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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    I'm just sharing a story here. I think certain people can be excessively introverted; they literally **** their pants in social situations, they generally have bad skin and hair, terrible posture, etc. I went through that stage, too. I think male introverts who don't exercise are at risk of extremely low testosterone levels, which has deleterious effects on one's health.

    Don't you agree that prolonged periods without physical activity are unhealthy!?
    I do agree that physical activity is healthy both physically and emotionally. Plenty of research shows that. However, lack of physical activity is not necessarily connected to introversion or extroversion. One can be the life of the party (extrovert) and never exercise. You are making a connection that doesn't exist. You seem to be making the case that introversion is unhealthy. There is no basis for that assertion.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Try again. Here's exactly what you said:

    You are connecting introversion with low testosterone levels. Exercise was an ancillary issue. Now, do you want to retract this, or do you want to prove the claim?
    I misspoke. What I meant to say is that males with excessively introverted qualities and characteristics probably don't get enough exercise in their lives, resulting in lower than normal testosterone levels. I didn't stop being an introvert once I resumed exercising; I just became healthier and more comfortable with myself.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Oooo...strangely enough I found a study that seems to suggest the opposite:

    Extroverts 'more likely to be overweight' | Mail Online

    Of course, this is only supposing that an increase in exercise and therefore testosterone leads to weight loss. Not a crazy supposition, but not a given either.

    Certainly not what I expect. I'm going to have to throw my anecdotal evidence in with 1984. When I work out, I feel much more aggressive/cheerful/outgoing. I ran 9.5 miles yesterday and felt like She-Ra!
    The study says nothing about testosterone levels. And feeling more aggressive/cheerful/outgoing is more about the endorphins that have been pumped through your body when exercising. This does not change a basic personality type.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I do agree that physical activity is healthy both physically and emotionally. Plenty of research shows that. However, lack of physical activity is not necessarily connected to introversion or extroversion. One can be the life of the party (extrovert) and never exercise. You are making a connection that doesn't exist. You seem to be making the case that introversion is unhealthy. There is no basis for that assertion.
    If that's what I said, then I take it back. I'm saying people who are introverts are more at risk for depression and anxiety, and that male introverts who undergo prolonged periods without physical activity will likely experience those problems. It happened to me, so that's just what I'm going off of. Not claiming any type of expertise here.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Wow, some of the questions on these tests are really making me cringe.
    Example: (T/F) "I tend to be more comfortable with the known than the unknown"
    Um, no sh*t? BY DEFINITION that is true.

    Oh here's another one: "You trust reason rather than feelings"
    Um, EVERYONE trusts feelings more than reason. Everyone thinks that they trust reason more than feelings.

    And my favorite: "I tend to make decisions based on logic and facts"
    Right, because lots of people are really going to say that they don't use facts and logic in their decisions.

    I'm starting to think that this whole MBTI thing is bull.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Whether I should be telling you guys so much about me or not I do not know but my results

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    I haven't read all the thread but link for anyone wanting to do the test.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    I misspoke. What I meant to say is that males with excessively introverted qualities and characteristics probably don't get enough exercise in their lives, resulting in lower than normal testosterone levels. I didn't stop being an introvert once I resumed exercising; I just became healthier and more comfortable with myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    If that's what I said, then I take it back. I'm saying people who are introverts are more at risk for depression and anxiety, and that male introverts who undergo prolonged periods without physical activity will likely experience those problems. It happened to me, so that's just what I'm going off of. Not claiming any type of expertise here.
    Introverts are more likely to be higher on the anxiety scale. I'm pretty certain of that. Depression scale? I'd say probably, but I'm less certain of that one. I've administered both the Myers-Briggs, and the Beck Depression and Beck Anxiety scales MANY times. I've seem a correlation between introversion and anxiety, but not necessarily between introversion and depression. Remember, we are talking about personality types, not psychological disorders. And I STILL do not agree that introverts are more sedentary. They may more solitary in their activities, but that does not mean that they are not active. When you add a significant depressive aspect to this, however, you would probably find someone who doe NOT exercise as much... but not always. And yes, exercise does help mood disorders.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    The study says nothing about testosterone levels. And feeling more aggressive/cheerful/outgoing is more about the endorphins that have been pumped through your body when exercising. This does not change a basic personality type.
    Told you it took some supposition. Follow me here. Exercise naturally boosts your testosterone levels. The "theory" is that testosterone makes you an extrovert. Therefore you'd expect people who work out to be extroverts (assuming working out gives you a lower BMI). But what we find is the opposite of the theory is true (again, assuming if people worked out they wouldn't have a high BMI).

    Note: this does not imply an agreement with the theory!
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Wow, some of the questions on these tests are really making me cringe.
    Example: (T/F) "I tend to be more comfortable with the known than the unknown"
    Um, no sh*t? BY DEFINITION that is true.
    No, it's not. Some folks hate convention and prefer surprises. You just answered this question.

    Oh here's another one: "You trust reason rather than feelings"
    Um, EVERYONE trusts feelings more than reason. Everyone thinks that they trust reason more than feelings.
    I chose "reason". I would rather consider what I think about a situation, than what I feel about that situationwhen making a decision.

    And my favorite: "I tend to make decisions based on logic and facts"
    Right, because lots of people are really going to say that they don't use facts and logic in their decisions.
    And some people will answer that they would more often go with their gut.

    I'm starting to think that this whole MBTI thing is bull.
    No, though somewhat outdated, it's a pretty good tool to describe personality types.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Told you it took some supposition. Follow me here. Exercise naturally boosts your testosterone levels. The "theory" is that testosterone makes you an extrovert. Therefore you'd expect people who work out to be extroverts (assuming working out gives you a lower BMI). But what we find is the opposite of the theory is true (again, assuming if people worked out they wouldn't have a high BMI).

    Note: this does not imply an agreement with the theory!
    OK. I think what you are saying is that because we have opposing viewpoint, either there is no evidence either way, or we just don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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