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Introversion is an aspect of the Extraversion and introversion continuum, and it is a well studied personality trait in its own right.

Introversion is "the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life". [1] Introverts tend to be quiet, low-key, deliberate, and relatively non-engaged in social situations. They take pleasure in solitary activities, such as reading, writing, watching movies, inventing, and designing. An introverted person is likely to enjoy time in solitude, and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people (although, they may enjoy one-to-one or one-to-few interactions with close friends).

Although many people view being introverted or extraverted as a question with only two possible answers, levels of extraversion in fact fall on a normally distributed bell curve, with most people falling in between the two extremes. Ambiversion is a term used to describe people who fall more or less directly in the middle and exhibit tendencies of both groups. An ambivert is normally comfortable with groups and enjoys social interaction, but also relishes time alone and away from the crowd.[How to reference and link to summary or text]

Measurement of introversion

Neuroscience of introversion

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