What do you believe is better, an extroverted or an introverted personality?

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  1. Pagelift profile image60
    Pageliftposted 13 years ago

    What do you believe is better, an extroverted or an introverted personality?

  2. arthurchappell profile image47
    arthurchappellposted 13 years ago

    Ideally a balance between the two but tilted to extroversion, said this introvert

  3. profile image0
    Fay Paxtonposted 13 years ago

    It depends on the mood I'm in.  I'm an extrovert, but occasionally, I feel a little introverted myself and  just want everybody to sit down and shut up.

  4. wychic profile image79
    wychicposted 13 years ago

    Whatever makes someone happy, as generic as that may sound. That said, combinations seem to work the best in business ventures, partnerships, etc. For instance, I'm an introvert, so I try to make business connections with extroverts because our skills and the things we enjoy doing tend to compliment each other. My husband is an extrovert as well, which seems to work exceptionally well for most things -- he deals with people, he's the one that jumps head-first into conversations and deals with speaking in public, which then allows me to hang back and participate only when I'm ready.

  5. f_hruz profile image61
    f_hruzposted 13 years ago

    Better for what?

    They work ok in their own way ... but one has to learn how to use ones brains a bit more to know the difference and how to make the most of it ... smile

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  6. ForkArtJunkie profile image59
    ForkArtJunkieposted 13 years ago

    I like introverts the best. Being around extroverts tends to drain away my energy.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  7. Marie McKeown profile image88
    Marie McKeownposted 13 years ago

    Extroverts get a lot of attention in the modern world, so I am going to speak up for the introverts. The world doesn't just need charismatic 'doers' (though they are important!). Introverts can make wonderful listeners, can be great artists and deep-thinkers. And there is something very relaxing about hanging out with quiet people!

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  8. Iontach profile image67
    Iontachposted 13 years ago

    Well I think we need extroverted, introverted and neutral people all at once as variety is the spice of life. If I had to pick one personally I'd be the best of both and a lill neutral.

  9. whthadhappen profile image69
    whthadhappenposted 13 years ago

    (I'm biased, yet I will answer anyway.) I believe an introverted personality is better because they've mastered the art of being silent, and have supreme listening skills. Further, they rarely get on lot's nerves, as they keep to themselves.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  10. safiq ali patel profile image68
    safiq ali patelposted 13 years ago

    I think being somewhere in between is the best. And life progression charts show that some people are extroverted and others are introverted. But life shows that some inverted people may become extroverted later in life and that extroverates become inverted. Which is better? I would say be the natural you.

  11. wingedcentaur profile image68
    wingedcentaurposted 13 years ago

    Extroversion and introversion are both equally "good." The doctrine in Personality Type, as I understand it -- and I agree with it -- is that an extrovert is the outgoing, gregarious personality, who (and this is important) is refreshed by contact with people.

    This point is crucial -- when an extrovert wants to "recharge her batteries," she does this by getting around a lot of people. Extroverts spend most of their energy in the outer world. Also, extroverts tend to be good at a very wide range of things, and have a wide number and range of friends and acquaintances. The gift of extroverts is breadth as opposed to depth. A good job for extroverts is that of reporter. I heard Katie Couric say of herself, once, that she is "a mile wide and an inch deep."

    An introvert's gift is depth, or intensity of interests as opposed to breadth. I am an introvert, myself. Introverts are more intensely focused on a narrower range of activities -- but, as I say, we laser in on them with far greater focus and intensity than do extroverts with their interests.

    We introverts tend to spend most of our energy on the internal world of our thoughts. We have a narrower range and lesser number of friends and acquaintances. Introverts, when we need to "recharge our batteries," do so by spending time alone -- this is what we need; as I said extroverts are the opposite, they need to get around people to energize themselves.

    Of course there are times when I am extroverted; and there are times when the extrovert is introverted. All of us are actually a mix of introversion and extroversion. Both have their vital strengths and unavoidable weaknesses.

    Anyway, extroversion and introversion are natural emanations of the human personality.

    Take it easy.

  12. sonia05 profile image61
    sonia05posted 13 years ago

    i think a mix of introverted and extroverted personality would be fine depending on the situation.However,i would definitely go for an introverted personality. One should take time to open up and have some private space for oneself which the extroverted hardly get because of their nature!!

  13. ttrash profile image60
    ttrashposted 13 years ago

    I think introverted because it's easier to get an introvert to come out of their shell than it is to get an extrovert to be more reserved.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Who says that an introvert is in his/her shell? Maybe he/she does not want to bothered with inane, idle batter!  Some people would like AN INTELLECTUAL discourse, no mere repartee. There are people who find banal chatter such AN UTTER WASTE of time!

  14. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 13 years ago


    I think we need all kinds of personalities - makes the world much more interesting and 'alive'. Being an introvert myself I sometimes find overly extroverted people exhausting. Having said this, many extroverts will probably think us introverts as boring. So this kind of mix and un-mixing is what makes it interesting.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      ME TOO!  I find overly extroverted people annoying.  Makes me want to strangle them in order to shut them up!  Grrrrhhhh!

  15. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 13 years ago

    It's all in the balance. You hope not to be so extroverted that you can't stand to spend time alone w/o being bored out of your skull. Yet, you hope not to be so introverted that you can't hang with others, share feelings, and make friends. Somewhere in between lies the richness of life.

  16. Hunbbel Meer profile image76
    Hunbbel Meerposted 13 years ago

    Being an introvert has its own benefits, and they are BIG ones.

    I have written a whole SERIES OF HUBS, about personalities, which include introverts and extroverts. You may find this interesting

    http://hubpages.com/hub/3HOW-YOU-CAN-CL … AND-TRAITS

  17. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago


    Both personalities are best.  There is no one personality type better than the other.  However, in postmodern, 2lst century Westernized cultures, extroversion is more highly valued.  Extroverted people are oftentimes viewed as more intelligent, happy, and sociable than introverted people.   American culture especially value the highly gregarious, in your face person than the more solitary, pensive person. 

    Children in this culture are constantly inculcated with the premise of being sociable and popular from parents, teachers, and other adult figures.  Extroverted children are oftentimes deemed to be quicker developmentally and more socially adjusted than their introverted peers.  Introverted children are frequently considered by parents, teachers, and other adult figures to "need fixing" and "adjustment" if they are to succeed and thrive in this culture.  Introverted children are oftentimes demonized and viewed as backwards, weird, and developmentally slow although such is not the case.  Many parents are ashamed of their introverted children because such children are viewed to be "lacking".   

    Not only parents and adult figures, many introverted children receive the message that they are inferior to their extroverted peers.  The more popular and beloved children are the extroverts.  This not only apply to young children but to tweens and teenagers.  Tweens and teenagers who are extroverted have more friends, belong to more social groups, and are more popular than teenagers who are introverted.  Introverted young people are clearly misunderstood among their parents, teachers, and peers.  They are the odd people out and treated that way.

    Introverted adults in many cases fare no better.  Many times in the workplace, highly qualified introverts are passed over for promotions in favor of the extroverts who knows how to play the corporate game.  Many supervisors do not consider introverts to be management and executive material.  They are of the school that the BIG MOUTH is the LEADER, instead of the THOUGHTFUL person.   Yes, introversion and extroversion are BOTH VALID personalities. However, extroversion is still MORE VALUED in this society than introversion although this perception is slowly changing....for the better.


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