Sunday, November 15, 2009
Introvert - witch one are you?
They say ignorance is bliss. Yeah but they also say that knowledhe is power, so where do we stay? or, where do we want to stay?!
Well me sometimes i want to stay in the dark and other times i want the headlight on me. (i might react like a dear tough in the middle of the road with the cars headlight on me!LOL)
But what defines our nature and the we way think and process what goes on in our minds.
Most of us are introverts or extroverts by nature, but we all display either introverted or extroverted personality characteristics at different times.
For instance, you may be an introvert in a group of strangers and an extrovert at home with your family. However, most people exhibit stronger tendencies one way or another, towards either the introvert or extrovert side of the spectrum.
From what i read recently, introverts have an inward focus and aren't usually the life of the party. They have a strong sense of self that can make them feel highly self-conscious around other people – making walking into a crowded room a little nerve-wracking. Introverts have a hard time being goofy in front of the camera and telling jokes to more than a couple of people at a time, but they can be extremely witty. They're less "Larry, Curly, and Moe" and more Woody Allen - but that doesn't mean introverts' personality traits are neurotic.
Introverts process their emotions, thoughts, and observations internally. They can be social people, but reveal less about themselves than extroverts do. Introverts are more private, and less public. Introverts need time to think before responding to a situation, and develop their ideas by reflecting privately. Introverts' personality traits can be passionate, but not usually aggressive.
Introverts can focus their attention more readily and for longer periods of time, and they aren't easily swayed by other people's opinions.
Some introverts aren't stereotypically shy and can strike up conversations with anyone. These introverts enjoy talking and listening to people, and going to parties and events. But most introverts would rather be at home. Introverts can find small talk easy but tiring – and sometimes boring. They'd rather have meaningful conversations about the depths of human souls and minds, but find few opportunities (those aren't your usual conversations at water coolers or dinner parties!).
An introvert's personality traits aren't necessarily tentative or hesitant, but introverts do prefer to think before they act. When introverts are ready they take action!
To Introverts sometimes being with people is draining. After a day filled with people or activities, introverts tend to feel exhausted and empty. To recharge their batteries introverts need to be alone reading, daydreaming, painting, any solo activity fills them up again. This doesn't mean introverts have to live alone in a cave in the hills ; they just need quiet time to come back to themselves. The energy source for introverts is from within.
Introverts don't necessarily have a fear of intimacy – but they can be more difficult to get to know than an outgoing, friendly extrovert. Dating and relationships for introverts can be challenging.
so what are you? i think that im a lil of both, it dependes on the circumstances im in and the people i'm with.