Introverts vs Extroverts

Students Discuss Personalities

Sara Almansouri, Staff

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Introverts and extroverts are often viewed in terms of two extreme opposites, but the truth is that most people lie somewhere in the middle. Introverts tend to be quieter and more reserved. Whereas extroverts are outgoing, and overtly expressive people.

“I like to focus on school and do well,” says freshman Cameron Guirdy.

Being an extrovert or an introvert can affect the different aspects of one’s life. Introverts tend to have more mental disorder than extroverts according to ABC news article “Ways Being an Introvert can Affect Your Health.” They have a fear of missing out causing them to stress out leading them to have anxiety.

“Often introverts hold themselves back and struggle to aviate for themselves,” said psychology teacher Scott Anderson.

On the other hand, being an extrovert tends to act first before thinking. They feel isolated by too much time spent alone, according to the article, Very Well Mind. Extroverts want to jump out of planes or go party with thousands of other people in Times Square. They can’t sit still and always want to be doing stuff and engaging with other people.

“Extroverts are more of the life of the party, people most likely like you. But it can hurt you because you’re always the target because people tend to know who you are,” said Anderson.

So, what makes someone become an introvert or extrovert? Recently science has begun doing some investigation on this and their results suggest that introverts and extroverts are born, not made. One theory of the brain science behind introversion and extroversion suggests that it all comes down to dopamine, according to the article Neurological Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts.

“I like to talk to people and it makes it more fun. Team sports are fun to do outside of school” says freshman Thomas Reyes.

A combination of both extroverts and introverts are valued.

“I would like to have extroverts for activities and communications. But I would also like having introverts because they tend to be more academic and more focused on their work,” said Anderson.

Being yourself and maximizing those qualities will help you in the end.

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Introvert freshman Cameron Guirdy likes to focus more on school and be more productive. Guirdy makes time for his close friends and family. “I don’t have time to reach out and do more outside of school,” said Guirdy.

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Freshman Thomas Reyes is an extrovert that likes to talk to people, to make school more fun. Reyes plays team sports outside of school to get more involved. “I like being outgoing I can make more friends and makes me a happier person,” said Reyes.