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    I don't think it's an extravert thing, because my isfj would most likely have replied the same as lane777 did, and they are both introverts.

    Personally I don't like having too many friends, for me I have a best friend, and maybe 1 or 2 more friends who are not my best friend but I like them enough to expend more energy on maintaining the friendship.

    I watch people who have a load of friends and really don't know how they manage it because whenever I have thrown too many into the mix something has always gone horribly wrong at the end of it.

    For me 2 is company and 3 is a crowd, so when i socialise with my bare handful of friends it is always on an individual 1 to 1 basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
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    Anyhow listening more towards her reasons...
    "I want to know as many people as possible so I can help them, or enhance their lives"
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    This does sound like something an E would say, but I wouldn't decide that she was an E just based on that one aspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    Well a friend told me the other day.
    "I don't like having best friends, I prefer having lots of friendship" which sounds insane to me. She tries to create deep friendships, but it's probably difficult with the time and effort spaced out between everyone. Knowing a few people will mean that she has to spend all her time with the same people which is something I'd be happy to go along with~

    Anyhow listening more towards her reasons...
    "I want to know as many people as possible so I can help them, or enhance their lives"

    One of the stereotypes is that extraverts have more friendships but also many which aren't as deep.

    How many extraverts actually identify with the above idea? How about introverts?
    It sounds more of like an insecurity thing if ya ask me.

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    sounds like an F thing
    I don't wanna!

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    I've had best friends before. It's not like we wore rings to symbolize a commitment to each other. The title didn't mean anything, but it was a good way to describe our relationship. We were just good friends, like brothers. I don't see how that could lessen my ability to be friends with lots of other people. In fact, I think it's a great way to make more friends, unless you only hang out with each other. It's kind of funny when you're such great friends with somebody that you don't mind ignoring them when they come over to use your computer. It's almost like family. I don't need it in my life, but I don't reject it, either.

    I don't think it's an extrovert thing.
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    Back in high school, I was in a few classes with a very friendly, popular girl. She was nice to everyone. I remember one time she said that "Everybody is my friend!" I asked her, "How can you be friends with everybody? That's just not possible." But she insisted that she wanted to be friends with everyone.

    I thought she was exaggerating, because I couldn't comprehend that kind of attitude, but over time I realized she was serious. She really did just want to keep an open heart and an open mind to everyone. (For your info needs, she was definitely an Extroverted Feeler.)
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    i prefer deep relationships over many friends. i try to create as many connections/acquaintances as possible just so i have connections for whatever i might need in life. thats how i got my summer job. that is how i can record music professionally in a studio for free. that is how i have connections to custom car work. cheap american eagle clothing. i make a whole freaking lot of connections... but close friends are what really matters. i really only have 5 really deep friends and i would give up all my other connections just for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    How many extraverts actually identify with the above idea?
    I don't identify with it at all.
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    I can kind of relate to both... My closest friends are the most important to me, but I also like to have a lot of people in my life. I think you can have it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    I can kind of relate to both... My closest friends are the most important to me, but I also like to have a lot of people in my life. I think you can have it all!
    I've got to ask, are you a promiscuous little shrew? or is it truly a stereotype?

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