A friend shared an interesting article on Facebook this morning called 10 Myths About Introverts.” The article started out saying:
…If the science behind the book is correct, it turns out that Introverts are people who are over-sensitive to Dopamine, so too much external stimulation overdoses and exhausts them. Conversely, Extroverts can’t get enough Dopamine, and they require Adrenaline for their brains to create it. Extroverts also have a shorter pathway and less blood-flow to the brain. The messages of an Extrovert’s nervous system mostly bypass the Broca’s area in the frontal lobe, which is where a large portion of contemplation takes place…
The article then went on to list and refute the ten myths about introverts. You can read the rest of the article by clicking on the link below. I thought it very accurately described introverts, of which I am one.
This is an exhausting week (too much Dopamine, so too much external stimulation is exhausting me). I hate being busy all day, every day, as I am this week.
Tonight JJ had his second Level 2 Driver’s Training class. I dropped him off and then did a little grocery shopping. Afterwards, I went to the library and studied Hebrew. Tomorrow is JJ’s last class, and he will be taking his written test for getting his Level 2 license. He says he’s not too nervous about the written test, but he is very nervous about the driving test. He has to take the driving test before Sunday. He says he will try to schedule it for mid-afternoon on Friday. Hopefully, we can go out driving on Thursday to give him some extra driving practice. Apparently our car will be inspected by the driving school, and if there is any problem with it then he will flunk the test. And if he makes any major mistake while driving, he will flunk the test. He’s REALLY nervous. I’m sure he’d appreciate prayer…
- Myths About Introverts (carlkingdom.com)