Are you an Introvert or Extrovert

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  1. Diamond

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    "Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.

    Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social."

    Tell me what are you, and do you enjoy being...Um...Yourself :p

    I think I'm an Introvert.I don't like meeting new people, especially people that are my age, I'm also pretty shy I don't like crowds(with an exception for concerts).I have big thoughts in my head, but never really said it out loud.Have few good friends.
    Yeah, stuff like that.
     
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    I'm pretty much an Extrovert. I don't like being alone. I always enjoy having company (mostly people around my age.) I say a lot of things, even if I don't mean to. (I have a tendency of doing that a lot. x3) I have a lot of good friends. Some of them are probably Introverts while most of them are Extroverts. I still get along with them pretty well. As for being in the crowd, yeah I like that a lot for having people around me. It makes me feel secure sometimes. :p So yeah, I'm more of an outgoing person. I feel like I'm the exact opposite of you just by reading yours, basically.
     
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    I'm definitely an introvert.

    I find the company of other people exhausting.
     
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    Introvert.

    Though that should of been obvious.
     
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    I'd say I'm neither. I tend to slide all around the spectrum.
     
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    I don't think any binary can capture the diversity of all the personality types found in the human race. I like being around people sometimes, and other times would rather not be around people. It varies.
     
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    I am strongly introverted, and this is proven by how I spend most of my spare time alone and tire of other people in "large" doses.
     
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    For me it depends on the people I'm around. Being around some people gives me tons of energy, then there are people that being around them makes me feel like I'm going to die.
     
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    i'm strongly extrovert. I just enjoy being around people and socializing.
     
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    An introvert at home, but online i'm an extrovert.
     
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    Honestly, I'm an Introvert. You wouldn't know it by my typically bubbly behavior. I'm only happy and energetic around friends I know. Outside of that, I'm guarded and cold. I'm not a very trusting person of the world. But if it can be proven that I can trust a person, I open up bit by bit. I do give people a chance to prove it however. It's also my upbringing to. I've gained some more... bitter emotions growing up. I tend to like being alone and isolated from the world. Mostly stuff I've talked about before on here that have seen my blog posts.
     
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    Definitely extrovert, I spend a lot of time socializing IRL and the Internet.
     
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    A very people orientated introvert.
     
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    I'm definitely an introvert. I am WAY more comfortable by myself than I am around other people. I handle it a lot better than I used to but I still get jittery around a group of people. Especially if I don't know any of them.
     
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    I don't think you can see it as binary as that, you may be like 80% inrovert and 20% extrovert or something.

    But yeah, I'm clearly tending torwards being an introvert :p
     
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    I think I'm mostly an introvert, but I'm definitely not unsociable. I guess it's in between.
     
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    I am a flat out introvert, irl I just go about my business, and try to avoid people, unless I enjoy that persons company.
     
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    I'm one of those special idiots that are half-half. I took one of those insanely in-depth tests with over 50 quiz questions (found it on the internet), and I'm basically 50/50. Veering a few percentages over towards the extroverted side :D.
     
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    Hehe I may seem like a Extrovert, but i am a Introvert. I can't even bring over a friend after school cause by 10 minutes i lost all my energy and want them to leave
     
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    So the thing about introversion and extroversion is that the commonly cited definition is actually not true to the original theory. In fact, it is a subset of behaviours derived from the actual definition.

    In truth the only thing that Introversion and Extroversion directly impact is the direction of the person's focus. An introvert is more likely to respond well to internal interactions, whereas an extrovert will generally seek external interactions. The crucial difference is that these don't need to involve people in the least. A strongly extroverted person can, because of various circumstances, shun communication, but they will still in general spend more time seeking new experiences, starting new projects, etc. Conversely, a strongly F introvert can potentially spend most of their time around people, and even directly interacting with them, but this will almost always be a context that frames whatever activity they focus on. Keep in mind, though, this is a super contrived example, and not likely to happen in practice.

    Of course, the more common definition follows from the above one, because interacting with other people is a very externally oriented activity, and me-time, while different for everyone, is always going to be an internally focused pastime. An extrovert will generally find the latter tiring, and the other to not take much energy, and vice versa, unless the aforementioned other people are being super difficult, or the pastime is incredibly strenuous.

    The other thing people forget is that every one of the binaries in the Myers-Briggs model is a scale, and most people trend towards the middle of the scale, with roughly a 70/30 split in each binary. A person who is roughly down the middle on the introversion/extroversion scale is very common, so it's important not to over-fit yourself to either side.

    As for myself, I'm both heavily I and T leaning, so people aren't my thing in any way. Writing needlessly detailed responses though? I'm never against a short essay given a good topic.
     

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