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Introvert
Extrovert Test

Extroversion, and its scale opposite Introversion, are broad traits that describe the way people interact with the world around them. 

Introvert / Extrovert Test

While extroverts are more likely to be energized through social interaction, introverts find social interactions draining and prefer to focus on quiet and deliberate work.

Our Assess solution can help you identify whether a candidate is likely to be an extrovert or an introvert, how they are likely to handle situations and how that aligns with the role.

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People who are introverts tend to:

  • Be harder to get to know
  • Be self-aware
  • Exhibit emotional control
  • Be introspective
  • Be observant

People who are Extroverts tend to:

  • Be open and willing to share
  • Be expressive
  • Be motivational
  • Be optimistic
  • Be friendly and socially engaging

Introverts and Extroverts
in the Workplace

Both introverts and extroverts bring value to the workplace when placed in the appropriate roles and settings.

When a person’s innate preferences match the duties of their job, job satisfaction and retention rates improve. Before you hire a new employee, it’s important to understand where he or she is likely to thrive based on their preferred work style.

HighMatch candidate reports make it crystal clear if candidates possess the innate talents needed to succeed in the job defined by your organization. Our Create solution provides personalized assessments tailored specifically to your organization’s needs.

Jobs well suited to introversion are:

  • Scientist
  • Mechanic
  • Researcher
  • Statistician

Jobs well suited to extroversion are:

  • Sales Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Director

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Related Traits

Extroversion and introversion are terms that encompasses many traits such as:

  • Sociability
  • Responsiveness

How to Assess Extroversion and Introversion in an Interview

During an interview, you can assess whether someone is likely to be an extrovert or an introvert through hypothetical scenarios and through questions about past experiences.

  • Ask a prospective candidate whether they tend to spend more of their time learning processes and procedures or trying to get to know people when starting a new job. An introvert would likely respond positively to the first question, and extrovert the second.
  • Ask whether they would rather collaborate with others to solve a problem or if they would prefer to have time to analyze independently before presenting their ideas for a solution? An extrovert would likely respond positively to the first question, an extrovert the second.

HighMatch provides interview questions tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions.

Having trouble diving deep into candidates’ potential? Our Interview solution offers a playbook for consistent, objective questions to help you get the most out of your interviews.


The HighMatch Introvert / Extrovert Test

HighMatch measures traits relating to extroversion and introversion including sociability and responsiveness.

Sociability is the tendency to actively and consistently seek out social connections. Responsiveness is the tendency to react spontaneously and to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions openly and outwardly.

HighMatch tests for extroversion and introversion using our personality tests provided through our Assess solution.

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