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    Default can Introverts ever beat Extroverts in being 'social' ?

    what do you think?
    again, this is very much like the question of nature .vs. nurture,
    but I just want to know your opinion (either from personal experiences, or some valid researches) on this matter.

    Can Introverts people, if being 'pushed' by surrounding circumstances, or even by his/her own desire/motivation to become social (or, being more extrovert) , can ever become on par, or beat the Extroverts people?
    i've heard that Introverts doesn't always mean shy, awkward-socially kind of folks, so my guess is, perhaps Introverts can change into being Extroverts, if given very hard discpline and time? or not?
    what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niki View Post
    i've heard that Introverts doesn't always mean shy, awkward-socially kind of folks, so my guess is, perhaps Introverts can change into being Extroverts, if given very hard discpline and time? or not?
    Is it just me, or does this not make any sense, put together?
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    Currently, I bet most introverts would kick my ass at being social.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Is it just me, or does this not make any sense, put together?
    There are some grammatical problems but I think it's pretty clear that she's (or he's) asking if introverts can be as socially effusive as extroverts.
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    They can act a lot like extroverts but they will never become extroverts, in the MBTI sense of the word. Sometimes I will be much more talkative a lot than some known Extroverts but I can't keep it up as long as most extroverts. It tends to be draining after awhile.

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    Introverts often try to be social dynamos, but they eventually break down from a combination of straining themselves and the realization that they can't do what they thought they could. I tried to warn them! Not really.

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    absolutely..
    There are some fun,friendly, sweet introverts
    and some loud, obnoxious, bitchy extroverts.

    Who's going to have more invites to the parties??

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    absolutely..
    There are some fun,friendly, sweet introverts
    and some loud, obnoxious, bitchy extroverts.

    Who's going to have more invites to the parties??
    But who's going to go to more of the parties that they actually get invited to ? May even itself out.
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    I've had some pretty good runs at extroversion. Usually alcohol-infused I guess, but sometimes they would last days and in the absence of alcohol.

    But there was a time when I was living with a bunch of friends in a big apartment, and everyone was doing a lot of xanax (an anxiety reducing drug) in that time period, and I carried on as somewhat of an extrovert for a while, and then I began to get tired of it VERY quickly. So I moved out and got my own place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    But who's going to go to more of the parties that they actually get invited to ? May even itself out.
    Maybe but if you do some math, lets say over a 7 day period the introvert gets 5 invites to 5 different parties, and only goes to 2. Not quite half of the parties.

    Now the extravert gets invited to only one. And goes to that one.
    that's 100%.

    Still, the introvert went to more parties in the end, and therefore, was more social this week.

    (In other words, its all situational, I think.)

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