Posted by Fi on May 13, 2002, at 11:27:35
In reply to ah, that's why introverts get a bad rap... » Willow, posted by Krazy Kat on May 12, 2002, at 15:50:37
I like the following description, which certainly fits me and the people I know. Introverts may get on well with people, and like them (or not, of course!) but being with people uses up their energy reserves. They need time on their own to 'refuel'. Extroverts are the opposite- their energy is topped up by contact with others, and they wilt on their own.
I partly like this as it can explain why you may get on with people, at least sometimes, but still be an introvert and be exhausted by extrovert friends!
(Shouldnt be doing this at work but cant face more of the post-holiday heap on my desk....)