At a party, you will find me being gregarious and able to easily
engage in conversation with others. At a conference, I have little
problem discussing the points of the speaker or opening a dialog in
the hallways with fellow attendees. When I was a student in class, I
never had an issue with raising my hand and asserting my view when
called upon. I even engage store clerks with friendly trivial banter
about the quality of the day. “Quiet” is not the first word that would
come to mind to describe me — even by those who know me well or have
known me for a long time.
This piece by Patrick Rhone is fantastic.
I get annoyed when people use “introverted” instead of “being for
myself” in a sentence. For example “I have been very introverted the
last few days”.
I’m a introvery, but I don’t have a problem talking in front of large
amounts of people, or to do jobs that most people think about as
“extroverted-jobs” like street or door to door sales. There are
different versions of introverts, and extraverts.
The difference is not in how loud or quite they are; the difference is
in how they re-charge. I re-charge by being alone, by myself, while an
extrovert do the same by beign around other people