July 5, 2011

Extravert or Introvert: E-I (Deemer)

Simple and straight-forward description of extraversion vs. introversion by Roger Deemer:

Extraverts build energy by interacting with the world around them. They also spend time thinking privately, but tend to lose energy in too much reflective isolation. To restore their vigor, they need to become active with the world around them again.

Introverts are energized by reflection in the private, inner world of their thoughts and ideas. They may interact with the world around them quite competently, but over time it will drain their energy. They need to withdraw mentally and rejuvenate in their private world.