I’ve been spending a little more time with my daily paintings recently. Working more slowly, pondering more deeply, returning to them a time or two before calling them done. It kind of reminds me of conversations with people and how I always enjoy the longer, deeper, lets really get to the heart of things chatter vs standard, surface deep, small talk.
For some reason this made me google introvert vs extrovert (which for the record are two terms that make me cringe even more then small talk as I feel they have been reduced to yet another handy label oversimplifying things). What I found though really fascinated me. Here is the article I chose to click on and ended up learning quite a bit.
Now I’m not an expert on the topic and I really don’t want to be (I would rather paint) but I did want to share my favorite blurb, “…introversion and extroversion actually relate to where we get our energy from.”
“Or in other words, how we recharge our brains.
Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.”
Maybe I’ve never really identified with these labels because
- I hate labels.
- Who really cares (I know, I know I should, shame on me. Maybe I’ll come around one day.)
- I took the quiz in the article and found out I’m an ambivert.
Introvert, extrovert, ambivert whatever… I’m recharging my brain with these little circle pieces each day and I’m digging it.