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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 11:21 PM

Psychological type and religion/church? [View all]

Reading a thread just now on this forum I realized that the article in the OP was fairly obviously written by an extroverted person, the author was going on and on about the value of community and a meeting space and groups and all I could think of was how wearying it would be to deal with groups of people all the time. I'm fine with up to about half a dozen people I know fairly well or a large completely anonymous crowd where I don't have to interact except perhaps superficially like a concert but interacting with strangers or near strangers on a relatively prolonged basis is mentally or emotionally tiring and I want to get away to somewhere more solitary fairly quickly. Put me in a cocktail party with a bunch of strangers and it's my idea of Purgatory.

To be blunt I'm an introvert, not an extreme one but I have the tendency and being alone quite a bit doesn't bother me much if at all because I'm good at amusing myself, I always have something I want to learn or see or a book to read a project to work on, people who are wrong on the internet and so on.

Anyone else find the idea of getting together with a largish group like a church not super attractive?

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Fumesucker Feb 2015 OP
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Act_of_Reparation Feb 2015 #12
TM99 Feb 2015 #7
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #9
NeoGreen Feb 2015 #11
elleng Feb 2015 #10
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