The issue of introversion vs extraversion is an important one in our understanding of people.
Introversion amongst gifted people occurs twice as often as the normal population. So, its worth our while to investigate the differences if we are interested in understanding gifted folks.
An important difference in these two groups, for example, is that extraverts get their energy from being around people and introverts get their energy from solitude.
Think in terms of a battery...where do you get your charge?
Why do you have a certain friend who avoids parties and finds them exhausting? Who would rather be home reading a book than going out for coctails?
Introverts like people, they are sociable people. The context matters to them. Read the attached article to find out more.
Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted
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Inroverts vs Extraverts http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=54681
Good news: gifted folks often have a great sense of humor, as seen in the cartoon below, done by a gifted student in Japan.