I've always considered myself an extrovert. In high school I was shy but I tried new things and loved it. In college I was always surrounded by tons of friends, I tried out new clubs, I went to parties every weekend, talking to people was no big deal, and I was always meeting new people by simply walking up and starting a conversation. If you know me in real life, you'd probably assume I'm an extrovert.
But, like I said, most of the 23 signs of being an introvert applied.
I did have my suspicions. When I didn't get a job when we moved to Italy everyone kept (and keeps) asking, "Don't you get bored?" Nope. I really don't. I enjoy it. The truth is, I enjoy the time to myself and I find things to keep myself entertained or busy. Key word being: myself. I don't find things that would entertain anyone else, just me.
After I read the article, it was a "Oh, so that's why I do that" kind of moment. Like why I hate phone calls and why I communicate best in writing and why I feel so exhausted after being active for days in a row. After learning all this, I did a Google search to see what else I could find and I came across this: "Seven Things Extroverts Should Know About Introverts (and Vice Versa)" It's perfect for understanding the opposite personality type.
I'm still a little confused though. So I guess in the end, I'm just a "vert" as Sar would say (see her take on the topic).
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