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.

67 comments

YŠļŅn Giang T
YŠļŅn Giang T5 months ago

Good

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Elizabeth W
Elizabeth W5 months ago

"Your answers show that you are a moderately strong introvert. You are more likely to reflect before acting. You may defend yourself against the expectations and attention of others." Yep, sounds like me, alright! I've always known I was an introvert, though. :)

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Thomas S
Thomas S6 months ago

As a writer,I simply need to be alone and free of distractions...able to think ideas through to a degree of completion...

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Elena P
Elena Poensgen7 months ago

Thank you

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Elena P
Elena Poensgen7 months ago

Thank you

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Patricia L
Patricia L7 months ago

Very interesting, thank you.

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Lisa M
Lisa M7 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M7 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M7 months ago

Noted.

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Janet B
Janet B7 months ago

Thanks

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