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  • Introvert: Yes.

    14 22.95%
  • Introvert: Somewhat.

    10 16.39%
  • Introvert: No

    27 44.26%
  • Extrovert: Yes.

    5 8.20%
  • Extrovert: Somewhat.

    3 4.92%
  • Extrovert: No.

    2 3.28%
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    Minister of Propagandhi ajblaise's Avatar
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    Default Are introverts pickier eaters?

    So I read about some studies that said introverts are more stimulated by their sense of smell and that extroverts rate unpleasant smells as less intense and unpleasant as introverts do. I'm wondering if the same might be true for taste and if that makes introverts more likely to be picky eaters.

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    I'm fairly introverted, and I love really strong, exotic foods. But then, I'm also a 7.
    I think I think more than you think I think.

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    Holy Shit.

    I've never realized it before but you could be right.

    My INFP sister is the pickiest eat I've ever seen. She not only is picky about food, but when she goes to eat something, she picks at it, studies it, smells it, and makes sure it's completely safe to eat. She sticks her nose up at a lot of new food and won't go anywhere near a salad. True statement.

    A close friend who's an INFJ is also fairly picky. I sit with her at lunch in school and she brings the same thing everyday- peanut butter and banana sandwich, carrots, and usually an apple. I ask her how she can go through the whole year eating the same thing everyday and she claims it's really all she likes.

    I think it may be related to how strong introverts can be a bit stubborn and unwilling to go out on a limb and try some new food. I know this is a general statement because I bet there are a ton of introverts that aren't picky at all. As for the two people I described, it seems as though they are scared to leave their little boxes and see what else there is to explore which I think may be a key factor, but I'm always telling my INFP sister she needs to explore more because she doesn't know what she's missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyGrass View Post
    I'm fairly introverted, and I love really strong, exotic foods. But then, I'm also a 7.
    Strong exotic foods? Hmm..and you're an introvert.

    OH, but you're a 7! Oh, makes sense, no wonder!.

    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    As Ive grown older, Ive become less picky in my food tastes.

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    aj, are you picky with food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    As Ive grown older, Ive become less picky in my food tastes.
    It's because you're getting around more. I think it's safe to say you've been around the block a couple tree times, you know what I mean? You're a downtown man..
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    It's because you're getting around more. I think it's safe to say you've been around the block a couple tree times, you know what I mean? You're a downtown man..

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    I was very very picky as a kid.

    As an adult, I'm much more adventurous... but I still have a tendency to find something I like and then fixate on it rather than trying new stuff. (It's a risk management thing, partly.)
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