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    Default Extroverts and long periods of isolation.

    Extroverts, how do you start behaving/feeling after long periods of isolation? Do you lose energy and get lethargic, or do you turn all buzzy and anxious? How long is too long? What strange things do you do in closed off rooms during those times and what got you there in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Extroverts, how do you start behaving/feeling after long periods of isolation? Do you lose energy and get lethargic, or do you turn all buzzy and anxious?
    I veer abruptly and uncomfortably between those two extremes -- usually lethargic, but then a manic Te voice jumping in and saying "YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING", followed by a spurt of pointless productivity, then even more lethargy. Rinse, repeat.
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    How long is too long?
    Depends on whether or not I have anything fun planned. Doesn't matter if the fun thing is with friends or not. As long as I have something to motivate me, I'm happy alone.

    Edit: If the one and only fun thing was like three or four days in advance, I might still get lethargic. I'd need to keep myself busy in the meantime, with things that I find "important".
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    What strange things do you do in closed off rooms during those times
    Sometimes I make exclamations and laugh scornfully at myself -- but that's rare, and only if I feel strongly about something.
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    and what got you there in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Extroverts, how do you start behaving/feeling after long periods of isolation? Do you lose energy and get lethargic, or do you turn all buzzy and anxious?
    like EJCC said, i go back and forth. i'll get really lazy feeling, and then suddenly get bursts of energy where i feel like i gotta move around. i also feel this like great sense of opportunity when i'm alone for a long time. like i have all this glorious time to do literally whatever i want with. it's overwhelming, and i often end up with a lot of half-started projects. more often than not, i just get really into learning about something online, and go down rabbit holes like that. also, loud music. every time.

    How long is too long?
    yeah, depends on the circumstances. time kinda flies when i'm alone and occupied, and i often end up feeling like i didn't get enough time to finish all of those grand ideas i had at the beginning of my isolation period. sometimes i get restless and need to take a walk or a drive though.

    What strange things do you do in closed off rooms during those times and what got you there in the first place?
    hah, singing and dancing is probably my strangest thing. sometimes i speak out loud, practicing spanish, thinking aloud to myself, or otherwise speaking fun or meaningful words (like practicing accents or reading poems). i dunno i probably do other weird stuff too. that's the nice thing about being alone. whatever weirdness comes up, you have the option to entertain it.
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    Very similar to nic and sometimes I feel like I completely geek out and it takes me a min to remember how to speak to people. I've had that happen often enough to mention it. I can't really explain what I mean by that do you're just going to have to use your enfp powers on that one.

    But yeah I get super drained feeling like I need someone to come over and chat with me for a min to reset me or something.

    So I usually fuck around for a loooong time and then have to do something.
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    Oooh, I've been wondering about this too. An eSFP friend of mine is going through a weird phase. He's becoming paranoid. I had always saw him as an ESFP 7w8, but this new depressive phase that he is in is making me wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Extroverts, how do you start behaving/feeling after long periods of isolation? Do you lose energy and get lethargic, or do you turn all buzzy and anxious? How long is too long? What strange things do you do in closed off rooms during those times and what got you there in the first place?
    Ugh. Both. I get bluh and impatient. I think 8 hours is usually too long. I sing, take videos of myself, lay on the floor and draw, clean, organize, dance to music, try on new outfits, do crazy makeup, and so on. It's appealing if there aren't practical things to get done in my life. If they are I usually freak out because having people around helps me get motivated for the practical things.

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    There a kind of progression for me, after a couple weeks without meaningful contact I start getting anxious, but then after that phase I get slow and unmotivated. I'm prone to lots of web browsing and Netflix watching, usually a comfort show (Freaks and Geeks). Then a switch flips and I get energetic again and start entertaining myself by taking on an odd project that I find amusing, or learning a dance move, riding my bike, or taking photos. But without outside contact my brain still feels introverted, and doesn't seem to function the same.

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    I just read a book or chat online

    so it's all fine though I do have to leave the house regularly enough to go here or there even if alone

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    My biggest requirement for contact with people is "contact with the right people."
    I make it a point to keep current with those near and dear to me, and thankfully relationships are two way streets and so half the time they get ahold if me.
    So, if I don't hear from my "inner circle peeps" I do miss them and then call/e-/text/show up on doorstep at 3:30 AM, etc.

    At times, I do get the urge to just "socialize with random people" and that's when an ad-hoc trip to nearby restaurant/bar equipped with a TV is real handy. This typically occurs when I've been pent up working on alot of stuff fir days and days.

    Symptoms of me feeling isolated? Ohhh I get irritable But, luckily I'm self aware and adjust accordingly - most of the time.

    If I'm busy doing things of my choosing & interest - I can cruise for quite a long time. If I'm slammed & balls to the wall busy with other people's stuff (aka "work") then I need to depressurize with some type of meaningful socialization from time to time in order to keep a sufficient level of zest in my every day life.

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    I get depressed when I'm alone for too long. I need time for myself frequently, but I couldn't stand a week or even a few days being completely isolated from people. I would get crazy out of boredom. Being alone for one day is quite nice, but everything longer is bad. I'm not the type of person who enjoys talking to people on parties, unless I'm drunk or know them very well, but still, I'm an extrovert, so yeah.
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