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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    Do you like large crowds
    No. Unless it's a festival, gig or nightclub.


    and do you like interacting with new people.
    Yes, I am just extremely shy and find it hard. If I meet up with those same new people another time, you wouldn't be able to tell anymore that I was so shy first time round.

    I'm always confused about being an extrovert or introvert, it's the one thing I still remain so unsure of.

    Being a loner was something I naturally gravitated towards as a child, or a teen, or my early twenties, but late twenties, into thirtyish land and I'm a loner. Mostly because I was depressed, now I'm just out of the habit of socialising and have actively been trying to change that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    I'm always confused about being an extrovert or introvert, it's the one thing I still remain so unsure of.
    NFs generally need and thrive off of people, even the introverted ones.

    Shyness is a huge stumbling block in determining if someone is introverted or extroverted. It's is an indication for neither, and it keeps the 'real' you from reaching the surface, whether that be I or E.

    I will say that in my experience, my extroverted friends shed their shyness much quicker once they decided to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    This brings me to something I think about a lot. I'm pretty solidly introverted according to the tests, and it's pretty obvious to anyone who knows me. But if I've been alone a lot, I'll frequently seek out places that have lots of people but that don't require personal interaction - like sitting and reading at a crowded Starbucks, or walking around in the mall. I think I like the bustle of busy environments but not the personal interaction. Should this be classified as needing to be with people for the purposes of the I/E split?
    Brings this to my mind:

    "I need the city; I need to know there are people around me strolling, arguing, fuckingliving, and yet I go out very rarely; I stay here in my cage."

    -Francis Bacon

    It's still introversion, that's why we're most common on forums, where we can sense there are people around us while being alone at the same time. Same as your example or Bacon's.

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    People on Vent seem to think I'm more extroverted (and self-confident), so .

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    i'm awkward quite often...haha...but i don't feel shy...i just laugh at myself for the things i've said after the fact...does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i'm awkward quite often...haha...but i don't feel shy...i just laugh at myself for the things i've said after the fact...does that count?
    Laughing to ease the tension is the perfect cover-up for doing something awkward, so really, you're not awkward at all.

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    Being anxious of social situations, and thus socially awkward, made me wary of extroversion at all. I wasn't happy when I was anxious because I wasn't able to exercise what came naturally to me.

    Short answer: it sucked being a socially awkward extrovert. But I got over it.

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    Thing is I'm introverted but if I'm alone for an extended period, I desire attention and for people to see/hear me. It's more for people to see/hear me than for me to hear/see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    NFs generally need and thrive off of people, even the introverted ones.

    Shyness is a huge stumbling block in determining if someone is introverted or extroverted. It's is an indication for neither, and it keeps the 'real' you from reaching the surface, whether that be I or E.

    I will say that in my experience, my extroverted friends shed their shyness much quicker once they decided to do so.
    Cool. Thanks for the clarification.

    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i'm awkward quite often...haha...but i don't feel shy...i just laugh at myself for the things i've said after the fact...does that count?
    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Laughing to ease the tension is the perfect cover-up for doing something awkward, so really, you're not awkward at all.
    Yeah, what aj said.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    Thing is I'm introverted but if I'm alone for an extended period, I desire attention and for people to see/hear me. It's more for people to see/hear me than for me to hear/see them.
    I do the latter. If I'm alone for an extended period of time I start getting a strong desire to see/hear them more.

    I originally asked this question because I was trying to decide whether someone I knew was ISTJ or ESTJ. I had always guessed him as ISTJ because he is quiet, shy, and a bit awkward, but he also can't stand being alone for more than about an hour. He might be bored or just an extrovert. I dunno. I don't know enough about introversion and extroversion to tell either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i'm awkward quite often...haha...but i don't feel shy...i just laugh at myself for the things i've said after the fact...does that count?
    Question is do you laugh in an awkward way? Because if you do, then it is awkward.

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