I’ve always known that I’m an introvert. I definitely wasn’t the outgoing personality. I’ve acted the part of being the shy, quiet, reserved person in the corner. When I started looking at personality type and completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at this site, I’ve keep going back periodically. Every time I answer the questions I come up with the same type: INTJ: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging, with very heavy emphasis on the introverted.
And the more I tried the test, and read about introversion, it finally dawned on me that being an introvert is not the same as being shy. the other dawning realization that settled on me is that introversion is not a bad thing. God created me to be the person I am and I needed to completely embrace my introversion and slay the shyness I always hid behind.
“If she doesn’t like you for who you are, there isn’t any reason for you to be together, you gotta be yourself” Oh, I love the wisdom of pop culture. As I was writing this post, I was watching a saved episode of Raising Hope, Sheer Madness, for those who want to go watch it. And once I embraced myself, I started being comfortable with me, introversion and all.
My current job requires me to interact with people, which is a terrific thing for me. I enjoy working with the people I work with, but if I was choosing a job, I would have preferred a solitary job. But in doing a job that support sales is a perfect job for me. It’s not what I would have chosen, but here I am enjoying it.
I’ve said all this to point you to my friend Leigh’s Review and Giveaway. She has reviewed the book, Introverts in the Church and giving away a copy to her readers. Check it out. You could win a copy.
Are you introverted? extroverted? Are you being yourself?