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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:15 PM

Do you consider yourself to be

An introvert?

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Reply Do you consider yourself to be (Original post)
Dreampuff Apr 2021 OP
Laffy Kat Apr 2021 #1
no_hypocrisy Apr 2021 #2
applegrove Apr 2021 #3
dameatball Apr 2021 #4
dweller Apr 2021 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 2021 #6
paleotn Apr 2021 #7
blueinredohio Apr 2021 #8
Lord Ludd Apr 2021 #9
Dreampuff Apr 2021 #18
WyLoochka Apr 2021 #10
Warpy Apr 2021 #15
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2021 #19
Marie Marie Apr 2021 #11
wendyb-NC Apr 2021 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #13
Nay Apr 2021 #14
LizBeth Apr 2021 #16
yonder Apr 2021 #17
Dreampuff Apr 2021 #20
Irish_Dem May 2021 #21

Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:18 PM

1. Mostly, yes.

Although I can exert myself when it's called for; it doesn't bother me.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:24 PM

2. I can swing both ways, but if I had my "druthers,"

I prefer my solitary company to that of others. I'm not antisocial as much as I've just about had enough of "People" after decades of giving them a chance.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:50 PM

3. Yes. But was brought up with extroverted cousins. Put me in a fun situation with a group

or when i used to drink and you would not know it. But very introverted otherwise.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:50 PM

4. Probably so, but my working life sort of forced me into a different mode for a long time.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:53 PM

5. Yes

and am happy that way

✌🏻

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:04 PM

6. Not really, that said, I have been mostly isolated the past year

and I can find enough to keep me busy at my place. Just got the 1st shot and waiting to get the 2nd....it will be nice to have a higher level of security, although I will be wearing my masks for the foreseeable future.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:04 PM

7. I don't mind being alone.

But usually I enjoy the company of a few close friends. Large groups exhaust me. So yes, I'm a bit of an introvert.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:13 PM

8. Yep and happy to be that way.

I can do public if I have to but I'd rather not.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:57 PM

9. No lifestyle changes for me due to Covid

Same as it ever was & ever will beÖ

"All human evil comes from a single cause: Man's inability to sit still in a room."
-- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

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Response to Lord Ludd (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:03 PM

18. What an interesting quote!

I will have to write that one down in my scrapbook.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:03 PM

10. Yes, INTP Myers Briggs type

Has been constant over the years.

Can go for two decades or so and think that my "type" may have morphed with age and various life experiences, then check in only to find it's still INTP.

Refresher on MBT: INTP introverted, intuitive, thinking, perceiving.

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Response to WyLoochka (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:27 AM

15. INTJ here, consistently flunk the AQ tests

not that it makes much of a difference at this point, it just explains a lot.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:17 PM

11. Yes, and proud of it.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:49 PM

12. Pretty much.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:05 PM

13. Speaking only for myself,

I always used to describe myself as a shy person. People would fall on the floor laughing. Apparently, my perception of myself and how others saw me were very different thing.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:15 AM

14. Yes, but I learned to act like an extrovert when needed. nt

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 03:22 AM

16. People are very easy for me and I talk to them everywhere. They tell me their life stories.

Not a person I have met I cannot have a conversation with. But I isolate. I donít think I like being around people often. If I say hi to a couple people when I walk my dog I feel like Iíve had my people time. And then I donít need to be around people the rest of the day. I live alone. I like that. I have pondered if Iím an introvert but I donít feel like it. But I donít need people either.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:56 PM

17. Damn straight, now leave me alone.

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Response to yonder (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:10 PM

20. Cute!

Really interesting answers.

I believe that I was born as an introvert, like my dad was, but for years it was not socially acceptable so between school and my extroverted mother and brother, I had to come out of my shell. Outwardly, I was able to cope my way through school and the life of work. I don't think many people knew that I really treasured my alone time and was worn out from social activity.

Yet I think the change I had to make left me less centered then I should be. At times I get too chatty and I think it is to calm my uneasiness in social situations. I feel very tense and crowds and public speaking horrifies me.

I am finally at the time in my life where I can spend as little time as I want out with others. I can totally relate to the person who said chatting with others while they are out walking their dog is enough social interaction.

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Response to Dreampuff (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 08:05 PM

21. I am an INFJ.

A rare MB typecode.

I know that I don't fit in with the rest of the world. But I do my best.

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