Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Introvert and Extrovert.

I feel that individuals display both introvert and extrovert tendencies. I would consider my best friend to be an extrovert for the most part. She loves meeting new people, trying different and new things, is a social butterfly and always willing to go out and do something. While I would consider her to be an extrovert she does have some qualities of an introvert. There are times where she would rather be alone and not be the center of attention. Personally, I would consider myself to be an introvert and an extrovert depending on the situation. I am typically a shy and quiet individual but there are times when I want to have all eyes on me and I am extremely sociable. I don't feel that any one person is completely an extrovert or an introvert. The amazing thing about humans is we don't fit into just one category. Our personalities, qualities, beliefs, passions, and behaviors do not fit into one simple rigid category but rather flows into several, and sometimes opposing, groups.


  1. Nicole, i agree with you. I am the same way you are, I am a very quiet and shy person. But when I get to finally know everyone I am very outgoing and social and just want to enjoy the time and have fun. I agree that every human does not jus fall in one category, i felt that they can fall under multiple categories depending on the situation. I do not thin that people are just an introvert or just an extrovert.

  2. I agree with you both as well. I think it would be hard to categorize one person into a single category because everyone acts different in different situations. People can portray more extroverted tendencies in some situations, and more introverted in others.

  3. I'm going to play devil's advocate here and argue that there are set roles as to whether one is an introvert or an extrovert - the lines are just blurred, similar to how they are with gender roles these days. I believe an individual, while they may demonstrate characteristics of both extroverts and introverts, are loyally and consistently one or the other. It all boils down to how a person behaves on instinct, and I think the biggest (and simplest) indicator of that is how long someone takes between thinking a thought and voicing it. Extroverts often blurt their thoughts out with little to no buffer, where as introverts can sit on a single thought, waiting to voice it for minutes at a time (sometimes not even saying the thought eventually). While that really does depend on the individual as well as their circumstances, each behavior pattern really does stay loyal to either one or the other character traits, and I think every single person does as well.