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    lol...why can we be susceptible to paranoia? Not that I'm doubting, just asking for you to explain your reasoning.
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    At least one study found no relationship between extraversion/introversion and having an internal/external locus of control. They did find a relationship between external locus of control and neuroticism, which makes sense.

    One (non-MBTI-based) theory of extraversion vs introversion has to do with baseline level of neurological arousal. Those with a high baseline level (introverts) need only a minimal amount of external stimulation to be in an optimal range. Those with a low baseline level (extraverts) need more external stimulation to be in an optimal range.

    In addition, other studies have shown that introverts tend to be more reactive to external stimuli (like salivating more when they taste lemon juice) that extraverts are. That also fits well with preferring less external stimuli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    Being more engaged by the world external to your mind than by the world internal to your mind.

    Edit, I just realized I've responded to two of your Psych posts in a row. Frustrating class?
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    I think this is also why ENFPs can be susceptible to paranoia.
    Haha! Um! Wth yo! Why are you calling us paranoid out of the blue like that what could this possibly have to do with that?
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    Pattern recognition of Ne + harmony sensitivity of Fi = paranoia.

    EDIT: Also, I hope you don't feel I was attacking you ENFPs. :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle View Post
    Pattern recognition of Ne + harmony sensitivity of Fi = paranoia.

    EDIT: Also, I hope you don't feel I was attacking you ENFPs. :p
    Thanks for clarifying. I can't speak for Lady X but I certainly didn't feel attacked. I thought you were probably teasing, which is why I responded with "lol."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle View Post
    Pattern recognition of Ne + harmony sensitivity of Fi = paranoia.

    EDIT: Also, I hope you don't feel I was attacking you ENFPs. :p
    There are a number of other types more susceptible to paranoia than ENFPs. Rather, ENFPs are susceptible to a more general situational worry. I imagine cynical skepticism would be held more by NTs and STJs over others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakysage View Post
    There are a number of other types more susceptible to paranoia than ENFPs. Rather, ENFPs are susceptible to a more general situational worry. I imagine cynical skepticism would be held more by NTs and STJs over others.
    I think they can end up seeming needy to other people because they often need more external data to confirm or disprove the feeling they have. The paranoia seems like a situational one to me, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle View Post
    I think they can end up seeming needy to other people because they often need more external data to confirm or disprove the feeling they have. The paranoia seems like a situational one to me, for sure.
    This is very true, especially, for me, in relationships.

    I am an enneagram 6 so this is probably exacerbated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briochick View Post
    Can someone please PLEASE define "extroversion" for me because my personality text book has given no less than five definitions and none of them are really even near "being exceptionally socially active or outgoing," as is the general colloquial definition I was raised on.
    Its what the I people refuse to accept as a part of life
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    Extraversion can actually be really frustrating, though, which it seems like introverts don't grasp. They might experience their related struggles in the midst of people, which to them seems worse, but we experience our struggles when we are alone, which is more stressful for us. And extraversion is no guarantee of being skilled with people. It just means you process better when you're around external stimulation.

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