Recharging for the Introverts and Extroverts

When you’re off the clock and away from work, recharging your batteries should be your number one priority. Just as introverts and extroverts find different things draining, they are also better suited to different ways of recharging. Toronto life and business coach Joshua Zuchter, reminds us that life is about balance, and that we need to recharge in ways that make us more whole. He says it is essential to recapture a sense of playfulness in our daily lives. “We need to incorporate more fun, or playfulness–a way for us to immediately unwind, whatever that is: going to a comic book convention, sewing, or going for a swim, for instance.”

Am I an introvert, an extrovert, or both?

The idea of introvert and extrovert was introduced by psychologist Carl Jung to describe whether one’s energy was directed inwards or outwards. Extroverts are generally sociable, active and outgoing. They are also known to have a lower level of brain arousal, and therefore tend to seek stimulation. Introverts are generally quiet, reserved and thoughtful.

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Jen Amos
Jen Amos
Jen Amos is a freelance writer, researcher and editor based in Kingston, Ontario. She can be found on twitter at @jamos_ca.