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Ok, that’s not what I’m writing about. But it’s darned funny anyway.
I want to write about personalities. Keep in mind that what follows is purely speculation, comments and development are eagerly sought. One major personality disctinction is the in/extrovert duality. I have heard it said that introverts are energized when alone, and find being around people drains them. Extroverts undergo the oposite process, being energized when in a social setting, and becoming weary when alone. My purpose is to ask, why?
Why are personalities, the ability to think and work, affected so much by the presence of others? This could be linked to some people needing to talk to think about their ideas, except for those people who are extroverts (energized by social settings) and yet hardly talk at all. The english words are constructed from the latin “to turn inward” or “to turn outward” and are used in medicine to describe very literal physical behaviour. Is it because the spirit of the introvert turns inward, and the presence of others forces him out of his natural state? Does the spirit of the extrovert feed on the presence of others, and without that presence become hungry? I do not know the answers. However, it does seem strange that this behaviour does not seem strange to us. It is so universally common that we accept it without questioning what causes it.
A few speculations. Introverts tend to embrace philosophy (theough self examination) or narsissism (self love). Extroverts tent toward building others up, or tearing others down (encoragers or cynics if you will). Neither personality seems more or less pre-disposed toward good, as either can be equally sanctified or corrupted.
Being a self-proclaimed introvert I can’t claim much knowlege of others personalities and relationships, so I submit these thoughts to you who are disposed to ponder them.