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    Retired Member Wonkavision's Avatar
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    Default E vs. I - Not About Socializing

    The following is a quote from "What Type Am I?", by Renee Baron.

    BARON:
    Those who prefer Extraverting get their energy from the outer world of people, activities, and things.
    (Notice how she includes THINGS, not just people and activites)

    BARON:
    Those who prefer Introverting get their energy from their inner world of ideas, impressions, and thoughts.

    The key difference between Extraversion and Introversion is not whether someone talks a lot or not, but whether they get energy from the OUTER WORLD or their own INNER WORLD.

    The next important point is that what people DO with that energy varies.

    Extraverts get energy from the outside world.
    Sometimes Extraverts pour that energy into more talking and socializing, and
    sometimes they pour it into a solitary activity.

    Introverts get energy from their own inner world.
    Sometimes they pour that energy into more solitary activities, and sometimes they pour that energy into talking and socializing.


    In conclusion, you can not tell whether someone is an Extravert or an Introvert solely on the basis of how much they talk or socialize.

    It would be nice if it were that simple, but understanding personality type goes beyond looking at the surface of things.


    (By the way---

    The original title of this post was "E vs. I Made Simple"

    I changed the title because I decided it was innapropriate.

    My point was not to provide a way to determine whether someone is E or I.

    My point was that the amount of talking and socializing one does is not a reliable indication of E or I.
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    Last edited by Wonkavision; 07-27-2009 at 09:19 AM.

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    It's good that someone finally posted something to simplify E and I. No more of this "socializing or not" nonsense.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    One of the best posts in a while. If only all of the extraverts claiming to be introverted would read this. Including, and especially, the ENxPs

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    yeah that's good information wonka, thanks

    i'm an e but not everyone would think so...i think.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    You can call me an ENTP if you like.:rolleyes2: I don't see the point, but I don't care either.

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    Thanks Wonka! That makes so much more sense. From that I am definitely an extrovert.

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    By that measure I am an extravert.
    Act your age not your enneagram number.

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    Yeah, I'm an extrovert if that's the definition.

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    According to that definition, I am definitely E and not I.
    But I am still me.
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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    I'm still an I! Yay!
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