Im not sure if somebody made a similar thread yet, but I have a question.
Because I was really into typing myself I stumbled upon this; is it possible to be an extravert, thats gone shy and unsure and distant around people? Or is it possible that an introvert acted very extrovert as a child?
Ive been trying to find out my type for a year now and I was always sure that I must be an introvert, but it seems like none of the introverted types really fits me. (ISFJ or something is the best fit for now) I read a bit in ISFJ threads and nearly everyone said that they were really shy and reserved as kids.
When I think about me being a child I was so completely different, I was really nice and friendly, really open, I talked to strangers a lot, I generally talked a lot, I tried to please and help everyone, I focused on others a lot.
When I was 12 I broke off contact with my father because he did many things that hurt me a lot and maybe traumatisised me a bit. Since that Ive gone totally distant, reserved, cold, needed so much time alone and so forth. Since that I began to become more and more introvert.
And now since I have my boyfriend I really opened up, Im showing my feelings again and I dont generally act so distant anymore, but the problem is that I just cant cope with people anymore.
I dont know, are we born introvert or extrovert? Can this change because of life situations or something?
It would be nice if I could get a few responses