It’s no secret that I like to be around people.
Not to get all counselor-y on you, but according to a pretty solid personality test, I am what one would call an extrovert.
Now don’t get it twisted – I’m not the annoying HAYY I’M HERE!! kind of person that most people think about when they hear the label extrovert. It simply means that as an extrovert, I get real energy from being around others.
3 thumbs up for socializing! (I <3 Ashley)
(Side note: If you’re an introvert, you can be really charming and fun to be around, but you feel drained after being around groups of people for extended periods. You “recharge your battery” by doing solo activities like hiking, reading, writing, etc)
This brings me to my current dilemma. I left my job to prepare for the move and get ahead on school work, and while that sounded fan-freaking-tastic in theory, it’s panning out to be a real snooze-fest.
I’ve been going through periods during the day when I feel okay with being alone. Then I feel lonely. In case you were unaware – there’s a huge difference.
Alone, I can spend hours reading A Stolen Life in one sitting. I can walk around in my sweat pants and not shower until noon. I can watch my DVR’d Dance Moms, The Biggest Loser, and The Voice without anyone (*ahem*CORY*ahem*) rolling his eyes out loud 😉
Lonely, the hours in between breakfast and lunch seem so long. Facebook, Twitter, and blogs become stale. I realize it’s noon and I haven’t showered.
Needless to say, I am chomping at the bit to get to Richmond and find a part-time job to keep me busy on the days I don’t have to commute for class. I might even make posters and campaign around town. I’m sure I’ll be hired by next week.
Let’s chat – I want to know how many EXTROVERTS (normally feel energized by being around people) and INTROVERTS (normally feel energized after spending time alone) are out there! How would you identify yourself?