Travel is an incredibly liberating thing. It opens minds, adds new perspective and lets people come out of their shell. But it also gives people a chance to climb back into their shell, if that’s what floats their boat.
When it comes to globe-trotting, there’s a few classics you’ll always see on a plane : the business executive, the family vacationers, or the honeymooners for example. But there are some types of travellers you can’t categorizes just by their attire or the number of suitcases they carry.
Some travellers can only be categorized once they’ve left the airport and stepped out into a brand new world. Some might be the of the introverted type, shunning crowded parks and attractions for a quite retreat. Others might be the kind that roam in groups and make sure that memories are made better with more people.
Of course, that’s not to say you can’t be a little bit of both. So which one are you? HuffPost Canada Travel has developed this (totally unscientific) quiz to determine your travel personality.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert when you travel? Answer the following questions.
1) Your phone dies and you no longer have a way of navigating through a new city. Do you:
a) Ask a nearby stranger for directions?
b) Go into the nearest shop for a fold-able map?
2) You’re in the middle sandwiched between two talkative but friendly passengers. Shortly after take-off, the flight attendant mentions there are empty seats in the front of the plane. Do you:
a) Stay where you are and make new friends?
b) Retreat to your new seat and soak in the peace and quiet?
3) Having a solo dinner at a sit-down restaurant is:
a) Something I’ve done plenty of times. Zero worry about who has to get the bill.
b) Something I’d never do. You’ll find me at a pub thank you very much.
4) The best way to get around a foreign city is:
a) Public transportation. Obviously. People watching and meeting locals is vital to any trip.
b) A car or taxi. Obviously. Ain’t nobody got time to cram into tiny carts full of people. trip.
5) I say hostels, you say:
a) Only eight people per room? Pfft. The last place I stayed had 10… bunk beds. All of them occupied.
b) Please let there be a single bedroom. Please let there be a single bedroom. Please let there be a single bedroom…
6) Finish the sentence: Group tours:
a) Make up nine of my last 10 vacations. Anyone care to guess what number 10’s going to be?
b) Sorry can you repeat that question again? I was too busy planning my backpacking tour of Europe.
7) Planning a trip typically requires:
a) Dozens of different Facebook group conversations, email threads, and text messages between three or more phones.
b) A keyboard, your credit card and something called the internet
8) You’ve return from your a week-long vacation. Time to:
a) Meet up with a group of friends to plan the next one.
b) Catch up with one of two of your closest friends. Those photos can wait till tomorrow to be uploaded to Facebook
If you answered ‘a’ to all or the majority of the questions, you are an extrovert. Conversely, if you answered ‘b’ to all or the majority of the questions, you are an introvert.
Excerpted from an article in the Huff Post
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