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Introvert or Extrovet?  

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  1. 1. I am:

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Hey! :D

Just thought I'd ask people an intersting question: What sort of person do you see yourself to be? More inside? More Outgoing? And when I say "person," I mean even before acne, before skin issues. Just want to see if we have something alike in this way. Thanks for being honest and thanks for your answers!

And just to make it SUPER clear:

From Wikipedia -

Introvet:

Introversion is "the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life". Introverts tend to be low-key, deliberate, and relatively less engaged in social situations. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, drawing, watching movies, and using computers. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, composer and inventor are all highly introverted. An introverted person is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people (although they tend to enjoy interactions with close friends). They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate.

Introversion is not the same as shyness. Introverts choose solitary over social activities by preference, whereas shy people avoid social encounters out of fear.

An introvert is energized when alone. Introverts tend to "fade" when with people and can easily become overstimulated with too many others around. Introverts tend to think before speaking.

Extrovert:

Extraversion is "the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self". Extraverts tend to enjoy human interactions and to be enthusiastic, talkative, assertive, and gregarious. They take pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political groups. Acting, teaching, directing, managing, brokering are fields that favor extraversion. An extraverted person is likely to enjoy time spent with people and find less reward in time spent alone. They enjoy risk-taking and often show leadership abilities.

An extravert is energized when around other people. Extraverts tend to "fade" when alone and can easily become bored without other people around. Extraverts tend to think as they speak. When given the chance, an extravert will talk with someone else rather than sit alone and think.

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Hey! :D

Just thought I'd ask people an intersting question: What sort of person do you see yourself to be? More inside? More Outgoing? And when I say "person," I mean even before acne, before skin issues. Just want to see if we have something alike in this way. Thanks for being honest and thanks for your answers!

And just to make it SUPER clear:

From Wikipedia -

Introvet:

Introversion is "the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life". Introverts tend to be low-key, deliberate, and relatively less engaged in social situations. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, drawing, watching movies, and using computers. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, composer and inventor are all highly introverted. An introverted person is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people (although they tend to enjoy interactions with close friends). They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate.

Introversion is not the same as shyness. Introverts choose solitary over social activities by preference, whereas shy people avoid social encounters out of fear.

An introvert is energized when alone. Introverts tend to "fade" when with people and can easily become overstimulated with too many others around. Introverts tend to think before speaking.

Extrovert:

Extraversion is "the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self". Extraverts tend to enjoy human interactions and to be enthusiastic, talkative, assertive, and gregarious. They take pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political groups. Acting, teaching, directing, managing, brokering are fields that favor extraversion. An extraverted person is likely to enjoy time spent with people and find less reward in time spent alone. They enjoy risk-taking and often show leadership abilities.

An extravert is energized when around other people. Extraverts tend to "fade" when alone and can easily become bored without other people around. Extraverts tend to think as they speak. When given the chance, an extravert will talk with someone else rather than sit alone and think.

I AM AN INTROVET AN I MARRIED AN EXTRAVERT(OF COURSE HE HAS PERFECT SKIN SO IT'S EASY FOR HIM TO BE HIMSELF).

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OMG, i've never read the actual definition of an introvert, but as i was reading the passage from Wiki, i couldn't believe that it literally describes me perfectly! freaky...

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I enjoy other people's company but I'm def an intro. I think people need to realize that introvert is not synonymous with anti-social. Sure company is fine, but it is also tiring. When I'm alone is when I am energized.

I heard a saying once, "If a person is bored by themself [in both senses] it is because they themselves are boring, empty of anything worth consideration."

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Used to be extrovert in highschool up until about 11th grade. I was always pretty outgoing and had a ton of friends. Drug use and depression made me an outcast and I lost a lot of my friends. Not only did I become an introvert over the years but I lost key "growing" years I should've done in highschool that were impacted. Growing in the sense of socializing better and not caring what others think and being able to be myself. Now I don't know who I am really. I feel like there's a 2-3 year void in my life and that's when I was smoking weed 5+ times a day and doing pills and stuff. Really stupid decision on my part but oh well. I haven't done anything in over a year and my life is definitely on track again, it just sucks because I feel behind compared to where I should be. I've become pretty quiet and shy. It's also probably the reason I'm self conscious about my skin or about anything for that matter. I've been able to become more social but something is lacking that was there before. I used to have a flare, I used to be noticed by people and have that aura around me where everyone wanted to be around me and I'd just be completely confident. Now there's always something in the way but I feel I'm slowly getting over it as each day passes. Oh well, live and learn I guess. It was just a phase of my life and I feel that the best times of my life are ahead of me.

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Used to be extrovert in highschool up until about 11th grade. I was always pretty outgoing and had a ton of friends. Drug use and depression made me an outcast and I lost a lot of my friends. Not only did I become an introvert over the years but I lost key "growing" years I should've done in highschool that were impacted. Growing in the sense of socializing better and not caring what others think and being able to be myself. Now I don't know who I am really. I feel like there's a 2-3 year void in my life and that's when I was smoking weed 5+ times a day and doing pills and stuff. Really stupid decision on my part but oh well. I haven't done anything in over a year and my life is definitely on track again, it just sucks because I feel behind compared to where I should be. I've become pretty quiet. It's also probably the reason I've become self conscious about my skin. I've been able to become more social but something's still lacking that was there before. I used to have a flare for it and just be completely confident. Now there's always something in the way but I feel I'm slowly getting over it as each day passes.

Oh well, live and learn I guess. It was just a phase of my life and I feel that the best times of my life are ahead.

That's depression, low self esteem, and/or anxiety, not introversion. This is why people have such a negative view of introverts :wall:

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I'm really not to sure to be honest, both definitions seem to apply to me, I like my alone time but I really enjoy socialising to a huge extent, I suppose it's fair to say I have my moments at different times.

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That's depression, low self esteem, and/or anxiety, not introversion. This is why people have such a negative view of introverts :wall:

Yeah.. but I'm still an introvert. I fit the description too well. Those things I mentioned are just other factors I had to deal with due to things that happened in my life when I was younger and drug use. I know those things don't define an introvert and they don't define me either. It's basically a phase I went through that I'm recovering from now. Sorry if I made it sound like those are things that all introverts fit in to because it's not at all. I know plenty of introverts that are completely different from me in a lot of ways. That's just my story...

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I'm both, but my introvert side is only due to acne. When I'm clear, I seriously talk to anyone that wants to talk, and conversations don't become hard to strike up. I'll still converse when I have acne, but I wont be as dynamic as I am when I dont have anything on my face because I feel a little self conscious.

I think everyone is a bit of both in some ways. And the 90% thing the poster above me said can't really be true. Just because you come on a message board doesn't mean you're an introvert.

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People are still confusing introversion with shyness & social anxiety. Having poor social skills doesn't make you an introvert. This drives me crazy because I feel like introversion is very misunderstood and like most things misunderstood, seen in a negative light. It's simply unfair...

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I love to read, write, listen and be alone for quite long periods. I am shy and anxious a lot of the time too but I am beating that side of myself, yet I still prefer my own company to almost anybody else. I wish I had this brooding intelligence thing going on though, unfortunately not all introverts are subtle, misunderstood thinkers like Emily Bronte or (dare I say it) Mr Weller.

EDIT: Its interesting to think about what kind of people attract to one another as well, do introverts go for the same or do they need that other outspoken half and vice versa? I must admit I don't think I could stand being dragged around to parties with an extroverted partner but at the same time I reckon opposites genuinely do attract and that kind of thing happens all the time with couples.

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Yea there was a thread on this not too long ago, but it's still fun to discuss.

Siouxsie is right though. People confuse introverts so much, it's frustrating. My friends don't understand me when I leave early to go home or don't feel like going to a loud bar or friend's house with many people. I rarely have the need to be with others, but for many extroverts I know it's the opposite. They can't stand being alone for long periods of time.

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I am sure most of the people in this board are gonna be introverts because the wikipedia definition itself says that "Introverts often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, drawing, watching movies, and using computers."

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I'm introverted without a doubt. :) I need to be completely alone, online company incluced for atleast 1/4 of my time awake, otherwise I feel like I'm without air or something. I think introverts are very misunderstood by the general population and were often veiwed as rude or anti-social etc. for our actions, and well lack there of, but thats not how it really is, we just need our space and our time alone to thrive and re-energize. Its funny, my sister is the DEFINITION of an extrovert in every aspect, she'll be home w/ out going "out" for like a day and she starts saying things like "I'm dying! I need to get out of this house! I haven't been anywhere or seen my friends in FOREVER!!!" and she is dead serious, lol... where as I'm the total opposite... if I ever go "out" I'm going to need atleast a few days to recuperate from it, lol.

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I'm both, but my introvert side is only due to acne. When I'm clear, I seriously talk to anyone that wants to talk, and conversations don't become hard to strike up. I'll still converse when I have acne, but I wont be as dynamic as I am when I dont have anything on my face because I feel a little self conscious.

I think everyone is a bit of both in some ways. And the 90% thing the poster above me said can't really be true. Just because you come on a message board doesn't mean you're an introvert.

then you aren't an introvert. You're an extrovert.

of course everyone can be both. But there's an underlying preference when it comes to how one's energy is affected by interaction with others. Introverts are often drained by social interaction and need more 'me' time whereas extroverts are stimulated by being social and thus like more social time.

The reason I said that I would predict that 90% of the posters on here would be introverted is because I figure posting frequently on a messageboard can be a big introvert thing and most of the people on here I would suppose would lean more toward introversion.

and lookie there I was close (it's at 87% now). :D

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I don't know, I suspect that many people on here feel they are "introverted" simply because they have acne. Clear skin does wonders for your confidence, and in turn, your personality.

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I'm introverted in every sense of the word. Being around people for extended periods of time overwhelms me. I definitely need alone time everyday, otherwise I become grumpy. My acne has never affected my introversion since I've been this way long before I even got my first pimple. I'm pretty confident and I don't have trouble talking to people, I just prefer to keep to myself. :shrug:

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I'm introverted. I don't cope very well with being around others for a significant period of time and I'm generally happier on my own and away from social situations.

I do agree with you Siouxie, about introversion and social anxiety/self-consciousness in social situations getting frequently linked and mixed up by some people when there can really be such a world of difference between them. I've known people who have been confident in themselves and perfectly able in social situations but who, at their core, just aren't ones to be very 'out there' socially and who would much rather spend time by themselves. Yet, at the mention of the word 'introversion' sometimes people automatically conjur up thoughts of social awkwardness and being anti-social, when this just isn't necessarily the case. I suffer from social anxiety, which isn't helped by my skin, but I'm still introverted by nature and even had I been blessed with fantastic skin, that still wouldn't change... and neither would it if by chance I was more apt socially. I understand when people say they've become introverted because of their skin worsening, but if you want to be around people and have previously enjoyed being social, you're still extroverted rather than introverted, it's just that you've had a nasty kick to your confidence.... it still doesn't change what you are at heart.

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