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do you think there are more introverts or extroverts?
Posted 9/15/13 , edited 9/16/13
i feel that there are more extroverts in the world than there are introverts...


just to be clear, introverts don't mean the same as being shy...
i think the difference between introverts and extroverts is that one does not enjoy socialising and the other do.


poll #2: Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Question: How do you feel about being an introvert? in a world presumably dominated by extroverts?
Posted 9/15/13 , edited 9/15/13
I think the numbers are roughly the same.

I'm an introvert XD And I feel perfectly fine about it. I don't think the world is dominated by extroverts. I do, however, think a lot of extroverts are stuck on a huge ego trip. The world isn't one way or another - a lot of the people who live in it currently are, imo. But that's possibly because they don't know how to accept people different than themselves.

Some people might act like they're one way to fit in; this is what helps me to believe that there are as many introverts as extroverts. Maybe some people are in the middle.

ALSO, we must take into account the fact that most people who are on this website appear to be introverted. We might see images of extroverts daily but, at the same time, not all introverts are out in the open.
Posted 9/16/13

anti-lambsacrifice wrote:

I think the numbers are roughly the same.

I'm an introvert XD And I feel perfectly fine about it. I don't think the world is dominated by extroverts. I do, however, think a lot of extroverts are stuck on a huge ego trip. The world isn't one way or another - a lot of the people who live in it currently are, imo. But that's possibly because they don't know how to accept people different than themselves.

Some people might act like they're one way to fit in; this is what helps me to believe that there are as many introverts as extroverts. Maybe some people are in the middle.

ALSO, we must take into account the fact that most people who are on this website appear to be introverted. We might see images of extroverts daily but, at the same time, not all introverts are out in the open.


Thanks for your input.
I think you made a good point; maybe introverts don't put themselves out there like extroverts do and so are misrepresented in real life.


I'm actually surprised by the poll results, I thought more people would agree with me... I totally feel like I'm surrounded by extroverts (in real life).
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there might be more introverts since our society has become more introverted with the internet and other technologies
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Tim_The_Enchanter wrote:

there might be more introverts since our society has become more introverted with the internet and other technologies


i think the internet allows introverts (like myself) to find an excuse to not be social as we prefer killing time on the internet...

but i don't think it prevents extroverts from being extroverts
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I'm Introvert and i know very few other introverts, most every friend of mine is extrovert. Or at least that's how they appear. Alot of them seem forced though. I don't really know.
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Posted 9/16/13
According to the 1998 National Representative Sample:

Total: 49.3% extroverts, 50.7% introverts

Males- 45.9% extroverts, 54.1% introverts

Females- 52.5% extroverts, 47.5% introverts

There just seems to be more extroverts than introverts because the Western world values extroverts over introverts. Worst case is that some people here will think something is wrong with you if you don't like flapping your gums and prefer secluding yourself indoors.
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i think the there are more introverts than extroverts.











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Posted 9/17/13
^Same. More introverts
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It seems to me like there are more extroverts than introverts, but when you're a fairly extreme introvert like me, I'd imagine that it's easy to see even other introverts as extroverted in comparison, so that probably skews my view a little. I consider myself to be the most introverted of my group of friends, and it's easy to forget that while they're usually more sociable and eager to 'do stuff' than I am, many of them also like their alone time.

I like being an introvert. As I said, I'm a fairly extreme example, and could be considered something of a recluse. I like getting together with my friends, but usually can't handle doing it two days in a row, or more than two or three times a week. Extroverts know that introverts exist, and people usually aren't too surprised when I tell them that I like to spend most of my time alone. My social life is comfortable, and I don't have much difficulty being accepted despite my hermit-like tendencies.

My only problem with it is that extroverts do receive preferential treatment in the professional world. Since the vast majority of jobs involve dealing with people in some way, people who like to work alone (especially those like me who chafe at giving or receiving orders or instructions) tend to have a rocky time finding work, especially work that they enjoy.

Extroversion promotes social order. Connectedness makes it easier to influence people and gather them together to achieve goals, and so extroverts tend to land advanced positions far more often than introverts. Our culture places a high value on leadership, to the extent that it outweighs expertise or focus, which tend to be the domains of introverts.
Posted 9/18/13

Bavalt wrote:

It seems to me like there are more extroverts than introverts, but when you're a fairly extreme introvert like me, I'd imagine that it's easy to see even other introverts as extroverted in comparison, so that probably skews my view a little. I consider myself to be the most introverted of my group of friends, and it's easy to forget that while they're usually more sociable and eager to 'do stuff' than I am, many of them also like their alone time.

I like being an introvert. As I said, I'm a fairly extreme example, and could be considered something of a recluse. I like getting together with my friends, but usually can't handle doing it two days in a row, or more than two or three times a week. Extroverts know that introverts exist, and people usually aren't too surprised when I tell them that I like to spend most of my time alone. My social life is comfortable, and I don't have much difficulty being accepted despite my hermit-like tendencies.

My only problem with it is that extroverts do receive preferential treatment in the professional world. Since the vast majority of jobs involve dealing with people in some way, people who like to work alone (especially those like me who chafe at giving or receiving orders or instructions) tend to have a rocky time finding work, especially work that they enjoy.

Extroversion promotes social order. Connectedness makes it easier to influence people and gather them together to achieve goals, and so extroverts tend to land advanced positions far more often than introverts. Our culture places a high value on leadership, to the extent that it outweighs expertise or focus, which tend to be the domains of introverts.


You understand me perfectly...

I think I'm an extreme introvert as well, I get incredibly tired from just one hour of conversation with this little kid.... (this is why I'll probably never have kids).

I find that I do enjoy being with people, but I just don't really enjoy talking, and this is a problem as sometimes people think I hate them.



It's also true about the preference given to extroverts in terms of jobs and career seeking, people are always underestimating me when I tell them I'm a teacher... because I'm so quiet, they're always wondering how a quiet person can become a teacher... (even the principal who interviewed me said this).
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Posted 9/18/13
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Close to an equal amount, but I'd say there are a few more introverts.

I'm both an introvert and an extrovert, I'm shyer around people who I am a stranger to, but around my friends, I am a chatterbox.
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You guys also have to remember that a majority of the world do not live in a 1st world situation where they can spend time inside watching anime or browsing the internet. A lot of people have to work most of the day every day and literally can't afford to be introverted unless they're sick or old. Idunno how you'd measure that.

As for me, I don't know if I'm either but I do like socializing with people. I love making people laugh and having conversations about things we have in common. I'm just really shy and stiff when in unknown situations and am not at all comfortable talking to people I don't know. I pretty much have to drink every time to not be a stuttering idiot when talking to people I'm not comfortable with. Also there are many times where I get really tired of talking to people who try to talk to me everyday and just want time by myself. I basically would just start to ignore people who talk to me everyday unless they're an attractive female, which is a pretty terrible thing to do and have tried to stop doing so and give everyone a chance.
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