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    Introvert or Extrovert?

    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:

    About twenty percent of people are born with this “highly sensitive” trait, which may also manifest itself as 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.

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    Stony Brook researchers Elaine and Arthur Aron had already found that those with a highly sensitive temperament are, compared to others, more bothered by noise and crowds, more affected by caffeine, and more easily startled. That is, the trait is about sensitivity. Further, they proposed that this is all part of a “sensory processing sensitivity.” In other words, the simple sensory sensitivity to noise, pain, or caffeine is a side effect of an inborn preference to pay more attention to experiences.

    Hints of this processing sensitivity were found in the observation that, compared to the majority of people, the sensitive ones among us tend to prefer to take longer to make decisions, are more conscientious, need more time to themselves in order to reflect, and are more easily bored with small talk. However, the theory that what created the difference was processing rather than mere sensitivity needed to be validated.
    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?

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I've taken the Myers Briggs test and it said I was an introvert.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I've taken the Myers Briggs test and it said I was an introvert.
    Ditto.....

    You are:

    * moderately expressed introvert
    * slightly expressed intuitive personality
    * slightly expressed thinking personality
    * slightly expressed judging personality
    I'm an intuitive, judging, thinking introvert.
    Last edited by Sanitas; 04-15-10 at 09:50 PM.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    In MBTI, I'm ENFP. Which means I'm an introverted extrovert. Figure that one out.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    In MBTI, I'm ENFP. Which means I'm an introverted extrovert. Figure that one out.
    You're an outgoing person who keeps personal things personal? If I remember right I was an INSP (I would have to find the test result).

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    ISTP
    Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

    You are:

    * moderately expressed introvert
    * slightly expressed sensing personality
    * slightly expressed thinking personality
    * slightly expressed perceiving personality

    I think this pretty much describes me to a T:

    Like all the Artisans, Crafters are people who love action, and who know instinctively that their activities are more enjoyable, and more effective, if done impulsively, spontaneously, subject to no schedules or standards but their own. In a sense, Crafters do not work with their tools, but play with them when the urge strikes them. Crafters also seek fun and games on impulse, looking for any opportunity, and just because they feel like it, to play with their various toys: cars, motorcycles, boats, dune-buggies, hunting rifles, fishing tackle, scuba gear, and on and on. They thrive on excitement, particularly the rush of speed-racing, water-skiing, surfing. And Crafters are fearless in their play, exposing themselves to danger again and again, even despite frequent injury. Of all the types, Crafters are most likely to be risk takers, pitting themselves, or their technique, against chance or odds.

    Crafters can be wonderfully generous and loyal to their friends, teammates, and sidekicks, often giving up their evenings or weekends to help with building projects or mechanical repairs-house remodeling, for example, or working on cars or boats. On the other hand, they can be fiercely insubordinate to those in authority, seeing rules and regulations as unnecessarily confining. Crafters will not usually go against regulations openly, but will simply ignore them. More than anything, Crafters want to be free to do their own thing, and they are proud of their ability to do it with an artist's skill.
    Though, I'm not sure about this:
    Crafters are hard to get to know. Perhaps this is because they tend to communicate through action, and show little interest in developing language skills. Their lack of expressiveness can isolate them at school and on the job, and even though they hang around with their own kind in play, they let their actions speak for them, and their actual conversation is sparse and brief.
    I'm not so sure I accept the "introvert" completely. Though, I *guess* I can see it a sense. I am a tad antisocial in my personal life.

    However, professionally I've spoken to groups of 100s of people without issue. I've been on stage in Vegas. I've traveled to other countries and trained groups of people by myself. I've given presentations to the heads of Sony. I even stood in front of a DUCK (amphibious vehicle) and gave tours over a mic for a summer. LOL Not to mention leading people down the river, up rock walls, and patrolling mountains. AND... I've walked down the Vegas strip barefoot, wearing a balloon hat made for me in Margarittaville. I've walked around hundreds of people nude. I've been a fetish nude model. I'm not so sure that's "introverted".

    However, I wouldn't call myself extroverted either. LOL
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    On this topic, I think this is an interesting theory:

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis]Toxoplasmosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]



    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".
    Especially the last paragraph under that heading.

    Perhaps when we ask people "Are you a cat person or a dog person?", we're actually asking something with far deeper implications than what sort of pet one prefers.

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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I think most people can be introverted and extroverted, depending on the situation, their mood, etc. So, it all really just depends.

    I'm pretty close down the middle, just a bit more extroverted rather then introverted.
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    I'm an INTJ
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    Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I'm an INTJ
    I think we are the same.
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