INTROVERT vs EXTROVERT: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
INTRO: Today’s subtext will be about the toxic limits we put on our selves because we believed someone else when they slapped a label on us that pigeon holed us and left us trapped by the idea of, “well that’s just not me,”
WORD: Introvert / Extrovert (noun)
DEFINITION of the words.
- Introvert: a reserved or shy person who enjoys spending time alone; a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.
“although interested in the public welfare, he was too much of an introvert to consider personally running for political office”
- Extrovert: a gregarious and unreserved person; a person predominantly concerned with external things or objective considerations.
“his extrovert personality made him the ideal host”
From Wikipedia: “The traits of extraversion (or extroversion) and introversion are a central dimension in some human personality theories. The terms introversion and extraversion were introduced into psychology by Carl Jung, although both the popular understanding and current psychological usage vary. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reflective and reserved behavior. Jung defined introversion as an “attitude-type characterized by orientation in life through subjective psychic contents”, and extraversion as “an attitude-type characterized by concentration of interest on the external object”
ETYMOLOGIES of Into, Extro and Vert:
- Intro = to the inside
- Extro = outside; beyond the scope of; in addition to what is usual or expected
- Latin vertere ‘to turn’.
Introvert vs Extrovert: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS:
So when you dig a little deeper in the dictionary you will find that Introvert is also a verb. Meaning that it’s also something you do. Meaning that if you can do introvert then you can also do extrovert.
What if it turned out that introversion and extroversion aren’t just traits that you have been given, taught, labeled and so forth but behaviors and decisions you’re actually making every single day.
Where do you need to be a little more extroverted? What part of your life needs to turn outside; beyond the scope of; in addition to what is usual or expected?
And there’s nothing wrong with and no reason why you can’t do and be both. In fact when you think about it, you already know this. You introvert and you extrovert every single day. Don’t limit yourself to just one thing. Be both. Do both. And most importantly, be you and do you.
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”