People don’t typically walk around with labels on their chest stating who or what they are. But in our interactions with others, we often do exactly that. We slap labels on people and never let them take them off.
Like introvert or extrovert for example. I’ve heard these terms discussed from time to time, often with frustration or resignation. I haven’t personally come across anyone who loves these labels, who is thrilled to be classified in these ways. Yet we behave as if these concepts will be here for all time. I’ve never been a total convert.
Our culture is saturated with references to these personality types. We see articles on the latest interpretation of introverts and extroverts, some of which hint at the wish to be free from these limiting categories.
Increasingly, authors are tackling the topic. Continue reading “‘Personality and pizza in 30 minutes or less?’ Moving beyond introvert-extrovert labels”