Introvert or Extrovert Which One Are You?

When I did the test I was off the scale as an introvert!

My mouth would not stop watering and I mean really watering.. Even thinking about it while writing this stimulates those senses, however…

…considering the type of role I have as a trainer, one of the other roles is that part of the training is taking people through life changing sessions as demonstrations. This requires a keenness of skill to pick up and modify my responses and strategies in response to their non-verbal changes.

It’s therefore important given this context to have low thresholds to minute changes in skin colouration and muscle tone. Because you need to know if something has changed at the non-verbal level and as such requires a shift of attention to drive the coaching/training.

What this means to you

Being an Introvert or an Extrovert is neither here nor there – rather it’s about how much stimulation you require given –

The Context You’re IN

To achieve the result you desire.

In some contexts you’ll require little stimulation – in others more. Each have their own strengths and it’s how you play to the strengths you have that will determine your success.

The important point here is not to say ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that’. What you do and how you behave and act will change according to context and motivation. Some-days you may have a desire to skydive and then halfway down long for a Pina Collada by the pool.

Behaviour happens and changes constantly from the continuous stimulation we receive throughout our lives. Introversion and extroversion are degrees, and the degree by which you require stimulation will depend as much upon the context you’re in to what you’ve been doing preceding this and where you are in your life.

Other things that drive your success

While you may be more or less easily stimulated than others your history that forms your beliefs and values in your life and how you respond to situations either determine your ability to cope and manage success.

Being an introvert or an extrovert has little to do with success and happiness more whether the stimulation required to achieve this happiness in life is excessive often or little.

You’re not your personality

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  • Pete Dean

    Reply Reply April 2, 2014

    I did the test and found that I’m in the middle.

    I thought I’d be an extrovert. I guess this is a good thing at least my girlfriend won’t expect me to go out all the time when in fact i’d prefer a night in.

    Cool stuff

  • Angela34

    Reply Reply April 2, 2014

    I’ve always felt stigmatized as an introvert and have found it hard to get jobs because when they did the personality profiling they said the job required someone who was more outgoing.

    I’m a very outgoing person, but need time to myself. This really helps and next time I’m looking for a job I’ll point them here to this article.

    Thank you!


  • Kerry Gakkin

    Reply Reply April 2, 2014

    Not sure about the test. It shows I don’t need a lot of stimulation, but I don’t get why it says I’m an extrovert.

    I am an extrovert, I love to party and am outoing and just speak without thinking about it.

    But i’d like to think a bit more before I say things. Will this help?


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