Those people who saw me leaping around the podium at #Congress_2018 would say "there goes an extrovert".
|In Extrovert Mode at Congress|
They are wrong. If I have a role to play like welcoming people to an event or addressing a crowd I am in my element but when I am "Just Jill" I am a rather shy old girl, I don't like big parties and occasions where I am thrown into groups of strangers. I love my own company and can happily spend days by myself.
I recently read this excerpt from a blog post that describes me - I am a true introvert.
"A true introvert is not a "shy person". No. Introverts often have very vibrant personalities, and can appear to be the life of the party. The difference is that we need plenty of "alone time" to recharge. Once our energy is spent there needs to be some solitude in which to build our social energy back up. Also, we like to get to the point. This means that we love conversation- as long as it isn't "small talk". If we aren't interested in the weather or some sporting event, we check out."