Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

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Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by ry20 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:05 am

I am interested in finding out if people with dyspraxia are more introverted or more extroverted or if there is a equal number of both. I am introvert, what are you?

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Captain_Ludd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:54 am

I'd definitely have to go with introvert.

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by PhilB » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:23 am

Very very introverted - so seems to be a bit of a trend here. Might just be that us introverted types are more likely to use forums than disucss face to face?

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by minniemoo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:35 am

Introvert in the main. But once I feel comfortable with a person (and that takes a very long time) I am quite an extrovert with them...not sure if that makes sense.... :D

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Captain_Ludd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 am

PhilB wrote: Might just be that us introverted types are more likely to use forums than disucss face to face?
A very good point ! :grin: .

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Willr0490 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:50 pm

It depends who I am with. If I am with a person I know well then I am quite extroverted.

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by calumfsinclair » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:58 pm

Truly I'm an introvert, but I put out that I'm an extrovert at school to keep people off my back! Only my close friends know that it's just a show for the masses!!
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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Jim » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:04 pm

I'm predominantly an introvert, but anyone with speech difficulty and who struggles to get a word in edgeways is bound to end up introverted aren't they?

I do have a rather dry and slightly "out of the box" sense of humour though which sometimes works to my advantage, indeed someone recently told me that they liked one of my flippant remarks because it made perfect sense whilst actually making no sense at all.

I can be the biggest paradox you ever did see =P~
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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by dragontail » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Are we all clear on the definitions of extrovert and introvert? They can be defined different ways. Usually, people think of introverts as the shy ones who don't socialize much and extroverts as the social butterflies. Officially, though, the definition of an introvert is someone who draws strength and energy mainly from being alone, and the definition of an extrovert is someone who draws strength and energy mainly from being with others.

Because of those ways of drawing energy, it is true that introverts are more likely to be comfortable being alone and extroverts are more likely to be highly social and comfortable in social situations. But within that, there's the gregarious introvert and the shy extrovert. A shy extrovert may seem more introverted, and a gregarious introvert may seem more extroverted, but the shy extrovert still draws their strength mainly from others, and the gregarious introvert still draws their strength mainly from being alone. And, of course, there are all kinds of gradations in between.

Myself, I'm a gregarious introvert. At least, I am at this time in my life. When I was younger, I think I was less gregarious. Now, while I am definitely introverted, I'm not particularly shy, I usually don't have any trouble getting along with people, and I'm even comfortable speaking in front of groups. Extreme introverts would not be.

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Jim » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Going via those definitions I am very definitely a introvert.
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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by tara » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:27 pm

introvert at first and then extrovert (after long time as well)

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Tim G » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 pm

I would have to say introvert although I haven't really thought as to what extent but I know I am defiantly not the typical extrovert 'bubbley' type of person those people annoy me - probably because I am so opposite to this.
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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Captain_Ludd » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:43 am

Tim G wrote: I am defiantly not the typical extrovert 'bubbly' type of person those people annoy me - probably because I am so opposite to this.
Ditto, its probably a little unfair of me to judge them if I don't really know them but I cant help it, more a flaw in my personality than there's.

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by minniemoo » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:20 pm

Ditto, ditto...they unnerve me...not quite sure why...somehow I don't trust them. Agree - it is unfair of me to do so...but can't help it...

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Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Post by Tim G » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:02 am

Captain_Ludd wrote:
Tim G wrote: I am defiantly not the typical extrovert 'bubbly' type of person those people annoy me - probably because I am so opposite to this.
Ditto, its probably a little unfair of me to judge them if I don't really know them but I cant help it, more a flaw in my personality than there's.
what do you mean Mr Ludd
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