Character Types: The Extrovert by Joan Hall

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Character Types: The Extrovert

Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. This is the fifth in a series of posts about character types. The ideas are from my personal observations or public knowledge of well-known people. The other posts are The Attention Seeker, The “I Can Top That” Person, The Know it All, and The Introvert.

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Several years ago, I attended a weekend women’s retreat. I knew several of those attending and didn’t have a problem conversing with them individually or in a small group. By the time the weekend was over, I didn’t have a problem talking to the entire gathering.

But an incident from that first day still stands out in my mind. We arrived on a Friday afternoon, had dinner, then gathered for our first “get to know you” session. It involved some play-acting and they asked for volunteers. Being an introvert, I remained in the background.

One of the women brought a friend. This person didn’t know anyone in the group, but she was the first to step up to the plate. And boy did she put on a show. A Hollywood actor had nothing on her.

I was both appalled and amazed at her actions. She was what I call an extreme extrovert.

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