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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Introversion VS Extroversion
Battle of the Brain, who will win?

On the one hand I'm exhibiting signs of extroversion. Going out, chatting with new people. Taking charge, talking in front of people. And yet being in crowds doesn't actually 'recharge' my social battery, and I avoid large crowds where I have no function or purpose. So, still an introvert. But I can be extroverted when the occasion calls for it (which seems to be very often these days).

I recently took a Jung Typology test. I was pretty close to the middle on two of them (one of which was slightly on the Introvert side) (~5-10) and notably toward one side of two of them (~10-20). I'm guessing that means I've become a fairly flexible person these days. That or someone will say I can't choose which side of the fence to sit on. :-P

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legolastn From: legolastn Date: April 6th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I score heavily introverted on most such tests, yet I do a fair amount of public speaking and large group interaction and I typically enjoy it in the moment. I think the key is the aspect you mentioned of the "battery" - actions or social situations aren't really introverted or extroverted nor are even preferences per se, but rather the effects of particular social settings on one's psyche are. For introverts such interactions usually drain your battery and for extroverts such interactions usually charge your battery. Even if I have a good time in groups I need quiet alone time to recharge.
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