There's a lot of about introspection on the forum but very little about extrospection. In fact, extrospection seems to be largely disdained.
Some basic definitions of extrospection:
- Extrospection is the observation of things external to one's own mind, as opposed to introspection, which is the direct observation of one's minds internal processes. Extrospection is ordinary sense perception or reasoning concerning the things so perceived.
- habitual interest in or examination of matters outside oneself.
- the consideration and observation of things external to the self; examination and study of externals.
I'm basically an unapologetic extrovert. I love to extrospect. I like to get involved with what's going on around me and be an active participant in life. From the way people discuss knowing yourself on the forum, it seems like there's only one way and that's through introspection. I disagree. I think you can learn a lot about yourself through examining how you interact with the world around you and how it interacts with itself. It's figuring out how you fit in and using points and references outside of yourself to help in that process.
So what are some benefits of extrospection? What do people think about it?