Saturday, August 10, 2013

INTROVERT - EXTROVERT

This blog subject was sparked from my blog friend Cheryl's post this morning.  

I definitely fall into the EXTROVERT category. I have taken several of the different personality type tests, including the Briggs-Myers several times and definitely am an "E".

That "E" would explain why I:
1 - Co-facilitate a Small Group class every Sunday morning at our     church called Real Christianity. (5-16-12)
2 - Host a WOW Woman (Women of the Word) Home Bible Study every       Tuesday night.(1-18-11)
3 - Began blogging here as Penless Writer (1-21-07)
4 - Finally gave in and joined fb (12-24-09)
5 - Began a private prayer group blog - Hearts in "1" Accord (4-     8-08) 
6 - Tranferred Hearts to an private fb group (11-5-11)
7 - Participate, with my husband Mickey, at The King's Kitchen       (2-9-10)
8 - Socialize with close friends and church family every time we     get a chance. 
9 - Attended friend Sandra's Bible Study until she disbanded it 
    (3-10-09 to 6-7-11)
10 -Attended friend Judy's Bible Study (1-12-09 until earlier         this year when I truly had too much on my plate!)

Yes, I am definitely an "E" on the ESFJ Briggs Myer scale.  



Even though I am an EXTROVERT I also have to HAVE my daily quiet "ME" time. When I was a young wife, and working mother with 4 children, I would stay up late at night, after everyone else was in bed and asleep.  The "ME" time was definitely a bigger need to me than 8 hours of sleep. 

After the children were raised Mickey's job required his rising early and leaving the house by 5 a.m.  I always got up with him to fix breakfast and then my "ME" time would begin at 5 when he left for work.  Since our retirement I still rise early.  This morning for instance I was up at 4 a.m.  It's now just become habit and I require very little sleep, operating on about 6 hours a night. 

This quiet time, alone with God in prayer and study of His Word, is the main tool God is using as He molds and makes me.  The other is the love He has given me to read Christian books that feed and stretch my walk and my thinking.

So which are you?  Introvert or Extrovert?  Would love to hear your views.  Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

   

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4 comments:

Mari said...

I used to be more of an introvert but as I've gotten older I've changed.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm going to have to find Briggs-Myers online and take the test and see what they say. It was interesting to see what the bloggers said about themselves. I was right on most of them and you, too, Susan. I would have guess you were an extrovert from your writing and knowing how active you are with your church groups, etc. I don't mind being around people, especially my family and friends. But, I do often want to be by myself. b
Enjoyed your post. Happy Sunday to you!

retha said...

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Sharon Larson said...

This was very interesting and I am like you it is now just habit and I do enjoy that time called "ME" and my thoughts and prayer time.'
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