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Thread: Introvert or Extrovert?

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Regicollis View Post
    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?
    I feel your pain.

    INT's whether J's or P's are the guys/gals in the background crunching the numbers, checking inventory, making forecasts and doing all the important stuff that keeps the world working.

    We are annoying, critical and combative(with in our fields).
    Most of the world thinks we're boring.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    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.
    It's a baseline, I think you need to review the specific categories and the underlying traits of each letter value to determine your closest fit.

    Try to be as objective and honest with yourself as possible.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's a baseline, I think you need to review the specific categories and the underlying traits of each letter value to determine your closest fit.
    Yeah. As soon as I can convince myself it'll be worth the effort.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Try to be as objective and honest with yourself as possible.
    I wasn't going to until you said that!

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    Yeah. As soon as I can convince myself it'll be worth the effort.
    It just confirms how awesome you are.
    That's why these tests are necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I wasn't going to until you said that!
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It just confirms how awesome you are.
    That's why these tests are necessary.
    Okay, that was sufficient motivation.

    I am I*TP. I have been agonizing over S vs N and I must be 50/50.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    Okay, that was sufficient motivation.

    I am I*TP. I have been agonizing over S vs N and I must be 50/50.
    That is entirely possible.
    I think you can put IXTP, which means you're a cross between the two.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    INTJ.

    According to this particular MBTI test, my type is the most rare. About 1% of the population overall.

    Rational Portrait of the Mastermind (INTJ)

    All Rationals are good at planning operations, but Masterminds are head and shoulders above all the rest in contingency planning. Complex operations involve many steps or stages, one following another in a necessary progression, and Masterminds are naturally able to grasp how each one leads to the next, and to prepare alternatives for difficulties that are likely to arise any step of the way. Trying to anticipate every contingency, Masterminds never set off on their current project without a Plan A firmly in mind, but they are always prepared to switch to Plan B or C or D if need be.
    Masterminds are rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population, and they are rarely encountered outside their office, factory, school, or laboratory. Although they are highly capable leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once they take charge, however, they are thoroughgoing pragmatists. Masterminds are certain that efficiency is indispensable in a well-run organization, and if they encounter inefficiency-any waste of human and material resources-they are quick to realign operations and reassign personnel. Masterminds do not feel bound by established rules and procedures, and traditional authority does not impress them, nor do slogans or catchwords. Only ideas that make sense to them are adopted; those that don't, aren't, no matter who thought of them. Remember, their aim is always maximum efficiency.

    In their careers, Masterminds usually rise to positions of responsibility, for they work long and hard and are dedicated in their pursuit of goals, sparing neither their own time and effort nor that of their colleagues and employees. Problem-solving is highly stimulating to Masterminds, who love responding to tangled systems that require careful sorting out. Ordinarily, they verbalize the positive and avoid comments of a negative nature; they are more interested in moving an organization forward than dwelling on mistakes of the past.

    Masterminds tend to be much more definite and self-confident than other Rationals, having usually developed a very strong will. Decisions come easily to them; in fact, they can hardly rest until they have things settled and decided. But before they decide anything, they must do the research. Masterminds are highly theoretical, but they insist on looking at all available data before they embrace an idea, and they are suspicious of any statement that is based on shoddy research, or that is not checked against reality.

    Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Ulysses S. Grant, Frideriche Nietzsche, Niels Bohr, Peter the Great, Stephen Hawking, John Maynard Keynes, Lise Meitner, Ayn Rand and Sir Isaac Newton are examples of Rational Masterminds.

    A full description of the Mastermind and Rational is in People Patterns or Please Understand Me II
    After looking at a few piece of info on this particular type. It seems to be a fairly good description of my personality. Politically speaking (since this is a political forum) the "does it work?" idea pervades all of my thinking and is ultimately why I am a liberal (even though I am quite centrist when the spectrum is looked at from an absolute perspective), because from what I have seen, it works.

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    INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake ... INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play ... Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel ... This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals ... Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense.
    The bold parts are quite accurate as they describe me. Ultimately, I am glad my wife makes sense and I really don't care about societal norms, I do what I think is right. However, I have adapted many of those norms and outward habits as they are economically necessary for me to provide for my family, I don't believe in them though and I think they are mostly nonsense.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Introvert when sober.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

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    Up to a third of the world's population is infected (if you grew up around cats, it's a near-sure bet you are).

    Read the section on "behavioral changes".
    Correlations have been found between latent Toxoplasma infections and various characteristics:[29]

    -Decreased novelty-seeking behaviour[30]
    -Slower reactions[citation needed]
    -Lower rule-consciousness and greater jealousy (in men)[30]
    -Promiscuity and greater conscientiousness (in women)[30]

    The evidence for behavioral effects on humans is controversial (see a collection of research papers at Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Flegr, CSc.: List of papers).[citation needed] No prospective research has been done on the topic, e.g., testing people before and after infection to ensure that the proposed behavior arises only afterwards. Although some researchers have found potentially important associations with Toxoplasma, the causal relationship, if any, is unknown, i.e., it is possible that these associations merely reflect factors that predispose certain types of people to infection. However, many of the neurobehavioral symptoms that are postulated to be due to toxoplasmosis correlate to the general function of dopamine in the human brain, and the fact that toxoplasma encodes the dopamine synthetic enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase enzymes makes it likely that neurobehavioral symptoms can result from infection.
    It's unlikely I have this, based upon the symptoms, and I have 3 cats.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    For the record, I've dated several INT types, and I find them damn hot. Nothing is sexier than a smart man. NOT BORING, at all. Good in bed, too.

    So, Dave, fwiw, you will find someone who appreciates your finer points. It just may be a slower process because of your introversion.

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