Thursday, November 3, 2011

Introversion and Extroversion

When we talked about introverts and extraverts in class I was wondering if someone can be both introverted and extroverted. In my opinion, a person will be one or the other but in certain situations they may act differently. Just because a person is introverted it doesn’t mean they will never be outgoing in a situation. An introvert may prefer to do less socially active things but doesn’t mean that’s all they want to do. At times they may want to be alone but this doesn’t mean they never want to be around people. In my opinion, introverted people may act more outgoing around certain people because they feel more comfortable around those people and not around others. This also applies to extroverted people. They may be extroverts, but it doesn’t mean that they never want to spend time alone or with a small group of friends. Most of the time they will be with a large group of people and act assertive, and that’s what makes then extroverts.


  1. Great post! I, personally, feel that I exhibit both introverted and extroverted traits throughout the majority of my life, sometimes one more than the other. I do think that people may display one or the other to fit in, but I also think it is quite natural to demonstrate both types.

  2. I agree with both of you. I feel that people can have the characteristics of both.

  3. I agree in saying that individuals can be both. I find myself acting differently in different situations and even around different people. There are some indivudals who I am more outgoing around and others in which i keep to myself.