Discovering Your Design?

You may have wondered, “Am I an introvert or an extrovert?”  There are a lot of misconceptions about what introvert and extrovert mean.  Many people believe that introverts are shy and quiet, may have nothing of value to contribute to a conversation or the workplace because they seldom do contribute vocally.  Extroverts, on the other hand, may be thought of as the life of the party, the automatic leader, or the person to look to for answers.  While these tendencies may be true in a handful of cases, this is not what it means to be extroverted or introverted.

When people are “labeled” with these stereotypes, they may begin to believe they “have nothing of value to contribute” or must “have all the answers”.  This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety.   

Questions to ask yourself:

·      Do I draw energy from being in groups, or do groups draw energy out of me
·      Do I work better in a team setting or on my own
·      Do I express myself better through speaking or in writing
·      Do I enjoy solitude
·      Do I enjoy having “all eyes on me”

Knowing more about the way God created you can be very valuable.  If one is more introverted, they may seek work settings that allow them to have quiet space for working on a project alone.  For the more extroverted, they may thrive in settings where they are not isolated and have the ability to collaborate with others.  This knowledge can help you embrace the unique person God created you to be, helping you develop compassion not only for others, but also for yourself. 
 
I hope this helps you know yourself better!  If you would like to discuss these questions further and how to embrace your design, call me at 210.789.9166 for your free 15 minute phone consultation.  I would love to help you.