Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#120 An Extrovert, with a touch of Introvert.

I was taking a break from my studies and went to surf the net. I don't even remember what was I even surfing but I came upon this website describing an extrovert, who has an introvert side to them. My oh my, there is no other words that best describe me. These are the 6 things you should know about me and probably realizing you're one of this kind too. I know I am an extrovert, with a touch of introvert. Or better yet, some people call it as "Extroverted Introvert".

It's not dual personality if that's what you think it is. It is NOT. Anyway, just read them and you'll understand what I mean.


6 Signs that you are an Extroverted Introvert:

1. You need alone time before and after socializing.

Your social energy has an expiry date. Ample alone time before and after social spurts helps you to recharge. If you don’t have enough time to yourself between activities, you feel irritable, exhausted, and sometimes even depressed.

2. You are very selective with your social calendar.

You know that you only have so much energy for socializing. This is why you often take a long time deciding whether to go out or not. You are like a cat, not sure whether you want to stay in or go out.

3. You make new friendships easily, but have trouble maintaining them.

When you’re in social mode, you find it easy to make new friends. Maintaining those friendships is another story. You find it hard to disperse your energy between lots of people. You save your loyalty and love for a select group of true friends.

4. You want true connection. Small talk makes you sick.

You enjoy being with people, but not just any kind of socializing will do. You crave meaningful conversations, and true connection. Small talk without true connection leaves you feeling empty. When you deeply connect with another person, you feel rejuvenated.

5. You are quiet in a crowd.

Even though you like being around people, you don’t feel the need to talk the whole time. Often, you are happy to listen and observe. Or help the host with cleanup. This is especially true in group conversations, where you never quite know when to chime in. One-on-one conversations are more your forte.

6. You always have an escape plan.

One of your worst fears is being trapped at a party. You know that once your social batteries start to run low, you’ll want to get out of there ASAP. Sometimes you flee so fast it’s as if you’re leaving a crime scene. Luckily, needing alone time is not a crime (no matter what our extrovert obsessed society tells you).

Have you ever thought what you really are? Whether an extro or intro? Or a mix of both? I really am not the person who spice up the atmosphere or something, but I sure have that outgoing side of me. And to be honest, I loveee hanging out. I never liked the idea of doing nothing at home (but on some days, it really is nice to just lay back, catch a movie and cuddle with your love at home). But on most of the days, I love to be out and about and socialize. Haha oh gosh. 

K gotta run! Back to books. Xx

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