Am I an introvert? Make the Personality Test to Find outAn Extroverted Personality should be very outgoing, an alpha-type personality, and seek out the spotlight wherever possible. However, introvert people are often viewed as being faulty and needing “fixing”.
What Cain suggests in her novel, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, is that introverts truly boast a power that extroverts lack to varying degrees. She also proposes the idea that there are three general personality types: introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts, who run a fine line between extroversion and introversion.
In general, it’s believed that introverts have the following personality type:
- High degree of self-awareness: Introverts have an innate ability to “tune in” to how they are feeling or thinking about any given situation, thereby leading to the common conclusion that they possess a high degree of self-awareness.
- Enjoy understanding the fine details: Generally speaking, introverts like paying attention to precise details about a variety of subject matter. This means that introverts like to spend time contemplating any given subject matter in order to best understand what they are learning and discussing about.
- Emotionally reserved: Introverts feel no need to have their emotions on display. They are notoriously private people who are not overtly emotionally expressive, as they prefer to express their more intense emotions privately. As a result, they may be far more moved by a particular musical piece than others, simply because they are able to spend time “within themselves”, feeling whatever their emotional response is to a subject, and expressing it, often in a more intense fashion than their extroverted peers.
- More sociable when they are comfortable: While it’s true that some introverts may also be quite shy, it’s a truism that many introverts tend to “come alive” when they are surrounded by a group they are comfortable with. Loud parties with large crowds are noxious to them; they would sooner spend an evening that is a little more low-key in nature with a few close friends rather than going to a large social gathering with people they neither feel comfortable with nor know all that well.
- Observers: Many introverts are generally happier when they are learning through watching whatever is being taught. The thought of doing “groupthink” – a buzzword which generally implies all members are engaged in a collaborative learning experience – is somewhat abhorrent to them, as they would prefer to consider what they have learned in relative quiet, so they can process what they have seen or discussed without the extra noise involved in having people around.
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