There’s a common assumption that all Extraverts are outgoing and all Introverts are shy - but that’s not always the case. In fact, being shy and being introverted are two completely different things. There’s also a subset of extraversion where some people are shy but they still love social situations.
Confused? Read on to find out more about what makes a shy Extravert and 6 signs you might be one.
If you’re an Introvert, you’ve probably been told you’d be happier, more successful at your career, more fun, or just plain make the Extraverts more comfortable if you’d only decide to be more like them.
Is any of it true? Should you, like the proverbial leopard, want to change your spots and become an Extravert? And even if you wanted to, could you?
Let’s take a look at a bit of the science behind extraversion and introversion and see if you could change your core personality type.
Planning your next vacation? Everyone looks for something different in a travel destination. From fun-filled, action-packed adventures to authentic cultural experiences, your personality type plays a big role in the types of destinations you’ll enjoy. Whatever you score on the Big Five personality test, or any other test for that matter, rest assured that there’s a perfect destination for everyone!
Here’s where you should travel next, based on your personality type.
As an ENFP personality, I have questioned whether or not I’m actually an Extravert multiple times. It was incredibly helpful to read the ENFP Survival Guide by Heidi Priebe (she also has one for INFPs!) and discover some key differences between the two. For example, the ENFP is the most introverted of the extraverted personality types. Pretty cool, huh?
This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post.
Another simple, yet important, aspect of the Enneagram is to understand what each type naturally pays attention to, and then how that type shapes the world around it to support that focus.
An INFP Enneagram 4 is an idealist with a purpose. They are on a mission to understand themselves, the world, and the interactive relationship between the two. They seek to deepen their knowledge base, while becoming more effective and efficient at actualizing their dreams and ambitions.
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