Are you an egg person or an onion person?

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Introverts are egg people. They’re not hiding anything (per say), they are mostly reserved. And once they start to get comfortable, they are as open and talkative as anybody else. “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured,” writes Susan Cain in her book [easyazon_link keywords=”Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking[/easyazon_link].

Extroverts, on the other hand, are onion people. They contain so many layers of bombast that it’s hard to know when they are being authentic, showy, or just spewing flotsam. Yet, extroverts are most likely to be leaders because they talk loud and carry a big stick.

George Mason economics professor and Oxford humanities associates Robin Hanson sums up the egg and onion divergence:

I’ve sometimes been tempted to classify people as egg people and onion people. Onion people have layer after layer after layer. You peel it back, and there’s still more layers. You don’t really know what’s underneath. Whereas egg people, there’s a shell, and you get through it, and you see what’s on the inside.

Are ambiverts egg or onion people?

Ambiverts are more like salad people, easy to digest and mix in with all types of other folks and scenarios. They’re adaptable like a chameleon depending on whatever social situation they’re in.

We all contain multitudes. But it is the mouth that separates us apart, with different levels of signaling.

Words are the original memes, for which some things are still best unshared and unsaid. Sometimes silence does all the messy talking, reveals all that needs to be conveyed. As [easyazon_link keywords=”Susan Cain” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Susan Cain[/easyazon_link] puts it: “We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.”

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  1. Thanks for the response. Now that you say that, it makes me hungry as well + Balsamic. Please send over the Ted Talk when you have a chance — it might have been the one from Susan Cain?

  2. That is certainly an interesting thought. I like the egg, onion, salad model for describing people. Also, it makes me hungry because I could use an egg salad with onions right about now. I watched a very interesting Ted Talk about the value of being an introvert, that dovetails perfectly with this post.

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