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    Default outgoing introvert?

    Is it possible to be a social introvert? I'm an INFJ but I love people, love going to parties, I was in a sorority and a fraternity sweetheart. I of course get tired after I am around people for too long, sorority recruitment weekend stressed me out like no other. But in my spare time I love being around friends and being social.

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    Yes. My brother is one. Most of my old friends are. Sounds like you are one, too.
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    Yeah, it is possible. It's your own choice. Introvert is not same as being a hermit. I live with my friends for now, and I don't feel like they exhaust me too much. I can't be around strangers that much, though...

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    Hi. I'm not an INFJ, but my boyfriend is. People always mistake him for an extravert - that is people who are not close to him, and therefore don't see him when he needs to lock himself in his "cave" and recharge - because loves to socialize and is very charming and personable. I believe that probably has something to do with the Fe, extraverted feeling, which is the need to connect with others.

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    Sure. "Introverts" when it comes to MBTI types are not a measure of someone's sociability. That is a misconception. It is about where the energy of thoughts is directed when we need to think through something new or important. It is about the brain's preference when dealing with new or complex information not about how much or how often we socialize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    Sure. "Introverts" when it comes to MBTI types are not a measure of someone's sociability. That is a misconception. It is about where the energy of thoughts is directed when we need to think through something new or important. It is about the brain's preference when dealing with new or complex information not about how much or how often we socialize.
    well said

    an introverts "battery is charged" by being alone.

    and extroverts "batter is charged" by being around others

    thats a VERY dirty definition of it but something to that effect

    some introverts social battery lasts longer then others

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    My husband is an INFP and is great at socializing. To look at him during a large gathering, you would not guess that he is an introvert. He can put himself out there but it requires a tremendous amount of energy on his part.
    What people don't see is the recovery time he needs afterwards.

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    It's pretty common for INFJ's to be confused for extraverts. People often think my wife is the extravert and I'm the introvert.
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    Yeah, I was going to say something of my own, but I'll say read all those posts up there ^.

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