As I was browsing through my Facebook, I found an article about introverts: 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World. It caught my attention right away, because I am most definitely an introvert, so I read it. And, yup, it confirmed the fact, that I interact differently than an extrovert!
My husband is an extrovert.
And, I would say that several members of my family are extrovert.
So, are many of my friends.
Here's what the article says about introverts:
They withdraw in crowds.
I tend to find a quiet place where two or three are gathered.
Small talk stressed them out, while deeper conversations make them feel alive.
I feel the closest to those who jump to the deep stuff right away and skip the small talk. Small talk is one of my bigger challenges!
They succeed on stage--just not in the chit-chat afterwards.
They get distracted easily, but rarely feel bored.
I am usually pretty focused, very seldom bored.
They are naturally drawn to more creative, detail-oriented and solitary careers.
Love to write!
When surrounded by people, they locate themselves close to an exit.
Always aware of where the exit is.
They think before they speak.
Reputation of being a listener. Reflecting internally.
They don't take on the mood of their environment like extroverts do.
All processes are more internal with introverts then extroverts , even in their environment.
They physically can't stand talking on the phone.
It's true. At the same time, I always appreciate hearing from friends.
They literally shut down when it's time to be alone.
I have to be alone now!
I read this article to my husband and he commented on how much it sounded just like me. And, it does. I am wired very different than he is. I really value time alone and quiet. If I am not able to get that time, I become exhausted. God made me to refuel differently. No music, no people, nothing. Just God and me. It is good.
How has God created you to refuel? What are you doing each day to fill your energy cup? God wired you a particular way, how do you honor that?
Thank you Jesus for giving me time to refuel.
Say That Again, Introverts!