Introverts seem to get a bad rap, but as I get older I find myself moving from slightly extroverted to more and more introverted. I always think it’s hard to put people into boxes, but I was still curious about my inclinations, so I decided to take some fun internet tests and share the results here. Included the links so that you can take the tests if you are curious like me. Would love it if you share your results.
The Introvert-Extrovert Test
says that I’m Somewhat Introverted
What does it mean?
This test points to the fact that you tend to be more introverted than extroverted. This would point to the fact that you like taking time for yourself, but do know how to have fun. Your friends are very close, and you consider most other people your peers.
-have motives and actions that are directed outward.
-are more prone to action than contemplation.
-are typically very friendly to unknown people.
-feel empowered in social situations.
-have motives and actions that are directed inward.
-tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings.
-minimize their contact with other people.
Your score on this Introvert/Extrovert test is 16,
which means that you are more on the Introvert side.
You scored 17 out of a possible 20
You have a tendency towards being introvert. The higher your score, the more introvert you probably are. The nearer to 10 your score is, the nearer to being an ambivert you are (yes, there really is such a word). But even if you answered every single question as an introvert or extrovert, that doesn’t mean that your behaviour is predictable across all circumstances. We can’t say that every introvert is a bookworm or every extrovert wears lampshades at parties any more than we can say that every woman is a natural consensus-builder and every man loves contact sports. As Jung felicitously put it, “There is no such thing as a pure extrovert or a pure introvert. Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum.
I’m really not a pure introvert as I really enjoy chatting with like minded, kind people on twitter. Although I avoid many social situations as I feel very nervous. I am quite insecure at times and at other times strangely confident.