Thursday, February 20, 2014

Discussion Post: Life of a Blogger: Introvert or Extrovert?

I haven't written a discussion post yet and I thought I would give it a try. Jessi from Novel Heartbeat has a weekly feature on her blog titled Life of a Blogger What We Do When We're Not Blogging. Each week there is a new topic up for discussion and this week is whether you (the blogger) are an introvert or an extrovert.

As a book blogger, I find this question very difficult because on one hand, I love to be alone and read, on the other, I like to have fun experiences just like the characters in the books I read. Like many things in life, I don't think everyone has to be one or other when it comes to being an introvert or an extrovert. People can be extremely bookish and yet go to nightclubs every night. Others can be really loud and be the class clown but spend their Fridays practicing the piano by themselves. No one has to be one or the other.

I like to think of the Introvert-and-Extrovert system to be on a continuous line with each extreme on either side. That way, many people can place themselves wherever they see fit. I would fit mine right in the middle of that line with a little bit of introversion and extroversion within me. If you were to ask me to jump up and be in an improvised play, I would totally be game for it. If you were however, to ask me to get up and sing karaoke, I would totally shy away (you haven't heart my singing voice).

What I find frustrating about being in the middle is that sometimes you will find yourself sitting at home on a Friday night wishing you hadn't said no to going out with your friends to the bar so the next Friday night you will go out with your friends and be wishing you were at home. This seems to be my biggest dilemma.

Anyways, those are just my thoughts on where I am on the spectrum of introvert/extrovert. Let me know where you would place yourself down in the comments below.



  1. I love this! I'm a bit of both, I love being alone but when I'm with people I usually don't shy away :D

  2. I do love being alone too. I love being able to walk in the city or go to a coffee shop and not have to keep up a discussion all of the time. I also love my friends and when I don't see them in a long time it drives me insane!