Another relatively quiet extrovert. When I'm with my extroverted friends, more often they carry the conversation, where I inject my two bits when it feels right or necessary to keep the convo going or to stir the pot a bit by teasing. My normal voice is closer to soft spoken than loud but it is fairly firm. I'm also comfortable sitting in silence with partners and friends.
^All of that, except that I am very quiet and untalkative, but do have the thing about being uncomfortable with silence, especially when other people are around. If the other people start the conversation I'll just go along with it and interject only when something strikes my fancy, but when everyone is quiet, I'm usually the one wanting to start things back up I am still rather in between...
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Extroverts that are quiet/not very talkative... does such a thing exist?
Depends on a lot of things for me: interest, focus, stress, familiarity...
So, some might describe me as quiet at first glance because I'm least talkative when I'm out & about by myself and someone I don't know suddenly approaches me while I'm focused on something else. Or when I'm focused at work and someone suddenly approaches with personal small talk. Those times are deceiving because overall, I'm talkative and I have a strong desire for quality interactions with people. I really have no fears of speaking about what's on my mind.
You will find extraverts that are not talkative in *some* situations, but it's extremely rare to find an extravert which is consistently non-talkative.
In any case, the factors which are a tell-tale between I and E are two:
- initiative (on average Es take more initiative with people / activities than Is)
- energy expenditure (again Es expend more energy than Is, even uselessly so)
As far as me: I can be very quiet when I don't really love the company, but my natural tone of voice is extremely loud.