An introverted personality has all its energy turned inward–minutely examining every thought, feeling and observation. Such a personality might become very perceptive and full of self-doubt at the same time. Introverts are very likely to be paranoid–because they’re working against the natural forces which make them want to engage fully with people–the meme of socialization is hard to resist. Some people are born introverts–wired that way and others become so because of various pressures.
Extroverts have all their energy turned outward–they have energetic presence and easy-going personalities which make others feel good in their presence. They might be very actively social, friendly and energetic without having a good knowledge about themselves. They might not be aware of true nature of things and their own peculiarities because of lack of observation. Most people are born extroverts.
A truly introverted person is one who examines his every feeling and thought carefully and gradually becomes a detached observer of them. Such a person might suffer from hypersensitivity initially because without being very sensitive it’s not possible to observe behavior of any system. If he survives self-doubt, paranoia and hoard of mental diseases he might come in contact with a source of wisdom and in turn might get connected with the source of all life. Then there is no more a division in the personality; no disorder, no paranoia–he is a whole, in his anger, joy, shame and triumph–he’s neither an introvert nor an extrovert anymore. Such a person can connect with hearts of others without losing touch with his inner self. He would appear like an extrovert now.
A truly extroverted person is one who can connect with others very easily–he can serve others unconditionally and loves people for what they are. He could be a wonderful friend and a trustworthy source of inspiration. Because of his unconditional service and devotion, a strange thing happens–without him being aware of it, his heart becomes cleansed of all impurities and he becomes connected with his true heart of hearts which is not different from the hearts of everyone else as we are all connected to the same source. Such a person has complete knowledge of Self and might appear like an introvert. Thus we see these divisions in personality exist only when there is duality and lack of acceptance of what truly is–an introvert has to completely accept himself and an extrovert has to completely accept the world. And they come to know that these are one and the same.