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What Are You?

on April 4, 2012

So I came across these on facebook and can’t seem to find the real, actual link to where they came from… but I thought they were interesting.

Here’s an article  and another article  or yet another article they may be based on.

WHICH ONE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN?

This may give away which category I fall into, but I took two tests to find my answer.

The first test I took said that I’m slightly introverted.

(you can take it here)

The second test I took said that I am equal parts introverted and extroverted.

(you can take it here)

It just got me thinking about the way hubbyman and I relate to each other, and in turn how we relate to our children, them to each other, and how our kids relate to us. It makes my head spin a little bit. Each of us generally relate to each other in the way that feels most comfortable to us. But what if we were to relate to others in the way that feels most comfortable to them?

I’ve actually been thinking a lot about that, as I’m trying to figure Littlest out. My happy boy is finally back after weeks of… I don’t even know how to describe it. But it wasn’t good, and it wasn’t fun, and there wasn’t much sleep. But he’s not exactly the same as he was before… and I know, he’s growing and every month he grows by leaps and bounds. Both physically and developmentally. So it only makes sense that he wouldn’t be the same as he was a few weeks ago. He’s changed. And I’m learning him anew. Today, I am trying to relate to him in a way that’s relatable. At least a toddler version.  And while we’ve previously done an “Unplugged Monday,” I’ve decided that we’re going to do an Unplugged Wednesday instead. Which means no TV shows, no computer games/programs, and especially no movies- at least not during the day while the sun is out and mommy is caffeinated. I am soooo enjoying the quiet it brings. Which is why  now, my friends, I am turning my computer off as well.

May your Hump Day be filled with whatever brings you peace- be it a room full of people or the silence of time alone.

And a good glass of wine.

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6 responses to “What Are You?

  1. Somewhat introvert and mostly introvert– I am not shy, but i don’t like being the center of attention either. K does, so it works out, until he let’s everyone know I am with him 😉

  2. I see myself in both. It’s all situational for me. Deep down I think I am an introvert but that I adapted to suit my need for control. 🙂

  3. I saw those on FB too. I think extrovert/introvert is more a spectrum than one or the other; I lean more towards introverted than extroverted (I need my bit of quiet time every day) while my husband leans the other day.

    A great book I’d recommend is Dr. Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages. It was originally written for married couples but he has a new book out that explains the 5 Love Languages for Children. It might help with your son. I want to pick it up, as my daughter is always offering hugs so I think that might be her love language but it isn’t mine, so I have to remind myself to reciprocate and hug her lots even when I don’t feel like it. 🙂

    I like the idea of an “unplugged” day too – I might implement that here! Especially now that the weather is getting nicer. 🙂

    • yes, I have heard of the love languages for children! It’s hard because he’s still under two so we’re still getting to know him in a sense. he’s just such a feisty little guy! But that’s a great idea- I’ll look more into that!!

      Yes, I hope for more “unplugged” days as the weather gets nicer!

  4. […] even snotty… at least in my teens. Not because that’s how I really am, but I remember this? I’m more introvert than extrovert. The class will be with about 20 other women. So while […]

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