Have you ever considered the fact whether you were an extrovert or introvert? I have....and I am so pleased that some kind soul finally wrote a book comparing the two styles.
I have always considered myself....shy.....or in other words an introvert. Oh....don't get me wrong....I can carry on lengthy conversations if required....but I much prefer listening to talking. By doing so, I can interject comments occasionally if appropriate...or keep quite if I so desire.
Often, if we are attending a social gathering I will size up our companions and decide which one, I believe, will carry the evening so to speak. Or, I will ask my wonderful soul mate if he is in a "chatty" mood....his comment usually is we are going to see "so and so" so he doesn't need to be. LOL LOL
I always believed there was something wrong with me because I was not more of a "chatty Kathy"....but now....I realize there probably are a lot more folks out there just like me. I can be a "situational extrovert" as this book so aptly describes....but I much prefer to just sit on the sidelines and just listen and evaluate.
I don't mind my own company....and in fact.....days can go by when I don't even venture much beyond my front courtyard. Spending time puttering and contemplating various situations and ideas is actually a perfect day for me.
This was a very "eye opening" read and I recommend it highly for anyone who is questioning whether their "social skills" are up to par in this mile a minute society.
Tell me....if you had to decide.....do you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert? Just wonderin'?
Hugs from me to you,