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On Learning I'm an Introvert

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If a week ago, you’d asked me if I were an introvert or an extrovert — I would have said extrovert.

I was wrong.

It all started when Laura posted this Type on Type post on her blog.

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These MBTI prints from MBTI Type Heads are pretty fabulous.- check them all out and proudly rock your own to your friends!

I thought it looked like fun, so I followed the link to the MBTI – Myers-Briggs Type Test and I took it.

I don’t think I could have been more surprised when my personality type appeared.

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Color me shocked.  I started reading a bit more and realized that I actually had no idea what the true definitions of introvert and extrovert were, and the more that I’ve read the more I realize that I definitely have an introvert leaning.

I find it much easier (actually enjoy it) to get up in front of a large crowd and speak, than speaking to a small intimate gathering.

I think the universe was trying to tell me something, because days after taking this test Casey and I were discussing introverts and extroverts and she recommended that I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking — I have devoured this book.  I wish that everyone who ever comes in contact with other humans — especially children — were required to read this book.

I think it’s astonishing how confused I was on introverts vs. extroverts, but I find that I am understanding myself and my own decisions better, and even seeing my children in a new light.

Yesterday, I read a great article entitled: 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert — seriously, a great read. I lean about 11% more towards introversion than extroversion and reading the traits from the test, reading that book, and the article have shed a whole new light on my own personality — and it only took 35 years.

So, what are you?  Introvert or extrovert?  Take the test and see.

Other fun tests:

and if you want to really have some fun –  Check out the spinning girl test.

h/t to Laura Mayes

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