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The Inside Story by Dawn Bowers, Molly Harrower

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Introverts Assess Themselves

In this chapter we consider the inner worlds of four psychologists in training … all of whom are “introverts” in Rorschach’s sense of the term. As seen by Rorschach, the introvert is a resourceful individual with a rich and imaginative inner life who may or may not be shy and withdrawn, as is popularly assumed. The psychological marker of the introvert lies in his or her ability to envision numerous scenarios, numerous possibilities, numerous hypotheses about the world around him or her before reacting overtly to it. At best, this involves an enriched understanding of relationships implicit in reality. At worst, distortion occurs.

In contrast, the inner world of the extrovert—or extratensive individual as called ...

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