I've been an obvious introvert my whole life. My outgoingness changes though. I'd say It went up till about age 8 to 9 then fell till age 13-14 and has been going up since. Middle school clamming up matches with ayo.
Ne > Ti > Si >> Te > Se >> Fe > Fi > Ni
Back a very long time ago there was a clear distinction between social introversion and introversion in mbti terms on typelogycentral that was debated and often referred to in posts. The main idea was: is a person, who was born at the north pole and lived alone there for 30 years ever able to be an assertive E type in mbti terms ?
I liked that question and it did add some new dimensions to the perception of the term introversion.
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I've always been very talkative when prodded, and I was, and still am, pretty outgoing. I thought I was an extrovert when I first found MBTI, but now that I know what extroversion/introversion is, I realize that I'm highly introverted.
Isn't life under the sun just a crazy, crazy, crazy dream? Isn't life just a mirage of the world before the world? Why am I here and not over there? When did time begin? Where does space end? Where do you and I begin?
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When I was younger I actually was more outgoing, but I was quiet until I got a bit more comfortable with the person. I preferred hanging out with adults more and still do, but I didn't talk much to them then or now.
I suppose it can be said that it was because I was more comfortable, so I acted more extroverted around my elementary companions.