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    Default Why ENxx types frequently mistype as introverts

    Intuition works better 1-1; Sensing information on the other hand is easily transmitted to groups of people. because of this, ENXXs will often feel out of place in groups thinking "how am I supposed to exchange ideas with this many people?!"
    when was the last time you tried to have a serious intellectual group conversation? chances are one of 3 things happens
    1) everyone just agreed
    2) 2 opposing sides popped up that started bickering and
    3) 1-2 people ended up doing all the talking while everyone else got bored and stopped paying attention completely

    on the other hand, Sensing information tends to be much more easily transmitted from 1 person to a group of people. "the meat was red", "I punched him in the face" "my cat was so cute sitting by the window". the communication of Sensing information tends to be more one sided.
    1) person A gives a piece of data
    2) person B receives the piece of data
    3) that's that
    there's little room for response or interpretation (at least, not from the use of more Sensing)

    Intuitive information on the other hand operates on more of a back and forth, exchange sort of basis, and this works much better one-one. new concepts are brought up, questioned, explained, elaborated on, and tied into various contexts.

    I don't mean to say that Sensors are incapable of being intellectual (that would be like saying Intuitives are incapable of driving a car or following a routine), only that Ne and Ni tend to be more at home in the realm of 1-1 convo while Se and Si tend to fair well in communicating information to groups (though, obviously, both will have to do both. you can't just give the theoretical principles 1-1 and the detailed data to groups. they're completely different types of information and both are necessary to communicate fully). for this reason, ENxx types frequently mistype as introverts.
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    Oh I'm always seeking out 1-1 interaction. I love it!! It took me forever to figure out I was ENFP simply because of that little fact. I hate talking to groups and feel very lost in them. I definitely act a lot like an introvert. Trouble is, being alone is just so boring and a good 1-1 conversation so satisfying...

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    Definitely extroverted here.

    The only times I *introvert* are when I have to plan.

    Nonetheless I'm as socially interested and involved as it gets.

    Being an ENTP makes you fundamentally in-tune with ideas but you could lack control to endless ideas that you can't plan and as such just chill out. It does not at all mean you're introverted.

    Sometimes an introvert could also be mistaken for an extrovert because that introvert talks about everything in one moment's release on a conversation level when they are otherwise quiet normally. Extroverts show a regular pattern of speech and socialisation because of how they're well-adapted to normal conversation by being open.

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    I have to disagree a bit. The more the people I have the better I am at generating ideas, intellectual conversations etc. And the jokes are also funnier when more people are around.

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    I don't totally agree with all that was stated in the OP, and I wonder where the info came from; such as, "intuition works better one-on-one."

    Offline: I'm publically confident, but socially shy; I prefer geeky topics. I'm pretty quiet and bored in groups where the topic of conversation is gossip or small talk, which is why I don't hang out in the chat rooms, but I wouldn't say I work better one-on-one, rather than in a group. Generally, I prefer to collaborate with a group. Yes, I'm private about personal matters and would only share them with a select few friends I trust. And I introvert when people get emotional; unlike my ENFP counter-part that might go in for a group hug and "awwww, it's okay." So, if I had to console someone's feelings, then yes, I would prefer to work one-on-one, as the consoling process is awkward for me.

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    I think shy/depressed ENXXs sometimes mistype as introverts.

    The reason why is that they do not understand introversion, merely perceive introverted "withdrawn" behaviours and assume that the reasons for their own withdrawal are the same. This very assumption actually reveals their true (extroverted) nature. I have seen this many times. When they regain confidence, they easily "discover" their real type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    [...] for this reason, ENxx types frequently mistype as introverts.
    I happen to think that this might have more to do with instinctual variant (i.e., So-first and So-second vs. So-last) than being an Intuitive. But, this is just my take.

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFanGirl View Post
    Oh I'm always seeking out 1-1 interaction. I love it!! It took me forever to figure out I was ENFP simply because of that little fact. I hate talking to groups and feel very lost in them. I definitely act a lot like an introvert. Trouble is, being alone is just so boring and a good 1-1 conversation so satisfying...
    I'm the same way, but that doesn't make me no extravert... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    I think shy/depressed ENXXs sometimes mistype as introverts.

    The reason why is that they do not understand introversion, merely perceive introverted "withdrawn" behaviours and assume that the reasons for their own withdrawal are the same. This very assumption actually reveals their true (extroverted) nature. I have seen this many times. When they regain confidence, they easily "discover" their real type.
    Yeah. I can't imagine a healthy ENxx described as "introverted", except by hirself on an internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Yeah. I can't imagine a healthy ENxx described as "introverted", except by hirself on an internet forum.
    you clearly don't know very many ENFPs, at least not very well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    you clearly don't know very many ENFPs, at least not very well
    I know 4 ENFPs quite well (what I mean is: I've been friends with them for more than 4 years), they're terribly extraverted according to my definition. They take the initiative with ppl, they get things going, they have new ideas other people agree upon. Sure, maybe they don't talk much when people are discussing boring shit or maybe they won't go to the bar to check out the latest soccer match. Who cares - that's not what Jung meant with E/I, even from a purely behavioral perspective.
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