Extroverts and Introverts in Escape Rooms
By Leslie Kell
Generally speaking, most people fall into two categories: introverts and extroverts. Introverts are those who feel energized when spending time alone. Extroverts are those who feel energized by being around others people. Now you may be thinking that only extroverts would enjoy escape rooms and being locked in a room with other people. The truth is that both extroverts and introverts can have fun and thrive in escape rooms.
An extrovert does well in escape rooms because they will most likely being the one who communicates every part of the game with the other players. The extrovert will keep the energy up, even in the moments when the team gets frustrated or stressed in the room. Before the room begins, if anyone is nervous or anxious, just talk to the extrovert and they will keep everyone loosened up and ready for fun! Because extroverts are easily excitable and tend to be ready for anything, they will end up being some of the best “cluefinders.” They will be the ones going from place to place searching for clues and probably finding most of the hidden objects in the escape room.
Introverts on the other hand do well playing escape rooms because they tend to be more methodical. These are the players that take everything step by step and will work out their puzzles in an analytical way. This could be helpful because it allows for the team to be able to solve each puzzle efficiently. Also, the introvert will be the ones silently making observations throughout the room and make sure that the team didn’t miss something important.
A great escape team needs both extroverts and introverts. They complement each other well and can lead the group to success! The extrovert may be the one who finds a lot of clues, but then the introvert comes along and takes the time to look into each part of the puzzle, involving those clues. In addition, while the introvert may internalize their thoughts about the puzzle, the extrovert will make sure that everyone’s idea is heard. In order to have a winning escape room team, it is helpful to have both introverts and extroverts involved. Choose your team members wisely and maybe you can make an Epic Escape!