All people are different – you’ve probably noticed that. But we are not only different on the outside. Every person has his or her own personality that makes him or her different.
Scientists have found out, however, that there are certain personality types that describe many people at the same time. The scientist Carl G. Jung found out that there are people who like to be among people and don’t mind being the center of attention. This group he called “extroverted”. On the other hand, there are also those people who like to be alone from time to time to pursue their hobbies and concentrate on one thing. These people are called “introverted”.
The majority of all people (75% of the world’s population, to be precise), or at least that is the assumption, are extroverts. Only a few among adults and children are introverts. By the way, there are also mixed types who have both parts. That is not at all rare. So you may feel that you are both an extrovert and an introvert.
The better you understand yourself, the more confident you become. It helps to know whether you are an introvert or an extrovert.
That’s why today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the extrovert personality. The following topics await you:
What Exactly Is Meant By Extrovert?
Challenges In The Life Of Extroverted Children
What Extroverts Are Good At
What They Struggle With
How Extroverted Kids Become Confident Adults
What Careers Are Best Suited For Extroverts
On our homepage, in the “Children’s Topics” section, you’ll find another article that takes a closer look at the introverted personality type.
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What Makes The Extroverted Child Tick
Extroverted children are blithely approaching other people. Unlike introverts, extroverts are more interested in people than objects. Extroverts draw strength from social contact with other people. That’s why they love to be in company. When they talk to their friends, they talk openly about their feelings and ideas. They have fewer inhibitions about doing so than introverts.
Extroverted kids need a lot of attention. If they don’t get it, they get impatient or even cranky.
While introverts prefer to be alone so they can concentrate, extroverts come to new conclusions when talking to others. That’s why extroverts like to speak their thoughts out loud.
In general, extroverted kids prefer to talk rather than listen. In doing so, they often interrupt their conversation partners without realizing it. This is because they can’t stand not sharing their opinions right away.
Strengths And Weaknesses Of Extroverted Kids
Every child has his or her strengths and weaknesses. You’ve probably discovered some of your own strengths and weaknesses. What you are good at and what you find difficult can also depend on your personality type.
Being Alone: The Taboo For Extroverts
Extroverted children do not like to be alone. They prefer to play with their family or friends. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. That’s why extroverted children have to learn to be alone once in a while. Most people, however, do not manage to do this until adulthood. They feel very uncomfortable when they are not in company. That is normal. However, being an extroverts makes your life easier if you think of activities for lonely hours, so being alone loses its terror.
Cheer Up Others
Extroverts are always interested in the people around them. If an extroverts sees a child sitting around alone, it is very likely that it will approach the child. It wants to keep him company because it assumes the other child is feeling lonely. This openness and attentiveness characterizes extroverts. As adult life progresses, this trait proves to be extremely useful – especially on the job.
Extroverts Seek Affirmation
Because extroverts are not as reflective as most intros, they don’t feel good about themselves. Therefore, they are less self-critical than Intros. On the one hand, this has the advantage that they walk through the world with an unclouded self-confidence. On the other hand, they don’t handle criticism well. On the contrary, extroverts need confirmation from other people. They want to be praised and feel insecure if they are not confirmed in their actions.
An intro knows what he wants, too. Unlike the extrovert, however, he is not able to show this off as well. When it comes to asserting themselves, the extrovert clearly has the better cards.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s in a peer group or among adults: The extrovert child is self-confident and stands up for his wishes. They do not let go easily and quickly find arguments for themselves and their concerns. He is able to respond flexibly to his peers and always finds the right words. This makes it easy for him to wrap others around his finger.
Especially in adult life this is an unbeatable advantage. Whether it’s salary negotiations or competing for a better position: extroverts know how to get what they want.
Tips For Extroverted Kids And Their Parents
In order for the extroverted child to best address their weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths, they need the support of their parents. The following tips are for kids and parents alike.
Do Something Together
Because extrovert need a lot of attention, parents are required to do something with them. However, it is hardly possible for mom and dad to completely fulfill the child’s social need.
The extrovert child should maintain his social contacts independently, be allowed to meet with neighborhood children, and spend some of his free time in a club or other community.
After the child has finished his homework in the afternoon, he needs the opportunity to meet with others. In this way, he learns to find a balance between quiet activities (homework) and social activities. It learns that a strenuous phase is usually followed by a reward.
Honest Opinion And Self-confidence
On the one hand, it is necessary to give the extrovert the honest opinion that it constantly demands. This gives it confirmation and security. On the other hand, the child should learn to be self-confident even if their peers disagree with them. Extroverts should understand that they do not have to please everyone and that they are allowed to be themselves.
For this, they need a strengthened self-confidence based on hobbies, nurtured talents, and a close family circle. The more independent an extrovert child becomes, the more self-confident they can appear.
It is true that extroverts are usually quite confident on the outside. However, they depend on close trust on the part of their parents. Extroverts also need to feel that people believe in them and trust them to accomplish great things.
Practice Being Alone
Being alone is as much a part of life as being with other people. Therefore, it is necessary for extrovert to gain experience with being alone. Sooner or later, they will find strategies to deal with it without feeling uncomfortable.
What Is Self-reflection?
It is not always possible to be validated by the rest of the world. Moreover, sometimes it is necessary to take new paths that no one has taken before. Therefore, extroverts should also have basic skills ofSelf-reflection learn. This is the ability to question oneself, one’s own actions and ways of thinking. This involves putting oneself in as objective (i.e., independent) a perspective as possible and trying to critically evaluate oneself.
by talking about their strengths and weaknesses, they become aware of themselves under the guidance of an adult and can increasingly assess themselves better. The ability to self-reflect should be focused on and encouraged in extrovert children to help them develop into independent adults.
Worksheet For The Text
1) Explain the difficult words from the text.
2) Did you notice what is the percentage of extroverts in the total population? Write down your answer here.
3) On the homepagehttp://www.intros-extros.com/online-test/ you can take a test that will help you find out more about your personality type. Tick the sentences that apply to you. Click on “Show result” when you are done with your selection. Read the result carefully. If you like, you can make notes here.
4) What are the strengths and weaknesses of extroverts? Write down everything you remembered from the text.