Introvert and Extrovert Personality Types

Difference between Introvert and Extrovert:

The type of behaviour you exhibit is a good indicator of the type of personality you have. The two main types of personality are Introvert and Extrovert. In modern day use, people assume that extroversion means outgoing and introversion means shyness. Extroverts are portrayed as being social and loud whereas introverts are portrayed as quiet and even timid, refraining from social gatherings. These are by far extreme depictions of the two varying personality types. These stereotypical versions are not necessarily true and accurate portrayals as these strong types of description can be exaggerated versions.

Research by Carl Jung

Originally, Carl Jung used the terms “Introvert” and “Extrovert” in the early 20th Century in order to explain how people used their energy and stressed that most people fall somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. In Jung’s own words:

“There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.”

According to Jung’s research, the main way to find out if you are inclined to be an introvert or an extrovert is basically to assess where your energy levels come from. In psychological terms, you are naturally at ease with either the use of your internal energy levels (Intro) or external energy levels (Extro).

Various factors are taken into account when deciding if you are an extrovert or an introvert. The description which feels most comfortable and natural is what applies to you the most as the table below shows:

Introvert & Extrovert Chart

Introvert & Extrovert Chart

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1. Extroversion is a description of people who enjoy the company of others and feel energised with other people around them. They enjoy spending time with the outside    world. They like to discuss their ideas with other people rather than simply think about it on their own. They enjoy the company of other people. They are essentially a people’s person.

Associated Traits: They are outgoing people. They like working in groups rather than on their own. Also they usually have a wide range of acquaintances and friends. A main weakness of theirs is that they can act on an idea without really thinking it through.

2. Introversion is a description of people who enjoy their own company. They feel energised with within their inner world. They like to think and visualise their ideas before they can share with others.  They enjoy the company of one or two people and prefer to dream an idea rather than talk it out with someone.

Associated Traits: Reflective and /or reserved, comfortable in solitude and actually prefer their own company than that of others. Overall, they like to do things by themselves more often. They need very few people to keep them company. A weakness of theirs is that they can spend too much time on reflection instead of action. Also they do not always connect with the realism of the outside world.

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, enjoy the benefits of either one. Work on your weaknesses if they are bothersome to you or become obstacles in any way.

Finally there is another term which covers the middle ground for both known as “Ambivert” – and that is a whole new blog post.

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And Then There Was One

A poem entitled “…and then there was one…”  by Ms April Showers

Pegasus Horse

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 And then there was one…

Just one… and that happened to be me

All alone – stranded and in tears

Because you left me for the unknown

Above it all stood, my heart liberated

The grip of your fingers and my wrath were clear

A kind being that you posed to be

Cradled in the palm of my softened hand

Deceit in tow masking a lot behind it all

Through it all shining alight a torch for my life

Forgive me you cried, for you knew I would

Unable to give you up without a fight

Wilfully I sighed, to do it all again we both cried

But left alone in the end at the furthest depths of our despair

Allowing nobody else to share

Holding onto memories far flung into the darkness

Fading quickly into quicksand

Our fleeting past I held so dear

Grabbing onto the remnants of what remained so dear

Only one of us can remain here and that be fair

Afraid to try it all again, so much to compare

You chose to go afar and seek afresh

But only one of us remained still living in fear

…and then there was just one….that was quite clear

But was it happiness or despair?

By April Showers

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The Feelings Wheel Developed by Dr Gloria Willcox

Identify Your Feelings Chart

Some of us find it difficult to connect with our emotions and feelings. The Feelings Wheel by Dr. Gloria Willcox, shown below helps you to identify the original main emotion you are experiencing and connects this with other linked groups of emotions, which branch off from the central circle. This helps you to identify the root of your feelings by tracing back to one of the main emotions in the centre of the chart.

The Feeling Wheel Image

The Feeling Wheel Image

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In the centre of the Circle the main Feelings are identified as being:                              Sad, Mad, Scared, Joyful, Powerful and Peaceful

From these you can branch out into a more specific feeling. So you can either work from the inner circle outwards e.g: Mad – Hurt – Distant, or from the outer circle towards the centre e.g: Relaxed – Content – Peaceful.

Have fun identifying your feelings at different times, whenever your mood changes and you may even be surprised at how you are truly feeling!

For more Emotions Charts See Also: Plutchik’s Flower and Parrott’s Classification of Emotions Chart

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