Psychology Today’s Extroversion Introversion Test, which you can take here, is composed of 81 questions. It claims to take 25 minutes, but I took closer to 40. And according to licensed clinical social worker Darcy Sterling, PhD, who holds her doctorate in quantitative research, it’s probably worth the time to take. She says casting a wide net with numerous questions allows for multiple questions to test the same measure and, in turn, provide for more confident conclusions. The value here is that the findings of the test may help you ascertain whether you’re more introverted versus extroverted, which can help you understand yourself better.
“We need to know ourselves to manage our own moods and our own lives so that when we show up for others, we show up as our best selves.” —Darcy Sterling, PhD, licensed clinical social worker
“We need to know ourselves to manage our own moods and our own lives so that when we show up for others, we show up as our best selves.” For instance, if an introvert puts too many things on their calendar, they might not have all the energy they need to be fully engaged in those activities. Another related reason the results of the introvert versus extrovert test may be valuable to folks is that mismatches in these traits can make navigating romantic relationships tricky, adds Dr. Sterling.