Write 12 pages with APA style on Introversion and Extraversion as Personalities. In our modern-day, the human race is eager to know their personality traits all of which tend to explain that human beings tend to associate themselves with. For instance Sigmund Freud’s idea of ego, superego and id and also Erick Erickson stages of personality development all of which can explain personality traits from different angles. However, this paper seeks to establish if there are differences between the two personality types the extroverts and the introverts. This paper, therefore, begins with the assumption that extroverts and introverts are similar. In order for me to investigate this assumption and set the record straight, I read several articles and journals concerning personality which will inform my discussion (Cain, 24)
This paper will outline the origin of the two personality traits, try to look at their difference, advantages, and disadvantages, and cite relevant examples and how these two types of personality can peacefully coexist with each other.
Carl Jung describes introverts as individuals who prefer their internal world of thoughts and feelings, dreams, fantasies, and so forth. Jung states that” introvert is the state or tendency of being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one’s own mental life.” Extroverts according to Carl Jung are described as those who have placed more emphasis on objectivity and surrounding influence. He claims that extroverts are more aggressive and social individuals. (Cain, 56)
Carl Jung in detailing his model on human personality explains that introversion and extroversion are the ways in which human responses to the world around them. Other adherent philosopher’s personality claims that one can have two personalities but one will outweigh the other. Carl disagrees completely he says that characters of introverts vary significantly with characters of extroverts. Hence need to find out if they are really different (Cain, 176).