Saying this week has been crazy is an understatement. From starting the week off on a late night (babysitting till 1 am didn't help) to work overload to marketing events post-work, you could say I needed a little breather. I've always thought of myself as an extrovert. I can pretty much spark up a conversation with anyone; ladies in line at TJ Maxx, the person behind me at Starbucks - seriously, anyone. But I've learned I'm actually not. Yes, I have tendencies that could push me into that category, but I don't get my energy from social events -- actually they drain me more than anything.
To know me, is to know that I love my me-time. I savor it. If I don't get it, my body craves it. I'm guilty of being a little grumpy, sleepy, quiet, and honestly a little on the space cadet side.
For me, getting that 30 minutes to go on a run outside or catch up on an episode of Vanderpump Rules (judge me) can actually give me more energy than going out to a bar or heading to a networking event. As someone in marketing, we're constantly talking, brainstorming, talking more, and repeat. So when I get a chance to actually shut my brain off, and spend some time alone - I get re-energized.
When it comes to introvert vs. extrovert - I'm a mix. I'm happy grabbing vino with friends, but I'm just as happy having a night-in. I'm loud, but I can actually be pretty quiet (sometimes lol).
I'd say I'm really a mix of an extrovert & an introvert, which has been dubbed an ambivert, which means I have traits of both an extrovert and introvert. Where do you fall into the mix? Do you get energized from being in social settings or having some alone time?