Posts tagged introvert
Posts tagged introvert
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.
Not to be taken too seriously ….
How to Interact with an Introvert
The Western world demands that we be extroverts. This can be stressful for an introverted person who feels she has to act, or change her personality. If you experience this, perhaps the following tips may help:
1. Most important, don’t feel bad about being an introvert. Be proud of who you are, and affirm your gifts and strengths. Remember, there’s no one ideal type of personality
2. Try and speak out more – even though you find it hard – as your viewpoints won’t be noticed if they’re never shared or heard. And what you think’s important – you deserve to have your say.
3. Give yourself a break and sometimes miss social events. There’s no point adding stress by doing more than you enjoy. Why should you go to everything, and not spend time alone?
4. Make sure you take the time to recharge your batteries – as spending time with people may tire and wear you out.
5. Also, take small breaks when you are part of a crowd. Try and just excuse yourself and spend a few moments alone.
1. Often introverts have a greater appreciation for nuances, subtlety and understatement.
2. They listen and process information carefully - so their comments and answers have real substance to them.
3. They think deeply about matters, and genuinely care.
4. Most are pretty self-sufficient, and can cope with being alone. Thus, they actually benefit from solitude.
5. They don’t judge themselves by how others rate them. This means they’re able to focus on the work they have to do.
6. They tend to be selective in the friendships they develop – and so prove to be a loyal and an understanding friend.
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
· 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