15/07/02

If you were asked to define what introversion is, what definition would you come up with? Would it be something like “being shy-socially anxious” or maybe “being lonely-isolated” or both, or maybe something completely different? Let’s take a look at all types of introversion!

Check out: The 4 Types of Introvert: Which Are You?

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Glossary

  • anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome
  • mnemonic – a system such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations which assists in remembering something
  • rundown – an analysis or summary of something by a knowledgeable person
  • averse – having a strong dislike of or opposition to something
  • withdrawn – not wanting to communicate with other people

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Think about it

  • Who is confused about what it means to be an introvert?
  • Why are there so many definitions of introversion? What may this suggest?
  • What does STAR stand for?
  • Define each of the four types of an introvert in your own words.
  • Which type of an introvert are you? Can you think of any situations in which this shows?

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Practice makes perfect

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Rather than ________ anxious, imaginative, or most ________ home in small groups, this final kind ________ introvert is simply slow moving. They take a while to _______ going and need to be deliberate in their actions–they always think before they speak. In an extroverted world, this appears much the same ________ the other types of introversion, though it’s ________ causes are quite different.

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Sometimes an introvert isn’t driven ________ their preferences around other people at all–they’re neither shy ________ particularly averse to groups. These folks simply come across ________ reserved and unsocial sometimes because they’re often lost ________ their own thoughts. If this is you, “you’re capable of getting lost in an internal fantasy world, but it’s not in a neurotic way, it’s in ________ imaginative and creative way,” Cheek explained to Science of Us.

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