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  • Always or mostly shy- introverted

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  • Shy only in specific instances- introverted

    12 33.33%
  • Always/mostly shy- extroverted

    3 8.33%
  • Shy only in specific instances- extroverted

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    Red face Shyness and E vs. I

    So, there is, in my opinion, a difference between being shy, and being introverted. I was curious about how people on this forum were.

    I myself can be kind of shy, or self conscious, but I tend to play it off pretty well, or just suck it up.
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    depends on what persona I'm using... I'm fairly shy in my personal life and I can't speak in public for the life of me... I'm an extrovert at work though
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    depends on what persona I'm using... I'm fairly shy in my personal life and I can't speak in public for the life of me... I'm an extrovert at work though
    So, specific instances? I am extremely extroverted in the work area because I know the people. I am somewhat of a prodder when it comes to new social situations. I have to test people and see how they react to me.

    But I do love public speaking
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    My theory is that shyness is a general p-trend.

    I voted "Shy only in specific instances". I have the same approach that I need some time to warm up with people, but once I know them you barely can stop me talking

    Maybe thats even exactly what it means to be extroverted: namely you need to get to know people before you assert to them. Know what I mean ?
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    you don't strike me as shy, Antimony.....

    Anyway, I'm pretty shy overall unless I'm very familiar with the people/ situation. I don't know whether I'm introverted or extroverted. I do gain energy from external situations, but need a lot of alone time to recharge as well. In those instances that call on me being very outgoing around a new group of people, I'm pretty intimidated and quiet. (Like when I started college or if I start a new job.) If I'm around one person or people I know well, or around a group of people for a long time, I can become much more talkative and (occasionally) loud. (Like at work I'm a purely outgoing since I go there every day.) Sometimes I am gaining energy but still quiet and scared. People who try to draw me out more are often successful.


    Edit: Oh, and like you, I like public speaking as well.
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    Introversion doesn't really have anything to do with shyness, although the two might go hand in hand together sometimes. There are a lot of things associated with shyness that introverts wouldn't care about though. Introversion is more like... being more self-attentive/self-absorbed/self-referencing/what have you. A more subjective nature towards situations/environments. I don't want to say it's more against the status-quo (extroverts could do that too), although introverts probably find it easier to be.

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    I don't think I am shy, I just find superficial conversations/ small talk incredibly exhausting and unrewarding and often can't be bothered to waste my energy on them so I will rather not talk. Also I am primary sp so I need my own space and will keep you at arm's length if I feel you are going to suck out my energy with your talking and over-emoting.

    However I can come across as extrovered and am able to approach strangers if there is a genuine reason for doing so, I just need to leave at some point and recharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    My theory is that shyness is a general p-trend.

    I voted "Shy only in specific instances". I have the same approach that I need some time to warm up with people, but once I know them you barely can stop me talking

    Maybe thats even exactly what it means to be extroverted: namely you need to get to know people before you assert to them. Know what I mean ?
    Of course I do! I don't think I can shut up once I get to know someone.

    @shortnsweet I can be pretty shy. I was secretly shy to get on vent.



    I think it is because I don't always know what to expect, and despite being an explorer, not having any ideas makes me nervous sometimes.

    Also- sometimes you come off as really introverted to me. Unless something has changed since I got on vent.
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    I'm introverted and always shy. I can tamp down on the shyness temporarily but it lingers to some extent, regardless of situation and company.

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    I'm shy, I think it would bother me a lot if I was an extravert but as it is, it only bothers me when it gets in the way of something specific that I want.
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