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?