Sorry Dust, I just can't help but be serious on a subject so dear to my heart. When I read Susan Cain's book on introverts it totally change my perception of myself. I felt validated. (For anyone interested, there's also a TED talk video of her.)
Carl Jung's insights are significant too. He is the one who coined the terms Introvert and Extravert
. Here’s something I like based around the powerful hero archetype……
In the Jungian framework there are three types of hero. We are mixtures of all three in various proportions - one type no more valid than another. Briefly, they are as follows: -
The aim of the extraverted type of hero is action - he / she is the founder, leader, and liberator whose deeds change the face of the world. The introverted type is the culture bringer, the redeemer and saviour who discovers inner values, exalting them as knowledge and wisdom, as a law and faith, a work to be accomplished and an example to be followed. The third type of hero does not seek to change the world through such struggles, but to transform the personality. Self-transformation is his / her true aim, and the liberating effect this has on the world is only secondary.
Edited by Yueya, 11 January 2017 - 02:56 PM.