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Extrovert and Introvert: Direction of Energy

This page is a continuation of “Personality Theory”


Even if you haven’t been familiar with psychology, you have probably heard the terms extrovert and introvert.

These terms derive from the typology of Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, and psychologist.


The concepts of extrovert and introvert are the most basic in understanding human personality types.

Understanding these concepts alone can help you resolve many questions and problems you may have about your own or others’ personalities.


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Imagine two newcomers to your workplace, Mary and Jane.


Mary easily adjusts to our workplace and is relaxed and comfortable talking with anyone.

She also quickly gets tips and does well, even if it is her first time doing it.

Watching her, she looks like a long-time employee.

Jane is polite and very serious.

However, perhaps because she is still getting used to her new workplace, she seems a bit timid.

She tries her best to learn her job but is a little awkward due to nervousness.

She has the just vibe of a literal newcomer.



The following are possible reasons for this difference between Mary and Jane.


In Mary’s case

She is always interested in the environment or people around her then can adjust to her surroundings immediately, even when new to a place.

In Jane’s case

She tends to focus only on her actions and thoughts and isn’t attentive to her surroundings, which is why it takes her so long to adjust to her surroundings.



Jung called people with personality types like Mary and Jane each as follows.

Mary → Extrovert

Jane → Introvert


Jung called this Extroversion and Introversion together an “attitude.”


You could also say as follows:
Mary easily adjusted to her surroundings.
→She is possibly extroverted
Jane was somewhat timid and acted awkwardly at first
→She is possibly introverted


Even if there is no difference between Mary and Jane’s abilities, they give very different impressions to those around them simply because they are extroverts or introverts.



Whether Interest is Outward or Inward


There are the following differences between extroverts and introverts.


If you are an extrovert…

You are often concerned about what others are doing.

You are easily influenced by others and your environment.

You feel energized when you are with someone.

You say aloud what you are thinking.

You have a hard time being alone.

If you are an introvert…

You value your way of thinking and feeling.

You don’t compare yourself with others.

You get mentally tired of being with others.

You keep your thoughts to yourself.

You have no trouble being alone.



Now, consider again the Mary and Jane example above.

You would all think that Mary, the extrovert, would be more likely to succeed.


Indeed, extrovert Mary may have the advantage when they are both new to the company.

But in time, introverted Jane will also get used to the job.

After that, introverts like Jane will often show more ability than extroverts like Mary.


Common misconceptions:
One thing to note here.
There are people all over the world who assume the following.
Extroverts have cheerful personalities.
Introverts have gloomy personalities.
This idea is a complete misunderstanding and a perversion of Jung’s theory.



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The personality of Extroverts and Introverts


The following are personality traits for extroverts and introverts, respectively.


Personality Profile of Extroverts


As already mentioned, extroverts are always interested in their surroundings.

Therefore, they tend to be easily influenced by various stimuli and influences from the outside.


This can be seen from the following facts.


For example, suppose an extrovert is depressed because of bad words from others.

However, the next time something happy happens, the bad mood blows away, and the person is at ease.

This is because their moods are overwritten one after another by new stimuli.


That is why extroverts generally tend to give a good impression as follows:

They are good at resetting mentally.
They don’t worry about the details.
They have positive personalities.


However, from a different point of view, it can also be said as follows:

Not having a sense of self.
Shallow in terms of humanity.
No learning from their mistakes.
Somewhat frivolous.


Personality Profile of Introverts


On the other hand, what are introverts like?


They consider every stimulus that comes in from the outside to be of great importance.

And they keep thinking about them over and over in their minds.


That is why introverts tend to have a negative image as follows:

They are bad at resetting mentally.
They are frequently worried.
They tend to take everything too seriously.


However, if you look at it from a different perspective, it can also be said as follows:

Have a world of their own.
Able to think deeply about things.
High ability to learn.
Talent to master something.


Introverts have “high learning ability” because they take their experiences of failure deep into their hearts and use them as lessons



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