Are You An Introvert Or Extrovert?

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
July 4, 2007 11:03pm CST
I am definitely an introvert. I like to be at home where it is quiet. This is where I shine. I don't like crowds and I don't like to be the life of the party. I like to have one friend over at a time, that way I can give them my full attention. Most of the things that I enjoy are things that one does at home like, reading, writing, surfing the web, posting on Mylot, studying new things, I watch the occassional rented movie. I love to talk on the phone with friends and family. When I go out I like to visit people and shop, other than that, it's just to do the things that I have to do. Like going to doctors appointments and such, but mainly I like to be home.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Jul 07
My husband is introverted and I am extroverted. He is quiet and likes staying home too and I'm bubbly, noisey LOL and love socialising with friends and family. I don't mind big crowds as long as I am having fun with whoever I am with. After living with him so long, I have gotten use to staying home and doing things there as opposed to going out and socialising with friends. I prefer just the three of us nowadays and don't miss the party life/social life at all.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
This simply means that you guys are balanced, which is very good in a marriage. You know, they say that opposites attract.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I agree, opposites do attract :).. two steps forward and two steps back... duh duh duh LOL Reminds me of Paula Abduls song! LOL
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Jul 07
hahahahahaha! da da da da *turns and spins* da da da da
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I lean toward being an introvert. But I dislike putting myself into one catagory or another. Labels are silly and I just want to be me. I don't want to compare myself to others or what is the standard. I can identify with your lifestyle and think it is great...all because it is yours and you can be anything you want.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
I understand have you feel about labels, it is easy to stereotype when you put labels on a person. But it is also a way of getting to know a person. If I have a friend who I want to surprise and I know that she is an introvert, I will not invite her to a wild party. Whereas, if I have a friend who is an extrovert, they probably wont find sitting at my place playing board games very exciting.
• Philippines
30 Dec 07
Yes, I agree. It's nice to know of our personality but whatever the comparison to others, its nice to be us, and be yourself!
@diillu (5128)
5 Jul 07
Im totally an extrovert. I like crowd but not too much of a crowd,.I totally hate to be alone. I just need someone to talk time almost everytime. I like getting out, going to party and of course shoping with friends and all friends stuff.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
Yep, you put an "s" on friends twice. That is an extrovert all right. Going to parties, where more than likely you will not know everyone there, brave, quite brave. I say go for it. Party for the introverts who stick to the nest.
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• United States
5 Jul 07
I am a little of each, but mostly an extrovert.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
Okay, so sometimes you are a wild and crazy kind of person and then at other times you are kind of a smooth laid back mellow type. That's cool. All depends on your mood right?
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I am an introvert and like some of the same things you do. However, I work at home now and miss the daily interactions that I had with other people when I didn't work at home. It is nice to have the opportunity to meet new people occasionaly and I don't really have that now and being an introvert makes it harder.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
I understand what you are saying. It is not so hard to deal with new people when you are in a place that you are familiar with. I just hate feeling bombarded by too many people at once. I feel like I want to run and hide when that happens.
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• India
5 Jul 07
i'm an extrovert.. when we go around places we could learn a lot new each time... i can differentiate between the characters of the person to whom i speak.. going around with friends is such a nice thing..go once you will enjoy a love it..
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• India
5 Jul 07
i am not an introvert rather i wont call myself as extrovert too. i am not open to others but once someone approach then it's totally different story all together. i would like to hang out a lot with my friends and enjoy the time. want to roam a lot.
@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
5 Jul 07
I'm introvert too but not too deep.sometimes I need to interact with my friends,share my sad and happines because I belive that if we talk to somebody especially friends about our problem it would decrease the burden of my problem.I like to stay at home than go out if there no interest/important thing to do out of home.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Jul 07
I must be a introvert to then. I have never been the life of the party. I have always stayed a lot to myself. I like to read also. Go on mylot. I hardly ever go out to much or unless it is to get groceries or to the doctors. I have always been a stay at home kind of person.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I am obviously an extrovert. One of the reasons why I am having fun here on mylot is that I love expressing my thoughts and opinions. I do hosting jobs as a part time job and I wont do well with it if I am not an extrovert. I am always an open person. I dont shut my thoughts to other people.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
Hosting would never be a good job for me because I do not feel comfortable around people I do not know. When I open up, all depends on the other person. If they don't seem friendly, I probably will never say much more than hi to them. That is just the way that I am. I never assume that just because someone is around that they are open to conversation. There are many times when I am out in public and I don't feel like being bothered and people don't get that. I make be reading a book or listening to some music and they will come up and just start talking to me and I don't like that at all.
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
When I was younger I used to be an introvert but my profession demands change.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Aug 07
You sound just like me. I don't like to go to parties even dinner parties surrounded by those I know. I prefer one friend at a time - giving them my full attention. I don't like crowds - nor do I like malls or stores even when not crowded - sensory overload! Especially places like Walmart or Costco. I get my energy recharged being by myself - and now with my baby. Reading, surfing, singing, dancing - studying new things.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
28 Aug 07
I completely understand where you are coming from. Sensory overload can be overwhelming. I need time to get away from it all and think clearly. I do not like a lot of noise.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
27 Aug 07
I am more of an introvert. Introverts tend to be quiet, low-key, deliberate, and relatively non-engaged in social situations. I take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, drawing, watching movies, listening to music. I enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people . TI prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before I participate.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
27 Aug 07
I am the same way. I do not like to be in the midst of too many people. I feel like the more people there are the more likely it will be that confusion will start. I do not mind a few small group or one on one situations a day, but I need to get away and have my quiet time or I begin to feel over-whelmed.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
5 Jul 07
You are so much like me. I am a homebody. I am the most comforatble at home, curled up on he couch with a book or writing or on the computer. I dislike being in large crowds and I don't care anything about being the life of the party. I'm a bit shy until I really get to know someone. I also don't care for having lots of friends. All I need is a few really good, trusted friends. I have never been one for going out with lots of friends, easier to deal with one or maybe two.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jul 07
This is me exactly. When I have friends over, I like to see to their every need and it is hard to do that when there are too many people. Like my best friend came over today for the first time in a week and she was saying that it was to warm in my apartment, so I went out and bought a fan. If there was anybody else, they would have been to cold with the fan on. I know how to adjust to keep my company comfortable, but I can not have too many over at a time, it's too much of a hassle.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
6 Jul 07
I am a bit of both...I like socialising but also enjoy my "alone" time. I used toove going out three nights a wekk but now I find I am just as content staying at home or just spending time with my partner, or meeting up with a couple of friends rather than partying with many.
@Kalachia (230)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I'm definitely an introvert, but there are sometimes when I want to go hang out at parties and just be around people. I guess I get so bored being by myself that I need interaction, but nothing beats a quiet day at home, writing, reading, or even sleeping.
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@fengbo (731)
• China
6 Jul 07
As for me,i think i am an introvert.I also like to be at home,when i stay home i feel very comfortable,the family give me the most comfort.But my best friends tell me,i am a extrovert when i together with they.Sometimes i will tell they so many thought,and also have many design..lol.....I am a student and studying in the college,i can see my classmate everyday,i living a nice life with they,i very like they....i think in the school i am a extrovert,in the school,i'd like to express my feeling and also like to makes friends...hehe.....
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@orbeltadz (506)
• Baguio, Philippines
6 Jul 07
Same as you, it's like you want privacy. Securing one amidst troubles may live your life peacefully.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
6 Jul 07
I consider myself introvert, though I could be extrovert sometimes. I am not the type who is fond of social life unless I have to. To familiar people, I am extrovert, but to the unfamiliar, I am introvert.
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@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
5 Jul 07
i am a very private person it takes me awhile to open up to some people i am friendly but guarded i am a home person too i don't like parties or get togethers i would say i am more of an introvert than extrovert
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
5 Jul 07
As for me, I'm an extrovert . I would never keep my real intentions in the dark in all my dealings with friends and acquaintances. After all why do you hold anyone in suspense about your real intentions . I want everyone to be quite explicit in outlook . I'm not optimistic about my outlook .
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