How do introverts and extroverts understand each other?
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Extroverts are friendly and easygoing
Extroverts are those who are energized by interacting with others. Their attention is directed to the outside world. They like noisy events, and they cannot imagine life without friends.
It is easy to recognize extroverts — from the first minutes, they behave openly and warmly, actively support a conversation on any topic, and exchange contact with pleasure. They have lively facial expressions, expressive gestures, and a natural look.
Extroverts love a wide social circle, but many acquaintances are superficial. Extroverts have real friends, often from childhood.
Bosses value extroverts because they quickly join the team and adapt to new situations. Extroverts are born to work in a friendly team and often become unspoken leaders. They are not afraid of the stage and audience. Even for reflection, extroverts need listeners. They do not like to retire for a long time. This tires people around.
Extroverts have flaws. They can change themselves if they set themselves such a goal. But this is not easy because you need to work on yourself; not all extroverts are ready for this.
Extroverts often lack the perseverance to immerse themselves in an important matter. They seem to float on the surface. They are careless in their behavior. But sometimes, the risk is justified.
Introverts value privacy
An introvert replenishes energy by immersing himself and interacting with others consumes it. For this reason, introverts are selective in communication and participate in the most exciting activities. The words "party" and "rest" for them are opposite concepts. After an active day, they need time to recover.
Introverts take a break from socializing, but that doesn't mean they're idle. They have a quiet leisurely hobby that can be done alone. Introverts are diligent, and if the case is exciting, they devote much time to it.
Not everyone understands introverts. An introvert is a dull, shy, and withdrawn person. 100% introverts, like absolute extroverts, exist. Cheerful and friendly people can be introverts and extroverts, but communication invigorates and exhausts someone.
An introvert replenishes energy by immersing himself; when interacting with people, he spends it.
Humanity built the world for extroverts, and introverts must be in a team from childhood. Many successfully adapt to this and make friends. At the same time, introverts are in no hurry to get acquainted but observe from the sidelines and wait for initiatives from others.
Introverts tend to be slower learners. But they do not lose the acquired knowledge and skills. And they continue to learn what they are interested in. There are many careers suitable for introverts. They tend to explore. Extroverts prefer to teach, heal, entertain, sell and manage.
An introvert is not afraid to be alone for a long time. Introverts enjoy traveling alone. More events are going on inside the introvert than around him.
Introverts are strong and long friends but have few friends. And generally, a tiny circle of contacts. If extroverts brag about valuable connections, then introverts often do without them, overcoming difficulties independently.
You can identify an introvert by leisurely movements, a quiet voice, and a distracted look. An introvert speaks little in a foreign company but can talk for a long time with close friends, especially if the topic is interesting to him.
Strange heroes of books and films are often introverts. These works' authors exaggerate introverts' characteristics, giving rise to sociopathic characters who do not recognize social norms and do not relate well to others. Two notable examples are Gregory House from House M.D. and Elliot Alderson, the protagonist of Mister Robot. In real life, such characters are rare.
How to determine your personality type
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Speaking of extroverts and introverts, let's remember ambiverts. They receive energy both from outside and from within. If on the test you alternately turn out to be an introvert, then an extrovert, you may be an ambivert. Read Ambiverts are better leaders than extroverts and introverts. Why is it so?
Relationship between personality type and temperament
There are four types of temperament. Sanguine is a mobile calm person. Choleric — easily excitable and unbalanced. A phlegmatic is an inert, calm, and balanced person. Melancholic — unbalanced and weak.
Are the types of personality and temperament linked? Extroverts are usually sanguine or choleric. And introverts are phlegmatic and melancholic. An ambivert can have any temperament. There are few pure personality types in nature. Usually, a person has a mixed temperament. Psychological tests determine what qualities a person has.
You can't change your personality type or temperament. It is given at birth or is formed in early childhood. But you can improve your personality at any age. Train your attention and perseverance, learn to communicate and make friends, and overcome the fear of speaking. The personality type will not change, but you level out its shortcomings.
Communication between an extrovert and an introvert
It's hard to be friends with a different person. But you can. And the union of an introvert and an extrovert often positively affects both. An extrovert shows an introvert how fascinating the outside world is, and an introvert teaches his active friend to find beauty in quiet contemplation and calm activity.
What else is helpful to each other, introverts and extroverts:
An extrovert will come to the aid of an introvert when he needs to find a job and establish business connections.
A shy person may also need a brave and open friend to have a romance. However, many introverts prefer to get acquainted independently and do not dedicate their friends to their personal lives.
An extrovert will give an introvert the determination to do something meaningful. For example, claim your rights.
An introvert will calm an extrovert if he is too noisy or wastes energy on meaningless things.
Introverts are attentive and notice when an extrovert has forgotten something important, for example, about a friend's birthday. They will delicately remind their friend of this.
Introverts have a rich inner world and a wild fantasy. But often, unusual ideas remain ideas — they seem too bold to their authors. An extrovert will help implement a crazy plan and ensure everyone knows about it.
Both an introvert, an extrovert, and an ambivert can communicate successfully. Knowing the personality type of a friend, you will avoid conflicts and understand the interlocutor. If you wish, you will improve your personality.
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