I had my students take a Myers-Briggs-type personality test last week, and it got me thinking... I talked wtih my co-teacher after class, and I told her I was a "Super Introvert." She was surprised because I'm very chatty with my classes. However, I require a lot of quiet time in class, and once the kids are gone for the day, I retire into my warm, comfy shell behind my computer to work. I don't want to collaborate if I don't have to. I don't want to talk to other teachers or the custodian. I just want to be alone - not because I don't like other people, but because I need to re-energize after a long, busy day. In researching introverts and teaching, I found that we are few and far between, which was surprising to me since it seems like teaching can be a lonesome job for extroverts since you get little adult interaction. Thoughts? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How do you get what you need socialy (or antisocially) in either case in a job that requires you to be "on" all day?