The techincal definition of "extrovert" is someone who is mostly concerned with the environment around them. In other words, they're the kind of person who feels energized after being around a ton of people. Most of the time, they're highly energetic and talkative people who really love social environments.
The technical definition of introvert is dumb and awful and not accurate, but it basically means someone who is shy, reserved, and self-centered. Pfff. I choose to define it as someone who feels more energized after time spent alone, and time in large groups is fine as long as it is limited. An introverted person has a "tank"...and once that tank is full after a certain period of time of people-interaction, the introvert needs time to themselves again to "recharge."
What I mean by "extroverted-introvert" is that I'm someone who is highly energetic and talkative, and I LOVE social environments. And depending on the people, I DO feel energized after time spent with lots of other humans. However...all this must be done in moderation. I am not shy and reserved, but I definitely can only handle PEOPLE in short doses.
And this sometimes causes complications in life. Because I love people. But at the exact same time I can also get tired of people. Sean totally gets this part of me, and I love him for it. So here are 7 defining factors of an extroverted-introvert. Because maybe, you know someone like this. And maybe it will help you understand them better.
7 Defining Factors of an Extroverted-Introvert:
1. You love people but you also can't wait to get away from them. So you'll often silently slip away from conversations once lots of people start talking at once.
2. You count up how many nights you've been out that week and that number can never, ever, be more than nights spent in.
4. You invite people over & love the IDEA of hospitality, but you freak. out. ten minutes before guests arrive & rejoice if they call to say they can't make it after all
...but when you walk in the door you change your mind and end up just talking to your husband and his friends the entire time.
Then you go home and tell yourself you'll be braver next time.
6. Unlike a typical introvert who has no friends and is okay with that, you get sad if you barely have any friends. But then you think about all the work that goes into making friends & you try to convince yourself it's not THAT big of a deal.
7. You don't understand why EVERYONE doesn't love staying home like you do.
Can any of you relate?