Question: Can extroverts be shy?

Because being shy and being introverted are two different traits. Therefore, “shy extroverts are those who crave social time but might lack the skills to socialize more effectively or even become avoidant in social situations despite the fact that they need their quality social time, she says.

Are outgoing people shy?

Shyness involves fear of negative evaluation (and is a milder form of social anxiety),1 whereas introversion refers to a tendency toward becoming over-stimulated and the need to be alone to gain energy. The opposite of shyness is being outgoing, while the opposite of introversion is extroversion.

What are extroverts afraid of?

A common fear that extroverts have is that they are “too much” for some people. That might be true. But not all people are your people.

Are extroverts afraid to be alone?

According to famed psychoanalyst Carl Jung, who coined the term in in his book, Psychological Types, extroverts get their energy from being around people—from being social—while alone time can result in feelings of loneliness.

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