I N T R O V E R T
People who gain energy from being alone and feel drained when over stimulated by crowded environments and large social gatherings. Most love introspection, need solitude, and have a slower more focused communication style. Often misunderstood and misread as cold and standoffish because of the protective wall that's put up.
Here are a few things I've learned about being an introvert: •I don't like to talk a lot but I'm great at writing my thoughts. •I dislike talking on the phone or small talk but I'm an excellent listener and enjoy deep conversations. •I am highly sensitive to energy so I may be listening to you talk but your energy is screaming at me. •I can be highly sensitive to negativity so I refrain from environments that suck my energy.
Our culture considers extroversion as the norm but who wants to live in a box. I'm claustrophobic anyway. We introverts make for better public speakers (research it yourself) and my mentees love how my idiosyncrasies benefit them. So despite my quiet ways I've made myself comfortable in an industry most assume is for extroverts.
It's always interesting to see how we identify ourselves vs how others identify us.
Are you introverted or extroverted?