Casually Explained: Introverts and Extraverts

An introvert is someone who is more inward-turning,” explains Dr. Tworek. “They feel the most comfortable and thrive in their alone time. They may process things best when they’re alone.”
This gives introverts time to get their thoughts together. They may also like to do things like running errands or getting lunch alone.
Introverts tend to get a bad rep, notes Dr. Tworek.“They may not be seen as public speakers or are unlikely to speak up in a group setting,” says Dr. Tworek. “But there’s some research that shows we can learn a thing or two from introverts. Their comfortability with quietness and silence can be really good when it comes to managing stress and anxiety.”Some characteristics of an introvert include:
You’re a natural listener.
You enjoy alone time.
You avoid conflict.
You consider things carefully.
You’re creative.“Individuals who are considered an extrovert feel their most comfortable in a group setting. They like to think out loud, problem-solve with others and may even feel more energized around others,” explains Dr. Tworek. “They’re the type of person, who after a day of work, may want to go out to dinner with friends or they want to meet up for drinks.”
Extroverts are often seen as good leaders and they may require less time to make a decision.
“This can be an advantage sometimes, but it can also be seen as a disadvantage at other times,” says Dr. Tworek.Some characteristics of an introvert include:
You enjoy working in a group.
You’re always up to try new things.
You can be impulsive.
You like to talk through problems.
You make friends easily.f you have a mix of traits, you could be an ambivert, somewhere in between being an introvert or extrovert. You may excel in social settings and spending time alone. You may also have good active listening skills — engaging in conversation with others while being able to provide a considerate reply.
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