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After reading this post How to interact with the introverted…, I had to ask myself; am I an introvert or an extrovert?

I ask this because there are times where I want to be what is described as the introvert but, when forced to go out, I find myself the extrovert.

Sometimes, I love to be the “life of the party” and truly feed off of other peoples’ energy; defining me as an extrovert.

Other times, I want nothing more than to be alone, and to be left alone, because I feel that I need to withdraw in order to recharge my own energy. When I feel this way, if I were to be confronted with myself as the extrovert, I would see myself as a predator.

Please don’t get me wrong.  I am not taking this one post as pure fact, nor am I putting all of my energy into thinking (only) in this way and limiting myself to the black-and-white I seem to portray in this post.  This is truly something I have asked myself time and time again when I look into the descriptions of introverts and extroverts.  I consider myself very fortunate that I have dear friends who fall into both categories and the introverts always know that they can tell me to leave them alone when they need to be.Image