4 Introvert Archetypes: Which are YOU?

Written by on May 1, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 11 Comments

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By Sol Mateo and Aletheia Luna |Lonerwolf.com

Not all introverts are the same.

When you ask people what being an introvert means to them, their answers always vary. While some will tell you that it’s being a dreamer or sensitive person, others will tell you that its a person who loves solitude due to anxiety in social situations.

While Carl Jung did a great job of creating the Introvert-Extrovert spectrum, he didn’t provide any different types within the introvert category. The Big Five Personality Test tried to remedy this by labeling those who scored low on “Enthusiasm” and “Assertiveness” as introverts. But we all know that this is a very limited understanding of introversion and far from the truth.

In Jennifer Odessa Grime’s masters thesis, she created four different meanings of introversion: the Social, Thinking, Anxious, and Restrained introverts (forming the acronym STAR).

We have built on this STAR model by creating four different introvert archetypes. Take our free test below to see which of the four introvert archetypes is predominant in you.


If you think you  may be an extrovert or an ambivert ( somewhere in between) there are quizzes also for those personality types on this site, along with a free Myers Briggs type inventory quiz too.  Finding out about your personality types can open your world as you learn more and more about how you present to others, what works best for  you, and what is just not consistent with who you really are. It also helps to find out you are not weird, or crazy or a misfit but a wonderful different fit, that is absolutely perfect for the place in which you belong and thrive. It may NOT be where you are at the moment!

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  1. 232177993813534@facebook.com' Natasha Ellis says:

    Where is the link?

    • clnKimberlay says:

      Go to the line that says,”To take the quiz and find out, go here…”
      That is the link. Click that line or the little square box at the end with the arrow pointing up. It will take you to the page.
      Thanks for asking.

  2. 640012042817414@facebook.com' Codrin Constantin Nicoara says:

    Right, where’s the link? And why 8 people liked this?

  3. gndale49@gmail.com' Greg says:

    I took the test and didn’t find it particularly useful. The questions seem arbitrary and using the range scale not very accurate. I’m curious as to where the test came from. If the authors of the article simply made it up, I think they need to do a great deal more research in how to construct a test that actually works. I also find the categories misleading, if not constraining or down-right inaccurate. If the authors obtained the test from some other source, then that source needs to be identified. If the test is made up, then it is doing a significant disservice. It doesn’t really do much to promote self-understanding, but seems instead to put people in a box with an arbitrary definition. We need a lot less of that and a lot more of helping others on their road to self-understanding and discovering their unique individuality.

  4. danelson234@gmail.com' Doug nelson says:

    I didn’t bother with the test.I know that i’m a thinking introvert. WOW! so what? Now Jackie Mansfield knows what shes talking about and she didn’t give me a test or take all day in pointlessness to tell me.

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