How Introverted Are You?

Could you be an introvert, ambivert or extrovert in the closet? Find out more your natural temperament by taking this fun personality test, inspired by Susan Cain's book - The Power of Quiet.

The Quiet Wisdom
On Mar 29, 2017

I avoid answering the phone. I often let calls go through to voicemail.

I feel drained or tired after being out and about, even if I enjoyed myself.

I do my best work on my own.

I tend to think before I speak.

I am a cautious decision maker.

I quickly feel drained when in a large crowd of people.

I dislike conflict.

I prefer not to show or discuss my work with other people until it's finished.

I've been told I'm "soft-spoken" or "mellow."

I like celebrating birthdays or holidays on a small scale, with only a handful of close friends or family members.

I prefer work that allows me to "dive in" with few interruptions.

In most situations, I'm not really a big risk-taker.

People tell me that I'm a good listener.

Small talk makes me cringe, but I enjoy talking in-depth about topics that interest me.

Introvert

Introvert

You are very introverted!

Introverts are the special ones that see life from the inside out. They operate inward by gaining energy from inner reflection and solitude.


Social Interaction

Deep and close relationships are considered more meaningful than casual, social or superficial ones. Introverts may enjoy socializing but their energy gets drained quickly in group functions. When introverts have conversations with others, they listen well and expect others to do the same. Introverts think first before they talk.


Self Expression

Introverts get more excited by ideas than by activities with others. Therefore, introverts usually prefer to express themselves through words and write about their ideas without intrusion. Writing allows introverts to find just the right word to express themselves.


Brain Matters

Introversion is a temperament as a result of one's sensitivity to the brain chemical dopamine. They may feel overwhelmed in overstimulating environments with noise and unfamiliarity.


Conclusion

Introversion/extroversion is a continuum instead of a yes-no preference. No one will be exactly pure introvert or extrovert. Our behavior may also differ in different situations — you may act like an extrovert in certain scenario and an introvert in some other situations.


Having the awareness of your temperaments will help you to make conscious choice on your actions in different scenarios without exhausting yourself or feeling like a sell-out.


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Extrovert

Extrovert

Looks like you are not so introverted. You are more inclined to extroverted personality. Extroverts are the ones that are more concerned with the external world.


Social Interaction

Extroverts love socializing and feel more recharged when they are surrounded by people. When extroverts spend too much time alone, their energy level is low and they will crave for socializing time .


Self Expression

Extroverts find verbal expression much easier than written form. They often sound excited and speak in faster pace. Extroverts also prefer to talk to anybody rather than sitting alone and do introspection. Extroverts often think best when they're talking. Reflecting on ideas seem like a challenge until they start talking about their ideas.


Brain Matter

The reward system in the brains of extroverts responded differently than those of introverts. Based on scientific study, extroverts processed surprise and reward differently than introverts. This explains why extroverts will exhibit stronger response to adventures, social challenges, or taking risks.


Conclusion

Introversion/extroversion is a continuum instead of a yes-no preference. No one will be exactly pure introvert or extrovert. Our behavior may also differ in different situations — you may act like an extrovert in certain scenario and an introvert in some other situations.


Having the awareness of your temperaments will help you to make conscious choice on your actions in different scenarios without exhausting yourself or feeling like a sell-out.


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Ambivert

Ambivert

You have a bit of both introverted and extroverted qualities! Ambiverts are the ones that easily navigate between introvert's and extrovert's world.


Social Interaction

Ambiverts are comfortable being around people socializing and do not feel depleted when they are surrounded by people. Ambiverts also enjoy being alone time from reading a book as needed.

Self Expression

Ambiverts can be an extrovert with introverted side or introvert with extroverted traits. So Ambiverts can conduct discussion with others about their ideas and thoughts without feeling overwhelmed. They can also write about their ideas at length if they need to.

Conclusion

Introversion/extroversion is a continuum instead of a yes-no preference. No one will be exactly pure introvert or extrovert. Ambiversion sits right in the middle of this continuum. Our behavior may differ in different situations — you may act like an extrovert in certain scenario and an introvert in some other situations.


Having the awareness of your temperaments will help you to make conscious choice on your actions in different scenarios without exhausting yourself or feeling like a sell-out.

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