On June 9th, 2014, the Scientific American blog Beautiful Minds had a rather in-depth article called Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up? about what introversion really meant (and extraversion as the opposite). The term is still highly misunderstood, whether from generic social definitions, or more precise and complex definitions through the works of Myers-Briggs and others following.
In the Beautiful Minds article, they had a 20 question quiz written out. Some score adjustments were then required after you answered, followed by averaging your newly adjusted scores, and averaging two halves of your score if you wanted more information. In this post with an Excel spreadsheet attachment below, I have made this test a lot easier to take. You just answer the questions and flip through the process to see your results! There is a minor summary of your results, but you’d then go back to the original article linked above for the full details.
Introversion Extraversion Assessment, Scientific American Excel 97-03
This version may look a bit strange as it’s a Microsoft conversion but should still work
Please note this is an assessment, not a test! There is NO right or wrong answers or results! And it is a self-assessment because you are providing all the answers. How accurately you do that will influence the results as it obviously can’t read your persona. While that may sound hilariously obvious, a lot of people do these tests without answering fully truthfully, intentionally or just through self misperception. You may want to run your answers by someone who knows you well if you’re not certain or want some confirmation, though you might not if you were along some parts of this introversion scale. 🙂
If you were curious enough, and want to know more about your personality, including another take on introversion and extraversion (sometimes spelled extroversion), you might want to try a free, detailed personality assessment I developed based on the works of Jung, Myers, Briggs, and others. It’s not the Myers-Briggs assessment, but is similar. Technical details are provided on differences and why I made my version of the assessment differently.