I’ve never put much thought into whether I was an introvert or an extrovert. I guess, I sort of assumed that because I love performing and have no trouble speaking in front of large groups of people that I was an extrovert. An article I read this week on the Huffington Post titled “23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert” completely changed my perspective on my personality. While reading the article, I actually exclaimed out loud, “Oh my gosh, it’s like they’re spying on me!” Seriously, it was accurate right down to the part about having low blood pressure. David just laughed and shook his head when I showed it to him and when I sent it to my mom she said, “I always knew you were an introvert.” Maybe I’m the only one who didn’t know! I guess I’m in good company though. Audrey Hepburn once said, “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”(via) Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson, another self-proclaimed introvert told Rookie Magazine, “”It’s interesting, because people say things to me like, ‘It’s really cool that you don’t go out and get drunk all the time and go to clubs,’ and I’m just like, I mean, I appreciate that, but I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily. It’s genuinely who I am.”
So are you an introvert or an extrovert? Take this quiz at The Adventurous Writer to find out (My score indicated that I’m a major introvert). The Adventurous writer also notes that if you are in fact an introvert, you are in good company. Famous introverts include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Grace Kelly, Candace Bergen, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Johnny Carson, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and many more. Check out the whole list here. Curious about other famous introverts? Try doing a Google search (some of my results included Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Laura Bush just to name a few).