The terms "introvert" and "extrovert" have been around for many years, but have been talked about even more in recent years. For instance, now many people can say with confidence that Ernie is an extrovert and Bert is an introvert. That difference in personality only adds to their comedic chemistry. If you're an introvert, like Ernie, you are definitely a people person. You get your energy from being around other people, and you may even love to steal the spotlight every once in awhile. On the flip side, we have the more subdued introverts. If you're an introvert, you tend to be quieter and more introspective. You get your energy from being by yourself. That's not to say you don't enjoy the company of other people, but your alone time is very important to you.
So which category do you think you fall into? If you're an introvert, this article is definitely for you. Extroverts get a lot of attention, so enjoy these next few minutes where you're the star of the show! And extroverts, don't leave just yet! This article may be actually help you better understand you introverted friends, family members, and coworkers. Ready to learn more about introverts? Cool, let's do it.
If you still want a bit more clarity between an extrovert and an introvert, an extrovert is someone who thrives under social stimulation. Being around people gives them more energy. Consequently, they try to be around others as much as possible.
On the other hand, an introvert is someone who gets their energy from being alone. But when they're in social situations, their energy gets sapped. So when an introvert goes to a party, it doesn't necessarily need they are having a horrible time. It just means that they'll need some alone time to recharge after being around so many other people. Does this sound like you? Then you're probably an introvert.
On the website Hack Spirit, they went into more depth on what kind of traits you might typically find in an introvert. While there may be more than these, they highlighted six of the biggest traits that introverts are likely to share. Here is their list...
An introvert is usually fine with having nothing to do but think. In fact, for some that would be preferable to just about anything else. On the other hand, an extroverted would be more likely to get antsy when having nothing to do but think.
Since introverts need alone time, time in general is very important to them. This means they try to budget their time wisely, so the alone time they crave doesn't get wasted. And along those lines, they are also considerate about not wasting other people's time as well.
With their alone time, introverts ponder what's important to them, what works for them, and what does not. Since they have a firm grasp of this personal insight, they may be quite skilled at communicating this to others. This also works hand-in-hand with valuing their own time and the time of others.
Neither introversion nor extroversion is better than the other. They're both just two different ways in which people are affected by being alone or being in social situations. And while most people are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, this should give you a sense on what it's like for the people who fall pretty squarely on the side of full introversion.