Are You An Introvert or an Extrovert?

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What you an introvert, or an extrovert?

  1. Extrovert

    16.2%
  2. Introvert

    70.5%
  3. Other

    13.3%
  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Extroverts make up about 60-70% of people in the world. I was wondering if people on Internet forums are more likely to be introverted than the rest of the world.

    As for me, I'm introverted to the point of social phobia. :(

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraversion_and_introversion in case you don't know what I mean.
     
  2. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    If I am at a party, you can find me in the room with the least amount of people.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Highly (but not severely) introverted. I can't stand most people and small talk mentally/physically exhausts me after a few minutes.
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    This interesting article is what inspired me to make this thread.

    Are any introverts on medication of the personality type? I'm thinking about seeing a psychiatrist to help with my social phobia.

    What were your results like?
     
  5. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    "That's why you'll always find him in the kitchen at parties!"

    I'm slightly towards the introvert side. I don't mind meeting and talking to new people but like it when I am introduced by so done else, so I'm not too shy. I prefer a small group of good friends to a large group. I would much rather sit with a handful of people in a pub than go out with loads to a club. I'm not afraid of public speaking, in fact I enjoy debating, but that may be because I get to talk at people!
     
  6. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Ambivert no doubt. For some reason I treat an outing with friends no matter the activity, like a once in a lifetime thing. I soak it up and enjoy every minute of it. At the same time, I like lounging around the house sometimes, windows and doors open, just jamming out to music. There's no way I lean to one side more than the other.

    And although my answers are extremely contradicting, I only answered "disagree" to number 7.
     

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    daneoni macrumors G4

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    No meds here. I can still play the normal card i.e. be sociable...i just don't do it a lot when outside my circle of friends.
     
  8. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Good term-coining, iMJustAGuy. Ambivert fits me pretty well. Around friends or groups of people with which I share a strong common interest, I have little problem being extroverted. On the other hand, in very large groups such as a workplace conference/holiday gathering, I'm somewhat demure and deferential.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    That describes me to a T. I married an uber-extrovert and its been challenging. She gets energy from social settings, and parties. I on the other hand find it difficult and draining.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Depends on who I'm with.
    Family: introverted, calm, quiet
    Girlfriend: confidently introverted
    Friends: extrovert to the point that it can get me in trouble :D

    But I don't like parties or things like that.
     
  11. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Introverted to the point of xenophobia. Once the kids are out of the house, I'm gonna sign everything over to the wife and go Grizzly Adams.
     
  12. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I'm introverted. Or rather, I would say that I have mild social anxiety. I'm reading 'Feeling Good' by David Burns and it's helped me to see distortions in my thinking that lead to or reinforce my anxiety.

    I didn't know social anxiety existed until a year or so ago. I thought I was just shy. Now that I know, I'm working on it.
     
  13. soco macrumors 68030

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    Wow I'm surprised at the voting results.

    I'm an extreme extrovert and I'd think fellow Apple-ites would be too. Thought we were more "out there" and fun.
     
  14. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    definitely introverted. I hate being the centre of attention and don't like to stand out from the crowd. I'm OK in small numbers, but in larger numbers, especially with people I don't know, I tend to stay on the outskirts and keep quiet.
     
  15. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I think I fall under Ambivert too... I can be super outgoing if I want to (and am, in some situations), but choose not to be most of the time. Some people thrive on being the center of attention all the time - I'm just not generally one of them.
     
  16. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Oops, I voted extrovert but I am most definitely an introvert. I was thinking that 'introvert' was going to be the first answer to the poll because of the title.
     
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  18. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Like it or not, the human mind was made for labeling things.
     
  19. 840quadra Moderator

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    Seems really silly.

    Wouldn't it be more likely that true introverts wouldn't respond here, and likely would only be lurking on sites like this, as opposed to signing up and posting ;) .
     
  20. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    As an introvert, the Internet is perfect for me. It allows me to socialize with people on my own terms.
     
  21. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Probably in the middle.

    Don't find it hard to socialise, but don't really like huge parties.
    I voted extrovert, but I'm that only just.
     
  22. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Intro. I'm capable of socializing, but I usually hate it.
     
  23. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    What does being more of an introvert or extrovert have to do with being fun? :rolleyes:

    Also, I haven't read the NYTimes article that the OP linked to, but Shyness≠Introversion.
     
  24. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Extroverted at work. Introverted everwhere else.
     

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