Psychology Of The Extrovert Personality
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Psychology Of The Extrovert Personality

Psychology of an extrovert might be a surprise after reading these behavior traits that are commonly labeled with that personality.

An extrovert personality is defined as a person concerned with external reality than inner feelings. An interesting additional translation of the extrovert is a person more interested in what happens around him than his own ideas and feelings.

According to Jung's theory of psychological types; extroverts are one of sixteen types. Since people can process information according to their specific type, extroverts might exhibit those traits according to the pathways of life as perception, thinking, intuitive, judging and sensing is processed.

Incorrect assumptions are frequently made about the extrovert personality. These facts will help to understand by examining the traits and characteristics delving into the psychology of this very common personality of which 75% tested are extroverts. 

Most often times it does not take long to determine the extrovert personality by the outward traits seen and heard. The personal health of the strong extrovert takes a relatively short time to affect those individuals with muscle spasms and headaches being primary complaints.

Incorrect extrovert personality facts

1. One such idea is that extroverts are domineering. Some extroverts might very well be quite directional; however that trait might be a cover up for something. That something might be a person in their life that is so reserved that they do not even say anything for any reason. The extrovert therefore is left to take a lead roll even though they are not domineering at all.

2. Another bad label is that they are self assured to a fault. Some extroverts might be self reliant, independent, have specific opinions and other strong self esteem traits too. These characteristics can be solid attributes, unless they are pushed onto a person who does not stand firmly on their ground.

3. Along with being verbose, an extrovert is often labeled a non listener. Some extroverts listen well enough that they can actually talk and listen at the same time. Quite often a trained ear of an extrovert can listen to more than one conversation while talking too. An extrovert does not have to be wordy to be considered outgoing.

4. Opinionated is a harsh word to pin on anyone. Everyone has opinions and specific pet peeves as well. The triggers for everyone varies immensely as they do with the extrovert. The extrovert most often will be the first to give their ideas about a certain subject. This is often done because no one else comes forward to lead the way. The extrovert goes to the head of the line when they take the initiative in sharing their enlightenment. Many people do not like to discuss annoyances. The extrovert is most often a problem solver, so that opinion about any pet peeve is said with no reservation.

5. Teens can appear self confident and often take initiative to end unwanted relationships seemingly to avoid an introverted personality label. It is through maturity a extrovert personality might be formed yet transformed from also. Jungian testing is offered in the resource below, so click on the link for psychological ideas not necessarily an evaluation.

In closing, just know that is a special person behind the extroverted personality. You cannot always judge a book by its cover and neither can you judge a person by their cover. It might just be by choice or by demand in their life that they are an extrovert. Health care professionals treat the extrovert personality by following the symptoms more than searching into the psychology.

Resource: Jungian test to give an overview to determine degree of extrovert personality traits.


Newport, Oregon Pacific Ocean courtesy Roberta Baxter who reserves all rights.

Caption reads: The complexity of the extrovert personality can be compared to the vastness of the ocean.

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An interesting article, Roberta, Took me back to my Psych 101 classes.

It is good to know about other personality types so it helps us get along with others.

Roberta, Great article....let's hear it for the extrovert!.... Your findings are true and comforting. Iris

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good points, being the life of the party also doesn't mean inside you are all that happy. well done, tweeted and facebooked

Exceptional points indeed to vote up.

I am an extrovert, but in high school I was much more of an introvert.

nice lesson about extroverts...

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It is very interesting to study the different personality types and how they react to the same stimuli. It's fairly easy for an extrovert to get into things over their head.

The other thing, although I am an extrovert, I am far from domineering which supports you facts.

Great article. Most extroverts I have socialized with tend to be domineering ones. Hence, I can't completely agree with your article. When there are a bunch of extroverts in a group, there tends to be a competition of voices to be heard. I have noticed this with my friends as well.

Excellent work . . . Voted up

very good observations dear. I loved your points.

An interesting read, I guess each personality type has it's pros and cons and a balance in the world is a really good thing.

came back to read it once more

An excellent analysis. Hats off! Thank you, Roberta.