I am curious as to which is a better indicator of 'sociability': Introversion/Extraversion or Thinking/Feeling??
As a case study, I will contrast myself with my sister.
I'm an ENTP and she's an ISFP.
My sister has complained to me about how unsociable I can be- spending a lot of time on the computer in my room. I'm primarily a loner and she's far from one. I have more friends than my sister but she forms more intimate relationships with them- while I'll admit in the past, I have seen an attempt of greater intimacy as being clingy.
She seems to enjoy superficial social situations more than I do but I seem to be more energized by them. I tend to talk to more people and say more than my sister but she looks forward to it a lot more than I do- since it's an opportunity to see family, acquaintances etc.. while I must admit that doesn't matter to me as much. The reason alone that it's family is enough for my sister to have a good time while it's not enough for me.
People don't see me as quiet but they either see me as a loner or very independent. People see me as social and friendly for that I am engaging and initiate conversation but they recognize that if I'm bored with a social situation and can't do much to improve it that I'll find something else to do on my own.
People see my sister as quiet but very sociable. She doesn't say much in a large group but isn't very likely to strike out on her own in most cases while I'll do so if I'm bored with a social situation (or at least have the temptation to do so).
So, do you guys think that being a Feeler is a greater indicator of being sociable than being an Extravert?