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    Default ENFPs: Introverted Extroverts??

    I think we are.

    1) We need to time to recharge/regroup/put the do not disturb sign out lol
    2) We often withdraw to "process" or go into our "mind cave"
    3) We have a reserved side
    4) We have a private side
    5) We have a need to go "into ourselves" and can get stuck in our heads/lost in thought
    6) We may go MIA for a period of time
    7) We have a philosophical/intellectual side

    Others?

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    I think it depends on every specific person, but I do identify with all of these.

    I heard someone once use the term "ambivert" haha, and I think a lot of healthy mature people are like this. They still PREFER one side of the E/I scale, but know how to engage both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerchick23 View Post
    I think it depends on every specific person, but I do identify with all of these.

    I heard someone once use the term "ambivert" haha, and I think a lot of healthy mature people are like this. They still PREFER one side of the E/I scale, but know how to engage both.
    AMBIVERT!!!! THAT'S the word!!!! Thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeker22 View Post
    I think we are.

    1) We need to time to recharge/regroup/put the do not disturb sign out lol
    2) We often withdraw to "process" or go into our "mind cave"
    3) We have a reserved side
    4) We have a private side
    5) We have a need to go "into ourselves" and can get stuck in our heads/lost in thought
    6) We may go MIA for a period of time
    7) We have a philosophical/intellectual side

    Others?
    Do you think this is unique to ENFPs as opposed to all extroverts? Are there people who don't need time to recharge or have a reserved/private side?

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    I'm pretty sure every ENxx type has called itself the "introverted extrovert." At least, I've seen this in "official" type descriptions for ENFP (for reasons you've described), ENTP (for.. similar reasons), and ENFJ (since they concentrate on only a few people).

    But that doesn't mean that they're all wrong in their assessment. See also: this.

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    Well, my ENFP friend is the definition of an extrovert. When he has a free day, he gets up, goes out, talks to at least 20 people in a day(at least 30 minutes with every one) and comes home late at night. He eats out, drinks out, doesn't have a plan for the day, he just enjoys life and enjoys people. He can tell you at least 10 sentences about everyone at my college because he has talked to every single person.

    ENTPs have been called the most introverted of the extroverts, but I haven't heard the same for ENFPs. Sure they can be alone for a couple of hours, but so can everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_ View Post

    ENTPs have been called the most introverted of the extroverts, but I haven't heard the same for ENFPs. Sure they can be alone for a couple of hours, but so can everyone.
    Being introverted is not about being alone.


    And yeah I can relate to the first post.

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    Based purely on observation, ENTPs are more introverted than ENFPs could ever be.


    I've also noticed that ENFPs aren't good at seeing themselves objectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlahNounBlah View Post
    Based purely on observation, ENTPs are more introverted than ENFPs could ever be.

    I've also noticed that ENFPs aren't good at seeing themselves objectively.
    The tricky thing about observing introversion...is that usually the person in question is isolated. Not saying ENTPs aren't more introverted than ENFPs, just pointing it out.

    And you might be right, I don't know what what "seeing myself objectively" is even supposed to mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Being introverted is not about being alone.
    Sure it isn't, but introverts have a much higher tolerance for being alone.

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