Do you love meeting new people? Does a big social event leave you feeling energized and renewed? If you can answer yes to these questions, then there is a possibility that you might just be an extrovert.
What is the origin of the term Extrovert?
It was Carl Jung who first popularized the concepts of introversion and extraversion while developing theories of human personality. The subsequent theories of personality, which basically revolve around these traits, include Cattell’s 16 personality factors, the four temperaments, the Big Five Personality traits, Eysenck’s three-factor model, Socionics, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. According to Carl Jung’s analytical psychology every person has both the traits of extroversion and introversion, the difference being that one of these personality traits may be more dominant in individuals. All the same people do not always behave according to their behavior type all the time.
What exactly is an extrovert? On the positive side, extroverts are often described as talkative, sociable, action-oriented, enthusiastic, friendly, and out-going. On the negative side, they are sometimes described as attention-seeking, easily distracted, and unable to spend time alone.