This thought has occurred to me for quite a while now, ‘quiet extroversion’. Typically, an extrovert is someone who gets their energy from the people around them, (as opposed to an introvert who energizes in solitude) hopefully that doesn’t mean they suck the energy out of those around them in a parasitic manner because I think I’m one of them. That is an extrovert I mean.
I’ve always been interested in the differences and personalities of both extroverts and introverts. I actually always thought I was an introvert until I entered university. But when I think about it properly, I don’t think I was ever and introvert. I always loved being around people and got bored, sad and lonely when I was by myself for a period of time. Kinda like a puppy that wants to be in all the business all the time. Sometimes I worry that I come across as nosy but I guess that’s just me and my apparent healthy curiosity. But even though I believe I’m an extrovert, I’m a pretty quiet one. I don’t tend to do well in large crowds of company, nor do I do particularly well in small crowds of company either and you’ll probably find me sitting by the wall with a good friend if I could help it. I don’t like being the centre of attention as many might believe extroverts to enjoy but I do like talking, a lot of talking, but not trivial small talk because those kind of conversations run out too quickly. But you see, I don’t speak a lot in front of people. Isn’t it that untypical?
I recently completed a personality quiz that I believed to be pretty accurate and legitimate and I came out as an ESFJ., twice. One two different personality quizzes, Apparently, that means Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging and although I believe the definitions to be pretty true, I can’t help but think that the complete opposite Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting (IITP) could be have aspects of me in it also. I realize that everyone has a bit of both in them, such is the same with everyone have a little good and bad in them too. Being an extrovert doesn’t mean a person is going to be loud and wild nor does being an introvert mean that you’re going to be shy and quiet. It really difficult to tell with a lot of people but it’s still a lot of fun to think about.
One last thing (actually two), never ever underestimate a more introverted person they were never the so called ‘lesser personality type’. And here are the links I accredited my personality type to. Enjoy all the thinking!