Quiz: Are You An Introvert?

The first step toward self-acceptance is understanding ourselves better, so that we can have compassion for the people we truly are inside. The word ďintrovertĒ is often misunderstood to mean painfully shy or socially inept, but this isnít so. Many of us are introverted.

Take this classic personality quiz to find out if you are an introvert or an extrovert–and to see what that really means.

Choose the answer to each question which most accurately reflects how you actually see yourself, not how you would like to be.

Introvert or Extrovert?

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Question 1
When I meet new people, I usually
A
talk as much as I listen.
B
listen more than I talk.
Question 2
I prefer a social life that includes
A
many friends and acquaintances.
B
a few people that I feel close to.
Question 3
If I'm trapped in my house for a day, I
A
wonder what I'm missing outside of the house.
B
enjoy the unexpected time alone.
Question 4
Choose the statement that most accurately reflects you.
A
I usually reflect on what Iím going to say before I say it.
B
I usually think on my feet, as Iím talking.
Question 5
Choose the statement that most accurately reflects you.
A
I donít talk about whatís really important to me unless I feel close to someone.
B
People who know me are generally aware of whatís important to me.
Question 6
Choose the statement that most accurately reflects you.
A
I get restless when Iím alone too long.
B
I get restless when I donít have enough time to myself.
Question 7
Choose the statement that most accurately reflects you.
A
When Iím having a good time with others, I get energized and keep going.
B
When Iím having a good time with others, my energy runs out and I need space.
Question 8
When I'm on vacation, I'm more likely to:
A
take time to read or walk or daydream alone.
B
spend time doing things with others.
Question 9
When I'm on vacation, I'm more likely to:
A
see famous landmarks.
B
spend time in museums and quiet places.
Question 10
People are more likely to describe me as
A
open.
B
reflective.
Question 11
People are more likely to describe me as
A
intense.
B
expansive.
Question 12
People are more likely to describe me as
A
well-rounded.
B
deep.
Question 13
I would rather
A
be admired for my work, even though I'm not satisfied with it myself.
B
create something of lasting worth, but remain unknown.
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Introverts consider their own viewpoint the arbiter of reality and define externals in terms of it.

They are more aware of purely mental phenomena–the impressions, facts, ideas, and reactions that constitute an inner world.

Introverts reflect before acting.

They may defend themselves against the expectations and attention of others.

Introverts are reserved, complicated, and private.

They are self-aware, sometimes passionately intense, but may not realize their effect on others.

Related:
6 Superpowers Introverts Have
How to Thrive as an Introvert

Adapted from Personality Type, by Lenore Thomson (Shambhala, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Lenore Thomson. Reprinted by permission of Shambhala.

55 comments

Elaine W.
Elaine W.1 months ago

Interesting test questions. Thanks

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen3 months ago

Thank you

YŠļŅn Giang T.
YŠļŅn Giang T.3 months ago

Haha... very helpful

Neville B.
Neville B.3 months ago

I'm not saying...

Agree generally with Shirley Plowman: sharing and explaining leads to better understanding.

GGmaSheila D.
GGmaSheila D.3 months ago

Very strong introvert here...already knew that, this just confirms it. Thanx.

Ronald Walker
Ronald Walker3 months ago

I did not know I was introvert. I was always been told by my wife I don't talk enough. So I try to talk to her all the time. I enjoy fishing where most people would not go. First to enjoy the quiet and see what type of fish there are in some far out places. I must say I enjoy people that has the same kind of thinking as I do so I can feed off their energy. I like cats over dogs because cat require less attention. But I as I get older I know I will need a dog that would give me hearing and smell as to what is going on when I am hiking here in Wyoming. Now I need to know how to teach this new friend or dog how not to bark or chase after any animals. Thank you for publishing this article.

Shirley Plowman
Shirley Plowman3 months ago

I love this type of info ----- yrs ago spent time on it with the Myers-Briggs Personality Test ----reading and taking courses. One thing that is a winner in families, is if each member will take the test and share, make huge inroads to better relationships.

Helga Ganguly
Helga Ganguly3 months ago

I'm an introverted extrovert.I couldn't decide whether to be an actress,stand-up comedian,or librarian. I really wanted to be an archaeologist or expert on antiquities.
I have a degree in theatre. I have a library built into every house we live in, arranged by genre and alphabetically. I collect antiquities and I only leave the house 6-12 times a year. Party!

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.3 months ago

Very strong introvert also!

Douglas J.
Douglas J.3 months ago

I'm a vert...and darn proud of it !