I was driving to a conference this weekend and listening to Growing Bolder on the radio.
The guest being interviewed was Sophia Dembling. She has written a new book entitled, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World. It was a very interesting interview and there was one particular topic that really stood out for me.
She stated that extroverts not only crave social interaction but are also energized by it. Introverts may like social interaction but are drained by it. Introverts will need some alone time to recharge.
Maybe this solves the mystery of why I am usually tired. My job, a job I love, involves at least 40 hours a week of social interaction. I fake being an extrovert pretty well, but it is exhausting. So maybe I do not need blood work, a special diet, or more supplements. I just need to figure out how to fake being energized while pretending to be an extrovert.