Introvert or Extrovert?

This week the hilarious Ness from Nessville is hosting The Lounge and the theme for the week is ‘Are you an introvert or an extrovert’.

I think I’m in the introvert camp.  Although those I get to know well probably wouldn’t class me as quiet at all lol!  Being an introvert gets a bit of a rough deal in the social stakes and can sometimes be accused of snobbery when all we really are is quiet.  It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, I’m just damn scared!

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I never get bored.  Seriously.  I could spend time by myself all of the time and often do.  I had child free time over the weekend and I could have used the time to go out with friends..I read a book instead.

Although that of course has its downside because being an introvert means that I get overwhelmed in social situations really quickly.  If I spend a lot of time with other people then I need a couple of days to recuperate.

It’s pretty easy to tell that I like you.  When I feel comfortable ribbing you in public, know that I like you.  Sarcasm might be a coping mechanism but it works well and why fix it if it ain’t broke!

Details kinda matter to me.  I can hear the beat underneath the song.  I notice the person standing on their own.  Although my short attention span can sometimes get me into trouble.  Especially if you ask me I did yesterday.  Long term memory though is pretty crystal clear.  That time at that place, where we did that thing 10 years ago? Yeh I can remember it in detail.  What did I do last week?  Not a clue!

I have all of these conflicting behaviours, that sometimes I am not really sure if I am an introvert or not.  On one hand I keep things close to my chest, on the other I blurt them out with seemingly not a second thought.  I’m awkward in social situations, then crave the company of others at the same time.  I’m self aware at times to the point of disaster, then completely clueless all at once.  I notice the small things and miss the big ones.

Maybe fitting into one or the other doesn’t really matter.  Maybe none of us fit firmly into one introvert camp or the extrovert one.  I think that’s great.  We are all a mix of things that are awesome.  We have bits and pieces that come together to make a completely unique personality.  That’s pretty damn awesome when you think about it.  Even though you may share similar characteristics to other people, there really is no other person like you out there!

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  Or do you think the whole thing is a bunch of crap?

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3 thoughts on “Introvert or Extrovert?

  1. Ness

    I’m the same with long and short term memory. It’s really annoying. It’s true what you say. We can all be introverts and yet different and unique in some ways. It’s the same thing with my Asperger’s diagnonsense. If you’ve met one Aspie, you’ve met one Aspie. We’re all different. I love your thoughts on this topic. Thanks for the opportunity to host today! xo

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  2. Angela

    I too, see many of what you have listed in myself. But overall, I can and do enjoy my own company even though I do like to hang out with good friends. I think the biggest pointer to introvertedness for me the fact that if I have constant contact with others for more than a few days I start to lose it and just need space. I obviously tolerate my household members and since they are my partner and children, I do enjoy their company but if the boys are in need of ME, and I mean cuddles and stories and being emotionally and physically connected to me just about all day, then when they go to bed I don’t want to talk, or touch, or connect with my partner at all. I am full to the trim with it all and seriously need ME time and I don’t mean a long bath or doing my nails. I mean sitting, with my own company and reading a book or sewing or making something with no other human contact preferably.

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