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Post Reply Introvert, Extrovert, or a bit of both?
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Posted 3/13/17 , edited 3/14/17
Introvert. I'm terribly shy and I usually don't like it when people I don't know or I
m not close to talk to me because it makes things awkward and I don't know how to deal with that.
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At this point, I'm inclined to say somewhere in between the two.
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/14/17
both
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I don't usually share things about myself, hell it's even hard typing about it here. Mostly because I'm almost all but certain that no one will pay attention to this anyway. That's fine though, I didn't come here for pity, but to maybe try that whole...I dunno, share with a community thing.

I think what I am, is an introvert that over the course of time, has learned how to pretend to be an extrovert. I feel recharged, secure and pretty much all around all right when I'm in the comfort of my own home. But as I go out into the world for whatever reason, if I don't have my headset with me so that I can listen to whatever song I have set to infinitely loop that day- I feel my energy leeching away.

When I have to interact with most people, that sensation increases and I will eventually either look for or create some way to leave the conversation, even if I have to resort to outright lying. There are some people, very few and far inbetween- that I can find refreshing to talk to, but even they have their time limits to interaction before I start to crave a way out back to my solace.

Sometimes I don't mean to, but I'll just start refocusing on whatever it was I was doing as they're mid-sentence. I understand perfectly that they're still talking to me, but a war wages inside my head because a part of me actively doesn't want to listen to them because I want to be left alone so much it's making me agitated, and the other part of me is both upset and ashamed that I can't just WANT to take the time to be a decent friend to someone.

I decline being invited to things, but I'm happy overall that I was thought of to begin with, and I don't have very many physical people (I can count them all on no fingers) I can share my hobbies of anime and gaming with (gaming I can share with those very rare people who manage to tolerate me, none of them enjoy anime). It would be nice to have more people to share that with, but more often than not I find individuals whose... excitability far exceeds normal standards for me.

Anyway...I guess thanks for reading/listening or whatever it is we want to quantify it as.

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I've always been more introverted, but it really depends on who's around.
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JTLYK, by psychological definition, an introvert is one who gains energy or "recharges" when alone. Therefore, they can be outgoing and social, but can get exhausted after lots of interaction. (called an "outgoing introvert")

An extrovert gains energy when around other people. Being alone would get exhausting to them and they "recharge" by interaction.

Personally, I lie in the outgoing introvert area. Of course it depends on the situation, but I usually enjoy being social, using energy gained from alone time to do so.
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Friend of mine once said I'm extrovert with shyness. Guess that fits pretty well tbh. I need to talk to friends or family often, rather everyday. I talk much and fast, I can make friends with people relatively fast but on the other hand I'm really shy and it needs much time I'm comfortable with some people.
Best example is the current situation: Started university in september and I didn't have anything to do with most of the people there 'cause I felt too old (dunno, most of the people there are around 19/20. Being 25 is not that much of a big gap but eh, I just felt strange around them) and I didn't want to be the first to talk. After some time (january) I talked with a girl that started in my course the same time and know we've become friends, after some chatting and hanging around in university. It's just what I meant, when I've overcome my shyness I can be really open to people around me.

I'm just one of these people who can't do the first step.
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I used to be an introvert, but I can say with a high degree of confidence that I'm an extrovert now.

I'm assuming that introvert phase was just a little pre-teen awkwardness.
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/15/17
I'm a big introvert. I think I always been. I mean I am not an hermit or anything. I am shy yes, but that is not the problem.

I mostly found human to human interaction to be tiresome especially that nowadays I feel like people would be more interested speaking to their phone than me most of the time. Anyway, for me staying in middle of a group or being followed around for too long tend to raise my frustration as I feel less and less compelled to speak with the said people later on.

I do have a small group of friends and i am not shy to speak to people if they come speak to me, but I am rarely the one that will go to the people first.
Posted 6/4/17 , edited 6/4/17
Introvert. I just keep to myself most of the time.
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depends on my mood desu
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You don't know the definitions to be mixing them together like that
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Introverted. I'm quiet and like to do my own thing rather than hang out with people all the time.
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Posted 6/5/17 , edited 6/6/17

TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

Extrovert = at school

Introvert everywhere else

And I wasn't always introverted, really started when I was getting into my Preteens tbh


Same with me,the older I got, the more introverted I became.I've got to the point were I'm completely socially inept outside of close friends.
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Posted 6/5/17 , edited 6/6/17
I'm an extrovert now, people are more accepting where I live right now. I used to be an introvert due because the people where I used to live, well the majority of them were rednecks (got death threats for my nationality, mail stolen, then receiving mail from unknown people with swastikas on the letters, or people calling me nazi often)
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