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What is an introvert?

January 27, 2009

Carl Jung, the renowned psychologist, first described an introvert as a person who becomes emotionally and physically worn out from being around other people for a long time.   More recent research describes introverts as getting energy from inside themselves – as opposed to extroverts who get energy from interaction with others.

Are you an innie or an outie?  Suite 101 has a quick test if you want to determine what you are – but you probably already know.  I’m somewhere on the introvert side, but in my Myers Briggs test, I was pretty well balanced between the two.

I think it’s helpful for me to know that I prefer alone time – when I feel exhausted, I have to remind myself to just curl up with a book and recharge myself.