Categorizing people is something that we all do. It can be judgemental, which is bad. However, a degree of analysis of an individual’s personality type may be useful. I, for example, am an introvert. That does not mean that I am totally uncomfortable with large crowds of people. It simply suggests that I gain my energy from having time alone. An extrovert is the reverse – gaining energy from being with people. I have found this categorization, and my understanding of it, helpful and normally ensure hat I have some “me time” when I have been engaged in social activities.
I am also shy, which is something different and not really that well understood … Read the rest of this entry »