Friday, February 21, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Introvert or Extrovert

This is a link up with Novel Heartbeat

This week's topic is: Introvert or Extrovert??

Oh yes, I am an introvert. Probably the textbook introvert. Of course, that doesn't mean that I don't like people or hide like a hermit in a dark cave full of books and chocolate....although....... I do like to hang out with people! I love to talk! Being an introvert just means that instead of getting energized by talking with people, instead I usually feel drained. I can have a great time, but man when I get home I just want some quiet and alone time. Preferably a nap. 

I am also a big fan of Myers-Briggs personality types. And if you are too, you will instantly know tons about me after I say this: I am an INFJ. As an insider will know, I LOVE to talk about big ideas, dream, and connect on a deeper level. I want to know people and be known. Check out Myers Briggs website to find your personality type!

In addition, I believe I am so lucky as to also be classified as a highly sensitive person :/ Anne from Modern Mrs Darcy first introduced me to this idea and I instantly saw myself in the description. Someone who is a HSP is more sensitive to things like bright lights and loud sounds found in everyday life. For example, when the baby is whining and Hubby has the radio blaring while cooking, I just want to run away from all the sounds. It almost physically hurts my ears, I get crabby instantly, and just feel exhaustion settle in my chest. I'm mostly sensitive to loud sounds, but when I am already stressed, a pile of toys can quickly become too much visual stimuli and overwhelm me.

Take the HSP self test HERE to see if you might struggle with the same things.

Do you know your MBTI type? Let me know in the comments!!


  1. I have never heard of HSP but I can totally relate! I am going to take that self-test, that is an interesting thing to know!
    New follower :)

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I've taken the Myers Briggs test twice for work in the past 7 years, and I can't remember for the life of me what I got. I want to say ISFJ or INFJ? But I'm not sure. I need to retake it!

  3. Baby sister here.
    I think we are the same person! No kidding. I am all of the above. It has been nice to learn these things about myself because now I can understand and explain my actions, moods, likes and dislikes to people I love and who love me. Because I am complex man.

  4. Yes. You are VERY complex. :D