Extroverted Introverts are one of the lesser of personality archetypes laid out by Carl Jung. We have qualities of both extroverted and introverted personalities.
I’m just as likely to go out with friends, as stay in with movie or book. It depends on not only my mood but what book or movie, which friends, how tired I am, etc. While Extroverted Introverts are not as widely discussed, they make up the mid ground and make up a large statistic of the population.
We Are Prone To Disappear, But We Always Come Back
After being the life of the parties, working, playing, traveling, and engaging; we need to recharge. The best way for this to happen is when we are by ourselves. We may kidnap a friend to take with us but, only every so often. It takes us longer than our introverted friends to reach our limit, but it happens. We have to rebalance and recharge, so that we can be the social, positive, charming and productive selves again. Don’t take it personally, it’s not to avoid anyone in particular, it’s to spend time with ourselves and the universe exclusively.
Definitely not our favorite thing in the world, but we can do it and do it well. We know what people want and the best ways to give it to them. Small talk is almost always boring and painfully vanilla. Genuine and interesting topics are bouncing through our minds as we wait for this social obligation to be over. Once we can, we seek out friends, family or anyone with something interesting to say. Small talk doesn’t negatively effect us as much as irritate us.
Our Minds Are All Over The Place
Our minds are always galloping off in at least nine different directions. The way we deal with this varies with our mood and who we are around. At times, we will have to be alone for ten minutes, outside by ourselves. We might ignore everyone and discontinue juggling social obligations for a while. Or we use it as fuel to do everything and say hello to everyone. We can get incredibly social to release some of the thousand expressions in our skulls and hear some of yours. I know it’s kind of all over the place but it’s on you to take us or leave us.
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