The ramblings of a Creative Crone! I consider myself to be the Grandma Moses of the Fiber Arts World as I came to the art late in life. My blog will consist of my art; art of others; an occasional book review because when not creating, I am reading; perhaps an enlightening discussion on a favorite quote...and positive discussions of politics/world affairs only!
"After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge....This isn't antisocial. It isn't a sign of depression. It's just the way we are!" Jonathan Rauch
I love this poster!!!
A couple of weeks ago, our minister, the Reverend Shari Woodbury gave a reflection on the subject of extroverts, ambiverts, and introverts. Probably most of us fall in the category of ambivert. By definition, an ambivert is: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features. I had not heard this term before so had always had a difficult time deciding which I was when in a group being asked was I....an introvert (a person who tends to turn inward mentally; one who avoids large crowds, feeling more energized by time alone) or an extrovert ( one who finds energy in interactions with others.)
Shari referred to an author/speaker, Susan Cain who has a very interesting TEDTalk about being an introvert. And she has a book that looks worthwhile for understanding the workings of the introvert. I haven't read it yet but it is on my list.
Susan Cain and one of her books
With this being said, I do think that I am closer to being an introvert even though I love meeting people and can usually get into a conversation with ease...a curiosity of wanting to know about what makes them tick. But I need my "lone time"; I do not need to always be around people; in fact after being in a crowd, big or small, I need to be alone. But I am happy to discover the term ambivert...so I guess I am ambivert with strong introvert tendencies!
I found these two "brains" on Google.....Sooooooo.......Which are you????