Difference Between Introvert and Extrovert

Introvert vs Extrovert

Introvert and extrovert are the names given to two of the basic personality types based upon their characteristics. No two people are the same, and people tend to have different physical and mental characteristics. In general, a person can be either outgoing or reserved, who could enjoy more when alone. In fact, it is more of a continuum than two separate, exclusive personality types. However, for the purpose of convenience, people are divided into these two categories. Knowing the differences between extroverts and introverts is a good way to know about one’s basic nature and act accordingly.

Who is an Extrovert?

One quality that distinguishes extroverts from introverts is that they like the company of others. In fact, they feel energized when they are surrounded by others. This is one quality that makes extroverts successful businessmen, managers, salespersons, and others found in public life. These are people who are comfortable in the presence of others and, in fact, put others at ease by their excellent communication skills. However, there is a price for being so gregarious that extroverts pay at times. These people wilt easily and fade when kept alone like sunflowers when they are put in a shade. This is why these people reach out for their phones to SMS or talk to friends as soon as they are alone.

Extroverts find being alone boring and look for exciting activities. They are found doing exercises and engaging in outdoor activities when they are not with friends or socializing in parties. Extroverts are seen having clashes with other extroverts as they all want to hog the limelight and want to be the centre of attraction. Extroverts love to live life in a fast lane and like varied jobs that are interesting and dislike slow paced jobs. Though they are glib talkers, they often land themselves in trouble, in social relationships, as they speak up before they think. During ceremonies and events, extroverts take up centre stage and often happen to be very good organizers of parties and events.


Who is an Introvert?

Introverts are exact opposites of extroverts as they are comfortable when they are alone. In fact, their energy seems to be consumed when they are interacting with others. Introverts like to be in the company of close associates or family members. Introverts would prefer reading a book rather than talking to others on a phone when alone. It is the leisure time that introverts prefer spending alone and with family or close friends rather than partying or socializing with others. An introvert is more comfortable relaxing all by himself rather than moving in his friend circle.

What is the difference between Introvert and Extrovert?

• Extroverts and introverts are two opposite personality types.

• While extroverts are social butterflies, introverts like to be alone and find their energy sapping when in the company of others

• Extroverts enjoy social events and parties and, in fact, they energize by being in the company of others

• Extroverts are found more in our population than introverts, and they are supposed to be normal while introverts are often misunderstood

• It is when one of the spouses is introvert in a marriage that problems start as it is hard for the mates to understand each other.

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Sometimes "unpresidented" circumstances bring introverts and extroverts together!

From one of the Women's Marches on Saturday, protesting tRump's inauguration:

At one of the Women's Marches, with several people in pink pussyhats visible, someone holds up a sign: 'So bad, even introverts are here.'(via Jamie @gnuman1979 at Twitter)

Love that sign.

The Women's March in Washington with 3 Times more People than Trump's Inauguration is proof that Introverts do great things.

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The women’s march organizers estimated that 4,797,500 people took part in 673 marches around the world, including Malawi, Iceland and Chile, all the way to Thailand. Trump’s inauguration had an estimated 160,000 attendees, according to the New York Times.

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I watched some of the march on Democracy Now.

Voices of the Women's March: Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Madonna,...

Trump's Inaguration vs. Obama's Comparing the Crowds.

Obama's crowd is above. The title should have been Obama's Inaguration vs. Trump's.

GLORIA STEINEM: I’m not trying to deny the danger that this day initiates. Trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken coop in Washington, and a Twitter finger must not become a trigger finger. Some very experienced doctors of the American Psychiatric Association have publicly written to warn us that—and I quote—"his widely reported symptoms of mental instability—including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality—lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office," unquote. This was on full display in his inaugural address yesterday. Everything that happened before him was a "disaster." And everything that he would do would be "fantastic," "the best ever," "miracles" and all the superlatives. He also said he was with the people—indeed, he was the people. To paraphrase a famous quote, I just want to say, I have met the people, and you are not them.

Myers Briggs test.

I'm not a test taker so haven't taken the test.

Being an introvert, or extrovert may be difficult to determine.

I'm outgoing and friendly, yet am still an introvert, what ever that means.

Total introvert here.  In real life, at least.  

Online, I tend to be quite the extrovert.  




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