The Big 3! Which Personality Type Are You?


So there are three basic personality types. Imagine there was this big-scale where your character sits.

Here's a scale I made earlier..
Here’s a scale I made earlier..

The left far end is an extrovert. A people person. You know your overbearing sales person or that friend that has to introduce themselves to everyone. Other people energise extroverts; they tend to “fade” when alone and can quickly become bored. When given a chance, an extrovert will talk with someone else rather than sit and think. In fact, extroverts tend to think as they speak. Concepts just don’t seem real to them unless they can talk about them; reflecting on them isn’t enough usually.

Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish, they were home in their pyjamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, dislike conflict. Many dislike small talk, but enjoy deep discussions, think before they speak, and often feel more comfortable to express themselves better in writing than in conversation. There may be that “quiet and or shy person” that always has their head in a book.

extrovert and intorvert simply
A simple, stereotypical example

Right bang in the middle is an Ambivert.

They tend to get on best in certain aspects because they have the ability to adapt their personalities. They have elements of both introversion and extroversion. Sometimes they will want to go out and talk to new people for example while others times they just want to be alone and enjoy quiet to themselves or with a small number of peeps.

Oh what a dilemma!
Oh what a dilemma!

However, no one is one hundred percent one or the other. Personality is a very complicated thing as Psychologist Carl Jung once said “such a person would be in a mental asylum”. What is important to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to be although is it helpful if you can try and adapt the most appropriate behaviour in certain situations.

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