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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I'm an INTP.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    inhibitedness, or even neuroticism. The trait can be seen in some children who are “slow to warm up” in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts.
    Yep, that pretty much describes me. Neurotic, sensitive, always looking under the surface rather than taking things at face value.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
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    Oh, yeah, I guess we are!
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    When I was a teenager, I was the very definition of an extrovert; outgoing, always the center of attention, a very instinctual thinker, very sharp; as I grew older, I became the very definition of an introvert; shy, contemplative, easily startled, tendency to over-think things.

    Very strange.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    When I was a teenager, I was the very definition of an extrovert; outgoing, always the center of attention, a very instinctual thinker, very sharp; as I grew older, I became the very definition of an introvert; shy, contemplative, easily startled, tendency to over-think things.

    Very strange.
    Me, too. Very similar pattern here.
    As a teen and a young woman, I alternated between being almost manically social and being a recluse. I'd party for a month straight, and then hide in my house and refuse to see anyone or answer the phone for a month.

    I know what happened; the depression and anxiety disorder that manifested periodically when I was younger are much more constant now.
    On the bright side, the lows are not as low as they used to be.
    The highs are also not as high, but it's a worthwhile trade-off.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Me, too. Very similar pattern here.
    As a teen and a young woman, I alternated between being almost manically social and being a recluse. I'd party for a month straight, and then hide in my house and refuse to see anyone or answer the phone for a month.

    I know what happened; the depression and anxiety disorder that manifested periodically when I was younger are much more constant now.
    On the bright side, the lows are not as low as they used to be.
    The highs are also not as high, but it's a worthwhile trade-off.
    I think what it was for me was the lack of exercise and strenuous physical activity. I was a three-sport athlete all through high school, and once I stopped playing sports for about two years, I really started to "wilt".

    I honestly think if you start exercising regularly, you will feel more balanced and healthy; you'll probably sleep better, too. I know I did, once I started exercising again. Our bodies need physical activity to function properly.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    i'm INTP...
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I find this to be fascinating:

    Researchers Find Differences In How The Brains Of Some Individuals Process The World Around Them

    It refers to introverts as "highly sensitive", and says they make up one fifth of the population:



    Just a few excerpts; it goes on to say that the highly sensitive had more brain activity answering a question, but took longer to answer.

    The whole thing sounds as if it is personally describing me. I'm pretty much as introverted as someone could possibly be. I suspect that a political debate site would have more introverts than the general population, since it would attract deep thinkers.

    So anyways: are you an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between?
    Funnily enough I was discussing this with someone yesterday.

    I've always been an introvert not expressing myself until I understood the people I would be discussing things with.

    I took an online Myers Briggs, on one I come up as INTJ and on the other it's INTP.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I am definitely an introvert. I've taken a Myers-Briggs test several times online and usually I get the result INTP.

    I'm also a highly sensitive person and basically I fit the description perfectly.

    In short; I'm terrible at practical stuff and getting things done but I'm really good at abstract thinking and analysis.

    But since this is a political forum I think it would be in place to discuss the way society perceives introversion/extroversion. I think introverts are getting a bad deal in current society where all ideals and role models are centred around extroverts. People are praised and loved for being outgoing, open etc. while the need to be alone is seen as illegitimate.

    If it was just in the media these extroversion-centric ideals were being upheld the problem would be limited but unfortunately the one-eyed holding people to an extrovert standard has become extremely prevalent in the job market. Just read any job offer these days and you'll see what I mean. Whatever the employer is seeking a sales assistant or a lawyer they always write that they want someone outgoing and good at performing under stressful conditions. This leaves out a huge part of the population who are naturally introverts. Wouldn't the economy benefit from more realistic and inclusive ideal that also valued introvert traits like being able to concentrate deeply, being a little cautious around strangers and little desire to dominate over peers?
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I took an online Myers Briggs, on one I come up as INTJ and on the other it's INTP.
    I just took two and got INTJ twice but I used to always get ISTP. Neither one sounds much like me. I think I'm actually either INTP or ISTJ.

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