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Extraversion and introversion

The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. The terms introversion and extraversion were popularized by Carl Jung, although both the popular understanding and psychological usage differ from his original intent. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved and solitary behavior. Virtually all comprehensive models of personality include these concepts in various forms. Examples include the Big Five model, Jung's analytical psychology, Hans Eysenck's three-factor model, Raymond Cattell's 16 personality factors, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator.

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Introversion

This is very much me!

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One of many interesting Ted Talks, this one concerning introverted personalities and what they bring to the table.

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Watch to find out whether you fit the profile of an introvert—which is not a bad thing, by the way!

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Just be yourself! And never forget your shell.

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Quiet time is more valuable than pearls.

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20 questions, and at the end it gives you a description and a list of famous introverts/ambiverts/extroverts (both real and fictional).

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This is the "Party Survival Guide for Introverts" and it is golden! I use many of these tips whenever I'm at a party and they truly work and help me have a good time.

Contributed by Jeana Logue

Just to clear up that quiet people have their own way of thinking and aren't necessarily antisocial or weird.

Contributed by Matt Stott

Are you an introvert? If you find yourself nodding at several of these common introverted situations, then you may be one.

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

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