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Personality - Introvercy verses Extrovercy

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago

    Introvert or extrovert...

    Which one are you?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are introvercy and extrovercy actual words?


      I'm introverted, usually.
      I was painfully shy as a child/teenager.
      It can be a real handicap.

      Still that way at times.
      But sometimes, especially when it comes to serious issues, I've learned to be a lot more extroverted.  I'm half a century old;  I finally realized my thoughts/opinions/beliefs/ are as valid as anyone else's; figured it was about time I made myself heard.

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        europewalkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Brenda, you couldn't have said it better. I was that same child and it took me along time to speak my mind!

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        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think it's introversion and extroversion, actually.

        I wrote a Hub about being an introvert.  The definition isn't as straightforward as you might think!  Years ago, my sister was doing psych at university and put me through a battery of tests - seems I'm an extroverted introvert.  Or was it an introverted extrovert?

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    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    Introvert.

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    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Introvert in person, extrovert online..lol

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      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ha, same same!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol I'm like prettydarkhorse on that one. TOTAL introvert in person but when it comes to being online extrovert smile

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    SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago

    I could be either at any particular time...usually fits what is needed!

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    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Combination smile

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    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I'm very, very introverted at first. But if you make a point to try to get to know me, boy are you in for it!

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    Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago

    Introverted unless around friends.  Life of the party then. smile

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    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    extrovert extrovert and extrovert !

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    Both in ways. Introvert in that I enjoy my quiet time alone, but extrovert when I'm with other people big_smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    From one ex-introvert to another (ha)---Nice to meet you, europewalker.

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    I'm just over the top and out of Control, can't be stopped baby!

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    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    I'm a very low-key. laid back, simple, and behind the scenes extrovert smile?

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    Maximus591posted 7 years ago

    Nobody is either introvert or extrovert. That's too simple a definition.

    Even the most introvert of personalities will occasionally step over the dividing line and become extrovert. The reverse is also true for extroverts. Personalities fall along a spectrum with introversion and extroversion at opposite ends.

    But most here will have personalities that veer towards introversion. That is obvious.

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    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    I am now, and always have been, 100% extrovert.

    There isn't a human being that knows me who could come up with any evidence stating otherwise.

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There will be plenty of times in your life when your personality will have tip toed towards introversion... for you not to know that, indicates you don't know yourself too well.

      100% extroversion? 

      Poppycock.

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    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    hmmm...both with a tendancy to being an extrovert

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    Tamarii2posted 7 years ago

    I lived in one state for 20 years and I was an introvert.

    I moved to another state became an extrovert...different life styles. So it's possible.

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    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    Have totally no idea which one I am... depends on the mood?!

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    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    extrovert in tne internet, introvert in person...thats me...

  19. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    Are there some proper tests on that? Would be nice to check..

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes that would be nice..

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There are loads of psychological tests on personality.

      But even if you find that your personality type is 'extrovert' it's still meaningless. Because you will never be 'extrovert' at all times, in all situations in your life. Even the most extrovert of personalities will experience self doubt and retreat into a more introverted state when they are faced with certain challenges.

      1. Black Lilly profile image60
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But then it should work the other way round too - you can not be introvert at all times, right?
        Still there should be one of those that prevails. Or not?

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely.

          You're catching on fast. Perhaps there is hope for you afterall. 

          Even an introverted personality will have moments when they let their hair down and dance with the extroverts. It's just that those moments will not have the same frequency as those with an extrovert personality type.  The key here, is understanding which personality state you are in most of the time - extroverted or introverted?

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            Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Let hair down and dance? Extrovert then, more than 100%.

            And... be normal, please... you're nice when you do not bitch on somebody.

 
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