You might belong to one of the below-mentioned personality types, you can yourself identify your personality traits but others can also do this for you. We, human beings, observe each other and that is why we can tell easily ( given that we know them for a long time) to which personality type does the person belongs. Many of the teenagers go through the phase in which they become introverts, some come out to become extroverts, some introverts, some ambiverts, and some, omniverts.
All the personality types have their pros and cons but our society seems to accept extroverts with open hands but introverts are often neglected. Some of the introverts might have been extroverts before a certain incident in their life which made them hate socializing, talking too much with others. We need to become more accepting and try to make all the personality types feel comfortable.
- Introversion: This term was introduced by Carl Jung, according to him, introversion is “an attitude-type characterized by orientation in life through subjective psychic contents”. Introverts find solace in solitude; they prefer being on their own and often feel uncomfortable when surrounded by many people, although they do not fear interaction like shy people do, they choose solitude over interactions with others. They are interested in their thoughts; they have a reflective and more reserved personality.
- Extroversion: This term was also introduced by Carl Jung. Carl says that everybody has both personality traits but one personality type dominates the other. Extroverts love socializing; they enjoy interacting with humans, they are able to show their emotions to others more freely than introverts. They feel bored when they are left by themselves but feel enthusiastic and energized when with others.
- Ambiversion: As extroversion and introversion are a continuum of personality so ambirversion can be understood as the personality type which lies in the middle of this personality continuum. Ambiverts like to interact and they like social gatherings but at the same time, they also require their alone time.
- Omniversion: This might not be a common trait of personality. Omniverts can show extremes of extroversion and introversion at different times.
An extrovert does not ALWAYS have to be with people and interact with them, they also need some alone time to introspect. Similarly, an introvert does not always want to sit in their rooms all their lives, they would sometimes like to interact and attend a social gathering too.
Although Extroversion and introversion are more common, many people might identify themselves as ambiverts or omniverts. These people can sometimes be hard to understand, some days they might look like an extrovert, and some days they’ll be hard to catch up with, they’ll be locked up with their thoughts. If you feel like you’ve been an extrovert your whole life but now, somehow you enjoy solitude, it’s fine. People can grow out of their personalities so, if you now see a change in your personality, it’s totally normal.
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