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Are YOU An Introvert or Extrovert?

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Quiet by Susan Cain_65pAre You An Introvert or Extrovert (And Why Does It Matter)?

Do you ever wonder where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum?
Here is the place to assess yourself.

This quiz from Susan Cain’s QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking will help you self-assess.

Please answer each question True or False, choosing the answer that applies to you more often than not:
1. I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities.
2. I often prefer to express myself in writing.
3. I enjoy solitude.
4. I seem to care about wealth, fame, and status less than my peers.
5. I dislike small talk, but I enjoy talking in-depth about topics that matter to me.
6. People tell me that I’m a good listener.
7. I’m not a big risk-taker.
8. I enjoy work that allows me to “dive in” with few interruptions.
9. I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members.
10. People describe me as “soft-spoken” or “mellow.”
11. I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it’s finished.
12. I dislike conflict.
13. I do my best work on my own.
14. I tend to think before I speak.
15. I feel drained after being out and about, even if I’ve enjoyed myself.
16. I often let calls go through to voice-mail.
17. If I had to choose, I’d prefer a weekend with absolutely nothing to do to one with too many things scheduled.
18. I don’t enjoy multi-tasking.
19. I can concentrate easily.
20. In classroom situations, I prefer lectures to seminars.

The more often you answered True, the more introverted you probably are.
Lots of Falses suggests you’re an extrovert.

If you had a roughly equal number of Trues and Falses, then you may be an “ambivert” – yes, there really is such a word.

Tomorrow: More on the wonder of YOU!

Bring on the comments

  1. Whoa! Way extroverted! Surprise!?! Ha…thus I comment often. 🙂 15 false to 5 true.
    But, I did notice these statements were worded with an interestingly introverted slant. Probably because the focus for you has been on introversion.

    No one really likes conflict – not even us extroverts. I don’t get how multi-tasking relates to one’s introvert-extrovert spectrum;I don’t like it, but I do it all the time. I also enjoy in-depth conversations, although small talk is easier with new people. And, I like new people.

    I’m so glad you’ve brought up this topic. Discovery of how we’re wired is integral to understanding how we are uniquely created by God and how we fit in this world with others who may or may not “get” us. That discovery process never ends. Thank you, Scott!

  2. You’re welcome Julia; and thanks for contributing such insightful thoughts again!

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