Managing Energy.

OriginalMacGuy Jim Eager wrote an excellent blog entry about Introverts (hi!) and their need to carefully manage their energy. You can read the blog post here.

An introvert is a person who tends to lose energy from social interaction and external stimulation and regains energy through solitude and quiet environments. In contrast, an extrovert is a person who tends to gain energy from social interactions and external stimulation. 

According to Marty Olson Laney in The Introvert Advantage, “The primary difference between introverts and extroverts is how they recharge their batteries.” Extroverts energize by being around people. Introverts, on the other hand, need to be by themselves in a quiet location to recharge.

I am an introvert at heart. After a day of work or being in public all day long or something similar, I know I’m going to need some downtime before I do it again. Jim’s blog post rings exceptionally true for me on the subject.