Thanks to our viewers, many of you have requested more information about extroversion! Lately, we’ve been informing the public about introversion, but now also we want to switch gears and shed light on the other side of the personality spectrum! We understand that with personality being such a fluid concept ever-evolving with new discoveries, we hope to keep you updated on knowledge that will help you navigate who you are.
Similar to how there are 4 different types of introverts based on psychologist Jonathan Check’s research, according to Carl Jung’s personality theory, there are 4 different types of extroverts. Carl Jung suggested that everyone falls somewhere on the spectrum of introversion and extroversion, which also emphasizes the idea that no two introverts or extroverts are exactly alike. In other words, similar to how introversion often displays the element of mystery built upon hidden layers others can unravel over time, extroversion is also equally multi-faceted. Psych2Go shares with you the 4 different types of extroverts:
1. Extroverted Sensors (ES)
Extroverted sensors enjoy being stimulated by the information they pick up on the physical world that surrounds them. They use the five senses (see, touch, hear, taste, and smell) to make sense of what is happening and learn best from them. Rather than focusing on hypothesizing and theorizing, extroverted sensors trust their own personal experiences first and foremost when deciphering what the truth means to them.
Extroverted sensors prefer to engage in hands-on activities, such as sports or other activities that provide intense physical stimulation. These are the types of extroverts who bond better with others when they can do something fun together instead of having long, thought-provoking conversations. That’s not to say they can’t engage in meaningful conversations; they just don’t have a need for it as much as when they establish closeness through doing an activity and sharing that moment with friends, family, or a significant other.
Extroverted sensors are often adventurous and the greatest risk takers. Because they have a tendency to get bored easily when they’re not doing something, they have a penchant for new experiences, which includes socializing and meeting new people. Extroverted sensors thrive on energy first and foremost, which is why they prioritize being in environments that offer enough excitement that keeps them interested. Examples of extroverted sensors are ESTJs, ESTPs, ESFJs, and ESFPs.
2. Extroverted Intuitors (EN)
Compared to extroverted sensors, extroverted intuitors are less extroverted. Rather than getting energy from picking up information about the physical world, extroverted intuitors enjoy delving into abstract ideas and focusing on the what-if’s and possibilities, rather than what is actually present. These types of extroverts are stimulated from friendly debates and deep, intellectual conversations in which they can discuss and exchange ideas with others. If extroverted intuitors feel bored or unfulfilled in stagnant conversations that reach dead ends, then they don’t have a problem going off alone to pursue and sustain their own ideas by finding other sources.
Unlike extroverted sensors who engage in social gatherings for the pure energy and excitement of it, extroverted intuitors like delving into the possibilities of what might unfold. They go to a party because they are stimulated by what hasn’t happened yet or what potentially could happen. You can often spot an extroverted intuitor if you find someone talking about abstract ideas rather than everyday events. Examples of extroverted intuitors are ENTJs, ENTPs, ENFJs, and ENFPs.
3. Extroverted Feelers (E_F)
Extroverted feelers are very much people-oriented. They enjoy being around people because it gives them the opportunity to learn about them as well as share experiences with one another. Although extroverted feelers occasionally need their alone time to recharge just like any extrovert and introvert, they require the least amount of alone time, because being around others gives them a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
These types of extroverts are passionate about forming new connections when they participate in social events. They are very accommodating and always look out for others, making sure everyone is happy. Extroverted feelers are excellent conversationalists and can adapt to both small talk and deep conversations. Examples of extroverted feelers are ENFJs, ENFPs, ESFJs, and ESFPs.
4. Extroverted Thinkers (E_T)
Extroverted thinkers come off as natural leaders with their decisive and confident nature. They value logic first and foremost and focus on producing results. They enjoy creating structured systems that run efficiently and are goal-oriented individuals. Extroverted thinkers are often over-achievers, because they get energy from working hard to reach goals and dreams that make them feel accomplished. They are driven by new challenges and enjoy finding solutions to difficult problems.
Extroverted thinkers are business-like and participate in social events for the networking opportunities they provide. They get energy from being able to climb up the social ladder every chance they get. Although others often find them to be aggressive or boastful, it is through reaching goals that extroverted thinkers get most of their energy from that revives their sense of purpose and fulfillment. Examples of extroverted thinkers are ENTJs, ESTJs, ENTPs, and ESTPs.
Are you an extrovert? Which type do you resonate most with? Psych2Go would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment down below!
Also, please be sure to check out our video 10 Signs an Extrovert Likes You!
Priebe, H. (2015, September 22). The Four Different Types of Extroverts According to Jungian Psychology. Thought Catalog. Retrieved October 24, 2017.