Hi Psych2Goers and welcome back to another video. Thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve given us which enables us to take yet another walk down everyday psychology lane So let’s begin. What comes to your mind when you hear the word introvert? Is it that shy wallflower daydreaming in the social gathering.
Or the quiet kid who rarely spoke up in class, But wait Did you know there is much more that describes an introvert than just their socialising frequency Or lack thereof. There are even different types of introverts
Who knew right By definition, introverts need time by themselves to recharge and avoid becoming emotionally drained, But according to research by, a psychology professor at Wellesley College, there are four different types: of introverts These types take into account the varied personalities of introverts and acknowledge that introversion is a spectrum With.
That being said, here are the 4 types of introverts, One Social Introvert, A social introvert .
Yes, you heard that right. Social introverts are both the most outgoing and the, most private, of the four types
They don’t feel shy or anxious in social settings and may even enjoy them, but they feel emotionally drained if they stay out for too long.While social introverts, like spending time alone, they still want a few close friends they can depend on and they tend to be the most social when they are among this Group of friends.Someone, who doesn’t know them might even assume. They are an extrovert if they meet them when, they are hanging out with their close friends .
But social introverts won’t share much about themselves to anyone other than their closest friends.
Two Thinking Introvert Here you can conjure the image of the daydreaming wallflower. Thinking introverts also don’t mind socializing, but they rarely do so because they are lost in their own little world. They often find themselves daydreaming and may seem aloof to those who don’t know them.
Thinking introverts are also very introspective and therefore more intune, with their feelings than the average person.
Other people may have a hard time connecting with thinking introvert because. They have a unique thought: process and prefer to experience their thoughts rather than taking the time and energy to explain them to others.
Three Anxious Introverts. Do you know of someone who might replace social encounters in their head and think about what they said or did and what they could’ve done differently? Perhaps a better label for the anxious introvert is the shy introvert to differentiate, anxious introversion from anxiety disorders, Anxious introverts, crave solitude even when they are with their close friends.They, are extremely uncomfortable in new or large social situations and analyze or ruminate on their behavior whenever they are in public .
But it is important to look out for social anxiety disorder and not have the two mixed.In extreme cases.
This aversion to social situations may develop into social anxiety.Although, any personality type (, introverts, extroverts or ambiverts ) can experience social anxiety or other anxiety disorders. But if you avoid necessary social situations because you have strong physical reactions such as shaking, increased heart rate or nausea during them. It is a sign of social anxiety and not shyness and requires professional attention.
Four Restrained Introverts Now this is your introvert-next-door kind of type.
They get uncomfortable if they feel rushed into situations, especially social ones.
Restrained Introverts are reserved, thoughtful and don’t like it. Change.They will go out if they’ve planned for it far enough in advance, but they would rather be relaxing by themselves. Bingeing their favorite shows, reading or doing yoga Restrained Introverts find comfort in their routine and mayalso, find it difficult to get their mind and body moving right after they wake up.
They thrive, intheir, routine and appreciate ample forewarning. If you think you are an introvert but didn’t relate to any of these four types, you may be an ambivert or closer to the extrovert side of the personality spectrum.
Learning more about your personality, type helps, you communicate your needs to people with different personality types, and strengthens, interpersonal relationships;
Did you find this insightful? Will you now be able to tell the different types apart? Can you think of any other types, If you’re an introvert which of these four types did you relate to