The above picture illustrates the natural habitats of introverts (or people who like to find time alone to think and reflect about life), which include places of art, places of books, outside in Nature, and inside our brains. It also lists a few examples of famous introverts, including Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and Dr Seuss. Incidentally, Dr Seuss is named as one of those who display characteristics of the ENFP personality type, according to this website about the “Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving” personality type. I also agree with this statement in the website: “While other types of extraverts tend to dislike solitude, ENFPs do have a need for some alone time in order to think and reflect.”
As for me, I have taken the Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) personality test, and found that I am an Idealist Healer (INFP), and my personality type is “Intraversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving”. I like to spend time alone in Nature to think and reflect about life too.
Talking about Nature, I came across this article which mostly resonates with me about getting ourselves back into harmony with Nature.
“Life is but a temporary gift, a glimpse of beauty and the experience to grow and learn. The cycle of life is never a permanent thing, modern day man clings to his life and lives in constant fear of death. This is such an unnatural way of living. There is nothing to fear. When man understands his kindred relationship with the eternal, he will laugh at the unnecessary, wasted energy he put into fearing the inevitable.” – Tasha Mearns
I think one reason many of us today, including myself, have a fear of death – at least at some points in time – is because we are living in a modern society that is far removed from Nature. As noted in the article, those who grow up in natural surroundings and live in indigenous societies such as Native American societies seem to be able to reconcile the fact that life is temporary, and death is inevitable and not necessarily the end because man has a kindred relationship with the eternal.
- Shy and proud: The perks of being an introvert (kansascity.com)
- 10 Myths About Introverts (krisviceral.com)
- Leadership and Personality: Introverts Can Lead, Too (openviewpartners.com)
- I’m An Introvert, Not a Sociopath (perfectgirlquest.com)
- The intro/extravert jobseeker (thingscareerrelated.com)
- An Introvert’s Thoughts on Being A Professional Speaker and Consultant (insidehighered.com)
- I Am An Introvert – Read My Mind (listentomethunder.wordpress.com)