What about the important people in your lives—your partners, your friends, your kids? Do you think they're introverts, extroverts, or an ambiverts?
Join Date: 10/11/10
Join Date: 04/16/12
My husband is also an introvert. My mom is an extrovert while my dad was like me and an introvert. He could speak well in front of crowds, but it was defenitely something he was not comfortable with. My mom on the other hand is extremely comfortable in large groups and being in charge. One of the things that is so different about us is that once Thanksgiving is here, I refuse to go out and get into crowds at shopping centers or anywhere else that folks gather. She, on the other hand, loves the hustle and bustle of crowds and people and enjoys being out with lots of people around. She would also be more at home living in a large high rise somewhere while I prefer a quiet countryside. I have friends of each category and while I get along with all of them, I am much more comfortable with the ones who prefer to live a quiet life as I do.
Join Date: 05/12/11
Most of my family are introverts, those they border of ambiverts. I do have a few close friends that are extroverts and are definately fun to be around. I think what matters is the root of your ties or friendships, that they have endured time and not so much about specifically being an extrovert or introvert.
Join Date: 01/12/12
Just a quick word about my supervisor at work. She tells me when she was young she was so painfully shy she'd actually pay her sisters to make phone calls, etc., for her. Now she's so extroverted it's difficult to believe she was ever quiet! But now she believes being introverted is wrong, that it inhibits a person. So, in one way she gets me but she also holds my introverted traits against me in reviews, etc. It's frustrating.
Join Date: 01/23/13
My husband is about as extroverted as a person can be. I realize, after reading this book, just how introverted I am when I think of my "default" personality. Sometimes the two of us being so different can be challenging, particularly when he feels I could/should be doing group things instead of "just" reading, knitting or some other restorative activity (that I cherish). On the other hand, my life is never boring, is filled with laughter and his shiny presence has helped me enjoy social situations and meet people in circumstances that would otherwise have been trying, had I been alone. Yin and yang can be the best of both worlds.
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