Knowinng your personality



Knowing your level of extroversion and its effect on your personality.

This word 'personality' is always used in our inter-personal relationship with others around us to describe a person as regards his or her features at that particular given time. For instance, someone who makes friends easily, relates well withs everyone and is outspoken trends have a strong personality. What is personality ?
              It is and individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and action. It is the unique traits in an individual that differentiate him from the others. It is the sum total of an individual's genetic/biological/hereditary tendencies together with his enviromentally acquired tendencies. That is to say, the interaction of nature and nurture in an individual differenciating him from the others. It is simply the you in you that makes the you, you are. Every one has got a unique personality. Even identical twins are different in personality. So, one shouldn't expect another to behave the way one wants because everyone is different in their own way. Personality is dynamic and not static and so, human being are prone to change. It is either attractive or repulsive. It is the determinant of behaviour.
                having known this, it is important to know that many psychologists have so many theories on personality. Some have researched on issues like the structure and types of personality, others on temperaments others on enneagram and so many others to mention but a few. But we should have in mind that these theories and concepts are inter-related and cannot exist without the other because people tend to get confused sometimes. When you view the four temperament traits, you will see that they relate to extroversion and personality type, e.t.c.
       Our bone contention is the level of extroversion i.e., the issue of introversion and extroversion. Extroversion is the level of one's sociability as an individual. Some are outgoing, outspoken, talkative while others are withdrawn reserved calm.
Why? It is because everyone falls under the group called the extroverts or the introverts.

Extroversion:
it is the act, state or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self. Extroverts tend to enjoy human interactions and tend to be enthusiatic, talkative, assertive and gregarious. They take pleasure in activites that involve large social gathering, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations and business or political groups. An extroverted person is likely to enjoy time spent with people and find less reward in time spent alone. They tend to be energized when around other people and they are more prone to boredom when they are by themselves.

Introversion:
it is the stae of tendecncy towards being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life. Introverts are characterized as people whose energy tends to expand through reflecion and dwindly during interaction . They tend to be more reserved and outspoken in groups. They take pleasure in solitary activites such as reading, writting, using computers, hiking and fishing (giving time to be alone)
°An introvert may enjoy interactions with close friends but prefers to spend time alone and doesn't find satisfaction with spent with large groups of people.
°Introvert values trust a lot. So, he/she tries to find a worthy companion.
°He prefers to engage in a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate. This is mostly found among developing children and adolescents. They dont like to follow the crowd most times.
°he analyzes issues before speaking

another group falls under ambiversion. The ambiverts are mere or less directly in the middle. An ambivert is moderately comfortable with groups and social interactions but also can enjoy time alone, away from a crowd.


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