Thursday, July 15, 2010

Being An Introvert

I am reading Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam S. McHugh. In the second chapter he describes introverts. Here's his list.

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Here is a summary of common attributes of introverts:

• Prefer to relax alone or with a few close friends
• Consider only deep relationships as friends
• Need rest after outside activities, even ones we enjoy
• Often listen but talk a lot about topics of importance to us
• Appear calm, self-contained and like to observe
• Tend to think before we speak or act
• May prefer a quiet atmosphere
• Experience our minds going blank in groups or under pressure
• Don’t like feeling rushed
• Have great powers of concentration
• Dislike small talk
• Are territorial — desire private space and time
• May treat their homes as their sanctuaries
• Prefer to work on own rather than with a group
• May prefer written communication
• Do not share private thoughts with many people

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He's just described me.

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