Extroverted Introvert?

I often tell people that I am an extroverted introvert. I have no problem being around people – fifteen years in a banking job where I interacted with hundreds of people daily would prove that. But back when I was in high school, I was extremely bashful. My husband doesn’t believe me when I say that, but it’s true. So much so that my mother used to tell me that if I didn’t open up more, people would think I was conceited.

That was far from the truth, I was shy. But sometime between high school and my banking job, I learned to open up. Where I once found myself tongue-tied, my current job requires me to interact with medical professionals. I’m comfortable being in a meeting with a group of doctors and other health care providers. I’ve sat in meetings with auditors and answered their questions during the triennial accreditation survey medical facilities are required to undergo. That’s the extroverted part of me.

Yet there is the other side of me (no I’m not schizo). There is the writer. The one who can spend hours typing out words on a computer, the one whose thoughts are often dwelling upon story ideas. The one who could hibernate for a long weekend to write. That’s the introvert in me.

Today Mae Clair writes about personality types and writers. I think you’ll find her post interesting. Click here to read.