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    Default Extraverts, when are you introverted (and vice versa)?

    Extraverts, do you display qualities of an introvert, and if so, when? And the same for introverts -- when are you most likely to be extraverted?

    For me, I am very comfortable IN big groups but often not IN FRONT of them. I'm not always comfortable in front of public audiences (I often fear they will judge me ), but I am a definite attention-seeker. I re-energize ONLY when I'm around people and feel very depressed when I have to be in solitude. (Oftentimes doing so will cause me to descend into a state of misery where I can think only of the things I dislike about my life.) Though there are rare occasions when I would like to just get away (actually, this is usually only with people I don't like), in general the only times I display qualities of an introvert are when I'm not getting enough attention. I pretend to be shy and lonely in the hopes that an extravert will notice and try starting a conversation, at which point I will surprise them by drastically turning into an extravert. Sneaky, huh?

    I'm also not as popular as I'd like to be, although I think the sheer fact that I crave it so much is definitely enough to make me an extravert.

    Alright, alright, enough attention hogging for me. What about the rest of you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spastic_Blondie View Post
    I am very comfortable IN big groups but often not IN FRONT of them.
    Interesting... I'm the opposite. Very uncomfortable in big groups, but very comfortable in front of them.

    I'm a definite "I" though, so maybe that makes sense?

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    1. When Im hanging out with people who talk about things Im unfamiliar with...what can I say! lol... It sucks when your stuck with them for long periods of time, they think your shy but really your not, just cant relate with them.

    2. When Im feeling moody. I dont want to be a burden and be all depressing around people, ya know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post
    Interesting... I'm the opposite. Very uncomfortable in big groups, but very comfortable in front of them.

    Me too. When I am in large groups of people, I tend to people watch. It's not that I'm overly uncomfortable, I just watch to see what happens. But when I am in front of large crows, I feel VERY comfortable.

    I get really introverted when drinking as well, surprisingly.

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    I am very introverted but when I meet people one on one--I feel pressured to fill up the conversation and I will absolutely run my mouth! I mean turn into a real Gabby-Gab. It's just a stupid defense mechanism:
    *I'm nervous as all get-out
    *I'm trying to deflect the conversation from going into more personal matters, like people asking me what I consider highly personal questions.
    *Trying to make small talk to cover up being "different".

    I really shouldn't do it but I always seem to fall in that trap. You'd never guess I come away from these conversations trembling and exhausted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    1. When Im hanging out with people who talk about things Im unfamiliar with...what can I say! lol... It sucks when your stuck with them for long periods of time, they think your shy but really your not, just cant relate with them.
    Hmm, good point. I suppose I was including that with the "people I don't like" bit. I should have mentioned people who bore me with unfamiliar topics. I get pretty bored if I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, and then I feel like running away. Not because I'm nervous or shy, but because I'd rather find another group to hang out with.

    2. When Im feeling moody. I dont want to be a burden and be all depressing around people, ya know.
    Actually, I usually cheer up by being around people. If I spend time alone, I tend to become even moodier.

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    im introverted a lot of the time
    probably because my apathetic view on people
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    What do you mean by "introvert" and "extrovert"?

    I'm quiet 75% of the time, remain in the background 80% of the time, but I'm an extrovert 100% of the time.

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    yeah... kind of the same as Trinity's problem there... I'm not a social butterfly or a party animal by any means... I don't talk loudly ever. I AM a definite extrovert though... that's how my brain works

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    Well, going by the definition of "introverts are drained from interacting with people and need time to recharge" I will say that I only get introverted as such when I am forced to socialize with people who I really do not care for.

    For instance, years ago a good friend of mine invited me over to his place because he was having alot of friends come over. Well, I was invited to be the life of the party, in a group of stuck up intellectuals.

    My buddy is a pHD, but he is not a snob. Some of his colleagues are big time snobs though, and his wife's friend's were definitley intellectual snobs. These people "drained me." After I figured out they all had sticks up their ass I gave up caring and just tore through the place, saying whatever I felt like saying with no real regard for their comfort.

    They were not accepting of me and my wife, so I did not feel compelled to return the favor. When we were done there my wife and I went to play pool.

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