Extraversion and introversion
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The trait of Extraversion-Introversion is a central dimension of human personality. Extraverts (also spelled extroverts) are gregarious, assertive, and generally seek out excitement. Introverts, in contrast, are more reserved, less outgoing, and less sociable. They are not necessarily asocial, but they tend to have smaller circles of friends, and are less likely to thrive on making new social contacts.
The terms introversion and extraversion were first popularized by Carl Jung. Virtually all comprehensive models of personality include these concepts. Examples include Jung's analytical psychology, Eysenck's three factor model, Cattell's 16 personality factors, the Big Five personality traits, the four temperaments, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Socionics.
- Analytical psychology
- Alternative five model of personality
- Big Five personality traits
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Reinforcement sensitivity theory
- Trait theory