Going to class this morning, I fell asleep on the bus as usual. However, I woke up hearing a loud group of friends board the bus and they never stopped chattering ever so loudly during the remaining half hour of the bus ride. Needless to say, I didn’t end up getting the nap I really needed. For as long as I can remember, I’ve stayed up until 2 or 3 to cram in some studying. In class, I didn’t feel like talking nor doing anything. I used to nap everyday, but for a few months, I had stopped napping. Now, I only nap when I feel that I really need it; when my body just kind of shuts down on me and I can’t think anymore. Recently, I’ve been napping more again, life’s just been really draining. Speaking of draining, it made me think once again about my personality type.
I always thought that I was an introvert. But then, I learned how introvertedness/extrovertedness is based on where you obtain your energy from (other than food). The Myers-Brigg personality test showed that I was an introvert. I supposedly got my energy from being alone to recharge. It didn’t make sense to me though, since I really enjoyed talking to people and can sometimes go “high” from that. Of course, not one person is entirely an introvert or entirely an extrovert. In that way, I believe that I alternate between the two depending on the circumstance. I can be very quiet in a large group and keep to myself. It just depends on the company and if I feel up to using energy to get more energy. Volunteering at the Richmond Nightmarket, I had to sell rubber ducks to passerbys as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. I forced myself to use energy and approach people looking at the display beside our booth and advertise the ducks. I wasn’t tired at all at the end of the night because of the interactions with people. Sometimes, when I’m feeling down, I would rather keep to myself and withdraw from social interactions to recharge. And sometimes, I would just blog and speak my thoughts out here, which technically can reach out to anyone on the internet, so I don’t even know what that can be counted as. So in conclusion, I guess I would agree with the Myers-Brigg test in that I’m more inclined to be an introvert in situations where I don’t feel the need to waste energy. I guess you can say I’m lazy. And if my thoughts aren’t making sense…well…I’m tired, and it’s Monday.