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    Default Healthy/Unhealthy traits of E/I

    I came across this on the internet awhile ago and bookmarked it. Thought I'd post it( I might have a long time ago, but I don't think I did).

    What do you guys think about the list?

    Introvert personality traits

    Introverts are usually energized by being alone, private, and quiet. Introverts are more sensitive to social rejection, and don't always see the world as a safe place.

    Emotionally stable introverts are:

    * Passive
    * Careful
    * Thoughtful
    * Controlled
    * Reliable
    * Even-tempered
    * Calm

    Emotionally unstable introverts can be:

    * Quiet
    * Pessimistic
    * Unsociable
    * Sober
    * Rigid
    * Moody
    * Anxious
    * Reserved

    Extrovert personality traits

    Extroverts tend to be energized by groups of people, conversation, and activity. Extroverts are less sensitive to rejection, and see the world as a safer place.

    Emotionally stable extroverts are:

    * Sociable
    * Outgoing
    * Talkative
    * Responsive
    * Easygoing
    * Lively
    * Carefree
    * Leaderlike

    Emotionally unstable extroverts can be:

    * Active
    * Optimistic
    * Impulsive
    * Changeable
    * Excitable
    * Aggressive
    * Restless
    * Touchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenINsFJ View Post
    Emotionally unstable extroverts can be:

    * Active
    * Optimistic
    * Impulsive
    * Changeable
    * Excitable
    Since when are those bad things? Uh oh...guess I'm emotionally unstable.
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    Some of the introvert characteristics IMO only apply to IxFx, such as being sensitive to social rejection (which applies to ExFx as well, and maybe some STs). I don't view the world as a particularly unsafe place, and introversion is not motivated by fear.

    It isn't "The world of other people is a big and scary place and I might get rejected, so I'm going to spend time alone." It's more like "The world of other people gets occasionally irritating and tiring, so I'm going to spend time alone."

    Also, I've never thought of "active" and "optimistic" as emotionally unstable characteristics.

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    interesting, i guess. i see both the positive and negative traits in each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenINsFJ View Post
    I came across this on the internet awhile ago and bookmarked it. Thought I'd post it( I might have a long time ago, but I don't think I did).

    What do you guys think about the list?

    Introvert personality traits

    Introverts are usually energized by being alone, private, and quiet. Introverts are more sensitive to social rejection, and don't always see the world as a safe place.

    Emotionally stable introverts are:

    * Passive
    * Careful
    * Thoughtful
    * Controlled
    * Reliable
    * Even-tempered
    * Calm

    Emotionally unstable introverts can be:

    * Quiet
    * Pessimistic
    * Unsociable
    * Sober
    * Rigid
    * Moody
    * Anxious
    * Reserved

    Extrovert personality traits

    Extroverts tend to be energized by groups of people, conversation, and activity. Extroverts are less sensitive to rejection, and see the world as a safer place.

    Emotionally stable extroverts are:

    * Sociable
    * Outgoing
    * Talkative
    * Responsive
    * Easygoing
    * Lively
    * Carefree
    * Leaderlike

    Emotionally unstable extroverts can be:

    * Active
    * Optimistic
    * Impulsive
    * Changeable
    * Excitable
    * Aggressive
    * Restless
    * Touchy
    In bold, I do not find those traits to be unstable traits of introverts or extroverts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDK123 View Post
    In bold, I do not find those traits to be unstable traits of introverts or extroverts.
    I don't agree with all of the "negative" traits as well, but I can see why they say it's a negative.. I think some of the ones you bolded will stem from anxieties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenINsFJ View Post
    I came across this on the internet awhile ago and bookmarked it. Thought I'd post it( I might have a long time ago, but I don't think I did).

    What do you guys think about the list?

    Introvert personality traits

    Introverts are usually energized by being alone, private, and quiet. Introverts are more sensitive to social rejection, and don't always see the world as a safe place.

    Emotionally stable introverts are:

    * Passive
    * Careful
    * Thoughtful
    * Controlled
    * Reliable
    * Even-tempered
    * Calm

    Emotionally unstable introverts can be:

    * Quiet
    * Pessimistic
    * Unsociable
    * Sober
    * Rigid
    * Moody
    * Anxious
    * Reserved

    Extrovert personality traits

    Extroverts tend to be energized by groups of people, conversation, and activity. Extroverts are less sensitive to rejection, and see the world as a safer place.

    Emotionally stable extroverts are:

    * Sociable
    * Outgoing
    * Talkative
    * Responsive
    * Easygoing
    * Lively
    * Carefree
    * Leaderlike

    Emotionally unstable extroverts can be:

    * Active
    * Optimistic
    * Impulsive
    * Changeable
    * Excitable
    * Aggressive
    * Restless
    * Touchy
    What is emotionally unstable supposed to mean? Does it imply something specifically negative, or does it simply imply a preference towards more chaotic behavior (like J/P)?

    My impression was that the emotionally stable characteristics seem more J, and the emotionally unstable characteristics seem more P. It doesn't really seem like one is inherently better, they seem like preferences.

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    Wow... I have most of the traits of the unhealthy introvert and a few traits of the healthy. Whee, looks like I'm still crazy.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    That's pretty much garbage. Too subjective.
    How are you going to call "Carefree" positive and "Excitable" negative?

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