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The Battle Royale - Extroverts v Introverts

"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* ๐Ÿ˜’

Our home growing up had 9 PEOPLE LIVING IN IT. NINE!

Me + 5 siblings + 2 parents + 1 grandmother + endless guests = NEVER QUIET. ๐Ÿคซ

Heaven forbid you needed something; you'd have to bust out the neon flares ๐ŸŒˆ , blow an air horn ๐Ÿ“ฃ , and break a window or body part ๐Ÿฆต 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.

And turns out there is SO much misunderstood about each one that I brought fan favorite (and UBER-introvert) Cindy Robinson back onto the Late Learner Podcast to go head-to-head.

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? ๐Ÿง

  • Why do extroverts like to talk on the phone? โ˜Ž๏ธ

  • Do introverts feel comfortable when there's silence in a conversation? ๐Ÿคซ

  • What happens when your partners' introvert/extrovertism is opposite to you? ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

  • Do parents push extroversion on their kids? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • FOMO ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • What each one is REALLY thinking (despite outward appearances)? ๐Ÿง 

  • Ambiverts? Is anyone really only one or the other? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • So much more (I mean, just listen already) ๐ŸŽง

And then there's the showdown where Cindy called me completely out on my complaints about *some* introverts' behavior. Whoops! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Listen here:


How would you describe yourself?



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