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Old 10-05-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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They even put it on the front page:

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Old 10-06-2019, 04:23 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Couldn't access the article. What does it say?
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Outside US
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Read the article.

Thanks, OP.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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The article doesn't enlighten anyone beyond reading the zillion Freeze-related comments here on C-D. Some blame natives because of some cultural inheritance. Some blame transplants for bringing along unrealistic expectations. Introverts are just fine with it.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'll keep saying it. I'm at the gym this morning, people are lively, talking and connecting. When I go skiing, hiking, outside it's the same thing. Staying physically active in the Northwest is important. Are happy people exercising or does exercising help people feel less blue? I'm not sure but I know that I feel much better when I do it and meet as many friends as I could want in those settings.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I'll keep saying it. I'm at the gym this morning, people are lively, talking and connecting. When I go skiing, hiking, outside it's the same thing. Staying physically active in the Northwest is important. Are happy people exercising or does exercising help people feel less blue? I'm not sure but I know that I feel much better when I do it and meet as many friends as I could want in those settings.
I endorse this statement. It’s really easy to make friends at workout studios, plus then it makes going to workout more fun.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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If most people here are from somewhere else is it still the Seattle Freeze?
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:24 PM
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Location: SEE-ADDLE
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Cool Infj

Some of the PNW clearly appeals to my INFJ personality. In my experience, this is not the friendliest area. The people at the gym are generally more engaging. My pet peeve: the passive-aggressive behavior. More often than not, even neighbors will walk by (on a stairwell) without a greeting. I work with very nice people. Same deal; coworkers will pass each other in a hallway without acknowledging each other. Interestingly, the same "introverts" have no problem asking for support for their fundraisers or political causes.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:16 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I'll keep saying it. I'm at the gym this morning, people are lively, talking and connecting. When I go skiing, hiking, outside it's the same thing. Staying physically active in the Northwest is important. Are happy people exercising or does exercising help people feel less blue? I'm not sure but I know that I feel much better when I do it and meet as many friends as I could want in those settings.
I agree. The YMCA gym in the U District I used to use was friendly and sociable. Many marriages have formed from the neighborhood soccer games, and even more couples have gotten together through that. Ditto various boating clubs, REI lecture events, certain dance venues, and I've always heard the Mountaineers events are good for sociability.. The Freeze pertains more to how people are in public, with random others. In order to circumvent the Freeze, you need to get active in community groups of various sorts, and become a "regular" there.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Some of the PNW clearly appeals to my INFJ personality. In my experience, this is not the friendliest area. The people at the gym are generally more engaging. My pet peeve: the passive-aggressive behavior. More often than not, even neighbors will walk by (on a stairwell) without a greeting. I work with very nice people. Same deal; coworkers will pass each other in a hallway without acknowledging each other. Interestingly, the same "introverts" have no problem asking for support for their fundraisers or political causes.
I'm not sure I understand the bolded picture. Why would coworkers acknowledge each other passing in the hall, when they co-work with each other all day? Do you mean with a nod, or brief eye contact, or actually greeting each other?

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