You might think you know the difference between introverts and extroverts. You understand that extroverts are talkative and outgoing, while introverts are quiet and private.
But that just scrapes the surface of the introvert-extrovert dichotomy. Do you know what makes extroverts and introverts tick? Do you know how each personality type recharges?
This infographic from Office Vibe breaks down the key distinctions that separate introverts from their extroverted counterparts.
If you’re having trouble understanding why your introverted or extroverted friends behave the way they do, allow this chart to explain.
There are a few theories about the difference between introverts and extroverts. But the main one is where we get our energy from.
• They tend to recharge by spending time alone.
• They lose energy from being around people for long time periods of time, particularly large crowds.
• They gain energy from other people.
• They lose their energy, when they spend too much time alone.
Of course, we all fall at different points along the spectrum. We have some degree of both introversion and extroversion, but we tend to learn to one side more than the other.
One third of half people are introverts. If you’re not introvert yourself, you are surely raising, managing, married to or friends with one.
If that statistics surprise you, that’s probably because so many people pretend to be extroverts.
Differences between the two personality traits.
Introverts and Extroverts differ in the level of outside stimulation, that they need to function well.
• Introverts prefer less stimulation as when they sip wine with close friends, solve crossword puzzle or read a book.
• Extroverts enjoy the extra Bang that comes from activities like, meeting new people, going to concerts and playing sports.
Many psychologists would agree, that introverts and extroverts work differently as well.
• Introverts often work more slowly and deliberately, they like to focus on one task at a time and can have mighty powers of concentration, they’re relatively immune to lures of wealth and fame.
• Extroverts tend to tackle assignments quickly, they make fast decisions and they are comfortable multitasking and taking risk. They enjoy chasing rewards like money and status.
Our personalities also shape our social styles.
• Introverts may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while, which they were at home, with their pajamas and a book in their hand, they prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues and family. They listen more than they talk, they think before they speak and often feel as if, they express themselves better in writing than in conversation, they tend to dislike conflict and many have a horror of small talk, but they enjoy deep conversations.
• Extroverts are people, who invites you into a dinner party and laugh generously ate your jokes, they tend to be assertive dominant and in great need for company. Extroverts think out loud and on their feet, they prefer talking to listening rarely find themselves as lost for words and occasionally blurt out things they never meant to say, they’re comfortable with conflict, but with solitude.
Finally, you will now be able to identify the difference between these two personality types as they are just opposite.
While introvert avoids social gatherings and love being alone, extroverts feel pleasure in taking part in social activities, and easily prone to boredom when isolated.
Further, the introverts are silent and listen more but extrovert speaks more and enjoys being in the limelight.