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1. They don’t like people.
2. They’re unfriendly, standoffish and aloof.
3. They lack emotions, and feel thing less intensely than others.
4. They’re not interested in what matters to other people – they don’t share their excitement or feel their pain.
5. They’re not easily hurt by others. You can exclude them, leave them out or walk over their feelings and it won’t affect them deeply.
6. They’re more serious, and have less of a sense of humour than extroverts.
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
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.
1. Exhibit integrity – A person is said to have integrity if what they say and what they do are rooted in the same set of core values.
2. Don’t speak badly of others – If you speak badly about others to a friend, the chances are you’ll also speak badly about them. Hence, they are likely to be hesitant in what they share with you.
3. Be an optimist – This doesn’t mean burying your head in the sand. It means choosing not to dwell on the negatives, and actively looking for the positives.
4. Make the effort to be helpful – Life is so much sweeter if you’re thoughtful and kind – and we rarely forget someone who’s caring and warm.
5. Set some goals and have some ambition - This is an extremely contagious quality. Not only will you achieve higher goals for yourself, you’ll give hope to others, and inspire them to try.
6. Seek to be compassionate and understanding – All of us face battles and experience hard times. Empathising with others when life is tough helps to ease their burden and renew their inner spark.
7. Believe in, love and respect yourself - If you don’t accept, respect and love yourself, then you’ll send out vibes that you’re inadequate. However, it you love, believe in and treat yourself well then it’s likely that others will treat you that way, too.
8. Persist until you succeed – Although ambition is important, it is not enough. You have to persevere if you’re going to succeed. So when you stumble or fall down just get up and start again. Then keep on going till you finally succeed.
9. Be open minded and willing to learn - If you’re closed in your thinking and set in your ways then you’ll never discover a different, better way .. and you’ll close yourself off to other possibilities.
10. Take responsibility for your life - Blaming others for your problems, or acting like a victim won’t help you to move forwards, and have the life you want. Take control of your destiny. Success is up to you.
1. Sanguine: The person with this type of personality is impulsive, pleasure-seeking, outgoing, warm, friendly, sociable and charismatic. They tend to enjoy social events, meeting new people and making new friends. They are often lively, energetic and enthusiastic. They are also creative and imaginative. However, sanguine individuals are also sensitive, empathic and compassionate. On the downside, they may struggle with following tasks through to completion, good time keeping, being organised and remembering things.
2. Choleric: The person with this type of personality is ambitious, driven and likes to take control. They are often marked by energy, passion, determination, a clear focus and firm commitment to goals. They tend to dominate others and like to have their own way. On the downside, they may be impatient, intolerant of those who do things differently, and may be subject to mood swings.
3. Melancholic: The person with this type of personality is a deep thinker, who takes life seriously, and feels deeply about the things that matter to them. They are usually introverted, and very private, people. On the downside, they have a tendency to over-think problems, or to worry excessively about fairly minor things. They are usually independent, self-reliant, have strong principles and tend to be a bit of a perfectionist.
4. Phlegmatic: The person with this type of personality is laid back, relaxed, kind, contented and happy to go with the flow. They are non-judgmental, accepting, peace loving and flexible. On the downside, they may be viewed as lazy and lacking in passion, direction and energy. The phlegmatic person makes a wonderful friend!
1. Respect their need for privacy and to spend time on their own.
2. Be careful never to embarrass them in public.
3. When they are in a new situation, allow them to stand back, and watch what’s going on.
4. Allow them time to process what you’re asking or saying. Don’t demand an answer right away.
5. Be patient if they hesitate to find the right words – and never interrupt while they are speaking.
6. If you are going to change or cancel plans, give them plenty of prior notice.
7. Allow them to practice and perfect skills alone.
8. Correct or challenge them privately – never in front of an audience.
9. Don’t force them to hang out with a crowd of people, or expect them to amass a lot of friends. A few good friends is more comfortable for them.
10. Don’t try to turn them into an extrovert. Respect them for being exactly who they are.
1. Capgras delusion theory - Being convinced that a friend or family member has been kidnapped and replaced by an identical-looking impostor.
2. Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome (or Todd’s syndrome) - A temporary condition caused by migraines, brain tumors or psychoactive drugs. It is a form of perceptual distortion where the individual thinks they have grown in size or that other people, animals and objects have shrunk in size.
3. Celebriphilia - An overwhelming obsession and desire to have a romantic relationship with a celebrity.
4. Hybristophilia -Being sexually aroused by, or falling in love with, someone who has committed a heinous crime.
5. Cotard’s syndrome or walking corpse syndrome – Believing you are dead and putrefying, or have lost all your blood, or have no internal organs.
6. Reduplicative paramnesia – An unusual delusion where the person believes that a building has been relocated without their knowledge, or exists in two places or dimensions at the same time.
7. Pica – A rare eating disorder where the person believes that non-edible items are, in fact, edible. Hence, they start eating items like rocks, hair, plastic and dirt.