Know what I’m talking about? These are two letters describing one of the Myers-Briggs preference pairs: "E" and "I" refer to Extroversion and Introversion. Talkers and quiet people? Maybe. This preference pair actually relates to energy development and maintenance.
Everyone rebuilds and manages their energy. So where do you get your energy from? Extroverts (E’s) get it from the outer world around them. That means people, activity, external stuff. Introverts (I’s) get it from the inner world. That means alone time, reading a book, watching TV, thinking.
After a tiring day, the I wants to go home and be alone to rebuild the energy reserves. The E wants to go out with friends and refill the energy stores through interaction and conversation.
The I doesn’t get the E..."What? More people and conversation? I’m exhausted! I need to curl up with a book." The E doesn’t get the I..."What? Be alone? I need to hang out with friends."
Which one are you? If you’re energy tank is low, do you grab a book or do you grab the phone to connect with friends?