Introvert comes from Latin intro-, “inward,” and vertere, “turning.” It describes a person who tends to turn inward mentally. Introverts sometimes avoid large groups of people, feeling more energized by time alone. The opposite of an introvert is an extrovert, who finds energy in interactions with others.
Now that we know who an introvert and an extrovert are, we will move on to understanding how an individual can be a combination of an Introvert and an Extrovert at the same time. (Yes, it is very possible for you to be either on an equal scale, or on a slightly varying scale).
How to know if you are an introvert or an extrovert
- Extroverted Introverts enjoy being alone in their space, they can comfortably go MIA for some time and not feel some type of way about being off the grid. Their alone time is very sacred an important to them, communication with other people doesn’t necessarily excite them at that point, but when they eventually get out of this zone, they feel the need to be with people and interact. But sometimes extroverted introverts dread being lonely.
- Extroverted introverts are bad at keeping in touch with friends and family. They are the type of people that instantly catch up and vibe with you, no matter how long it has been since you last saw them. But the connection fades away slowly after having an amazing time. It doesn’t mean that they don’t like you or don’t want to be in touch, it just means that they are absolutely bad at follow ups.
- Introverted extroverts experience social anxiety. They often enjoy going out and interacting with friends and even strangers, but the doubts that creeps in, just before the event often leaves them questioning whether or not they want to go out.
- An introverted extrovert is the kind of person that will probably bail out last minute after you invite them out, due to the social anxiety or them being in their alone space. But they will also get super mad if you assume they will rain check and don’t even invite them to come out with you. They want to be the one to determine whether or not they will be out or not.
- Introverted extroverts are often the life of the party. They take time to plan and even make sure everyone is on board, they are mostly naturally pumped up and enjoy seeing everyone having a really nice time, until they start feeling like being by themselves and gradually begin to zone out from the crowd.
- Introverted extroverts are really good with people. They connect with people and instantly, although they can be shy at times, the confidence they portray can make you doubt the sincerity of their shyness.