Extraversion is one of the “Big 5” broad personality traits that many psychologists agree on and have been supported through research. Each of the five personality traits represents a range between two extremes, therefore Extraversion represents a continuum between extreme introversion to extreme extraversion. Whilst personality traits can change through life and are contextual, it has been noted that a higher proportion of high learning potential people have traits of introversion than do the general population. This advice sheet is an introductory guide for parents of high learning potential children who show traits of introversion and it will help them to understand what introversion is and how to work with it.
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