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    I hate that I can't add any more than what has already been said...

    I relate to Sonata's post the most maybe, at least with all of the bluntness and wanting to escape. It's tough times when a person can't get his/her sacred alone time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    I'm a very expressed introvert.

    The cause for the need to recharge - information overload; not enough space and time to process everything I've come into contact with. It tires me immensely.

    I know that there's a need to step back and take a breather when I usually just want to control everything around me so that it wouldn't bother me. I just need to get away from everything and everyone. When I get tired, I can get really irritated by small things and I snap at people. My evil side, the bitter sarcastic whiny bitch emerges and people best get away from my sight then. I really don't want to harm anybody but I do utter some nasty remarks out of frustration and feel guilty because of that afterwards. It's just that at that moment I don't care about anybody but myself and my own well-being.
    I can pick a fight (verbal confrontation) merely out of spite and over some insignificant things.

    Basically, it's not pretty until I get some time to recharge. Then I'm all my usual self again Until next time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Extroverts just seem to not understand the Introvert's side of the spectrum, and maybe this thread can enlighten some people.
    Honestly I think that I know exactly how you all feel, it just takes way way more to get me there.

    In my job last summer, I was a teacher/camp-counselor combo. My hours were 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with no sort of break at all. I had to be "on" and outgoing for about 11 hours straight, and couldn't space out since I was in-charge of making sure that these kids learned some material and had fun while doing it.

    I was fine all day, and never felt drained. I would actually get more and more pumped as the day went on, since talking to the other staff was really cool (a lot of interesting people there). When I went to get into my car to go home, I would feel like I could go on for another few hours.

    The moment I sat down in my car and mentally left the job though, I was DONE. By done, I mean completely checked out from giving a shit about any sort of reality involving others. If someone tried to talk to me from that point on during the night, I'd answer in monotone one-word answers, and try to get away as fast as I could. Small things that others imposed upon me would irritate the crap out of me, and I just felt mentally exhausted. The weird thing was: I could still enjoy the company of my friends if I really tried, but they would need to drag me places. For example: one day I had just gotten home, and they called me to go see a movie. They basically dragged me out of the house, but I ended up enjoying myself without having to say much.

    I'm guessing that this is what happens to introverts, except it takes less than 11 straight hours of socialization to make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    I'm guessing that this is what happens to introverts, except it takes less than 11 straight hours of socialization to make it happen.
    I don't really agree with the "friends dragging me places" thing because nothing is fun in that state of mind of "recharging" besides being alone.

    And to add clarity, it's not just socializing, it's any interaction with the outside world, it wears us down. Socializing just wears us down very quickly. I'll post the biological reasons for E vs I later today, but I have to go to school now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    1. What happens to you personally?
    2. What are some experiences?
    3. What causes you to need to "recharge?"

    1) First and foremost, I lose focus. I feel more mentally drained than physically (and it makes sense since I have an introvert brain).

    2) Well, like some days when I'm constantly doing things with people (and they could be very lethargic things too), I feel drained if it's been more than a few hours.

    3) What causes me to recharge is the bad feeling of lack of focus I get when I'm constantly in an extroverted environment. When I'm alone, things move at my own pace and so this enables me to 'catch up' and re-gain the lost energy.

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    What happens to you personally?
    I get really depressed if I'm out for more than about four hours. I also get bitingly sarcastic and viciously honest...I don't bother to hold back on anything.

    What are some experiences?
    When this happens, I usually just leave wherever I am and go home. I used to do it when I was in high school. It was especially bad when I went on school tour for 3 and a half weeks. I was very miserable for a lot of the time because I shared a room (We even shared beds) with three other girls.

    3. What causes you to need to "recharge?"

    Like I said, any form of social interaction that lasts longer than about four hours, no matter who I'm with unless it's my one closest friend. Parties are especially bad, but I don't ever go to any anymore so that doesn't matter =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    I'm a very expressed introvert.

    The cause for the need to recharge - information overload; not enough space and time to process everything I've come into contact with. It tires me immensely.
    Bingo, me too. If I am doing some solitary thing I am generally very relaxed there is low informational input coming in, its just me. When I am not doing that and I am out with people I am running so much new raw information through my intuition and my emotional filters that I start to wear down. I can usually go a full night no problem now even a day or two I could do I am sure. But by the time I get to my limit I am worn out completely. I need to get the hell away, I stop talking, I don't want to hear anything from anybody, I get tired and feel just heavy and leaden. Then I feel like I start forgetting things. I need to dip away and just let my mind process all the new information, when its done I can come back for more.

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    What happens to you personally?

    I become easily agitated and impatient. I have trouble investing myself emotionally in other peoples needs, I find myself not listening to people and being somewhat selfish.

    What are some experiences?

    Nothing really stands out, I'll make weak excuses not to hang out, or dodge phone calls of people I don't particularly care for. I'll often go to bed at an unusually early time (like eight or nine) and get some quality sleep. I love sleeping.

    What causes you to need to "recharge?"

    Hard to say, it's comfortable to have some alone time every couple of days and not let yourself be stressed over interpersonal relationships.
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    I know I need to get away when I just feel like I've been away from a familiar place too long. If I've been out all day, by the afternoon, I'll start craving my room or my car because I've just been exerting myself so long in unfamiliar territory. Like, yesterday, I started out around noon going out shopping for clothes. I hit up the mall, had lunch with my brother, met my sister and mother for lunch again, then went back to shopping. By the time 5 PM rolled around, I was falling asleep in my car. That could just be general exhaustion. By the time I got home, I felt like I had conquered the world, but I felt like I couldn't do anything until like an hour went by of just recuperating in my room.

    I tried working on some Accounting homework, and a problem that I was hoping would be uber simple for me was the most complicated thing in the world. My concentration was gone. I sat there hating myself for not being able to do the homework that was due tomorrow. Then I went to bed after watching a movie, woke up and did the homework before class. I did a 180 and finished the problem in 15 minutes before class started, then proceeded to annoy the fuck out of my teacher by dissecting the problem and questioning his way of doing it.

    I'm not really sure if I can pinpoint the lack of energy as an introvert. I went out the other night to find a movie theater to go to. I found it, drove up to the front, and saw dozens of people standing outside. All of a sudden I thought, "holy crap, parking spaces are hard to find, I'm going to have to stand in a line for a half hour likely next to a crapload of people I don't know." A very negative wave came over me that just said, "Don't." I just left.

    I think for me, it's just a general withdrawal. I mean, normally for me I'm withdrawn, like I'm just observing everyone, but when I run out of energy, I more of withdraw completely. I no longer pay attention to conversations. I stop caring about the people around me. I just focus on something in my head. It's also hard to differentiate this from general exhaustion and needing to eat.

    I think Te just tends to keep me from being too isolated. It might be the same for all IxxJs. If I sit at home too long, I'll begin asking myself, "What is it that I'm accomplishing? Am I being productive?" and that'll usually push me to change things up.


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    1. My energy is depleted. I get testy, impatient and my listening skills deteriorate exponentially. Others seem to take forever to get to the point or say inane things that I've no wish to hear. If surroundings are crowded, I get even more pissed off.

    2. I do that on a daily basis. The effects usually kick in at the end of each day, I can only sustain concentration and energy for a max of 6 hours or so. Then, I won't feel at ease until I hole myself up in my fortress, barricaded with music and internet.

    3. Extended period of concentration, communication with people. Communication is the worst, because I typically lose interest after 20 mins or so then try to fake it for another 10 mins, before making my escape. Does not apply to topics of interest, of course.

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