There's no doubt that we are going through a revolution of self-awareness. Largely facilitated by the Internet, we're all obsessed with personality tests (Myers Briggs, The Big Five, and so on) but none are as popular as the introvert/extrovert dichotomy, so today, we're going to talk about how to be happy as an extrovert. Designed by the good people of Happify, the following infographic explains what extroversion is, how to spot someone who is an extrovert, and essentially lists exactly what extroverts need to survive and thrive in life.
This comes at a particularly important time, one in which we are not only trying to find ourselves on a mass scale, but where it seems that introversion is the Be All End All of Important Personality Traits. Introverts are indeed more self-reflective, grounded, and perhaps even more aware at times, but that does not make them more important than extroverts. All it means is that they are more inclined to write about the struggles of introversion — so that's why you see it more often.
Not that we're going to just review the struggles of extroversion at length! There's so much to know about someone who sources their energy from that which is going on around them (rather than within them) particularly if you are either someone who does this, or you are in an intimate relationship with someone who does (likely, you will be either/or at some point in your life).
Extroverts are comfortable in groups, they're outgoing, and according to studies, they tend to be happier later on in life (this is because they do a better job of developing their intimate relationships). They make great marketing managers, politicians, nurses, teachers, event planners and physicians, they're more susceptible to peer pressure, thrive when they feel connected to other people, and among them are celeb favorites like Beyoncé, Bill Clinton and Steve Jobs. They are extremely passionate, and can sometimes be carried away by their passion more than they are the practical work it takes to see it into fruition. They make up 96 percent of business leaders and managers (!), and there really are so many more benefits to being one than much of the media would have you know.
So wherever you fall on the spectrum, this is a pretty great thing to check out. The truth is that most people are ambiverted (they fall somewhere along a spectrum, like sexuality) so even if you aren't a distinct "extrovert," the info below may help you understand and deal with your extroverted tendencies a little bit better. So kick back, relax, and scroll for days, because all of the answers you never knew you were searching for are listed right below: