – and it’s a few years old now, but nonetheless very rewarding. I do like blogs. Well some of them! 😉 Thank you. xx

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