I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports.
Second trait - Extraversion
From my personal experience, it has a very loose (too loose) definition, ranging from relentless chatter and being pesky to being reliable and warm. Dictionary says that extravert is someone "focused on the outside", introvert - "focused on the inside". Or extravert is translucent, wears the heart on the sleeve, pleasure and meaning sources outside of oneself, in the environment, while introvert is living in the internal world and enjoys it. By the way, invisible to the outsider, introvert's inner world is not necessarily bleak, it may be extremely colorful and rich, yet such stereotype still exists ("if I can't see it, the it does not exist").
Extraverts eagerly participate, talk a lot, move energetically, introverts are more reflective and reserved (again, on the outside! on the inside, they may have three carnivals going on at once!). Introversion does not mean person is shy or unhappy, which are other common mistakes. There are also people who do not have prominent features in either extraversion or introversion - they are ambiverts.
Extraverts prefer to work in the groups, introverts - alone. Interestingly, there is a lot of introvert advocates, which is not the first stereotypical introvert profession that jumps to mind. Or is it?
My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach.
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