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Introverts and Extroverts, who are you?

Have you ever thought about whether you are an introvert or an extrovert and how that potentially can affect your life? Whether we identify as an introvert or an extrovert can affect how we fit into life and how we progress and grow in life



Who is an introvert?

Introverts may prefer participating in less stimulating activities and get pleasure from reading, writing, or meditating.

Introverts may prefer to concentrate on a single activity, analyse situations carefully, and think more before speaking out.

Introverts are individuals that recharge when they have time to self reflect. They tend to prefer engaging in the internal world and reflecting on their own feelings, emotions, and thoughts.

Introverts typically have a small group of close friends and value quality time alone. They find themselves most comfortable alone and not in big groups of people.


Signs You Might Be an Introvert

· You have a small group of close friends.

· Thoughtful

· Energised by being alone

· Enjoy being alone

· Tends to be private with emotions

· Quiet and reserved in large groups or around unfamiliar people

· Feel drained by people, and needs privacy

· Process their thoughts in their head rather than talk them out

· More sociable and gregarious around people they know well

· Learns well through observation

Who is an extrovert?

Extroverts may wish to seek out as much social interaction as possible because they feel more energised when they socialise.

Extroverts often have larger circles of friends and are often quite adventurous.

Extroverts enjoy talking with others, expressing themselves verbally, and engaging with the outside world.


Signs You Might Be an Extrovert

· Enjoying social settings

· Seek attention

· Energised by being with others

· Are friends with many people

· Sociable and outgoing

· Enjoy group work


Is It Better To Be An Extrovert Or An Introvert?

Each personality has strengths and weaknesses crucial to its place on the personality spectrum. 

 

Introverts often have a strong ability to practice self reflection and have deep consideration for the world around them.

Introverts take the time to view their world in many different ways and lean towards thinking and feeling deeply.

Extroverts’ strong suits lie in their ability to be outgoing and interactive with the outside world.

However, extroverts also crave new adventures and are impulsive which can sometimes cause extroverts not make the best choices in some situations.

Both personality types have advantageous qualities that make them valuable to society, as well as attributes that can be negative.

Extroverts and introverts are both good in their own ways but sometimes society perceived extroverts to be more desirable. 

 

Differences Between Introverts And Extroverts

Introverts are often content to work and think by themselves and spend much of their day reflecting on life.

Introverts are also more likely to stay away from being the centre of attention and will naturally avoid conflict, preferring their inner world for comfort.

At times, introverts can be stereotyped as shy or socially awkward but introverts do not necessarily avoid others but can find it difficult to speak to others.

Since introverts find verbal communication challenging, they may spend more time writing, drawing, or listening to music as ways of expressing themselves.

Extroverts are typically confident and talkative in their day-to-day lives. Extroverts lean towards going on adventures, especially if those plans include being bold.

Extroverts can be very optimistic and tend to find the good in their situations.


Differences in Social Settings

Introverts find social settings challenging. Introverts value time to decompress and reflect alone. Consequently, too much time around people can be challenging for an introvert and can make them uncomfortable or tired.

Feeling exhausted in social events does not equate to introverts disliking people. Some introverts may enjoy interacting with others but prefer to be around individuals they have deep bonds with and can maintain substantial conversations with.

As a result, an introverted person might shy away from small talk and social situations. After participating in large social gatherings, introverts may need time alone to regain energy. 

Extroverts find themselves very comfortable in social settings. Since extroverts are very outgoing and friendly, they thrive in situations where they can make new friends and engage with people.

Extroverts can easily verbalise their emotions and speak about their opinions, even around people they have just met. Extroverts enjoy working in larger groups and confidently collaborate with others.

Extroverts can organise events, spearhead conversations, and quickly become leaders in group settings and find themselves refreshed when spending time with people. 


Differences in Relationships

Introverts tend to have a smaller number of friends than extroverts. However, introverts maintain close friendships with the individuals they surround themselves with.

When bonding with others, introverts value understanding individuals’ minds in the same way they enjoy reflecting on their own. Deep conversations and genuine connections are critical for introverts and their relationships.

Since introverts are observant and good listeners, they also make good Their considerate manner allows introverts to create robust support systems within their relationships. 

In social situations, extroverts are known to like connecting with the people they meet. Since alone time has the potential to exhaust them, extroverts enjoy social gatherings.

Extroverts rely on their social networks to listen to their feelings and experiences, big and small.

Talking through their thought process allows extroverts to express themselves fully. For this reason, extroverts will often ask their friends for advice and talk through their problems.


Conclusion, is it better to be an extrovert or an introvert?

The answer is neither. Both personalities have their place in the world, neither is more important than the other. Contrary to how society might portray introverts, there is a place in our world for both introverts and extroverts and it would be great if we can embrace both personalities in our lovely world. xx

 

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