Hello everyone. Today i'd like to share some knowledge about introverts and extroverts. Generally there are a lot of misconceptions about the two terms used. So if you'd like to read up about introversion or extroversion. You've clicked the right topic. So what are intro & extroverts? When talked about, a lot of people will say that introversion might be linked to how shy someone is. And extroversion could be the opposite, how outgoing said person would be. However, this is not the case at all. Let me start out by covering the general misconceptions
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum. –Carl G. Jung
For the introvert:
-They're not necessarily shy/afraid of people. They often don't just feel like talking for the sake of talking.
-Introverts do like talking. It's not that they don't like to talk. But they prefer to listen before they respond. Introverts think before they speak and they choose their words rather carefully.
-Introverts do need to re-charge their "Battery" with some alone time or just time reading and reflecting on their self. Although this is true. They do crave interaction with other humans. And often enjoy the company of close friends and family.
The list can go on and on. But this is just so you'd get a basic concept of the misconceptions.
For the Extrovert:
-The extrovert is not necessarily outgoing and good with all other humans. Although they crave the interaction more than the introvert
-Extroverts can too be shy/anxious as these are personality traits and not linked to extroverts or introverts
-Extroverts their life is not necessarily easier . although they are better at striking up a conversation with strangers etc. there's a lot more to life than being good in social skills. Life is hard for everyone.
Are you a introvert or extrovert?
So what are you? Are you more introverted or extroverted? I've put up a list of certain traits of both introverted persons and extroverted person. Although every person is different if you recognize yourself in some traits you can look and maybe tell what type you lean to more. There's also the ambivert (which is a combination of the two) but i won't cover that today.
Positive introvert traits:
-Tend to spend a lot of time fine tuning their skills.
-Seems to excel in reading, writing and any activity that requires solitude .
-Often closer to their friends and family (Closer friend circle)
-Great listener. Can think things through really well.
-Often more creative than their extrovert counterpart.
Less positive introvert traits:
-Need to recharge after social events. This can sometimes take a few hours but can also take days.
-Sometimes difficulty with speaking their minds.
-Difficult to approach people and make new connections.
-Can sometimes withdraw themselves to total isolation.
Positive extrovert traits:
-Great with other people. Often better in socializing and approaching new people.
-Often likes to talk about thoughts and feelings.
-Socializing helps you feel energized and inspired.
-You discuss problems and than solve them.
Less positive extrovert traits:
-Feels isolated by spending a lot of time alone.
-Tends to act before thinking
-Makes risky decisions sometimes.
these things can go on and on. But you get the idea. I'm going to stop writing now. I hope i cleared some of the misconceptions and maybe even teached some of you something haha. This is just a short list i compiled while on work. I'd love to sparkle a discussion on this topic as it interests me a lot.
I myself am a heavy introvert and often wish i'd be less of one. But hey both have their good and bad.
Have a wonderfull day.