I understand that the difference between introversion and extraversion is where a person gets his or her energy. This is why I consider myself an ENFP- one with some self-esteem problems I'm working on fixing- but an extravert nevertheless.
I have met a good number of people I first typed as extraverts because they always seemed outgoing and energetic- at least when talking to me.. I dunno maybe I have magic. .
However, for many when managing to bring up personality in some form in a conversation, I get the impression that many who I originally thought were extraverts are introverts because they talk about their strong need to be alone.
One or two even seemed somewhat surprised that I thought they were extraverts (interestingly, they tested as stronger introverts than many others who I knew right away were introverted).. but it had to do with their enthusiastic attitude in our conversations. However, is that simply my part as an ENFP? I tend to get excited easily and hold a positive and optimistic attitude, does that tend to brush onto other people?
A interesting note is that this is only for Sensing and/or Feeling types I make this mistake with. Even though INTJs and INTPs can be confident in social situations, they usually make it pretty clear that they prefer their own company over others. Also these types are the hardest to get excited..
At first, I thought relative to me, that many of the introverts I know seemed to be a lot more assertive and confident.. but I know now that doesn't necessarily correlate with introversion/extraversion.
How does one tell the difference between introverts and extraverts?