Introvert Vs. Extrovert


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I thought that this was a rather interesting article on the introvert and extrovert personality types. It doesn't generalize each into a single group, but presents different types of each personality.
I wasn't sure what message board to put it on, so I hope that it's ok here.

Psychological types
According to Jung's theory of psychological types we are all different in fundamental ways. One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen.

People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information.

Extroverts vs. Introverts

Extroverts are directed towards the objective world whereas Introverts are directed towards the subjective world. The most common differences between Extroverts and Introverts are shown below:

  • are interested in what is happening around them
  • are open and often talkative
  • compare their own opinions with the opinions of others
  • like action and initiative
  • easily make new friends or adapt to a new group
  • say what they think
  • are interested in new people
  • easily break unwanted relations
  • are interested in their own thoughts and feelings
  • need to have own territory
  • often appear reserved, quiet and thoughtful
  • usually do not have many friends
  • have difficulties in making new contacts
  • like concentration and quiet
  • do not like unexpected visits and therefore do not make them
  • work well alone
Sensing vs. Intuition

Sensing is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its physical qualities and its affection by other information. Intuition is an ability to deal with the information on the basis of its hidden potential and its possible existence. The most common differences between Sensing and Intuitive types are shown below:

Sensing types
  • see everyone and sense everything
  • live in the here and now
  • quickly adapt to any situation
  • like pleasures based on physical sensation
  • are practical and active
  • are realistic and self-confident
Intuitive types
  • are mostly in the past or in the future
  • worry about the future more than the present
  • are interested in everything new and unusual
  • do not like routine
  • are attracted more to the theory than the practice
  • often have doubts
Thinking vs. Feeling

Thinking is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its structure and its function. Feeling is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its initial energetic condition and its interactions. The most common differences between Thinking and Feeling type are shown below:

Thinking types
  • are interested in systems, structures, patterns
  • expose everything to logical analysis
  • are relatively cold and unemotional
  • evaluate things by intellect and right or wrong
  • have difficulties talking about feelings
  • do not like to clear up arguments or quarrels
Feeling types
  • are interested in people and their feelings
  • easily pass their own moods to others
  • pay great attention to love and passion
  • evaluate things by ethics and good or bad
  • can be touchy or use emotional manipulation
  • often give compliments to please people
Perceiving vs. Judging

Perceiving types are motivated into activity by the changes in a situation. Judging types are motivated into activity by their decisions resulting from the changes in a situation. The most common differences between Perceiving and Judging types are shown below:

Perceiving types
  • act impulsively following the situation
  • can start many things at once without finishing them properly
  • prefer to have freedom from obligations
  • are curious and like a fresh look at things
  • work productivity depends on their mood
  • often act without any preparation
Judging types
  • do not like to leave unanswered questions
  • plan work ahead and tend to finish it
  • do not like to change their decisions
  • have relatively stable workability
  • easy follow rules and discipline
These eight different ways of dealing with information result in sixteen psychological types:

E - Extrovert, I - Introvert, S - Sensing, N - Intuitive, T - Thinking, F - Feeling, j - Judging, p - Perceiving.
Kindest Regards, vitalsigns!

Jung's personality types are a great way of self-assessment. My psych 101 prof had us do a test that graded by Jung's scale, I forget now what mine came to, but I've got it lying around here somewhere.

Some other personality scales exist as well, Myers-Briggs being an interesting one geared for the work-force.

As a management major, I have had to look into a lot of different psychological motivators. I like the stuff that makes "normal" people tick, I don't care for the "abnormal psych" stuff. I have had the (dis?)pleasure of frequently being reminded of Abraham Maslow (so far, he has turned up in every one of my business classes), John Watson, B.F. Skinner, and most recently Henry Murray (co-creator of the Thematic Aperception Test, TAT). All of it interesting stuff, if you're into that kind of thing. These guys might not be explaining specific personality traits, but their work does explain an awful lot of why people do the things they do. These guys all tie directly into Freud/Jung and/or Pavlov.
I've also taken several business courses, but that was some time ago...
Most of what I learned couldn't be applied to the actual work that I do, so I've sort of let it slip by the wayside. Although I do remember that there were several psychological aspects to most of the classes that I took, business communications and economics were two of the most interesting. It probably wouldn't hurt to go back and take a few refresher courses.

I also enjoy the psychology of what makes people tick. Sometimes the abnormal are the most interesting. I should be careful of how I say that, as I'm sure that many could categorize me as being abnormal. :D
Thank you very much for the information and names to research, it's much appreciated.

Best regards,