Like every other corporate employee, the thought of Friday evening delights me. This Friday is no exception. The only difference is I am torn between wanting to go party and staying home spending some “lone time”. Although after Little Miss V arrived in our lives, there is no such lone time that exists in the schedule yet the thought of curling up inside the blanket in my pajamas, reading a book , staring at the ceiling and doing nothing(after she sleeps) kind of comforts me. Well, I cannot say that I am an outright introvert person because I might lose my job if I say that. After all, I am a Human Resources Professional and it’s my responsibility to socialize with human beings and manage them professionally. So, I found a term for myself which justifies the imbalance between being gregarious and unusually quiet – extroverted introvert. Now, let me explain this with 7 typical characteristics of an extroverted introverts –
- They are not the most talkative in the group but can be great conversationalists if interested in the conversation.
- Love to be alone yet feel lonely.
- Seek attention yet want to go hide in a shell when they get it.
- Operate on “ON/OFF” mode – Appear very sociable when out in groups yet rush home to recharge in solitude.
- They have 1112 friends on social media yet 2 they can actually depend on. They can make friends easily but find it difficult to maintain friendships.
- They crave meaningful conversations and are not interested in small talk.
- Others perceive them as extroverts while they are constantly conversing in their head like introverts.
Source : boredpanda
No, we are not schizophrenic !!!We are just people constantly chasing the company of solitude in the midst of crowd. If you identify yourself with these characteristics, feel free to subscribe on my blog and follow on Instagram @missvogueviolet to view more such posts.
6 thoughts on “Extroverted Introvert’s Guide”
Nice content ! i like your blog !
Hi Sweety, I liked your blog. I could relate to it as I took the certification on Workplace Big5 personality profiling recently. It’s called Ambivert according to the traits you have mentioned.
Thanks..I would love to get more insights from you on such topics:)
Extroverted-Introvert Though I personally relate to this yet this piece might put some readers in a confused state. However, I did have experience Introverted-Extrovert phenomena as well a la alter-ego syndrome as well 🙂 I think to seek the me time was a luxury in our generation which is a clinical & psychical necessity in today’s world. Very contemporary & relevant topic topic you chose. I appreciate your to-the-point approach in blogs instead of beating around the bush. In the context, I may quote famous lines by Swiss psychoanalyst, Cark Gustav Jung, ” There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.” Good read !
I can totally relate to the content, love all your blogs though. Keep up the good work.