You guys, what would we do without the ability to post all of our personality test results on social media? The days of yore, when we used to stay up late at sleepovers and take magazine quizzes whilst sitting in a circle atop our sleeping bags, are gone. Now, with a few clicks of the mouse, the Information Superhighway (LOL, I'm basically your nerdy-ass mom right now) can tell us anything we want to know about any facet of our personality, like what it means to be an extrovert, as well as things we would have been better off staying blissfully unaware of. Not sure about you guys, but I love knowing which "Disney Princess Dress I Should Wear While Eating A Specific Food That Represents My True Country Of Origin As The '80s Movie That Most Represents Me" plays in the background. I'm not sure how my identity even existed before I had access to that kind of information. (Am I kidding? Anyone's guess.)
That said, I hear that there are some personality assessments that are more reliable than others. Many of us know terms like “Type A” or “People Person” or “Extrovert.” Although, you don’t always need a fancy test to know which camp you’re in. Do you seek out people, and do you like going to parties with your squad? Do you actually have a squad, and does it have goals? Do you still think “YOLO” when making decisions (even though it’s 2016)? You might be an extrovert. Or do you laugh at the concept of FOMO, opting for chill situations over anything remotely un-chill, especially if it involves you talking to strangers? Do you take your time and think things through like the boss that you are? You're probably an introvert. As you can see, both are clearly great in their own ways.
While I’m technically only a “slight” extrovert (meaning I can sometimes swing into the introvert corner) I’ve been noticing this play out in my parenting in some pretty amazing ways. Allow me to share what makes extroverts such awesome parents: