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Extroverts vs. Introverts

By Arel Moodie

Many folks don't understand the difference between an introvert and an extrovert. There are many misconceptions. At its core, I believe an introvert recharges his battery by being alone and an extrovert recharges his battery by being around others.

One is not greater than the other. Just different.

I am an extrovert. I enjoy being around people to recharge my battery. But I re-learn constantly that being around the right people is very important to how I recharge.

The wrong kind of people actually drain my battery exponentially. The right kind of people give me unlimited energy.

Someone forgot to send me the memo to wear orange!

The wrong kind of people are like a virus. A virus doesn't take you out in one swoop. Your immune system can fight it off but it compromises your abilities during the process.

People who are viruses usually don't know they are viruses. They don't see how they are poison. They usually think they are helping.

It's Time to Make a Call

That's why it's important to protect the 6 inch space between your ears. Who you surround yourself with will determine how far you will climb in life.

Many times your problems in life are not your problems as much as other people's problems projected on to you. You decide who you lift while you climb with. Some people want to be lifted while they extend their hand for help, others extend their hand and try to pull you down or go limp when you grab their hand and expect you pull.

You must decide if the people around you are willing to be lifted, or are being dead weight or if they are trying to pull you down. That's the difficult part of living. You have to figure out which people fit into which category. Just because someone is the wrong kind of person for you DOES NOT mean they are a bad person. It just means they are the wrong kind of person for you. They could be right for someone else.

Your energy and your happiness is solely in your domain of your control. Find out how you recharge. Either as an introvert or an extrovert. And protect that battery pack.

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