Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Intro or Extro
About a month ago I had personality training at my job. I know that sounds weird, but I really found it made me a lot more self aware of myself.
I answered about 90 questions and based on my answers I was put into four different categories - one of them being introversion.
I've always thought of myself as an introvert, except in certain situations, but the instructor explained being and introvert or an extrovert this way. Most people can go to parties and socialize, but it's how you feel afterwards that indicates what you are. If you're still buzzing when you get home and can't sit down, you're an extrovert. If you feel completely exhausted, you're an introvert.
We all know the cliched image of a writer. Locked up in a room, plunking away at the keys on their keyboard not talking to anyone. But with all the marketing and social media that seems to be required with being an author, I think those days of solitude are over.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Does the thought of social media make you tired or excited?