Personality - Introvercy verses Extrovercy

Jump to Last Post 1-20 of 20 discussions (31 posts)
  1. profile image0
    L. Andrew Marrposted 13 years ago

    Introvert or extrovert...

    Which one are you?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Are introvercy and extrovercy actual words?

      I'm introverted, usually.
      I was painfully shy as a child/teenager.
      It can be a real handicap.

      Still that way at times.
      But sometimes, especially when it comes to serious issues, I've learned to be a lot more extroverted.  I'm half a century old;  I finally realized my thoughts/opinions/beliefs/ are as valid as anyone else's; figured it was about time I made myself heard.

      1. europewalker profile image77
        europewalkerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Brenda, you couldn't have said it better. I was that same child and it took me along time to speak my mind!

      2. Marisa Wright profile image89
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think it's introversion and extroversion, actually.

        I wrote a Hub about being an introvert.  The definition isn't as straightforward as you might think!  Years ago, my sister was doing psych at university and put me through a battery of tests - seems I'm an extroverted introvert.  Or was it an introverted extrovert?

  2. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago


  3. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Introvert in person, extrovert

    1. drej2522 profile image68
      drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ha, same same!

    2. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol I'm like prettydarkhorse on that one. TOTAL introvert in person but when it comes to being online extrovert smile

  4. SparklingJewel profile image66
    SparklingJewelposted 13 years ago

    I could be either at any particular time...usually fits what is needed!

  5. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    Combination smile

  6. Jonathan Janco profile image60
    Jonathan Jancoposted 13 years ago

    I'm very, very introverted at first. But if you make a point to try to get to know me, boy are you in for it!

  7. Jeffrey Neal profile image71
    Jeffrey Nealposted 13 years ago

    Introverted unless around friends.  Life of the party then. smile

  8. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    extrovert extrovert and extrovert !

  9. profile image0
    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    Both in ways. Introvert in that I enjoy my quiet time alone, but extrovert when I'm with other people big_smile

  10. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 13 years ago

    From one ex-introvert to another (ha)---Nice to meet you, europewalker.

  11. profile image0
    Scott.Lifeposted 13 years ago

    I'm just over the top and out of Control, can't be stopped baby!

  12. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    I'm a very low-key. laid back, simple, and behind the scenes extrovert smile?

  13. profile image0
    Maximus591posted 13 years ago

    Nobody is either introvert or extrovert. That's too simple a definition.

    Even the most introvert of personalities will occasionally step over the dividing line and become extrovert. The reverse is also true for extroverts. Personalities fall along a spectrum with introversion and extroversion at opposite ends.

    But most here will have personalities that veer towards introversion. That is obvious.

  14. profile image0
    Wendi Mposted 13 years ago

    I am now, and always have been, 100% extrovert.

    There isn't a human being that knows me who could come up with any evidence stating otherwise.

    1. profile image0
      Maximus591posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There will be plenty of times in your life when your personality will have tip toed towards introversion... for you not to know that, indicates you don't know yourself too well.

      100% extroversion? 


  15. Beth100 profile image70
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    hmmm...both with a tendancy to being an extrovert

  16. Tamarii2 profile image57
    Tamarii2posted 13 years ago

    I lived in one state for 20 years and I was an introvert.

    I moved to another state became an extrovert...different life styles. So it's possible.

  17. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    Have totally no idea which one I am... depends on the mood?!

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    extrovert in tne internet, introvert in person...thats me...

  19. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    Are there some proper tests on that? Would be nice to check..

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image55
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes that would be nice..

    2. profile image0
      Maximus591posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are loads of psychological tests on personality.

      But even if you find that your personality type is 'extrovert' it's still meaningless. Because you will never be 'extrovert' at all times, in all situations in your life. Even the most extrovert of personalities will experience self doubt and retreat into a more introverted state when they are faced with certain challenges.

      1. Black Lilly profile image60
        Black Lillyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        But then it should work the other way round too - you can not be introvert at all times, right?
        Still there should be one of those that prevails. Or not?

        1. profile image0
          Maximus591posted 13 years agoin reply to this


          You're catching on fast. Perhaps there is hope for you afterall. 

          Even an introverted personality will have moments when they let their hair down and dance with the extroverts. It's just that those moments will not have the same frequency as those with an extrovert personality type.  The key here, is understanding which personality state you are in most of the time - extroverted or introverted?

          1. Black Lilly profile image60
            Black Lillyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Let hair down and dance? Extrovert then, more than 100%.

            And... be normal, please... you're nice when you do not bitch on somebody.

  20. Pkumarpal8 profile image66
    Pkumarpal8posted 4 years ago

    It depends on the area in which you are living and feeling.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)