M-B typing thoughts

Some people in my social circles just had their Myers-Briggs Types done, along with a consultation with an MBTI therapist… and I’ve been doing some self examinations (I have an MBTI coming up in the new year).

I usually think of myself as an Introvert b/c when the party is over (and I may have had a really good time at the party) I need down time, alone time and peace and quiet.

But lately I’ve noticed that being left alone… in the house, in the office, etc… is entirely bad news for me.  I stop being happy, I stop being upbeat and even, when contacting people in that alone-state, I just get all grumpy.

I still would rather go to a party or the mall or the street and just observe – rather than interact – but I’d rather have people about.  I’d rather work in a coffee shop than at home.  I may not want to “Socialize” but I do need to be social.

I think that’s extroversion, in the M-B model.  I think. On the other hand, the fact that I prefer the inner monologue, even when at the mall, may be introversion.  Not sure.  What I do know is that left alone with my inner monologue doesn’t seem to be very healthy.  Granted: asking the question is probably a sign of introversion anyway.

Author: Huw Richardson

A Dominican Tertiary living in San Francisco, CA. He has worked in tech (mostly) since 1999 and enjoys cooking, keto, cats, long urban hikes, and SF Beer Week.