Wednesday

100% extrovert...

I. AM. EXTROVERTED. First step is admitting it, right?

The psychology major in me would love to share with you one of the main difference between introverts and extroverts. It is all about what one needs to be 're-charged'.   Introverts typically need some time to themselves in order to recharge, while typically extroverts need to be around others to be recharged.

I'm sure there are opportunities and threats to both, but tonight... I'm dissecting the extroverts specifically. #sorrynotsorry

Disclaimer: I've been resisting my twitter obsession and avoided blogging in hashtags, but I can't take it any longer!

So, I am in the business world, HR specifically... And I love every second of it. So naturally I SWOT analyze everything... It's the only true way... Right?! ;) Oh sorry, it means Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.  Don't worry, I'll try not to bore you with an entire SWOT analysis.

Well at Launch we had a great discussion that made me realize the dangers (threats-SWOT style) being an extrovert can have on me.   Because introverts need time to themselves to recharge.. they usually have an internal signal that tells them they are past due for some 'me time'.  I don't have such a signal.

Our discussion was wonderful because it made me realize this danger... because I am extroverted, I don't take time for myself.  I don't even realize that I need it, but realistically everyone needs at least a little time to themselves (some need more time than others) if for no other reason than to get to know yourself... right?  Now that I think about it... the introverts I know, know themselves better than most do.  That is the danger of being an extravert in my world.  I don't know myself and my real needs as well as I should.

During this discussion Kandy (oh my goodness, she is a VERY wise woman of God whom I totally and completely adore-- she is such a blessing in my life- words can't even describe-- well maybe they could... *lighbulb: blog topic*).. sorry.. where was I?  Kandy made a comment that 'We can do anything but we can't do everything'.  I was really struck by this because along with being extroverted, I tend to over commit myself.  We talked a lot about knowing our God-given limits and accepting embracing them.  When we realize our limits... we not only lean on Him more for the lack of our ability, He becomes more and more of a real need of ours.  This is beautiful and at the same times produces a little anxiety in my prideful heart.

I look forward to every Thursday night when I get to be around my beautiful community at Launch.  I can't wait to learn and be challenged, and probably cry (we are doing a girls/guy separate study.. its bound to happen)!

Well, I know I could go on for days and days on this topic... but I'll stop right there- for now.

Hope y'all have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. So in love with your blog Ray! Reading along is like havin you with me. :) So excited to hear LAUNCH updates-- adore that community!

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    1. I feel the same way about reading yours!! Its a tiny attempt for a replacement for our great conversations... TINY... :) I want to figure out how to leave comments on yours... there have been so many that I want to!

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  2. I am completely the opposite as an introvert. I love my alone time and I have to make myself spend time with other people, except family & close friends. Being in a group situation completely drains me.

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    1. My husband would agree w/you... he also needs time alone to re-charge and finds being around lots of people very draining.

      Thanks for sharing!

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