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Old 11-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Are you an Introvert?

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Revenge of the Introvert

There are as many introverts as extraverts, but you'd never know it by looking around. Introverts would rather be entertained by what's going on in their heads than in seeking happiness. Their big challenge is not to feel like outsiders in their own culture.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Yep, major introvert here. Married an extrovert, though, and amazingly enough, it's worked out quite well!
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Proud introvert - don't understand ...

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Introverts would rather be entertained by what's going on in their heads than in seeking happiness.
Sounds like a US thing:
"As a result, introverts are not driven to seek big hits of positive emotional arousal—they'd rather find meaning than bliss—making them relatively immune to the search for happiness that permeates contemporary American culture."
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Sparrow, I think that sentence was poorly worded. It's a cut and paste from the article. I'm pretty sure it means "seeking happiness externally or through interaction with others"

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I can't answer using the choices given. I'm pretty much right in the middle, or maybe at both ends. I'm equally happy sitting at home alone reading a book as I am at the neighbors for barbecue with the entire neighborhood.

Sure there are times when I prefer one to the other, but usually both are equally appealing. In fact I've been known, much to my wife's displeasure, to take a book to the in-laws and read when we're there for a birthday party
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The quote is exact - and expresses a popular misconception of intraversion/extraversion. Carl Jung did a lot of work on Typology, but some of it got lost in translation to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Also, a Jungian lecturer pointed out that a person a North American would call an intravert would probably be labeled an extrovert in Europe - cultural norms vary widely.

The article is longer than I want to read now, but I will probably get back to it over the weekend and comment further then.
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"That gentle melancholy which leads one to love books and solitude, all attributes which Nature seems to grant only to individuals for whom it is keeping unhappiness in store." ~ Marquis De Sade
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I wonder if extraverts are more likely to be thread starters here.
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I can't answer using the choices given. I'm pretty much right in the middle, or maybe at both ends. I'm equally happy sitting at home alone reading a book as I am at the neighbors for barbecue with the entire neighborhood.

Sure there are times when I prefer one to the other, but usually both are equally appealing. In fact I've been known, much to my wife's displeasure, to take a book to the in-laws and read when we're there for a birthday party

I almost included a third choice 'I'm a cowboy'
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I wonder if extraverts are more likely to be thread starters here.
Dunnow....you could start a poll?
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Dunnow....you could start a poll?
Not me.
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I wonder if extraverts are more likely to be thread starters here.
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Dunnow....you could start a poll?
Umm, no - she can't .....

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I almost included a third choice 'I'm a cowboy'
well I am! cowgirl at least!

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Umm, no - she can't .....

sheesh! get with the program, Sparrow is a he, not a she!!!!

well apparently I am standing in the field all by myself. I am quite happy alone, and indeed can go for days without seeing anyone, but I also am very outgoing and interested in *things*
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Err, I'm a 'he' actually - not that it matters or anything; just thought I'd mention it in passing - carry on.
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well I am! cowgirl at least!



well apparently I am standing in the field all by myself. I am quite happy alone, and indeed can go for days without seeing anyone, but I also am very outgoing and interested in *things*
There are times I'd like to go days without seeing anyone - hey maybe we could do it together, umm nevermind, that would defeat the purpose huh?

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Err, I'm a 'he' actually - not that it matters or anything; just thought I'd mention it in passing - carry on.
I am so embarrassed

Sorry about that, that is what I get for basing everything on names and avatars (not the current one, but your last one).... I'm going to go stick my head in the ground now....
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