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Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert

1. Qualities and Traits of Extroverts

- Outgoing and sociable; may begin to feel down if they spend too time alone

- Active, energetic, enthusiastic and lively

- Expressive and affectionate

- Like adventure and new experiences

- Often seem courageous and confident

- Like to pursue a wide variety of interests

-  Spontaneous and impulsive

- May have a low boredom threshold

2. Qualities and Traits of Introverts

- Prefer to think more and talk less

- Prefer solitary to group activities; find it exhausting being around people all the time

- Dislike being centre stage

- Makes carefully thought out decisions (Like to have all the facts available, and have time to weigh up all the pros and cons)

- More subdued and less excitable; may appear to be lacking in energy and enthusiasm

- May seem shy, detached and hard to get to know

- Prefers to focus on a few key interests than to be involved in a lot of different things

- Are good at amusing themselves.

3. Qualities and Traits of Ambiverts

Although many individuals will tend to demonstrate either more extroverts or introverts personalities, many others will feel they are a mixture of the two. These types of people are known as ambiverts. That is, ambiverts display the traits of introverts in some situations, and extroverts in others.

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Introvert or Extrovert?

Common Introversion Traits

·         Good self-knowledge, self-understanding and self-awareness

·         Thinks and feels deeply

·         Chooses their words carefully; gives considered responses

·         Is interested in the details; wants a thorough understanding of things

·         Is hesitant to shares their thoughts and feelings (unless it is someone they deeply trust)

· Is guarded and “hard to read”

· Tends to be more distant and reserved in large groups. or when they are with people they don’t know

· Can be outgoing, entertaining and gregarious around friends and family

· Learn best through observation (but need time to process their thinking, and to reach a deep and more complex understanding)

· Cautious; weighs the risks

· Tends to be more melancholic and to see the glass as being “half empty”

Common Extroversion Traits

· Warm, friendly, welcoming and inclusive

· Highly sociable; often a party animal

· Is comfortable around people they don’t know well

· Seeks adventure, novelty and excitement

· Tends to be impulsive and thinks less carefully about long term consequences

· Confident, persuasive and, often, assertive

· Cheerful, optimistic and good natured

· Tends to be more of a “glass half full” individual

· Talkative

· Readily shares their thoughts, feelings and opinions; wears their heart on their sleeve

· Is comfortable being the center of attention

· Action oriented; learns best through doing or trying

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Are you an Introvert or Extrovert

Introverts: An introvert is not just someone who is shy. Shyness includes a degree of apprehension, and a feeling of nervousness or anxiety in social situations, or around new people. This need not be true for an introvert. Instead, an introverted person may have great social skills, be entertaining and good company. However, they feel drained and tired after spending time with people – and to be re-energized they need to withdrawn, and be on their own.
Also, introverts are especially interested in the working of their inner world. They like to have time to think, to play with ideas, to experiment with concepts, and to explore their feelings. They also prefer to discuss these with others – rather than spending time on (what to them) feels like empty and superficial chatter.

Extroverts: These people are assumed to be full of life, outgoing and friendly. Although that is generally an apt description of them, it is not how extroversion is defined. In essence, an extrovert is someone who comes alive, and is energized, by spending time with others. On their own, they tend to wilt and feel down, or feel depressed and bored.

Also, although they like to think, they need to talk through their ideas. It’s not enough for them  to explore these in their mind. They’re usually excellent at small talk, making others feeling included, and keeping things light-hearted, casual and fun. 

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Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert?

1. Qualities and Traits of Extroverts

- Outgoing and sociable; may begin to feel down if they spend too time alone

- Active, energetic, enthusiastic and lively

- Expressive and affectionate

- Like adventure and new experiences

- Often seem courageous and confident

- Like to pursue a wide variety of interests

-  Spontaneous and impulsive

- May have a low boredom threshold

2. Qualities and Traits of Introverts

- Prefer to think more and talk less

- Prefer solitary to group activities; find it exhausting being around people all the time

- Dislike being centre stage

- Makes carefully thought out decisions (Like to have all the facts available, and have time to weigh up all the pros and cons)

- More subdued and less excitable; may appear to be lacking in energy and enthusiasm

- May seem shy, detached and hard to get to know

- Prefers to focus on a few key interests than to be involved in a lot of different things

- Are good at amusing themselves.

3. Qualities and Traits of Ambiverts

Although many individuals will tend to demonstrate either more extroverts or introverts personalities, many others will feel they are a mixture of the two. These types of people are known as ambiverts. That is, ambiverts display the traits of introverts in some situations, and extroverts in others.

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The Natural Strengths of an Extrovert

1. Extraversion is viewed positively in Western society. That is, people tend to react warmly and favourably towards extroverts as they’re easy to work with and to socialise with.

2. Research[1] appears to indicate that extroverts enjoy higher levels of subjective happiness. This is good for them – and also brightens their relationships with other people.

3. Those with higher levels of positive emotions tend to have higher self-esteem, and fewer issues with low self worth.

4. Extroverts feel at ease in groups, in crowds, with new people, and when they are the centre of attention. These social situations cause them much less stress – and may actually bring out the best in them.

5. They tend to be enthusiastic, vivacious, friendly, inclusive and help to put other people at their ease. They often help to lessen tension and anxiety at work, at parties, social situations, and so on.

6. They readily help out and participate in community events. They make good leaders, team members, coaches, encouragers and motivators.



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Introvert or Extrovert?

Common Introversion Traits

·         Good self-knowledge, self-understanding and self-awareness

·         Thinks and feels deeply

·         Chooses their words carefully; gives considered responses

·         Is interested in the details; wants a thorough understanding of things

·         Is hesitant to shares their thoughts and feelings (unless it is someone they deeply trust)

·         Is guarded and “hard to read”

·         Tends to be more distant and reserved in large groups. or when they are with people they don’t know

·         Can be outgoing, entertaining and gregarious around friends and family

·         Learn best through observation (but need time to process their thinking, and to reach a deep and more complex understanding)

·         Cautious; weighs the risks

·         Tends to be more melancholic and to see the glass as being “half empty”

Common Extroversion Traits

·         Warm, friendly, welcoming and inclusive

·         Highly sociable; often a party animal

·         Is comfortable around people they don’t know well

·         Seeks adventure, novelty and excitement

·         Tends to be impulsive and thinks less carefully about long term consequences

·         Confident, persuasive and, often, assertive

·         Cheerful, optimistic and good natured

·         Tends to be more of a “glass half full” individual

·         Talkative

·         Readily shares their thoughts, feelings and opinions; wears their heart on their sleeve

·         Is comfortable being the center of attention

·         Action oriented; learns best through doing or trying

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How to Care for an Extrovert

1. Respect their need for independence and autonomy.

2. Praise and compliment them in front of others.

3. Affirm their passion and enthusiasm. 

4. Encourage them to talk things through as a way of processing problems and challenges.

5. Encourage and affirm their spontaneity. Surprise them from time to time.

6. Recognise that they’re likely to be super busy and, possibly, over committed, too.

7.  Allow them to try new things right away, while their enthusiasm is high.

8.  Give them lots of choices and options.

9.   Demonstrate your love and affection. Tell them and show them how much they mean to you.

10. Give them the opportunity to shine. 

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