Автор: Н.И. Козлов

Introvert, extrovert: we do the analysis of C. Jung's works

This is a psychological workshop for the smart. The correct answers will be posted later, as soon as the ten responding people are typed.


Carefully read the descriptions of the extrovert and introvert, made according to the works of Carl Jung, and count how many independent, unrelated personal characteristics this description contains? Name and briefly describe what you consider to be independent personal characteristics.


An extrovert is directed outwards: towards people and the outside world. Many friends indiscriminately. Demonstrative, braggart. Can tolerate noise and confusion. Open, friendly to people, optimistic. He is oriented to the opinion of the surrounding majority, he is superficial. Non-critical to their own motives, impulsive. Intervenes in other people’s affairs, energetic.


His gaze is turned inside of himself, into his inner world, he is immersed in his thoughts and fantasies. Uncommunicative, especially does not like big companies, from them and in general from noise quickly gets tired. Modest. Closed, does not like society, bad temper: distrustful, touchy, irritable, pessimistic. The individualist, is guided by his own opinion, original original views, self-willed. Much and deeply thinks, is thoughtful to the motives of his behavior, is conscientious, brakes in fast affairs. He protects his and other people’s world, does not get into other people’s affairs, lives in his own world, where he is the best interlocutor.

I will explain the task.

Once Hippocrates described a man whose body is dominated by "black bile", and called it a melancholic ("melan" - black, "chole" - bile). According to the description, this type of personality is not energetic, quickly tired, vulnerable, easily falls into negative emotions and is very worried. All these features, according to the views of IP Pavlov, have one reason: a man of this type has a weak and unbalanced type of nervous system. Therefore, he is not energetic, so he is tired, so he is hurt and worried. And can it be ascribed to melancholics, as some authors of ancient Rome did, that this person is necessarily inclined to think deeply and thoughtful? No, since not all the melancholy are deep thinkers and not necessarily thoughtful, on the other hand the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythogoras was the winner of the Olympics in fisticuffs, that is obviously not melancholic. Accordingly, the set of features of low energy, fatigue, injuring and experiencing are related and basic characteristics of a melancholic, and thoughtfulness is an extraneous, random characteristic. Melancholy and thoughtfulness are not connected with each other. And to you the question: how many unrelated personal characteristics contains a description of the extrovert and introvert, made by Carl Jung? How much is this description - an arbitrary "salad" from different personal types?

For example, if a person’s attention is turned first and foremost to himself, is he necessarily a deep thinker? Is he always jealous and bad? Indispensable individualist and independent of the opinions of others? It seems that these are still independent characteristics.

So, I repeat the question: how many independent, unrelated personal characteristics contains a description of the extrovert and introvert, made by Carl Jung?

Your answers?