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What are some signs of being an introvert?

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Though an introvert personality looks different in everyone, introverts have many of the same patterns of behavior, such as:

  • Need quiet to concentrate
  • Are reflective
  • Take time making decisions
  • Feel comfortable being alone
  • Don't like group work
  • Feel tired after being in a crowd
  • Have fewer friendships than an extrovert, but are very close with these friends
  • Daydream or use their imaginations to work out a problem
  • Retreat into their own mind to rest

From: What Is an Introvert Personality? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Myers and Briggs Foundation: "Extravert and Introvert," "Take the MBTI Instrument."

Explore: "Introverts: A Defense."

Center for Applications of Psychological Type: "Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the United States Population," "Can You Change Your Personality Type?"

Applied Cognitive Psychology : "The effect of background music and noise on the cognitive test performance of introverts and extraverts."

The SAPA Project.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin : "The Origins of Extraversion: Joint Effects of Facultative Calibration and Genetic Polymorphism."

The American Journal of Psychiatry : "Cerebral blood flow and personality: a positron emission tomography study."

The Behavioral and Brain Sciences : "Neurobiology of the structure of personality: dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion."

Nebylitsyn, VD, , Academic Press, 2013. Biological Bases of Individual Behavior

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2011.

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 24, 2019

SOURCES:

The Myers and Briggs Foundation: "Extravert and Introvert," "Take the MBTI Instrument."

Explore: "Introverts: A Defense."

Center for Applications of Psychological Type: "Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the United States Population," "Can You Change Your Personality Type?"

Applied Cognitive Psychology : "The effect of background music and noise on the cognitive test performance of introverts and extraverts."

The SAPA Project.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin : "The Origins of Extraversion: Joint Effects of Facultative Calibration and Genetic Polymorphism."

The American Journal of Psychiatry : "Cerebral blood flow and personality: a positron emission tomography study."

The Behavioral and Brain Sciences : "Neurobiology of the structure of personality: dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion."

Nebylitsyn, VD, , Academic Press, 2013. Biological Bases of Individual Behavior

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2011.

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 24, 2019

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