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    Cool Can you be an E type yet be antisocial?

    Is it possible for one to have an extraverted function and be extraverted but not talk much? I swear that I know this kid and he loves hanging out with people all the time and gets energized by conversations, but he rarely speaks! His voice isn't too loud either. Is he an extravert? I can picture this dude hanging out at home reading a book or something, but he's always with people! Is this combination possible to be defined as antisocial extravert?

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    anti social would mean you wouldn't have people around you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukepd View Post
    anti social would mean you wouldn't have people around you...
    Well no. Antisocial can mean a lot of things. By you wouldn't have people around you I'm sure you mean people wouldn't want to be around you.

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    Well, seeing as how an antisocial person generally tends to avoid social contact, while an extroverted person is energized by social contact, that would seem contradictory...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons View Post
    Well no. Antisocial can mean a lot of things. By you wouldn't have people around you I'm sure you mean people wouldn't want to be around you.
    yeah exactly... and by the sounds of it people like to be around this guy, he seems social to me

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    yeah..i take antisocial to mean they don't enjoy socializing.

    but maybe it's possible he could be a shy extrovert...you said kid so i'm guessing he's young?? maybe he just hasn't developed his people skills much yet??
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    Extrovert just means oriented to the environment. They could be action oriented and not people oriented.

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    im an anti social E

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons View Post
    Is it possible for one to have an extraverted function and be extraverted but not talk much? I swear that I know this kid and he loves hanging out with people all the time and gets energized by conversations, but he rarely speaks! His voice isn't too loud either. Is he an extravert? I can picture this dude hanging out at home reading a book or something, but he's always with people! Is this combination possible to be defined as antisocial extravert?

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    This description sounds a lot like me, although I wouldn't call myself antisocial.
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    I'm pretty antisocial when I must be with people I didn't willingly engage. Take family reunions for example. My family (not my core family) thinks I'm the silent type. There's nothing more boring to me than having family home. The kids running around, the old people asking the same questions over and over.

    But when it's a night out or I'm at uni or wherever I'm very open. I think I feel better when I'm initiator of social interaction to feel at ease. And also when I can dismiss the people in question easily. I can't dismiss my aunt in a family reunion because that would be rude to the old lady. That kind of stuff.

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