|Please go away, human. I need some alone time.|
Personally, I feel like all you really need to do to understand the difference between introverts and extroverts is spend a little time with a cat and a dog. One of them will spend all of its time getting as annoyingly close to you as possible. One of them will spend its time getting away from you. Except when it doesn't.
As an extrovert, I need people. I mean, I need, NEED, NEED people. If I have a thought and am in the general vicinity of another person, they will hear that thought. As a writer, I have a rather wonderful support group who are always willing to read what I've written, listen to a rather impassioned speech about why my thesis statement is revolutionary, and offer extremely helpful reader critiques.
IN THIS GROUP, we have:
Age: 20. Major: costume design. Level of help: essential
The best friend and roommate. Is often busy with designing fabulous costumes for various plays and films, so will have to work around her schedule. Offers the best advice.
KATELIN MELDRUM and CLARA CARNAHAN
Ages: 23. Majors: Undecided and Classics. Level of help: pretty darn helpful.
The other roommates. Less busy than Ashley Cook, but still very qualified. Katelin offers spiritual guidance as a returned missionary and Clara provides intellectual insight. Offers very helpful advice.
Age: 41. Major: Family Life. Just kidding, none. Level of help: depends on when you ask.
Always there and willing to read and support and give advice, but much of the time too busy raising a family of six kids. However, the best for calling on the phone to tease out an general idea for a thesis statement. Always willing to listen. Offers pretty good advice, though generally not related to what I'm writing.
As for those who read my blog, the list is even more extensive. As a sharer, I normally end up talking to anyone and everyone about the things I write. I have a pretty solid task force.
*This post was not meant to offend any introverts.