An antisocial extravert? Huh?
OK, calm down. This is not actually all that new an idea.
To give you some idea of what I’m getting at, I’d ask you to go back in time to around the Greeks in their more golden age.
They had come up with 4 basic temperaments, which they called humors: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic.
So, here’s what I’m getting at. When many people define extraversion, they are referring to the sanguine form of extraversion, which is highly social, gregarious, and friendly.
And I think this form of extraversion covers half the Myers-Briggs extravert temperaments, roughly speaking, the dominant extraverted perceiving temperaments: ESFP, ESTP, ENFP, and ENTP.
But, the other half of the extraverted Myers-Briggs temperaments, the ones that I would call the choleric extraverts, are missed in the definition of extraversion that includes high sociality as being one of the main, or even, the main component of extraversion…
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