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    Alright so this has been bothering me for quite some time and I'd like to work it out once and for all

    While I've had a strong preference towards T and P (close to 100%) and a moderate preference to S I still cant work out in full if I am extraverted or introverted

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    -I live with an ESTJ an ENFJ and an ESFJ and they all seem much louder and more extraverted than me, I try and retreat from the madness

    -I like to go out an socialize and when I find my groove I can often be the life of the party

    -I get home an over analyze everything that happened but often draw conclusions that are correct

    -I think about what I say before I speak, though when I'm comfortable this happens quite fast

    -I'm not afraid to dance with others

    -When online I tend to veer towards social games such as WoW

    -I don't feel "energized" by people but I do love them

    -I do have alone time but if I could spend long lengths of time with people I like I would do it (unlike my family who I avoid)

    -Time seems to go faster when a stranger starts talking to me when I'm waiting somewhere (though I don't usually start the conversation) as when I'm alone I often just see the environment around me and get bored often tapping my foot or playing with my phone

    -In new environments I don't warm up to people straight away or do much talking

    -Extreme extraversion disturbs me "why do you feel the need to tell me this? I barely know you"

    -Extreme introversion disturbs me "why did you come to a party to sit in the tv room and not socialize"

    -I struggle to make the first move with girls longest relationship I had was with an ExFP

    -I know introverts that talk more than me, I also know introverts that talk less than me

    -When I ask others if they think I'm extraverted or Introverted they say I'm a good balance

    So to end my posting break what am I? Extraverted or Introverted?

    Or feel free to ask a question if it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    -I don't feel "energized" by people but I do love them
    Do you feel drained after a large period of social activity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamathousandapples View Post
    Do you feel drained after a large period of social activity?
    This.


    And remember not to confuse introversion with shyness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    Alright so this has been bothering me for quite some time and I'd like to work it out once and for all
    If it's really been bothering you that much, I'm ready to declare you an NF.

    But, really - you've said before that the ESTP descriptions seem to fit you better than ISTP ones, has that changed?

    It's more about whole types than individual letters. I may have my "E moments" and end up "E" on some online tests, but at the end of the day, the ISFP simply fits better overall. People online can't really tell this stuff. Folks on here have said I seem "E" for an ISFP, but if I called myself ESFP, people would probly say I "seem I for an ESFP." And so it goes...
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    The ISTP profiles are very poorly written so its hard to say really

    Not every ISTP is going to be mechanically inclined, I actually don't know why they mention tools at all

    Its like calling all ESTPs "Sellers" or something

    That said yeah the ESTP descriptions fit me better

    As for felling drained after social activity, I honestly don't understand when people ask this... depending on the activity everyone could feel drained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    Not every ISTP is going to be mechanically inclined, I actually don't know why they mention tools at all
    There was a good ISTP description on this site before that didn't relate to mechanical things. I don't remember the title of the thread though. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    As for felling drained after social activity, I honestly don't understand when people ask this... depending on the activity everyone could feel drained?
    I totally know what you mean. When socializing with certain people, I can feel either drained or energized. Sometimes I think that I'm a shy extravert.

    But what do you feel most of the time? What situations drain you and what situations energize you?
    Last edited by /DG/; 07-09-2009 at 06:51 PM. Reason: found a typo :/

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    Meh I'll stick with E just cause the function order and descriptions are more accurate

    TBH I just don't understand why you wouldn't want a balance of the two

    Heavily E people are annoying as hell and heavily I people are boring as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    If it's really been bothering you that much, I'm ready to declare you an NF.

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    I could help but I would need to see some photos of you, prefferably with no clothes on because that would distract from the E or the I, see.

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