Season 2 – Episode 9 – Introversion and Extroversion

Clare and Hannah may look exactly the same, but they’re a lot different under the surface. One of them is introverted, and the other is extroverted. I wonder if you can guess which is which?


Timecode Guide:

1:30 Clare and Hannah recently watched Jaws together (1975, dir. by Steven Spielberg, based on the 1974 novel by Peter Benchley). They discussed Will Storr’s method of character and story design based on discovering a character’s main flaw or greatest fear and then putting that flaw or fear to the ultimate test. Jaws is a great example of this because the main character, Brody, the police chief on an island resort, is deathly afraid of the water. The last thing he wants to deal with is a man-eating shark terrorizing the shores. 

4:30 Hannah has a major role in a local Milwaukee theater company’s production of A Midummer Night’s Dream. Check out Voices Found Repertory to see what else these talented young people have been up to!

7:15 The Main Topic: Introverts AND Extroverts, not Introverts VERSUS Extroverts. 

Additional Resources:

The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett. Not a personality test, but a way of discovering your temperament, which predicts the way you respond and react to the people and events of your life. 

Random fact: “Extravert” and “extraversion” are actually the original spellings for “extrovert” and “extroversion,” and this is how you’ll find the terms spelled in technical works written by and for psychologists. 

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B. Myers. Written by the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the classic personality test that discovers which of the 16 personality types best describes you. After taking the test, this book will help you interpret the results and face the world with confidence in yourself and appreciation for others. The title says it all: “There are different gifts, but the same Spirit.” 

Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this test is free online: The 16 Personalities         

12 Ways to Care for Introverts

6 Things Every Extrovert Secretly Has to Deal With

Clare is an independent author who would love it if you checked out her books! If you like exciting thrillers featuring “everyman” introverts and extroverts overcoming their deepest flaws and confronting their worst fears, you  might enjoy The Keys of Death. It’s a veterinary medical thriller about a small-town animal doctor who gets tangled up in a whistle-blowing scheme against a big biotech company. Or, if you prefer shorter fiction, try Startling Figures, a collection of three paranormal stories. 

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