I share the same sentiment, I absolutely dread starting new threads and like the others here, I only do so when I am 100% certain the idea would work or have gained enough support for it. For an online community I've been involved with since 2004, I have created a measly seven topics! I'm more confident about it now as I usually get a good number of responses, but yikes, I would still avoid it if I can! That's why I love discussing ideas on a one-on-one basis, so I can have a back-up plan for those drawbacks before I present my arguments to the public & have it smashed logically into smithereens. (I don't mind if this is done privately, I'd just loathe for it to be done publicly.) Could this be the self-fulling prophecy of an INTJ's need to be 'right'?