Editor’s Note: This post was written by Ilan Nass, Chief Marketing Strategist at Fueled, an award winning mobile app design and development firm in New York City. He is also the founder of SEOWholesalers and Social Signifier, companies that provide white label services to marketing and advertising agencies looking to offer digital marketing to their clients.
Do you consider yourself an introvert? Have you often rationalized your decision to stay at home as nothing more than you needing some respite from your day-to-day hectic schedule? Maybe you’re just shy in certain circumstances. As such, you may see nothing wrong with needing to withdraw every now and then.
Regardless of your personal situation, there are a couple of apps that are not only ideal for you as an individual, but also useful tools to help you better understand your personality type. Because apps are Fueled’s area of expertise, you can definitely trust us.
1. Movisol: Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?
You’re not a recluse and you’re definitely not antisocial. Instead, you’ve likely decided that you simply need to be alone every now and then. Wouldn’t it be ideal to know exactly why? Movisol’s app helps you answer this and more. It provides a series of questions that can help you better understand your need for privacy. It’s a useful app that can help you piece together your personality type, identify your likes and dislikes and, most importantly, help you identify why you are who you are. Along the way, you’ll have a better understanding of why you value alone time and why you may, or may not, have a hard time in certain social settings.
2. Intuitive Delight: ID Your Myers-Briggs Type
This is another useful app designed around helping you better understand you as a person. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a well-established personality test going back to the 1960s. The personality test helps people better understand how they perceive themselves, their friends, family members, acquaintances and, most importantly, how they interact with and view their environment. It defines how we as individuals make the decisions we make. Intuitive Delight has taken this longstanding ID instrument and converted it into an easy-to-use app. This simple app will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, while also helping you to better understand your decisions.
3. Sophia Dembling: “The Introvert’s Way – Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World”
Less of an app, and more of a bible about introversion, this book questions the long held belief that being an introvert is wrong and unacceptable. Instead, it embraces a narrative where introverts are better able to understand their personality types by taking ownership in who they are. Instead of succumbing to society’s view of introverts, the book delves deeper and asks introverts to take ownership of their personality and their lifestyle.
4. Movisol: Your Handwriting Personality
This is another contribution by Movisol that does more than just discuss introversion or try to make excuses for it. Instead, it helps you define your personality type by assessing your handwriting style. Yes, that’s correct. How we write says a lot about who we are, what we do and how we see things. Your writing sample is analyzed in order to give you a true indication of your personality type and a deeper insight into your most hidden traits.
5. University of the West of England: Self-Help Anxiety Management
It is one thing to be an introvert, but it’s something else entirely when you simply can’t handle being in a social setting. Wanting to be alone from time-to-time is understandable. However, nobody wants to live a life alone. This app has been developed by a team of psychologists, university professors, scientists and students to help you get over anxiety in social settings. It provides a number of invaluable tips to help you better manage your anxiety around large social gatherings.
6. Beat Social Phobia with Andrew Johnson
Last, but not least, this is another social app meant to help you better deal with social settings. Granted, it certainly sounds daunting, but the reality is that everybody has at one time had a hard time adjusting. As such, you may simply be going through a phase, one easily dealt with if you have a better understanding of its root causes. This audio program helps guide you through the process of managing anxiety, shyness and other social phobias.
Why have we focused so heavily on apps that help you better understand your introverted nature? Simply put, understanding your tendencies, preferences and social nature goes a long way to defining who you are. Well before you venture down the road towards becoming a social butterfly, take the time to understand why you sometimes prefer to remain apart from others.
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