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View Poll Results: Introvert or extrovert?
Extrovert 10 15.63%
Introvert 54 84.38%
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Introvert extrovert labels I never bought into. Whoever came up with this crap was a genius, because so many people believe they are one or the other.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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That's interesting. I'm a deep introvert, but public speaking doesn't bother me. I can give tours to anyone from regular folks to very senior VIPs (including a couple cabinet level secretaries) or presentations to conferences and not blink. On the other hand, ask me to make social small talk in room of strangers and I'd rather dance naked in a blackberry bush.
I'm like you in that public speaking usually doesn't bother me. I can, and often have, presented to a room full of (almost) strangers and really enjoy it. In my previous career, I was a pharmaceutical sales rep, and talking to a large group of cardiologists, for example, was no problem.

On the other hand, though I can do small talk in a room full of strangers, I can go into panic mode if I have to present to a group of coworkers. Even when I've interviewed for job promotions, a process that usually involves a hiring panel of 3 or 4 people from my organization, I can become extremely nervous. It's very weird, and I'm embarrassed by it.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Let me see, we can control, limit and regulate just how much interactions we have with others. We can control the pacing and make further decisions about just how much we're going to interact with others....

Yep, sounds just like how an extrovert would act.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Introvert.

I'd be happy being in the middle of nowhere with my Labrador
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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The internet is the introvert's dream come true.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:31 AM
 
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*Introvert slips into chair behind his keyboard and pontificates to the world without having to worry about people staring at him*
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:45 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Introvert. Crowds and social gatherings exhaust me. I can literally feel them sucking the life force from my body.
I remember the difference between introverts & extroverts described perfectly in an article: Extroverts get their energy from other people where introverts need to be alone to recharge. That's exactly how I am. I love being home alone where nobody expects me to talk to them for hours on end.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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That's interesting. I'm a deep introvert, but public speaking doesn't bother me. I can give tours to anyone from regular folks to very senior VIPs (including a couple cabinet level secretaries) or presentations to conferences and not blink. On the other hand, ask me to make social small talk in room of strangers and I'd rather dance naked in a blackberry bush.
I'm like this, too. My job involves a lot of contact with the general public, plus teaching classes for groups from 5-25 people. I'm cool with all of that. I have no problem speaking to large groups, either. But an invite to a small, strictly social occasion will have me running and screaming (in my head). I prefer my socializing to be activities-based. Even then, I can only handle so much togetherness and need my alone time to recharge a lot.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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Friendly introvert who enjoys social activities but then needs to recharge.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I remember the difference between introverts & extroverts described perfectly in an article: Extroverts get their energy from other people where introverts need to be alone to recharge. That's exactly how I am. I love being home alone where nobody expects me to talk to them for hours on end.
I think forums like CD are perfect places for the introverted type. Like I posted upthread you can interact as much or as little as you like. You can control how much you interact with others.

I find that extroverted people just want more and more and more from you. The ones I know can't seem to get enough of being around others.

Those kinds of people just exhaust the hell out of me. We had a friend that has since passed and she was like that. She'd spend every weekend with us if we allowed it. I just found her to be too much after awhile. She also had other personality traits that were tiring too but that is a separate thing.
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