I'm an IntrovertMonday, June 10, 2013
While yes I do like being by myself, I'm okay when I'm surrounded with people that I know. I may be a tad quiet with those I don't but once I open up, I am bubbly and am known to excessively giggle. It takes time for me to open up but once I find the right people I click with, conversations just happen.
A person like myself loves to brainstorm, come up with new ideas in smaller groups. I generally tend to think in my head before I speak rather than out loud and sometimes need time to come up with an answer. People may think I'm shy since I'm not very talkative, however I'm not. I simply choose my conversations wisely and observe people's behaviours.
So to clarify, introversion and extroversion are not really how people act in public but more so where they get their energy. Introverts get their energy from solitude and extroverts get their energy by spending time with other people such as crowds.
With emotions, that's another story. When I'm feeling down or stressed, chances are that I will escape to my room and won't actually go to you for help. In fact, I won't go to anyone for help because I feel that I shouldn't burden others with my problems but if you come to me, I am more than happy to give advice, lend a hand and help others. Blogging/writing was my way of coping with my issues and have used it ever since. I am stimulated to write and am most productive when alone. When it comes to work places, I may not have the final say but when handed a task, I like to have time to think and generate ideas then collaborate and discuss. I love the idea of open concept offices but with constant noise and interruptions, how do you expect people to get work done. Personally, creativity, productivity and efficiency flows best behind closed doors independently.
Susan Cain talks about introverts perfectly and actually describes my life in a way. She talks about how in our culture being social and outgoing are looked highly upon, making it quite hard to be an introvert. We are usually portrayed as quiet, under appreciated and under valued. But we're NOT!
I am an introvert and am Gen Y.