‘This will prove to you I am not an introvert’, said a friend of mine when I told him he might be an introvert. He showed me photos of him enjoying a party. I wanted to tell him that being an introvert and enjoying a party don’t contradict each other and that he doesn’t have to deny being an introvert.
After a rocking party you are likely to get either of the following reactions, 1. ‘Wow, that was a great party, it was nice to see everyone, now I need some time alone’ or 2. ‘Wow, that was a great party, lets go to another one, I don’t want the fun to stop’. Reaction 1. you are an introvert Reaction. 2 you are an extrovert. Both are great!
Extroverts get their energy by being around people, introverts get theirs by being alone. They are the ones who will take time to think things through and will probably feel totally bushed if they have to spend too much time in the company of people. That is not to say that they are recluses, they just need to balance the time spent with people and the time spent alone.
Lastly, to my friend mentioned above, whether you are introverted or extroverted, doesn’t matter to me in the least buddy!!