Essay about Differences in Introversion and Extraversion

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Differences in Introversion and Extraversion Chanel Sharp McMurry University “We desperately need both introverts and extroverts within our organizations. It’s a matter of survival, not just success. Mankind would be extinct without such diverse personalities,” (Whitford, 2010). The world simply would not function completely full of extroverts: loud people who enjoy parties, the company of other people, have a need for excitement and usually have optimistic and impulsive personalities. The world would not be enough for seven billion extroverts. However, on the other hand, a world filled with quiet, shy, introspective people would not function either. As Dr. Little said, our diverse personalities are what keeps mankind going. The…show more content…
Generally speaking, introverts would do better in tasks that are repetitive and would possibly even be seen as boring to an extrovert, who would need tasks that give them satisfaction after not so much work or dedication (Larsen & Buss, p. 198-201, 2009). Studies show that there are some distinct benefits to being an introvert: they typically tend to do better in college, and other school settings. They also have lower divorce rates and they change jobs less often. Extroverts on the other hand, definitely dominate the public aspects of life, whether it’s politicians, actors and actresses or even musicians. There has been some discussion over whether introversion or extraversion can be affected by outside influences. James Spotts and Franklin Shontz’ are two who have studied introversion and extraversion in drug users, based off of Eysenck’s Personality Inventory. The research report states that “although Eysenck postulates that one’s position on the introversion-extraversion continuum is determined hereditarily, he also asserts that it can be changed by use of drugs” (Spotts & Shontz, p. 624, 1984). The report continues on to explain that one would assume people who are continuing users of stimulants to be extraverts, while those who use depressants to be introverts. The findings of the study contradicted the previous assumption because it found that
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