Everybody is different. That may sound obvious, but people really do have different
personalities and different ways of being in the world. Sometimes when people
don't think and act like us, we wonder if something is wrong with them. In fact,
there are many "normal" ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. These differences
make life interesting.
For many years, psychologists have been studying the differences among people,
especially the way they act around others. For instance, they have found that
some people are by nature very outgoing. Psychologists call these people extroverts.
People who are generally more reserved or private are called introverts.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Click the statement in each pair that
sounds most like you.
At a party I
I think of myself as
Waiting in line at the store, I
am more likely to
Hanging out with other people
Before an important conversation,
At school, I am
I prefer to