You are somewhat shy, or at least unwilling to spend all your time socializing. With you it’s true that “still waters run deep,” which is why many of your acquaintances never get to know you well.
You are not always ready to talk at the drop of a hat. Whether you’re in the office or at a party, you’re not likely to be found gabbing away in the middle of a group of people.
You like your own company; you’re a very interesting person. Tracking your own mental processes, knowing what you’re thinking and why you do what you do, is important to you. Often, what’s going on in your mind is more compelling than what’s going on outside. For the most part, those with a high score on the “introspective” trait enjoy reading, taking long walks, learning new things, and other solitary activities.
You are not someone who is constantly looking to be among a group of friends; you never feel bored when you are by yourself.
You are not a slave to your emotions. It takes a lot to upset or unnerve you. That’s why you’re a good person to have around in a crisis.
You don’t let it all hang out, which means that those around you often don’t know the pressures you’re under or what you’re going through. You’re not the kind of person people run from in a crisis.
You strive to master everything you undertake. You tend to learn quickly and do not shy away from challenges.
You are not a “que sera sera” type of person, nor do you go easy on yourself when attempting to master a new skill or get a job done.
You are a private person, not very comfortable in a big group, and view excessive socializing as a waste of time.
You not prefer hanging out with others to spending time alone; you do not tend to feel at home in a crowded room, club, stadium, or auditorium.
You may be comfortable on your home turf, but you have a tendency to be self-conscious in an unfamiliar environment. While you’re usually at ease with your friends, you can be a little skittish around strangers.
You usually don’t feel at home in unfamiliar settings or with new people. When you get rattled, you don’t necessarily recover instantly.
You are willing to take the time to find out what’s going on with other people, especially if they’re in distress. You’re a good listener, you don’t criticize, and you offer unbiased, respectful, honest advice when it’s requested. With a high score on the “understanding” trait, it is likely that you are enthusiastic about charitable work, helping others, and making the world a better place.
You don’t feel the need to impose your standards on others or say things that, even though true, cause pain.
You often feel balanced and on top of things, even when those around you are freaking out. You’re in a pretty good state all the time, and not subject to drastic mood swings.
You don’t usually react before you think; you’re not ruled by your emotions.
You tend to hold onto your thoughts until you have something important to say, and even then you’re not comfortable imposing your ideas on others unless you know they’re truly interested.
You don’t enjoy talking for the sake of talking, and you have no desire to be the center of attention.
You like to stick to your own business and leave the power struggles to others; you know who you are and what you believe in, but you don’t see any reason to impose your values on everyone else.
You generally don’t get involved in organizing or motivating people, and you don’t feel the need to always be seen as a big public decision-maker.