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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 and gregarious behavior, introverts find social interactions draining and prefer to spend time focused on quiet and deliberate work.

HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities, and the skills required for success in the role and at your company.

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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.

Jobs well suited to introversion are:

  • Scientist
  • Mechanic
  • Researcher
  • Pilot
  • Statistician

Jobs well suited to extroversion are:

  • Sales Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Project Manager
  • Registered Nurse
  • 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 all of the processes and procedures or trying to get to know the people they would be working closely with 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 deeper into your 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 a range of traits that relate to extroversion and introversion including sociability and responsiveness.

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

We test for extroversion and introversion using our personality tests provided through our Assess solution, and offer the ability to couple these personality assessments with skills assessments from our massive library of tests.

Our workplace psychologists conduct a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyze the qualities that top performers share, and then develop a customized Job Profile that includes personality traits, abilities, and skills.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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