I thought it’d be fun to try out this personality test and I must say, I’m not surprised (well, okay, I know since I completed the quiz, I shouldn’t be surprised!)
I’m an ISTJ person, also known as “The Examiner”. My temperament is supposedly “Protector”.
Anyway, the point of this post was also to highlight my introversion. Now, I’ve always had friends that are extroverts or at least, leaning towards extraversion. And sometimes, I reckon, they think I’m weird. After all, why wouldn’t I want to go and party in nightclubs when I was around 18 – 20 years? And why do I prefer to stay home on a weekend curled up with a book when I could be going on marathon shopping sprees?
Well, the simple answer, my dear friends is that I am an introvert.
While I love my friends and enjoy their company, I do prefer a lot of me-time. I am socially-stimulated even by just meeting up with one or two friends. And all-day socialising with a group or going on shopping sprees all day long or even going to nightclubs is exhausting for me.
I do not avoid going out because I am depressed. Why is it hard to believe that I am actually having a lot of fun reading on the couch? Or blogging?
Research shows that introverts need very little to be mentally and socially stimulated versus extroverts. In other words, what I get from meeting a couple of friends for dinner or coffee is equivalent to an all-night party for a major extrovert to get the same ‘high’.
So the next time I choose to go to a park and read by myself, it’s not because I don’t like others. It’s not because I am depressed.
It’s because, as my personality test shows, I’m 95% introverted. 🙂
Until next time,