Astley argues introverts are misconstrued as shy, antisocial, and self-centered. “In reality, introverts do not dread people or socializing;
they prefer to restrict their interactional time and appreciate intimate gatherings over big ones.”
Astley believes introverts "concentrate on their interior ideas and emotions rather than external factors" while making judgments.
This makes them quieter than extroverts. They prefer to solve problems alone rather than with others. Astley believes introverts are good listeners.
Psychotherapist, public speaker, and author Nancy Colier believes extroverts are "social, conversational, optimistic, outgoing, gregarious, pleasant, and prepared to take chances."
“They are more prone to discuss things out with others than internalize and hold them inward." “They effortlessly communicate their ideas, emotions, and views and are action-oriented."
Introverts & extroverts have many differences, but their energy comes from different sources. Introverts recharge alone, whereas extroverts recharge with others.
If you need assistance identifying which you are, Astley suggests asking yourself these questions:
Socializing drains introverts or energizes extroverts?Introverts or extroverts?
Are you an introvert or extrovert?Are you an extrovert or an introvert?Do you present yourself to strangers (extroverts) or wait for them to approach you (introverts)?
Social Skills for Introverts and Extroverts
Extroverts are more gregarious than introverts, although they don't always
Colier advises introverts to accept themselves. They may achieve this by accepting that social events make them more exhausted.
Astley advises against oversharing in conversation panics. “Be careful of your boundaries and others,” she advises. Extroverts thrive in social settings, so have fun.