Carl Jung was a leading psychiatrist that notably categorized people into different categories depending on how they think, behave and prioritize when compared to others.
Like many archetypes and categories, society focuses on introversion and extroversion and introverts are often misunderstood.
It is estimated that anywhere from a quarter to half of America’s population is categorized as introverted, it is important to know the differences and reasons behind our neighbor’s actions.
Through understanding, accepting and respecting our differences, we function as a more productive society. Below are some of the more significant differences.
They Withdraw In Crowds
Crowds are loud, congested, and very stimulating sensorily. The threshold of stimulation for introverts is lower than extroverts. This overstimulating leaves them feeling drained and irritable. Taking meticulous note of their surroundings and reacting and to so many stimuli is a task or chore. Extroverts have a tendency to ‘feed’ off the situation, introverts don’t.