A Meditation on Interiors and Exteriors

One of the conceptual fields from psychoanalysis and psychometrics that I find most repellent is the dichotomous cartography of introvert/extrovert. An introvert is supposedly someone who is intensely internal. An extrovert is supposedly someone who is intensely external. Introverts are shy, quiet and contemplative. Extroverts are sociable, talkative and impulsive. 

These concepts work, as stereotypes for psychological researches that want to reduce people to easy-think-categories. They have their machinic function and perform it well. 
Thinking about this ontologic-ecologic-anarchically, this conceptual field is repellent (to me at least)! In much the same way that transcendental meditation principally succeeds as a means of alienating an individual from their body, by attempting to locate the Self in some spiritual dimension, outside of this fleshy bodily realm; the introvert/extrovert plays into mereological ideological dualisms, where these realms of inside and outside are real separate places, with territorial boundaries demarcating, real points of separation. This is the same logic of salvationism-through-agriculture, social contract, after-life religions, transhumanism, Buddhism and other modes of thought that reason that the world is primordially evil, and so must be Humanised – with Man in God’s image and God as Man’s image – by building and constructing a world that is, supposedly, not in the world, through its isolationism (which is Historically colonialist at all points). 
From a non-dual “the body is real”, radical monist return-to-the-flesh – the physicalism that embodies ecological thought – this division between inside and outside is meaningless; like how flooding renders the boundary between inside and outside a building meaningless. There is no internalised/externalised self separation. What is considered the internal world of the psychic is just as much part of the external world as oak and ash trees, turtles and snails. What is considered the external world of streams, goldfinches and valleys, is just much part of internal world as our personal meditations. The intensification of internalisation, which is civilisational/transcendental/salvationist thought, intensifies this duality of externalisation and the logic of externalities, which is pollution, clearcuts and specicide. Typical environmentalist thought will often maintain this duality by only seeking greater externalisation, rather than collapsing the separation. Likewise, introversion is sought to be overcome through greater externalisation of the Self and extroversion is overcome through greater internalisation. 
What seems to me to be an important aspect of rewilding thought is the destruction of the false dichotomy of internal/external. The world that lives within us, from our psychic processes to the bacteria in our guts, is just as much part of the world as koalas, mountains and honeybees. The skin that holds our bodies together, the skulls that protect our brains that amplify the mindedness of our bodies, and so on; these are not boundaries of demarcated territory. We are Extensions of the world. 

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