When I'm at home, I can get the best of both worlds, or the worst, depending on how you look at it. I like to be around people, but sometimes they get to be too much for me and I want to run away and hide. I need to get out of the house so I don't go nuts, but if I have too many commitments, I want to crawl under the covers and avoid them all.
The at-home introvert: Please, children, stop touching me. You're in my space. You're too loud. Husband, can you come back later when I'm finished my book? And don't touch me, either.
The at-home extravert: Why am I here all day with no grown-ups to talk to? I need to finish a sentence with someone who understands. I need to talk to someone about something other than diapers before I go insane.
Then, when I'm working, I have a whole other mess of trouble.
The working introvert: Would all you people leave me alone so I can get my work done? I really am getting tired of your idle chatter about last weekend's party and I don't care what the Khardashians are doing. And we could get this done so much faster if we'd stop talking and start doing.
The working extravert: This office is so sterile and boring. Why are we even here doing all this work if it doesn't reach anyone? We need more collaboration if we expect to get anywhere. I think if I have to sit here in this cubicle listening to people type for one more minute, I'll go insane.
I have had just about every one of those thoughts. Part of finding the best balance for me personally is finding the type of work that suits my personality. I love to wri/te, for example, but since writing is largely a solitary endeavor, the extraverted part of my personality tells me I can't always be in the house--I have to meet with other writers and write in different places to keep the cabin fever wolf at bay.
When you're looking for the right job, it doesn't necessarily mean that your job will perfectly match your personality, but it does mean that if there's a mismatch, you're going to have to compensate somehow. If you're an extravert in a cubicle, you may need to take a co-worker with you and go somewhere else at lunch. If you're an introvert at home, you might need to establish some strict "Parental Alone Time" moments and train your children that these moments are inviolable unless they're bleeding.
There's a lot to consider when you're making life decisions, and your place on the introversion-extraversion scale may not be your primary consideration. But it's important to at least think about it for the sake of your emotional and social well-being so you can make a few adjustments and be a little happier.