Ask Caesar #4
Welcome to this 4th installment of Ask Caesar. Here’s this week’s question:
“Caesar, this missional lifestyle you write and speak about sounds so awesome, but I’m not an extrovert like you and your wife both seem to be. How do introverts like me fit into this whole missional thing?”
I’m glad you asked that Meg because I hear this a lot and I think it’s an important issue.
First, a little history about these personality types and how they differ.
Extraversion and Introversion are the preferences originally used in a personality inventory created by psychologist Carl Jung in the 1920s. Most people today may be more familiar with these terms in connection with the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. These terms are unfortunately a bit outmoded, misunderstood and misused in that extraversion is not about being loud or the life of the party and introversion is not about being shy or anti-social.