As far as personality traits go, there are five main ones. They are being open to experiences, being conscientious, extraversion, neuroticism and agreeableness. How much we possess of these qualities is our personality. Scientists no longer think we cannot influence the levels of our personality. People with high levels of self esteem are usually extroverts, and introverts typically have very little confidence. The latter is often referred to as an inferiority complex, a term we hear a lot.
- Introverts have been known to keep to themselves but research says that this is not always true.
- Where extroverts have more confidence in themselves, when something emotional happens to an introvert, they tend to be more prepared.
- Luckily, introverts and extroverts are not passed down by genetics, meaning any one can try and change.
“As lack of confidence and introversion overlap in some behaviors, by working on enhancing the former, we can clear some of the unwanted “noise” of the latter—such as, shyness, aversion of attention, fear of public speaking and social anxiety.”