Do you find it hard to connect with the term “introvert” or “extrovert”? Sometimes, you feel like both. You might even feel like neither. It’s hard to classify where and when you feel outgoing or shy, all situations are different! A lot of the time, you fall somewhere in the middle. According to MBG, the terms were “popularized by famed psychiatrist Carl Jung in the early 1900s. At first, this framework differentiated individuals who had a propensity for alone time (introverts) from those who preferred to socialize (extroverts).” Because of the way that culture and society have changed, there are some newer terms you can use if you don’t see yourself as one or the other. Keep reading to determine if you’re an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in the middle!
Introverts are those that like to spend time alone and that is a little shyer than most in social situations. They might tend to avoid parties or speaking and presenting. They feel the most comfortable when they turning their attention inwards. They like to be artistic, creative, and maybe even engage in thoughtful activities like helping others.
Extroverts are the type of people who love to socialize and go out, so much so that they get their energy from doing so. They like external activities. Think about people, events, parties, social functions, and more. They do not like too much alone time, in fact, it can even drain them. They are not usually quiet or reserved and have no trouble at all speaking to people.
An ambivert is a person who is in between both an introvert and an extrovert. Their mood depends entirely on how they’re feeling. Almost all of us are this personality type to some extent, but we fall to one side of the spectrum. Makes sense, right?
The last personality type is an echoist. This is the type of person that is seen as exemplary. They go above and beyond for others, including helping many. But they often do not have their own voice and prefer to have others act in their interest or speak on their behalf.