To explain my extroversion this is what I find happens;
When in isolation: I enjoy my own company, itís comfortable and I can concentrate on what I want to do and get lost in my head, however, I know that I can withdraw into myself more than is healthy for me if I do this for too long, too much time on my own leads me to feeling slightly depressive, the Ďunderwaterí feeling rara wrote about is what happens.
The healthiest and most productive state for me is when I get out and socialise, it doesnít have to be substantial and activities can be more effective than being with and talking to people. Problem is I like feeling comfortable so I donít always do this which leads to me feeling down and not wanting to go out which leads me to feeling worse and so on, once I am out and socialising I feel great and want to get out and socialise more often but making myself do this in the first place is the hard part.
The following things happen because of my E;
- I liven up in unfamiliar settings, going new places can make me feel as though I want to leap out of my skin, I love the feeling of excitement and nervousness I can get when about to enter into the unknown.
- I liven up when I have someone to give my energy and attention to, I love people and enjoy being able to get to know them and pull them apart trying to figure them out, generic small talk annoys me though so I have to direct conversations to things that interest me.
- I have a wider selection of interests than most introverts would have, this is because I need change and a greater stream of external stimuli to avoid boredom. I delve into them quite deep but I donít stick with them (stupid P) for too long.
What extroversion means to me as an ENTP is that I feel alive when I'm constantly moving from one interesting thing to another. Doing the same thing over and over again bores me, talking to people who aren't interesting to me bores me, shallow/passionless chit-chat bores me, social tradition bores me, seeing things through to completion bores me.
I want to explore and discover and follow random tangents as they come up, spontaneity and movement without over planning totally excites me. I need newness and/or adventure to grab my interest and give me new energy. This however is largely unseen.
is the best way for someone to understand what's happening in my head, I don't act loud or excitable or over the top in any way so people don't always know when my E is in it's element and energising me, it's inside my head.