This is one of those basic questions that usually is quite clear to people early in life. Do you derive energy from parties or being the center of attention? Are you like the Energizer Bunny? Do you keep going and going and going as long as you’re with people you’re having fun with?
Or are you the kind of person who prefers a good book and listening to your iPod to going to social gatherings, even sometimes gatherings that are for a good cause such as fundraising? Do you come home from a day at work dealing with people’s problems completely exhausted and need to recharge your emotional batteries with solitude so you can face another day?
Is it possible to be an effective people helper or world changer when you’re an introvert? Does being an introvert mean you don’t like people? Do you have trouble relating to extroverted people who don’t understand? Let’s look at some of these questions together. If you have thoughts, please feel free to share in the comments.