Therapeutic Word of the Day: Energy

“For Extroverts, energy is gained from being around people. For Introverts, energy is gained from being away from people.”

Extraverts and Introverts are the opposite heads of the same coin. Both need energy to function and be proficient. Extroverts like to be around people and feel at their best when around a group. Many Extraverts have many friends and are often busy with a very active social life. They draw energy from others and feel at their best. This is not to say they cannot be alone, they can be alone and at times are.

Introverts, on the other hand, find people to be draining. Many Introverts have a difficult time being around many people. Introverts are often people who prefer to be alone and spend time by themselves. By being alone, they recharge and feel more capable. This does not mean they hate people and have no desire for friends. Introverts want friends and need friends, they just do not need as many friends and prefer friends who are similar.

Overall we all need energy to thrive. The problem is we often do not take time out for ourselves. Those who are caretakers often feel guilty for spending energy on themselves. If you cannot recharge, you cannot help others to the level you would otherwise.

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Nathan Driskell

Hello, my name is Nathan Driskell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor in the Houston / Cypress area specializing in the treatment of Internet Addiction & Asperger’s / Autism. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.

You can reach me at my website or call me directly at 832-559-3520 if you have any questions. Thank You!
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