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    Default Times you wish you were an extrovert.

    I was walking along the harbor today, only to find a seagull floating in the water, upside down, quite dead. A child and her Granddad were walking ahead of me, and she cried out,
    -"Granddad, look at the bird!"
    -"Oh, yea," her Grandfather replied, "It's a seagull."

    So then there's me... brimming with desperation to give the cheesiest "Water way to go," I could muster.

    *j'adore, le chez*

    But this was ever so slightly trumped (and by that I mean blown out the brothel) by the pair's following conversation:

    -"Granddad, what's the tide?"
    -"Well it's like the sea, isn't it(?)."

    That was all he said. I just wanted to jump in there and give it all the gravitational pull of the moon etc. with all the frilly jumping up and down, apple falling anecdotes, and spinning about.

    It's like the nonchalance, apathy and anxiety is so deeply ingrained that it wont let me have some fun when I have the chance. Not going with it was so irrational.
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    -How beautiful, this pale Endymion hour.
    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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    I really don't. I know extraverts, it works fine for them, but I like myself the way I am.

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    Neither do I. There are 'times' for me, however.
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    -How beautiful, this pale Endymion hour.
    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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    I just want to say that despite being close to 90% extraverted, I wouldn't do that.
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    Whenever I walk out the door, in all seriousness. There's little disadvantage to being more socially skilled. When I return, I will wish to be an introvert again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Whenever I walk out the door, in all seriousness. There's little disadvantage to being more socially skilled. When I return, I will wish to be an introvert again.
    Being an extravert doesn't equal being socially skilled. Being Fe dominant usually does, but not always (I cite my currently loony sister). But though I've been an extravert all my life, I've only been able to get along with people; I only begun to actually have any confidence to socialize within the last 5 years.

    Being an extravert but not Fe dominant can make socializing just as painful, if not more, than for the introvert. Because you NEED it to work more, it hurts a lot more when it doesn't.

    Think about that
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    I am actually quite outgoing and bubbly and loud around people but I wish that I was an extrovert in the sense that I wish it didn't take everything out of me. I wish that I didn't have to avoid social gatherings soemtimes because I just didn't have the energy to deal with lots of people- but I know that there was fun to be had that I had to miss out on. I just cant have fun or have a good time around lots of people all the time or even really often.

    Also sometimes I feel I wish I was an extrovert in that extroverts seem to like everybody- and even people they don't like people they seem to be able to deal with being around them better and I am so damn picky about people and hate being around people I don't like and just shut down when around them,lol.

    I guess sometimes it feels like life is so much easier for extroverts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Being an extravert doesn't equal being socially skilled........

    Think about that
    Ouch. Yeah, shortly after posting I remembered that ENTPs at least aren't anything like, say, ESFPs/ENFJs in the social realm. So I guess I don't want to be an extrovert, just skilled.

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    I agree with substitute about ENTPs.
    I don't have any real social skills at all.
    I blame my lack of Si more so than my lack of Fe for not having a natural sense of the 'social customs'. I have a solid group of friends in college but I often find myself itching to get away from them either to go clubbing (none of them enjoy the activity) or to simply post on the millions of forums I'm a part of.

    I would say that IXFJs often have good social skills and IXTJs (INTJs in particular) are great at being socially assertive.
    These are the types I used to mistype as Extraverts but now I understand the whole dichotomy better.
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    Don't forget that I and E are not about how social are you it is about the source of you energy. Of course very stong I wiill make person unsocial and strong E will create social person.
    What you probably want is stronger Fe.

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