I recently saw this article posted on Facebook and felt it was for me. Now I am not as passionate or aggravated as the author of this piece comes off to be but each point has it’s merit. What article am I referring to?
If you know me, then you know that I am definitely an extrovert. It’s just my personality. Something that my husband, friends, family, co-workers etc have to deal with. But they love me for it. But underneath all of the laughs and smiles, we do have to deal with some misperceptions and re-energizing techniques.
Here is just a look into our lives.
- People often assume we’re flirting. I’m just nice and outgoing. Please don’t take that the wrong way. I do like you but not like you. I enjoy the conversation of others and getting to know things about others. One of my strengths per Marcus Buckingham’s Standout is that I’m a Connector. That’s what I do.
- You’re not allowed to be sad. I typically have very good days. I can carry the conversation and keep the room light. But if I am having a bad day, others are able to tell because I may be quiet. No, not down trodden or crying but just a little tamer that usual. My friends allow me to be sad, they care for me and not for granted! I LOVE the Daxko Nation.
- You’re expected to keep the conversation going. This can be tiring but in a good way. Being a connector, there always seems to be something to talk about and someone to share it with. I love it.
- Being labeled as shallow or unintellectual because you’re not an introvert. Yeah, I don’t deal with this too much. And if I do, I ignore it. Moving right along….
- Craving the company of others. I was recently home sick with the flu for a few days. My husband quarantined me in the bedroom away from the kids, of course with good reason. But by day 3 I was begging to get out and have some interaction. I need my peeps!
- People assuming you are always confident. Don’t share this one with everyone. It’s not always true. 🙂