The Facts About Introverts Versus Extroverts

Author: PeopleFinders on October 29th, 2018
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If you’ve ever taken a personality quiz, you’ve probably been asked whether you’re introverted or extroverted. It’s an important part of many personality assessments, and it’s an intrinsic one in MBTI typing. Whether you’re the picture-perfect party animal extrovert or you’re an unassuming introvert who’d rather stay in your room, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about whether you’re introverted or extroverted, and why it matters. Does the ratio of introverts versus extroverts in the world actually change things? Are you having a substantially different experience than someone else because you’re one or the other? Here are some things you may not have considered about introversion and extroversion.

The Number of Introverts and Extroverts Is Hard to Estimate Because of Ambiverts

You may have heard various percentages relating to how many introverts and extroverts there are in the world, anywhere from 50/50 to skewed heavily in one direction. The reason that statistic varies so widely is because everyone doesn’t fall into those two categories. The third type of personality, largely referred to as an “ambivert,” makes up between a half and two-thirds of the population! As more research has started to look into these so-called “ambiverts,” it’s become more obvious that, while many people lean one way, most are situated somewhere between the two extremes. It may be worth it to consider yourself “more introverted,” as opposed to “an introvert,” so you don’t miss out on some of the more extroverted events and actions you’d enjoy in life, or vice versa.

Different Societies Value Different Introverted and Extroverted Qualities

For people who were born and raised in America, it can be easy to say that the world values extroverts more than introverts, or even become bitter about that concept. However, the fact is that places across the world value different facets of people’s personalities differently. For example, one of Buddhism’s core tenants is to be mindful and aware of your thoughts and actions, a tenant that can seem easier to follow as an introvert. While extroverts can certainly be mindful of others, Eastern societies that follow Buddhism very closely may see more value in introverts’ desires to be alone and keep the focus on others. Instead of deciding whether people as a whole appreciate introverts or extroverts more, look at different cultures around the world and see what they have to say about them! If you want to look even closer, you can look into how different cities encourage different beliefs.

Introverts and Extroverts Often Use Many of the Same Tools in the Same Way

Just because you’re introverted, that doesn’t mean you have to always be reading a book. Just because you’re extroverted, that doesn’t mean that you’re always at parties. Introverts might want to use PeopleFinders to run a background check on a person who’s just reached out over the internet, while an extrovert may want to do a reverse phone lookup on the phone number someone gave at a party. Both of these groups use PeopleFinders for similar things, but they got there in completely different ways! Everyone, whether introvert or extrovert, can also benefit from the PeopleFinders blog. Whether you’re just looking for ways to stay safe online or you want some information on the most interesting ways to use PeopleFinders, the blog can help you with whatever you’re looking for.

Conclusion

“Introvert” and “extrovert” can be labels that people cling to very tightly. At the end of the day though, it turns out that for many people, they may just be self-defeating prophecies. No specific portion of the population is an introvert, and no specific portion is an extrovert; everyone has introverted and extroverted qualities, and it seems like that’s always been a good thing. Whether you’re more introverted or more extroverted, or even right in the middle, you can use PeopleFinders to stay safe in your various excursions around the internet and in your day-to-day life. There are plenty of unconventional ways to use PeopleFinders, so ask your introverted and extroverted friends for ideas!

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