Introverts and extroverts


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Introversion (I)

Extraversion (E)

E. Ask someone a question about something that is happening in your environment. Discuss a person, event, or something that is happening around you. 

Outgoing extravert) The person seems engaged and relaxed while discussing it. The person moves the conversation forward and brings up and relates it to other things.
Reserved extravert) The person seems engaged and active but tense and reluctant while discussing it. The person does not move the conversation forward or contribute some new topic to discuss.
Outgoing introvert) The person starts sharing something they’ve been thinking about that somehow relates to this situation, or changes the subject.
Reserved introvert) The person seems disengaged and tense. Preoccupied with something else, but does not seem to want to share it with you. Their attention seems reluctant and forced. 

I. Ask someone a question about what they think about some kind of distant issue or problem. 

Outgoing introvert) The person shines up and seems engaged and active while sharing their thoughts or experiences on the situation. The person moves the conversation forward naturally, often to other distant issues and questions. 
Reserved introvert) The person states what they know or think about a situation but makes no effort to move the conversation forward.
Outgoing extravert) The person picks up on what you say and connects it to things happening around you, people you know, and things happening closer to home. 
Reserved extravert) The person seems reluctant to want to discuss the question with you or only participates half-heartedly. Seems more interested in something else that is happening around you.

It is very important to understand that reservedness has no relationship to introversion, and that introverts can be outgoing. 

Facial Expressions

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Facial expressions in introverts

Studying the body language of introverts, you’ll note that the energy and their smiles and facial expressions tend to emanate from their chins and their eyes, spreading upwards from the lower part of the face. This gives them a more private and hidden expression.

Facial expressions in Extraverts

The extravert will instead start most expressions in their cheeks or brows, smiles starting in the upper parts of the face, spreading downwards.  This gives them a more open and attentive expression.

Introverted gestures

Looking at a persons hand gestures, you will find that introverts are often doing pulling motions, in which their gestures start near their body, and then move outwards. This describes the introverted consciousness – introverts tend to see themselves taking information from the inside and sharing it with others. 

Extraverted gestures

The extraverted type tends to start their gestures further away from their own bodies, then drawing the hands towards their own bodies. This is because extraverts tend to consciously see themselves bringing what they see around them inside to determine how they feel and think about it personally. 

Introversion and Extraversion in the voice

Extraverted speech styles

Extraverts tend to seem more engaged with what they say and more invested and active. When they say something, they seem aware of it, and the gravity of it, as if they can see the words escaping their own mouths pass outside. 

Introverted speech styles

When introverts speak, they seem more distant from what they say. What they say may or may not sound emotional or cold, but that’s not important here, the importance is how active and aware they seem when they speak.