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    (edit: the title should say "extreme introversion")

    Humans are social creatures. Deliberately depriving yourself of social contact has a profound, and profoundly negative, effect on your personality and psyche.

    As this excellent new yorker article shows in some depth, severe withdrawal from social contact causes serious, in some cases permenant changes in your mental state that can have severe effects on your long term health.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...a_fact_gawande

    This site often promotes university lifestyles that essentially amount to avoiding social contact, staying in your room as much as possible, and living a solitary life. I think this is a profoundly dangerous thing to legitimise.
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    I'm quite introvert, I go out when I feel the need to to keep contact with friends, I much prefer walking to destinations by myself than talking to someone and I spend a lot of my time either by myself in my bedroom or with my girlfriend in my bedroom with me.

    I'm just fine thank you very much.
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    For those who tl;dr the article. I only read bits of it and skimmed the rest - please anyone who read it fully, correct me if I make an error.

    The article contains:
    1. Research suggesting that babies and young children need attention from their mothers.

    2. People who are away from other people not by their own choosing, but by kidnapping, prison or part of their job, suffer.

    The article is about forcing people into isolation in prison, and how that is unhealthy.

    It is not, and says nothing about, people who choose to have less social contact. It makes no distinction between people forced to be isolated who are extroverted or introverted; it just says that many suffer. It could just be the extroverted who suffer.

    This article cannot be used to relate to introverted people, or to chosen university lifestyles if people feel more comfortable not making social contact.

    It could be used to say that extroverted people shouldn't force themselves to cut off social contact.
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    I'm a one woman wolf pack.





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    So, I actually read that article in all its 8,500 word glory. It is extremely interesting and everyone should read it.
    It has nothing whatsoever to do with introversion. The OP utterly failed at titling their thread.
    It is about the extreme psychological effects of prolonged isolation, and a very convincing argument against the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
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    I've never seen this website promote introverted lifestyles. What are you talking about, OP?
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    I don't think being introverted is the problem, it's just how much social contact you have. No social contact is very unhealthy i think. But someone can be introverted, but confident, and have regular social encounters... you can't fight your nature, if people enjoy being by themselves, they can, as long as they don't avoid the minimum social encounters every-day life requires.
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    Since when was forced social isolation the same as introversion?
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    (Original post by HistoryRepeating)
    (edit: the title should say "extreme introversion")

    Humans are social creatures. Deliberately depriving yourself of social contact has a profound, and profoundly negative, effect on your personality and psyche.

    As this excellent new yorker article shows in some depth, severe withdrawal from social contact causes serious, in some cases permenant changes in your mental state that can have severe effects on your long term health.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...a_fact_gawande

    This site often promotes university lifestyles that essentially amount to avoiding social contact, staying in your room as much as possible, and living a solitary life. I think this is a profoundly dangerous thing to legitimise.
    So becoming stressed by putting up with other peoples' bull**** is healthy? It is just one minor point - do not interpret this as me ignorantly disagreeing with you. I have not researched the effects of introversion much.
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    Bumping clearly dead threads is unhealthy.
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    Bumping clearly dead threads is unhealthy.
    He is stalking me over multiple threads. Its kinda cute in a horribly creepy, call-the-police kind of way.
 
 
 
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