Myers Briggs®: Extraverts and Introverts
So some of the fundamentals of Myers-Briggs are that we are looking into extroversion versus introversion. And there is, you know I want to be very clear to everybody there is no good or bad. So it's about 50/50. There's just as many introverts as there are extroverts. We are living in an extroverted society however. So it's important if you are an introvert then the super skill workshop is going to be even more important to you, almost, even though I don't want to exclude the extroverts, because it enables you to talk about that and when you instead, you know, when the guy just goes off in the meeting and you need more information to even speak, then you can say that. You know once you know what your super skill is, then you just say "You know, I would like to hear everybody's thoughts first, and then at the end I'll give you my summary and I'm going to add my ideas. So suddenly you're not being put on the spot and you're stumblig through it, but you know it's all about the language a...
nd the communication that you going to, this powerful language that you can use so you don't feel ike people are coming at you hard. The second thing is sensing and intuition, which we will be going and I will take you through all of those step by step. Sensing and intuition is like how do you sort of process information internally. How, you know, how you take it in. And then thinking and feeling is sort of what the process is, before it, you know, before you speak. And then the execution is judging and perceiving. So in the workbook, I have, beginning on page six I have quite a few pages that are dealing with the different letters. So if you go on page number seven and eight that's the first two. That's introvert and extrovert and sensing and intuition. So let's talk about extroverts and introverts. So, an extrovert is somebody who takes his or her energy from the outside. So that's the person that the minute they're in a party, they are the life of the party. They go out. They have no problem with going from person to person it might be the person who says well, I'm going to talk to a minimum of 10 people tonight, and they actually do that. You know they're bouncing from here to there, they know how to get out of the conversation, they move over to the next conversation. They butt into a conversation, that's a traditional extrovert. And that's where you get your energy from. An introvert is somebody who still can, of course function at events and things like that. But an introvert gets drained when there is a lot of contact and connect. So, we have I believe we have an introvert in the audience. Yes. (laughing) Because you're nodding. You're like oh my gosh that's me. So that's, isn't that what it's like? Like, you can do it, but then what happens when you talk to too many people?
I feel exhausted.
Let's take the microphone and have you talk.
I just, like you said, I feel very drained and exhausted, and just ready to go home and read a book or sit in a chair and not talk to anyone.
Exactly. So that's a classic. Thank you for sharing that. So that's a classic introvert. For you, it's not that she can't function or that she won't do it, and she's just happy to go out, but there comes a point where it's like okay, phew, I'm exhausted. I need to go and get the energy back from within me. There's like a funny thing my mother said to once. She says "you know, I hope that you're going to be in that great relationship where the two of you can just sit quietly together and read a book." And I'm going like well, that's your idea of a great relationship. My idea of a great relationship is to actually go hiking or, you know, to go out, to meet people type of thing. So, you know, it just gives you, it just makes you think. It's like, well is my idea the only idea? No, there's other ideas. Is that better or worse than the other? Well, of course not. It just depends on what makes you comfortable. This is a nice little joke I found. So, I have an idea, but I'll need at least two hours to go through my self censorship process before speaking. (laughing) So, that's an introvert joke. Because the introvert really would like to process the information before he or she goes out and speaks.
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