I’m not just an extrovert, I’m an extreme extrovert. I love mixing and mingling with new people. Strangers are just friends I haven’t yet met. I particularly adore meeting introverts because I find them so entertaining: I like the way their faces turn colors when I look them in the eye and ask them direct questions. It’s true that my “special quiet friends” are great listeners, and they may benefit from thinking first rather than flinging themselves into every situation. But when I read in this Forbes article that introverts have “secret powers,” I have to remind the world that extroverts have their own abilities too. Why? Because extroverts like getting in the last word. “Oprah Winfrey” 1. Our thrill-seeking temperaments benefit society. Extroverts prefer novelty to the same-old, same-old. Although we may look like thrill-seeking, risk-taking adrenaline junkies to our introverted friends (and compared to them, we absolutely are), when we hop on a plane to a foreign country or walk away from a bar with five phone numbers, we’re not just looking for adventure: we’re actually bolstering our emotional well-being. According to the New York Times, novelty seeking “fosters personality growth as you age.” Extroverts don’t just get […]
I like this snippet because it reminds us that everyone has their own needs and to assume your way to raise someone is right is foolish. Everyone raising a child needs to know that each child needs to be learned and raised their own way. This simply gives some tips on how to work better with an introverted child.