TED Conversations

This conversation is closed.

What are the difficulties of being an extrovert?

I am an introvert. And I have my own personal difficulties from being so. But I was curious to know what might be difficult for you extroverted people out there, because of your extroversion. Or what misconceptions there might be about extroversion. What are the pros and cons of extroversion?
And just so we're on the same page of what introversion and extroversion are, here's a couple videos on defining introversion and extroversion.
"Introvert vs. Extrovert Conversation"

"Introverts and Extroverts Have Different Brains"


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Sep 24 2013: Pros of the extrovert: ability to communicate, engage, generally quick to act, to judge and as a result the flip side is: quick to judge can mean quick to make misjudgements, impulsive, over-powering, over-bearing, not a good listener.

    So you see Austin (and I say this as an extrovert), there are A LOT of advantages to the introvert.. believe me!

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.