Personalities

I’ve often wondered whether it’s possible to have more than one personality type. I don’t think people are so rigid as to conform to one particular thing and often, people are fluid and ever changing so I certainly think personalities shift.

I have always considered myself to be an introvert. I remember spending entire summers sitting in the house and reading instead of playing out with friends. When I went to sleepovers, though I enjoyed it, I was always the first up the next morning and ready to go home within the hour. I’ve always liked my own company. It’s when I think best, work best, and generally prefer this. That’s not to say I’m a complete introvert. I have my partner and my family and my close friends who I love spending time with. I enjoy going on holiday with them or for a meal or for a night out. And when it comes to work I find that I’m probably the most extrovert I ever have to be. I wonder if that’s by choice or because my job requires me to be a people person. Either way, when I’m at work I’m sociable and chatty and can see dozens of people a day. When I come home I enjoy just putting on my pjs and watching a film or nestling in front of the laptop.

Perhaps being extroverted at work takes my energy away, who knows. I don’t mind either way but that’s the way I see myself currently. Do I think it will change? Not any time soon. Too much time alone and I get restless, too much time with people and I get irritated. Right now¬† I’m at a happy medium and I’m happy to continue with that too.

What do you think? Is there a possibility that a person can split themselves for certain roles or became more assertive at work? I’d love to hear what you think?

Oops!

It seems I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to but I’m going through a pretty busy time in my life right now. I’m kind of in between jobs, learning something completely new in a new role doing something out of my comfort zone, all the while knowing that I only have a few weeks left before I’m thrust into something completely new. And let’s not start about the absurdly long hours I seem to have been working.

I’ve missed spending time with my friends. I’ve missed reading. I’ve missed writing. All of that is a big part of my life but I’m finding it so hard to fit in at the minute. But then of course, that can all be seen as an excuse. It’s about MAKING time. That’s the top and bottom of it. I need to set aside an hour here to grab a coffee and settle in with my book (I’m busy reading something by an author I love but I haven’t gotten as into it as her other work because my reading time has come in drips and drabs). I need to escort myself somewhere quiet with my notebook and my drafts and write and edit and do what I need to do. I need to set aside time to see those important people in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not isolating myself but indeed not spending as much time as I would like. I want this to change.

I’m off tomorrow¬† but working all weekend. My days off are Tue-Thur. I plan to:

  • go to the gym at least twice during that period.
  • spend at least two hours to myself in a quiet room with my writing.
  • read for more than half an hour at one sitting.
  • organise to see some friends/family.

And then I might begin to feel human again!