I must confess…introvert or extrovert?
I have noticed lately, people calling themselves “extroverted introverts” or “introverted extroverts” and I’m fascinated by the whole concept of aligning yourself one way or another on this scale.
Do you associate as either an introvert or an extrovert?
I read this fascinating article about the origins of the terminology and how our general perceptions of each trait have changed over the years.
I must confess that I have fallen into the trap of associating extroversion with someone being the life of the party and introversion with someone shy and withdrawn. When in fact these traits apply, instead, to how you get your energy.
Some people draw energy from social interaction – from conversing with others, sharing ideas and opening themselves up to new ideas and experiences. These people are on the extrovert side of the ledger.
While others draw energy from being along with their thoughts and having time to reflect on what they have learned and experienced that day. These people are on the introvert side.
In some ways I’m a little bit of both. I do draw energy from others and thrive in settings where I can talk over concepts and ideas. However, I also enjoy being alone and having the time to think about things before I respond. I am definitely a reflector when it comes to taking in new ideas and working out a course of action.
Yes, I may actually be an “extroverted introvert” or an “introverted extrovert” myself!
Watch the video below to find out my official inclination (complete with my Myers Briggs Personality Test profile!)
Do you associate as either an introvert or extrovert? Or do you feel you are a little from Column A and a little from Column B?
I’d love to know – this stuff completely fascinates me!
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