On Learning I’m an IntrovertRachel Matthews
If a week ago, you’d asked me if I were an introvert or an extrovert — I would have said extrovert.
I was wrong.
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.
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