During my 3.5 month sabbatical from the site, I’ve been pitching it to a few professional colleagues. I made it a point to promote the website offline as much as I’ve been promoting it online while accruing some capital for my future day job as a real estate investor. Little did I know, the words, introvert and extrovert are uncommon words to the general public. In this entry, I’ll tell the difference between introvert and extrovert.
Back in my Air Force days, I met two wonderful people, Laura and Rob. Once upon meeting them, they came across very social and at times, gregarious. As I got to know them better, Laura was an introvert and Rob was an extrovert.
Laura enjoyed solitary hobbies such as crocheting, reading, and playing the popular video game, Halo on the Xbox video game system. She always enjoyed one-on-one conversations while drinking a cup of coffee. After attending parties with Rob, it was not unusual for her to sleep in until 11 in the morning and relax around the house for a day or two.
Rob was the stereotypical rock star. He would attend St. Louis Cardinals games with seven of his friends and hold court in the dugout section. He wouldn’t hesitate to lead the section into a cheer where the whole stadium would soon participate. After the games, he and his friends would go to a random sports bar and fix one of his single friends up with a cute waitress. Rob always found himself at home with the crowd whether it was a Cardinals’ game or a rock concert at a bar.
From reading about Laura and Rob, you have learned the difference between an extrovert and introvert. There is always the misconception that shy and introvert are synonymous. Shyness revolves around the realm of social anxiety. There are extroverts who are shy or have some form of social anxiety. They crave the company of other people, but become uncomfortable around them.
Until next time, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!