Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Introvert or Extrovert?

Many people love to proudly label themselves as introverts or as extroverts. And, if the Internet has anything to say about it, you’re either one or the other. But in reality, few of us fit neatly into either of these personality types. The psychological terms “introvert” and “extrovert” were coined by psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung to explain the different attitudes that people may use to direct their energy. These terms are also used in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test. For those who land somewhere in the middle of the introvert/extrovert spectrum, there’s a name for you too. Psychologists refer to these people as “ambiverts.”

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June 8, 2015

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June 8, 2015