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    Love being introverted, meant I could easily distance myself from the silly social scene of secondary school when I was younger.
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    Being introverted only makes other people feel uncomfortable, not myself.

    I relish the feeling when you don't have to be constantly talking, or that I never get 'awkward scilences'.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I don't get it. Most people seem to think introverts are the quite shy people with no confidence? I am an introvert but all that means is I don't like socialising all that much. I do not lack confidence, I do not suffer in social situations and I am not afraid to speak up. I am sure there are many more like myself because we have confidence to do our own thing without needing the support and validation of others around us, you can't really do this and be shy.
    This. Well, almost. You can be an introvert and enjoy socialising. The difference between introverts and extraverts is that extraverts are energised by socialising, but introverts find it tiring and need time to 'recharge' afterwards.

    I like the way the article distinguishes between being underconfident and being introverted. The two are always lumped together and it annoys me.

    I do think that the article is very unbalanced though - ‘They [introverts] can struggle to contribute to quick-fire brainstorming sessions among colleagues who are adept at ad-libbing, *perform well at public speaking tasks or claim the credit for projects they’ve worked on.

    'They feel like a failure when in fact they’ve just been seduced by the myth that extroversion equates to success.’ -----> well, no, in this case extraversion does equate to success. Some job roles suit extraverts more, others introverts - neither is better or worse than the other, they are just different.
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    (Original post by forgottensecret)
    Considering this is the first time I've came across this, it's sad there is so few INTJs I done the test and I belong to the INTJ group apparently and I can tell there are few people at my school like this :/ THANK GOODNESS FOR TSR!
    Any chance you could explain? Sorry, I have no idea what INTJ is
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    INTP and proud. Same as Jung.
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    Just found out I'm an INTP... Is that good?
    What does INFP mean?
    Yes, its awesome
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I don't get it. Most people seem to think introverts are the quite shy people with no confidence? I am an introvert but all that means is I don't like socialising all that much. I do not lack confidence, I do not suffer in social situations and I am not afraid to speak up. I am sure there are many more like myself because we have confidence to do our own thing without needing the support and validation of others around us, you can't really do this and be shy.

    (Original post by mya369)
    This. Well, almost. You can be an introvert and enjoy socialising. The difference between introverts and extraverts is that extraverts are energised by socialising, but introverts find it tiring and need time to 'recharge' afterwards.

    I like the way the article distinguishes between being underconfident and being introverted. The two are always lumped together and it annoys me.

    I do think that the article is very unbalanced though - ‘They [introverts] can struggle to contribute to quick-fire brainstorming sessions among colleagues who are adept at ad-libbing, *perform well at public speaking tasks or claim the credit for projects they’ve worked on.

    'They feel like a failure when in fact they’ve just been seduced by the myth that extroversion equates to success.’ -----> well, no, in this case extraversion does equate to success. Some job roles suit extraverts more, others introverts - neither is better or worse than the other, they are just different.

    How have you both failed to notice that the vast majority of people are borderline retarded?


    I CBA to take the fancy test again but I always come out near central in everything, the leader/manipulator type or some ****.
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    I really liked that article! Some of it was a bit dubious (i.e. half the population are classed as "introverts") since extroversion-introversion is a spectrum, but it was still quite motivating. Introversion is often viewed in a very negative way.

    Just like many people on this thread I am also an INTJ according to the Myer-Briggs test:
    Introverted- 89; Intuitive- 50; Thinking- 38; Judging 44

    89 Introversion? Even for me I think that's a bit high
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    This article is quite useful to me because it can help me capitalise on being an introvert. There are instances where being one hasn't worked to my advantage because I could have done things a bit differently, particularly in the workplace and also in meeting people of interest.
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    INTJ here, and I'm fine being an extreme introvert. It's nice in many ways to be limited to a select few friends who you really care about, and to have a constant internal dialogue going.
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    It's funny how people will jump at the chance to shout down articles they disagree with, but once they come across articles such as this they are quick to respond positively. :hmmmm: It doesn't seem to mention male introverts.

    In any case this is all true. I hate how extraversion is paraded as the be-all-and-end-all of success. (I'm apparently "INTJ" if that's at all relevant)
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    This one is quite a good indicator: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
    Apparently I'm (ES/IN)TJ. Borderline on ES by 1%.

    Guess that means I'm just confused ^_o.
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    wikipedia'd it, and took an online test (so in reality I could be something entirely different) and I'm an INTP
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    I don't understand. I clicked the link and its just a picture of some tea and kittens :confused:

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    that's a call back to a thread earlier this week for the TSR hardcore
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    I'm an ISFP, whatever that means
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    This is insane. You can't accurately sum up a personality in four letters. Besides people don't answer truthfully in those tests. :rolleyes:
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    I'm another INTJ! However, in previous tests I've taken I've come out as ISTP...a bit different, but reading the character profiles I can relate to both of them. I guess I'm just borderline
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    I looked at the Mastermind (INTJ) portrait. It's obvious to me that people are lying to themselves because INTJ is simply the best type of introvert, and one of the best possible personality types out there. (yeah I came out as INTJ too, I guess I'm guilty as charged). I doubt that in the situations described people will react rationally at every turn and make careful planning decisions, or that they are completely comfortable with their introverted selves. Yet people seem to automatically come up with this personality profile in self administered tests. hmmm
    Sounds like people are automatically painting a good portrait of themselves, me included.
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    Nice article, OP. But sometimes I feel too introverted for my own good
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Nice article, OP. But sometimes I feel too introverted for my own good
    Oh I really don't think you should feel too introverted for your own good though though. It's just about harnessing those introvert quality as this article suggests. Also as you can see, a lot of people on this thread are really happy with being introverted, it works well for them. I think it can work really well for you if you know who you are and your strengths.

    In the past I was in denial about being an introvert and it was resource intense because I would try to be something I wasn't and didn't focus on my strengths. It ended up
 
 
 
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