Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
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Take note: this matters in everything you do.
Do you know the difference?
I’m guessing you’ve heard of them before but I’m going to define it for you just so we’re both working with the same definition…
Imagine a long day of talking to tons of different people that you like. You have great conversations and love the people you were talking to.
At the end of that long day…
If you’re an extrovert… you’ll feel energized, happy, excited.
If you’re an introvert… you’re probably exhausted (even if you still are happy with the day.)
Introverts get worn out by social interactions.
It’s often the opposite for extroverts…
If an extrovert spends all day alone then they’ll probably feel exhausted (even if they’re happy with the day.)
This isn’t a perfect description but I think it tells the story…
What does this have to do with school? Your grade? Life?
Think about it…
Introverts get surrounded by people all-day in school. That can wear them out even if they didn’t have school work to do.
Extroverts… on the other hand… often get energized by the social interactions. And when they get home alone where they’re supposed to be studying… the energy is gone.
Each person has their own personal zen-situation.
And you can either learn to take advantage of it…
Or you can let it take advantage of you…
I’m an introvert… I hear a lot of introverts tell me something like…
“the world is designed for extroverts,” and I understand where they’re coming from.
Everything people are required to do involves human interaction. Most jobs, most schools, most government things, most recreation – encourages social interaction.
You often have to pay extra for the privilege of not having to make everything social.
(But the world is changing fast… online college… remote workers… Stay hopeful introverts.)
With all that – extroverts have challenges too.
We’re all unique people with unique challenges. These differences between us are important (and a good thing.)
I want to explore this further and that’s why I’d like to learn more about what you guys are thinking…
Here is my ultimate point…
Whenever you get advice… know how your differences fit into the equation…
I went to school and worked in the US for most of my life. I can do my best but I can’t speak for every school in every part of the world but learning strategies are universal.
As an introvert, I might discourage certain high-stress things for me that other people would actually get energized from. (Kay and I discussed this years ago with study groups. I hated them but she reminded me that I’m not thinking like the average person… I’m thinking like an introvert.)
When I do this –
Thank you to those of you that catch me.
We have differences. The joy (and challenge) comes from bridging those gaps.
You know you. Trust you.
(And if you’re the kind of person that has signed up to this list, I’d trust you to figure it out too. We’re a rare type of person.)
Don’t forget. Please reply and let me know if you’re an introvert or extrovert. And feel free to tell me whatever else you’re thinking. (There is that one-time only coupon bonus you’ll get too.)
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