Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

In American culture we tend to misunderstand introverts.

Find out what it really means to be introverted and find out how to get more nuanced when you describe personality types in English.

A lot of people think that introverts are just shy but research has shown that introverts are not always shy.

Introverts get their energy from being alone and extroverts get their energy from interacting with people and other forms of stimulation like music and bright lights.

Today we’ll give you a bunch of vocabulary terms that you can use to describe different personalities.

You can use these nuanced terms on the IELTS Exam for a higher score or in your everyday conversations.

Check out the vocabulary terms below!


Ways to describe extroverts:

  • Social
  • Outgoing
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • The life of the party


Ways to describe introverts:

  • Shy (be careful, this does not apply to all introverts)
  • Introspective
  • Thoughtful
  • Withdrawn (this has a negative connotation)
  • Quiet


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