The other thing I want to touch on are the words introvert and extrovert. Everyone assumes that an introvert is quiet, shy, keeps to themselves and doesn't like people too much. Same goes for extrovert, just opposite: loud, life of party, center of attention, doesn't like to be alone. However, Carl Jung was the first to come up with these ideas. He described these terms not in the way we act, but how we perceive the world. An introvert is one who looks inside themselves for direction. They tend to feel their way through things more. An extrovert is someone who looks to the outside world for direction. They rely more on what others are doing as a source of direction. Therefore you can have an extrovert(looking to others for a source of energy) who is actually more quiet and emotional, but still wants to follow the "popular" path. And you can have an introvert(looking to themselves) who is loud and boisterous, maybe the leader of the group. Pretty interesting when you stop to think about it. Which term do you think describes you better?
|Carl Jung-more of an introvert|