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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    After I started exercising again, my face cleared up (I had moderate adult acne), my back and shoulders got better (I had injuries from sports), the quality of my sleep improved, and I felt much more comfortable in strange situations with people I didn't know. My testosterone levels went back to normal and I generally felt whole again. Exercise is healthy, you should try it, especially if you're still developing.
    That's great. Good for you. But introverts aren't just shy. They are internally wired. Extroverts are wired to need other people. Introverts need alone time.

    Our society is geared towards extroverts, but being an introvert is normal for many people. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

    It's also not just something "you just grow out of."
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I dunno... none of those questions really work. I could answer either way, or neither, and be accurate. I almost wish they all had a "sort of" option.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I'm an ISTJ... with a score of 100% on the Introvert scale. No surprise at all, though, when I first took this test 25 years ago, I was an IRTJ.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Didn't say that, buddy. I'm saying excessive introversion can stem from low testosterone levels, which has deleterious effects on physical and mental well-being.

    I bet if I put you into a situation with lots of strangers, your heart would start beating through your chest, you might flush at the face, and you would generally feel uncomfortable. Who wants that?

    After I started exercising again, my face cleared up (I had moderate adult acne), my back and shoulders got better (I had injuries from sports), the quality of my sleep improved, and I felt much more comfortable in strange situations with people I didn't know. My testosterone levels went back to normal and I generally felt whole again. Exercise is healthy, you should try it, especially if you're still developing.
    I'd like to see some research rather than just anecdotal evidence.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Extroverts are wired to need other people. Introverts need alone time.
    If that's the definition, then I guess I am an introvert. I don't *need* anyone. What I do *need* is to be alone sometimes, often actually. I go fricken nutso if I don't get any time alone.

    However, I have no issues socially. Not shy. Not neurotic. Not lacking in confidence. I always associated a difficulty socializing with "introvert" and a profound desire to socialize with extrovert. And I never really fit in with either.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    If that's the definition, then I guess I am an introvert. I don't *need* anyone. What I do *need* is to be alone sometimes, often actually. I go fricken nutso if I don't get any time alone.

    However, I have no issues socially. Not shy. Not neurotic. Not lacking in confidence. I always associated a difficulty socializing with "introvert" and a profound desire to socialize with extrovert. And I never really fit in with either.
    An introvert doesn't necessarily have trouble socializing. If given a choice, they would choose alone time verses social time. An extrovert would be the opposite. Of course, this would not be an absolute, but more on a scale.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I dunno... none of those questions really work. I could answer either way, or neither, and be accurate. I almost wish they all had a "sort of" option.
    You may be in the center in many of the areas. For instance, on the introvert/extrovert scale, I'm dead in the center. I need an equal mix of time with people and time away from people.

    There are more detailed tests. Search MBTI test.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    An introvert doesn't necessarily have trouble socializing. If given a choice, they would choose alone time verses social time. An extrovert would be the opposite. Of course, this would not be an absolute, but more on a scale.
    Oh okay. Well then yeah. I hate people unless I'm getting paid to be around them.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    If that's the definition, then I guess I am an introvert. I don't *need* anyone. What I do *need* is to be alone sometimes, often actually. I go fricken nutso if I don't get any time alone.

    However, I have no issues socially. Not shy. Not neurotic. Not lacking in confidence. I always associated a difficulty socializing with "introvert" and a profound desire to socialize with extrovert. And I never really fit in with either.
    Think about introversion/extroversion like this...introverts get their batteries recharged by being alone. Extroverts get energy from being with other people.

    If you need more alone time than people time, you're an introvert.
    If you need more people time than alone time, you're an extrovert.
    If you need a mix of both, you're somewhere in the middle.

    Introversion to extroversion is like a scale from 1 to 10. Some people are 1's. Some are 10's. Some are 6's or 4's.

    It really has very little to do with shyness, being quiet, etc. However, many introverts ARE quiet, because they spend more time inside their heads than they do interacting with people externally.
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