I think I just invented a new word. I have been thinking lately about introvert moms versus extrovert moms and their introvert and extrovert children. I am an introvert. When I have taken the tests in the past, I have scored just on the border of introvert/extrovert, but on the introvert side. That's when I was working and single. I think when I quit my job and we moved to Oklahoma, I took a deeper dive into introvertedness.
I do enjoy being with people and compete with the best of them, when it comes to talking up a storm. I am also usually pretty good at shooting the breeze with someone I have just met. Many people have been shocked when they have heard me say I am an introvert at heart. I guess I can play the part of an extrovert at times.
I know I am truly an introvert at heart though because, when I have spent a good deal of time with others, I end up feeling tired and I crave alone time to re-energize. My husband is the same way. We have both noticed that Ben seems to be a lot like this too. He is content to play by himself, away from others in the room, and tends to do this after spending a lot of time with others too. On the other hand, Nick seems to be the extrovert of our family. If he and Ben are in the library playing and Ben goes into the living room, Nick will soon follow, walk right over to where Ben is playing and sit down next to him and start playing with something. I have mentioned before that, if Ben is awake and Nick is sleeping, Ben is content to play by himself for a bit and let me get some things done. If Nick is awake and Ben is asleep, Nick wants to hang out with me or for me to play with him.