Introversion versus extraversion

© 2001-2021 Paul Cooijmans

In contrasting words

Introvert Extravert
Essence Appearance
Long-term Short-term
Focus Multi-tasking
Verbal (language) Non-verbal (body language)
Create Consume
Ethical Social
Communicate and cooperate Intimidate and manipulate
Lead Follow
Deserve Get paid
Think in advance and afterwards Think during
Consistent Contradictory
Whole Scattered
Permanent Disposable
Formal Conventional
Humour Entertainment
Genius Tycoon
Future and past Present
Satisfaction Enjoyment
Internal motivation (independent) External motivation (reward-dependent, other-directed)
Style Fashion
Endure Suppress
Tolerate Restrict
Rule by authority, trust, and example Rule by force, charisma, and deceit
Invent Claim credit and cash in
Sincere Hypocritical
Fundamental science Applied science
Be right Be put in the right
Autonomous Herded
I.Q. "E.Q."
Research and progress Delay and counteract
Point camera at the world and record objective reality Point camera at self and express subjective impression