We have all heard people calling themselves introverted or extrovert, but I haven’t ever heard about those who are both. What cool name shall we call ourselves? An Introextrovert? Please feel free to help me think of a name. I’m open to suggestions. I feel like I’m not alone in feeling like I am both. I have heard of other people who cant put themselves into either introverted or extrovert. There is this grey area between them both and I feel like thats where I sit.
I wanted to do this post, mainly so I could see if anyone else feels the same as me. Which I’m sure a bunch of you do. But also so that I could share some of the things I go through as an introextrovert. The brain is such a complex muscle, and it’s amazing the things it does to control our behaviour. And when it comes to being social, my brain seems to work a weird and wonderful way! So, let’s find out if you’re weird like me!
WHAT IS AN INTROVERT?
An introvert is often thought of as a quiet, reserved, and thoughtful individual. They don’t seek out special attention or social engagements, as these events can leave introverts feeling exhausted and drained.– heathline.com
Introverts tend to want to remain in the background. Introverts don’t wish to be noticed or have any special attention. They’re much happier being alone than with large groups of people. They are happy to be at home, alone with their favourite snacks and a movie at the weekend. They are the complete opposite of Extroverts.
WHAT IS AN EXTROVERT?
Extroverts are often described as the life of the party. Their outgoing, vibrant nature draws people to them, and they have a hard time turning away the attention. They thrive off the interaction.healthline.com
As you can see, an extrovert is everything an introvert isn’t. They are lively and want to be around people all of the time. They thrive from attention and are really the life of parties. So, now you know the difference between Introverted and extrovert, what are you?
I am very much an inbetweener, and in todays post I thought I’d share some reasons why I consider myself an introverted extrovert!
I ENJOY BEING WITH PEOPLE, BUT NOT FOR LONG
Have you ever heard the saying that someones social meter can run out quickly? That is me. I can be in a social setting (remember those?!) and I’ll be having such a fun time. Then all of a sudden, a thought pops into my mind and I want to leave. I cant even describe what it feels like. But all of a sudden I’m no longer having fun and I want to go home. I’m sure its linked to my anxiety somehow.
I know others experience this too, and know that it’s such a weird/unpleasant feeling.
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I LIKE TO BE ALONE BUT WITH OTHERS
Often I find myself in a house full of people, but still alone in my own world. And I really enjoy living like that. Just having the option to go and speak to someone if I wanted to, but also having my own space. Being alone is really comfortable for me. I am 100% one of those people who would go and eat in a restaurant by themselves and be okay with it. I think it’s so important to be comfortable on your own, whether thats physically or emotionally.
Knowing I have the option to go and sit with someone or have a chat with someone is nice. Even if I never do it, its nice to know the option is there. I think alot of people who are in-between introverted and extrovert feel the same. Because alot of the time it just depends on our mood at the time as to whether we want to socialise.
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Do you consider yourself an introverted extrovert? Do you like being alone, or with others?
I can’t wait to hear if any of my readers are the same as me. I am pretty sure there is a whole population of us waiting to be discovered!