Defining Who You Are
How would you like to be in the company of these famous Hollywood personalities? Candice Bergen, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Helen Hunt, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Bill Macy, and Steve Martin.
You would be if, like them, you are also an introvert. Yes, these successful people are living proofs busting the myth that introverts are less than “normal” and are unlikely to achieve greatness.
“We can communicate more effectively with people around us if we take the time to consider each one’s personality.”
An ambivert has the combination traits of an extrovert and an introvert, and most of us fall under this category. The characteristics of an ambivert slide along the spectrum of personality traits depending on the stimuli he is facing at the moment. He is generally enjoys being with the crowd but may get fed up after a time. He finds mingling with others fun but also seeks solitude and quiet every now and then. An ambivert recharges his energy with social interactions as well with quiet moments, depending on the mood he is in. Some may find an ambivert a bit boring by always taking the middle path but as a whole, his may be considered as the ideal well-balanced personality type.
An extrovert gains energy from other people so he recharges his energy by being social so he craves for the company of others. He seeks novelty and adventure. Being alone for a period of time somehow weakens his energy. Some of his traits are attributed partly to his genetic build-up and partly to his dopamine system. Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that supports fine motor activity, blood pressure, focus, inspiration, intuition, enthusiasm, and joy, among other functions.
What percentage of the world is introverted?
An introvert, on the other hand, recharges his energy by spending time alone. Just the opposite of an extrovert in his response to a crowd, his energy is depleted when he is with people for a long time. Crowds overwhelm him because he is easily agitated. He prefers one-on-one conversation and finds predictable situations more pleasant because unexpected changes upset him. An introvert finds being alone with his thoughts restorative and nourishing. He is not really shy nor does he avoid socializing. He is simply not talkative because he thinks before he speaks. He enjoys the company of close groups of friends. Here are some facts going for an introvert: He keeps lasting friendships, independent, flexible, responsible, self- reflective, creative (hence they excel in the Arts), studious, and smart.
Number of introverts in USA
We can communicate more effectively with people around us if we take the time to consider each one’s personality as well. Keeping an open mind and being aware how everyone acts and reacts to situations helps us promote peace and understanding with everyone thus making our world a better place to live in. By the way, study shows that introverts are as healthy as everyone else.