User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 20

  1. #1
    garbage
    Guest

    Default So's who are introverts

    We needed one of these, too.

    I can see this phenomenon in the businessman or salesman type; one who is out in public, showing a cheery face and 'turnng it on' to the public during the day but loves his alone time. He uses social positioning as an innate source of security--he 'turns it on' when the situation calls, yet he is an introvert by nature.

    What say you?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sx/so
    Socionics
    Will
    Posts
    5,927

    Default

    The internet is a great way for introverts to get connected without the fuss and struggle of social gatherings in filthy public junkyards!

  3. #3
    Wake, See, Sing, Dance Cellmold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    5,810

    Default

    I dont know whether im out or in when it comes to I or E. It's like a bellybutton of the mind.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
    - A.A. Milne.

  4. #4
    Anew Leaf
    Guest

    Default

    I think @Vasilisa is a great example of an introvert SO first.

    She is very adept at getting conversations or activities rolling between people and vascilliating discourse that is interesting.

  5. #5
    4x9 cascadeco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    4 so/sp
    Posts
    6,931

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    We needed one of these, too.

    I can see this phenomenon in the businessman or salesman type; one who is out in public, showing a cheery face and 'turnng it on' to the public during the day but loves his alone time. He uses social positioning as an innate source of security--he 'turns it on' when the situation calls, yet he is an introvert by nature.

    What say you?
    This describes my ex very well. He's a very career-minded 3w2 so, and I think the 3 also heightens all of this and brings in more of a pressing concern for all of this. He's a techie sales-engineer sort, but is a system architect as far as path goes; but I think the 3so makes him a very unique sort of computer programmer/architect sort; he stands out a lot in his industry what with people skills/priority.

    I think it's also why he's so talkative and friendly when out in public, and I mistook him for an extrovert initially; he insists he's an introvert though and having gotten to know him, I definitely agree.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

    My Photography and Watercolor Fine Art Prints!!! Cascade Colors Fine Art Prints
    https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...Gd5N3NZZE52QjQ

  6. #6
    Iron Maiden fidelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    1w2 so/sx
    Posts
    11,134

    Default

    I'm a SO first introvert. The profession I'm in works pretty well with that I think - I need lots of people interaction, but also need time after to recharge a bit alone. If I don't have that during my day, it ends up coming out of my sleep time.

  7. #7
    i love skylights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    6w7 so/sx
    Socionics
    EII Ne
    Posts
    7,835

    Default

    I think I might have an INFJ 6w7 so/sp coworker. She's always keeping an eye out on everybody (in a positive way, she's protective) and is very focused on people trends - how a lot of people are out today because of X, or if it's quiet because of Y, etc. She's been with the company forever and is friendly with many people in upper management, and uses that as protection when she feels threatened (that in particular seems very so/sp 6 to me).

  8. #8
    garbage
    Guest

    Default

    Oh. Well. This is a thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    This describes my ex very well. He's a very career-minded 3w2 so, and I think the 3 also heightens all of this and brings in more of a pressing concern for all of this. He's a techie sales-engineer sort, but is a system architect as far as path goes; but I think the 3so makes him a very unique sort of computer programmer/architect sort; he stands out a lot in his industry what with people skills/priority.

    I think it's also why he's so talkative and friendly when out in public, and I mistook him for an extrovert initially; he insists he's an introvert though and having gotten to know him, I definitely agree.
    This, in turn, describes me very well. My background is all technical, but I've joined that background with an interest in psychology, sociology, and related fields. I'm also a hardcore team player by nature. Moreover, my job absolutely demands that we 'sell' ourselves, and my preferred tactic is to use a little bit of charm to get a foot in the door rather than prattle on about technical details that even I don't care about.

    Also,
    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    I need lots of people interaction, but also need time after to recharge a bit alone. If I don't have that during my day, it ends up coming out of my sleep time.
    this.

    I'd never thought about that last sentence, but it's very true of me.

    --

    In short, even introverts can be of the mind that we work best when we work together--or at least when we work toward common goals.

  9. #9
    this is my winter song EJCC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ESTJ
    Enneagram
    173 so/sx
    Posts
    18,448

    Default

    I think my dad might be INTP so/sp; he does exactly what you describe in the OP, @bologna. He's the most adept at using his inferior function productively, of almost anyone I know, always schmoozing, chatting with coworkers, making sure he gets to everyone equally. (He's also easily embarrassed, and will sometimes lecture me and my mom for embarrassing him in public, e.g. for bursting into song at the grocery store. ) He always seems to want to do the type of social things that involve seeing random people you know in large crowded spaces with a strict social code -- e.g. farmers markets, gallery showings -- as if it's some sort of duty for him to schmooze.

    But at the same time... he has no friends, and that's out of his own personal choice. He's completely compartmentalized, between his social self at work, and then plopping himself down in front of the TV/his laptop at home to recharge. (This is where I see his 5w6; I was convinced that he was some other type because I thought he was way too cheerful/social for that, but he said he related to it, so... )
    ~ g e t f e s t i v e ! ~


    EJCC: "The Big Questions in my life right now: 1) What am I willing to live with? 2) What do I have to live with? 3) What can I change for the better?"
    Coriolis: "Is that the ESTJ Serenity Prayer?"



    ESTJ - LSE - ESTj (mbti/socionics)
    1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
    want to ask me something? go for it!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Ene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    3,545

    Default

    I'm an introvert, but I can mingle, charm, dazzle and take control when I have to, but if left to my "rathers"...I'd rather be out hiking or walking through the woods and fields. I can literally work for hours and hours alone and be perfectly fine. I can also be in the public constantly but at the end of the day, I must find alone time, just like fidelia said.

Similar Threads

  1. Who are your Top Ten Favorite Fictional People
    By ladypinkington in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 187
    Last Post: 01-10-2015, 06:29 AM
  2. [so] Are there so sp who arent capitalists?
    By Vilku in forum Instinctual Subtypes
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 03-25-2013, 06:59 AM
  3. [sx] Sx's who are Introverts
    By Giggly in forum Instinctual Subtypes
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 06:03 PM
  4. [E5] So, tell me about INFP's who are type 5 enneagrams!
    By Nameless Hero in forum Enneatypes
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-20-2011, 10:45 AM
  5. Any introverts who are mistaken as extroverts by others?
    By IZthe411 in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 01-26-2010, 05:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO