Introversion, Extroversion and the Hibernation Season

I am deep in hibernation season and loving it. The short days with the weeks of rain (yeah!) have got me hunkered down. IMG_1446

I’m going with nature on this one, doing what the rest of the natural world is doing…. not much.

We just pulled out our second jigsaw puzzle.

During the first puzzle I listened to the book Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. It was a great affirmation for the part of me that loves alone time and just doesn’t want to go anywhere.

Basically, it is permission to be myself, however I am.

Our society glorifies the extrovert. They get the attention. They are naturally social, talkative and outgoing. We judge them as smarter than the quite people, but that is misleading.

Introverts are typically the inventors. They carefully think about what they are going to say before saying it. Crowds can be threatening. They like to work alone in quite.

If you pair up an introvert with an extrovert you could have a dynamic duo – think Apple Computer. The extrovert takes the lead in the public, the introvert is in her cave concocting and thinking deeply.

On a introversion-extroversion scale, I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I can socialize well, but I need my spacious time… and please don’t bother me when I’m thinking. How about you? Comment below!

One Response to Introversion, Extroversion and the Hibernation Season

  • Also finished reading QUIET in a book club recently and for me it was a wonderful affirmation. Yes I like my quiet time but do not always maintain it, especially if the phone rings!!! (I usually know who is calling & want to speak to him or her.) Maybe I’ll actually hibernate for the first weekend in January, reading only what inspires me, watching
    no TV and not using this adictive computer all weekend. Would be an interesting experiment!!!

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