Yesterday I introduced the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a world that won't stop talking. This book is about introverts. Most of you probably know the antonym of introvert and that would be extrovert. But let me introduce you to a word that might not be in your vocabulary. That is the word ambivert.
If an introvert is someone who gets power from being alone or with a small group, then an extrovert is someone who gets power from being at a party or with a large group.
So what is an ambivert? From what I can tell, an ambivert is someone who is happy in either situation. They can go to the party or they are equally happy staying at home and watching a DVD.
So, what are you? Do you need to be around a lot of people or do you need the space to be alone or with your closest friend?
For introverts don't feel pressured that you have to go out and be the life of the party. Look after yourself. You want that down time to refresh.
For extroverts, don't feel like the introvert in your life is offending you when they reject your invitation this weekend. They are not rejecting you. In fact when they say no, it hasn't really got anything to do with you at all, they just need that time to relax and be alone with their thoughts. Go out and have a great time. You will find that you don't need your introverted friend anyway to have a good time because you can chat with and make friends easily anyway.
Have a good weekend and just do what you want to do and I'm sure you will have a great time. Thank god it's Friday!