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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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.

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