When it comes to personality types, some people are introverts, some people are extroverts, and some people are a mixture of the two. Your personality type usually impacts how you like to spend your time, as well as who you prefer to spend your time with. When it comes time to choose a senior living community, it's important to consider whether your personality will fit.
Introvert or Extrovert?
First and foremost, know that one personality type is not better than any other. Instead, each one comes with its own unique set of benefits, challenges, and preferences. For the most part, an introvert is someone who enjoys spending time alone just as much as they enjoy spending time with others. Don't confuse someone who's introverted with someone who's anti-social. Introverts still enjoy social activities, but perhaps they prefer to do so as more of a spectator.
An extrovert, on the other hand, is more likely to thrive during social situations and prefer spending time with others more than spending time alone. If you or someone you know is more of a conversationalist, someone who always has something to say or something to share, those are extroverted traits. Extroverts are oftentimes the first people to volunteer as a participant or speaker. They enjoy new experiences and new people.
Activities for All Personality Types
If you have any experience with senior living communities, you already know that there's no shortage of personality among Residents! You'll find introverts, extroverts, and everyone in-between. The thing is, there's something special that comes from having a mix of personalities. It creates an enjoyable, well-rounded experience for everyone.
When it comes to providing activities for all personality types, the focus needs to be on variety. Throughout Walker Methodist senior living communities, you will find more activities than you ever thought were possible. Those who prefer more introverted activities might enjoy audio book club, crafting projects, musical performances, yoga, or simply enjoying a good book in one of our comfortable lounge areas. Our more extroverted Residents might choose happy hour, Wii bowling, polka dancing, and Tai Chi. Truly, there's little rhyme or reason - it comes down to having many options for our Residents to choose from. It's about having choices and opportunities for new experiences!
Senior Living Communities for All Personalities
Regardless of your personality type, communities are enriched by having diversity. At any given time, we need doers, speakers, watchers, and thinkers. It's the balance of bringing all sorts of people together that truly makes a difference. Supporting our Residents no matter what is part of the Walker Methodist way of life.