The introvert is introspective and finds meaning within, preferring their internal world of thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and dreams.
In American society it is generally seen as more of a positive quality to lean towards being extrovert rather than introvert.
Hans Eysenck proposed that introverts are characterized by higher levels of cortical activity than extroverts, leading them to avoid highly stimulating situations.
Introverts have been shown to have the advantage over extroverts when it comes to long-term memory and problem solving (Van Mourik 2006).
The concept of introvert and extrovert personality types has proved one of the most popular aspects of personality theories and has featured in the most widely used personality tests.
Extroverts can then accept an introverted partner’s need for space while introverts can acknowledge an extroverted partner’s need for social interaction.
Jung identified two personality types, or temperaments, that he termed "extravert," later spelled "extrovert," and "introvert."
Introverts often enjoy long, one-on-one conversations about feelings or ideas, and may give excellent public presentations to large audiences.
Most people who consider themselves introverts usually steer clear of the word when describing themselves e.g., at a job interview, because they think people will see them as eccentric and different.
The terms introvert and extrovert (spelled extravert by Carl Jung who initially identified these personality types) reveal how a person processes information.
Recognizing differences between introverts and extroverts can also help people to develop their personal spirituality, religious worship activities, and better understand the nature of their faith and that of others (Hirsh and Kise 2006).