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Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
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post Jan 6 2006, 02:13 PM
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I was reading this book that says one in three people are introverted, and I just wanted to find out if this was so. Or is it just that the extroverts seem to make up the deficit, by the simple fact of being extroverted.

I by the way am introvert.


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post Jan 6 2006, 02:34 PM
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Wiki article on the matters

After a read-through of this, I seem to lean towards introversion more. I'm sure there is more to it than that, but it's nice seeing people taking an interest in psychology.
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post Jan 6 2006, 03:02 PM
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After reading the Wiki article provided by Mutilation, I think I'd be considered an ambivert.

"The term ambivert was coined to denote people who fall more or less directly in the middle and exhibit tendencies of both groups. An ambivert is normally comfortable with groups and enjoys social interaction, but also relishes time alone and away from the crowd. Ambiverts tend to be moderate thinkers and weigh more than one side to an issue."

Since that wasn't an option, I went with the extrovert because while I do focus a lot on ideas, feelings, etc., I do enjoy being with people in a social environment. smile.gif


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post Jan 6 2006, 04:38 PM
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Introvert here (shock and horror).
Personally I think you'll find more introverts here than extroverts.. introverts tend to gravitate to mediums like the internet, penpals, and other subtler forms of communication. So.. yeah.. most likely get more introverts here than you would across a more random cross section of people.


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post Jan 6 2006, 05:15 PM
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I think I'm mostly ambivert like FeralPolygot but I think I'm more inclined to introvert so I voted introvert.


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post Jan 6 2006, 05:22 PM
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I'm an introvert, and I agree with Witless when he says you'll probably get skewed results from an Internet forum because there will be a greater proportion of introverts.


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post Jan 6 2006, 05:40 PM
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Depends on what mood I'm in, how much alcohol has been consumed, and what time of the month it is.

Maybe not that last one.


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post Jan 6 2006, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (Witless @ Jan 6 2006, 11:38 AM)
Introvert here (shock and horror).
Personally I think you'll find more introverts here than extroverts.. introverts tend to gravitate to mediums like the internet, penpals, and other subtler forms of communication. So.. yeah.. most likely get more introverts here than you would across a more random cross section of people.
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Very good point. I agree.


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post Jan 6 2006, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (Mutilation @ Jan 6 2006, 02:34 PM)
Wiki article on the matters

After a read-through of this, I seem to lean towards introversion more. I'm sure there is more to it than that, but it's nice seeing people taking an interest in psychology.
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no people are nice ,just most will choose there own clan.,people who are similar.The more extrovert generally have more hang ups?.[I TO AM INTROVERT]
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post Jan 7 2006, 02:08 AM
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He he he.. 12:3. their stats are slightly wrong. At this stage in the poll at least


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post Jan 7 2006, 03:27 AM
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Voting introvert, because although I spend most my time at _school_ around people and love it, when I leave school all I really want to do is be by myself doing something. Though nowadays I'm more comfy and welcoming twards company, so I'm probably more of an ambivert these days.

I also agree with Witless. I come here because I can have nice conversations with people and have fun, but feel free to leave at any time I want, which isnt very easy in the physical world.


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post Jan 7 2006, 05:23 AM
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pah, I stick by being both. I refuse to commit!

*runs away, in a very ambivert way* >.>


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post Jan 7 2006, 07:04 PM
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Interesting. I was under the impression that it wasn't possible to be 100% introverted with no extroverted traits at all, but that you had a leaning towards one or t'other, whether that leaning was strong or not. I also thought that different aspects of a person's personality were supposed to be goverened by the 2 different viewpoints.

That aside, assuming we have to pick a sort of "overall" trait, definately introvert.


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post Jan 7 2006, 08:49 PM
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I'm okay with people (and have a tendency to start conversations with total strangers) but overall I'm an introvert. I'd much rather curl up with a good book, cup o' tea, sunbeam, and purring cat than go to a party, nightclub, or big social event.

I was invited to two things new year's eve. and instead opted to crawl into bed by 10:30pm. dry.gif

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post Jan 8 2006, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE ({Gothic Angel} @ Jan 7 2006, 08:04 PM)
Interesting. I was under the impression that it wasn't possible to be 100% introverted with no extroverted traits at all, but that you had a leaning towards one or t'other, whether that leaning was strong or not. I also thought that different aspects of a person's personality were supposed to be goverened by the 2 different viewpoints.

That aside, assuming we have to pick a sort of "overall" trait, definately introvert.

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That sounds about right, not every introvert is as insular as the next, and not every extrovert always wants to be loud. But as with most things in nature.. things are usually not in 100% perfect balance and harmony, so most people lean one way or the other.


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post Jan 8 2006, 02:04 AM
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I think I am more of an extrovert to be honest. Although, yes, as people have mentioned, it does depend. In a group situation, the more extroverted side of me appears and I become a loud, brash c*ck. On the flip side, when I'm on my own I am quite the introvert. But, on the whole I think I am more extroverted, most of the time.


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post Jan 8 2006, 07:46 PM
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I'm most definitely an introvert most of the time. I'm willing to talk to people and go out to be social, but I'm uncomfortable being around lots of people who want to talk with me for too long. It just gets stressful and overwhelming once it's more than ten or fifteen people all trying to carry on conversations because I can't figure out where to focus. DragonCon was fine for me because I could wander and was under no obligation to talk for too long. I would just have short conversations with total strangers and then drift off.


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Are exceptions made for schizophrenics?


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post Jan 9 2006, 05:28 PM
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At the time of writing, the results are 21:4, which as someone else has mentioned, is even more interesting than the expected result. Maybe a similar thread on other forums would help find out the percentage of people who are introverted on internet forums.

Interesting indeed.
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post Jan 9 2006, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE (haunted tape-dispenser @ Jan 8 2006, 08:00 PM)
Are exceptions made for schizophrenics?
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Exceptions to what? And for what reason?


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post Jan 9 2006, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE (Greeneyes @ Jan 9 2006, 05:39 PM)
QUOTE (haunted tape-dispenser @ Jan 8 2006, 08:00 PM)
Are exceptions made for schizophrenics?
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Exceptions to what? And for what reason?
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Presumably he was making the point that a schizophrenic may have an intorverted personality and an extroverted personality. I don't know how likely this is myself, but I presume it could happen.


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post Jan 9 2006, 09:47 PM
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I'm getting horrible little flashbacks to the Gollum/Smeagol conversation in the The Two Towers, that one where they kept shifting the camera. Smeagol was all shy and lonely, but Gollum talked with the hobbits a lot when he was planning things.
"You don't have any friends! Nobody likes you!"
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I have definitely seen those movies too many times.


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Extrovert, as I think I've said many a time before (wonders how many of these threads there are now).

I do enjoy time on my own and relish it. However, I *have* to have time socialising or I get antsy. Really, aggressively antsy, in fact. I'm a lot like little_bear in the sense that I do get very brash and mouthy. I suspect I get away with it more because I'm a girl. *shrug* I just like people. A room full of strangers would phase me for about half an hour before I just jump right in, introduce myself to everyone and then get on with making myself known.

I like the sound of my own voice. And I haven't posted for a while. biggrin.gif


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A few years ago I would have said introvert, but I suspect I'm getting a lot better at functioning in group situations. I'm not sure if that's being an extrovert or just a performer, but I voted extrovert anyway. I spend most of my days by myself at the computer, which doesn't suggest extrovert, but then again I spend lots of time trying to promote my website, which does... Oh, I don't know. Somewhere in the middle.


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QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Jan 9 2006, 09:50 AM)
Presumably he was making the point that a schizophrenic may have an intorverted personality and an extroverted personality. I don't know how likely this is myself, but I presume it could happen.
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No, it couldn't.

The reason is that schizophrenia does not involve multiple personalities. That's a common misconception, because schizophrenics often have auditory hallucinations which cause them to hear voices. Multiple personalities are referred to as dissociative identity disorder. Popular culture often says things about schizophrenics having multiple identities..but that's just not the case and never has been.


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