"I don't trust him. He's too quiet."
"Mom, he's my boyfriend. He's cool. He's just shy."
"Yeah, why doesn't he speak up more? What's he hiding?" *side eye* 😒
Our home growing up had 9 PEOPLE LIVING IN IT. NINE!
Me + 5 siblings + 2 parents + 1 grandmother + endless guests = NEVER QUIET. 🤫
Heaven forbid you needed something; you'd have to bust out the neon flares 🌈 , blow an air horn 📣 , and break a window or body part 🦵 just to get any attention at all.
It's really no wonder I'm an extrovert.
But am I really? Or was it a product of my conditioning?
With more studies and focus on introverts (to my introvert readers - have you read Quiet yet?), there's been some blurriness around falling in one camp or the other - and how to understand what's what?
As usual, I think the answer is more nuanced - and with a more increased intention culturally on connection and understanding each other, this topic needed to be revisited.
We crowd-sourced some questions that were so fascinating and we both walked away with a completely different perspective than we thought.
Here are some of the questions we explored:
Is this very topic an antiquated false dichotomy? 🧐
Why do extroverts like to talk on the phone? ☎️
Do introverts feel comfortable when there's silence in a conversation? 🤫
What happens when your partners' introvert/extrovertism is opposite to you? 🗣️
Do parents push extroversion on their kids? 😱
What each one is REALLY thinking (despite outward appearances)? 🧠
Ambiverts? Is anyone really only one or the other? 🤷♀️
So much more (I mean, just listen already) 🎧
And then there's the showdown where Cindy called me completely out on my complaints about *some* introverts' behavior. Whoops! 🙈
How would you describe yourself?
P.S. Would you want to live to 100? I WOULDN'T! But maybe that's why this needs to be revisited.
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