Introverts vs Extroverts: Personality Face-off

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Popularized by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, the introversion/extroversion personality continuum is one that we’ve heard a lot about in recent years.  But what does it mean to be an introvert or an extroverts?  Is one painfully shy and meek?  Is the other brazen with a voice that could echo in a vacuum chamber?  Well, not exactly.

The main difference between extroverts and introverts is where they derive their energy from.

Extroverts feel energized when they are around people.  They get ideas from group settings, they love novel experiences, and thrive in a crowd.  Extroverts may find themselves bored when they are alone, and therefore are constantly seeking out other people when they want to feel their best.  The majority of the population consists of extroverts.

Introverts gather energy from time spent alone.  They tend to be more reserved and reflective.  When they do socialize it tends to be in smaller group settings – such as one or two close friends.  Introverts may enjoy larger gatherings, but they also find them draining and need to take time to “recharge” after a lot of social engagement.  Introverts also tend to enjoy solitary activities such as reading, writing and hiking.

And just for fun – if you’d like to take a pseudo Myers-Briggs type personality quiz you can do so here:

So introvert or extrovert, which are you?  Let’s pit our personalities against each other and may the best team win!

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