Extraversion and Introversion in Asia

Which countries in Asia are more extraverted and which ones are more introverted?


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Map of the share of population in Asia that is introverted or extraverted.

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Extraversion and introversion are considered one of the key personality traits. This personality trait is a spectrum, meaning that not everyone that is introverted is introverted to the same extent. Not every introvert is the same, they are all on a different position on the spectrum.

The source of this map, 16Personalities.com, describes extraversion and introversion as following:

Extraverted individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than Introverts.

Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.

This map shows the average score of all respondents by country. It gives us a bit of an idea which countries are more extraverted and which ones are more introverted.

In Asia, we can see a bit of an east-west divide. Countries in the western part of Asia are much more extraverted and countries in the east of Asia are usually more introverted.

The most extraverted country in Asia is Lebanon, which is also the 2nd most extraverted country in the world, behind Nicaragua. We can see that other countries in the Middle East and South Asia score quite high for extraversion.

The most introverted countries in Asia are Russia and the Maldives. Most of the introverted countries in Asia are in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

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