Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
Human psychology is fascinating, and it also happens to be something I know next to nothing about. And yet, even people like myself, with next to no knowledge of the field, know what it means when someone is described as an ‘introvert’ or ‘extrovert’. You probably have some notion of which classification you fall under.
Despite some extroverted tendencies from time to time, I think of myself as an introvert. Reserved, reflective, solitary… these are all words used to describe introverts which I also feel apply to me. Enthusiastic, assertive, gregarious… these are words which describe an extrovert.
Now think about the act of traveling. What type of person do you think would be best suited to extensive travel? When I first thought about this, I figured extroverts are best suited to the task. So how the heck does someone like me derive joy from traveling as an introvert?
In this post, I look at five trials and five triumphs of traveling as an introvert. Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]