In or out?

Are you an introvert or extrovert? I used to think I was an extrovert: outgoing, talkative and energetic. And to some degree I still am. But now I think I could be part introvert as well: reserved, quiet and shy. Actually I’m not that reserved once you get to know me, and truthfully I’m not entirely shy either. I can’t be bothered with small talk a lot of the time though. Does that count? I have no idea. Maybe I’m just not patient.

The general theory is this: an introvert will be delighted at the thought of spending the night in, possibly alone.  The extrovert will hate that idea.  I love and hate it in equal measures.

So what I think is this: I am an extrovert, with introverted tendencies.

Which are you?

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6 responses to “In or out?

  1. jen February 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    i’m an off-the-charts introvert.

  2. Barb and The DailyGs February 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I am mostly an extrovert, but I do love my down-time and alone time. I think everybody needs time to detox, so to speak. Time to regenerate. I do not tolerate stupid well and patience is not my strong point, especially in that area. However, you give me a software application that I want to learn and my patience is long and steady! As much as I love talking with people, never ask me to stand up and speak in front of a group. Panic attack in 3…2…1… srsly.

  3. Trish (@EatShootBlog) February 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I’m the worst kind – I’m an extrovert but I think I’m an introvert. So when I think I’m being calm, quiet, and a good listener, I’m actually dominating the conversation with a very loud voice. My husband kicks me gently under the table A LOT.

  4. Steve and Kat February 22, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I’m a total introvert. I do not like to be in large groups. I’m not shy to talk to someone in a one on one situation, but put me in a large group and I’ll stand around and not say anything. It’s something I am really trying to work on.

  5. Debbie February 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Same as you. I can talk to anyone, anywhere. For a number of years I did public speaking. I have also worked from home and not spoken to anyone for days and loved the solitude. I prefer to stay at home rather than go out with friends but that is because I am lazy and getting dressed up and making conversation with people is more effort than I can be bothered with (usually).

  6. pitgat March 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Tracey, I ask myself the same question… well, you have just described the way I am and how I feel towards a night in… or out!
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