I spend a lot of time thinking about extroversion and introversion. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m right down the middle for this trait. I suppose they call that an “ambivert.” I tend to be good at small talk and socializing, and I even can enjoy social events when I get into my groove. However, I am by no means a social butterfly, and at the end of any social event, I tend to crash pretty hard. I even do this with people I know well, except that the crash is less severe. I think when it comes down to it, I’m an introvert at heart – but I try to break out of my shell because I think it’s good for me.
I have read some studies that say extroverts are happier than introverts, and that’s probably the number one motivation I have for developing my extrovert side. However, I’ve also read that introverts are highly sensitive and find it easy to be overstimulated. This makes socializing tough for me – as I never have as much endurance as those around me. I feel like my current culture (American, and specifically, Texan) doesn’t have much love for introverts. We lack introvert acceptance, that’s for sure 🙂
What about you? Have you thought about where you fall on the scale? Do you think it’s okay to be an introvert? I’m guessing that most people who read this blog have at least a bit of introversion going on. I could be wrong, but I think we introverts are really the ones who love self-reflection and psychology. So let’s take a little poll and find out: Are You An Extrovert or An Introvert?
Let me know what you get on Are You An Extrovert or An Introvert? I’m curious to know who here is a big extrovert, or if more of you are ambiverts and full on introverts.