Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

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Personally I think I'm quite outgoing, as I have no trouble talking to strangers and strike up a decent conversation with different types of people. But I'm still more introverted than extroverted.

If I'm in a big group and there are some very talkative guys who will lead the conversation, I would just sit back and let them create the topics for discussion.

What about you? Do you think this has anything to do with success?
#extrovert #introvert
  • Profile picture of the author kazakhan
    I'm a megalomaniac does that count :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Tonio Smith
      Originally Posted by kazakhan View Post

      I'm a megalomaniac does that count :p
      Yes lol it dose
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        I am verifiably and undeniably an extrovert!

        I just can't help it!:p

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  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
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    I am not introvert but i can't be so free in a group and cant extrovert in front of all. When i am with two more friends and they started talking with each other, i used to get silent suddenly. I have tried a lot to be free and discuss with others in any topic but cant do that. Can any one advice me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joanne Greco
      I feel I am a little bit of both.

      I'm definitely not shy and can be very assertive, but I feel mentally drained when I'm around a lot of people for several hours and have to balance myself out with some alone time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Writing Warrior
    I hate it, but I'm definitely an introvert. Being in social situations makes me really nervous - been that way ever since I started working at home.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Writing Warrior View Post

      I hate it, but I'm definitely an introvert. Being in social situations makes me really nervous - been that way ever since I started working at home.
      That could be a limiting belief. When I'm out socializing and having fun I can't tell who's an introvert or an extrovert. Many introverts are outgoing, friendly, confident, and charismatic. While many extroverts are the opposite. And you can become more extroverted simply by practicing and enjoying socializing and being energized by being around other people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaleniie Devi
      Originally Posted by Writing Warrior View Post

      I hate it, but I'm definitely an introvert. Being in social situations makes me really nervous - been that way ever since I started working at home.
      I'm totally the opposite. I think I used to be rather shy, only talking alot with people I knew and was close to.

      But now working from home, when I am out, I find myself being super extroverted with people I barely know. Maybe it's because I'm happy to be out of the house once in a while
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  • Profile picture of the author liza400
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    Being an introvert person, some features matches with my personality. But i cant accept all characteristics of extrovert persons mentioned by 'sunconsultancy'. I think, no absolute comment can be made for any nature of person. Because human beings are always have distinct character with exceptions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Monaco
    Sunconsultancy I agree with that energy thing. I display extrovert characteristics when I need to promote myself, give a lecture, network etc. But afterwards I feel drained of energy and need to spend time by myself to think things through and generate new ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dantplayer
      I'd say that I have met many more introverts in self-improvement than extroverts. I don't know if there is a conspiracy going on, but it seems that people who would rather analyze themselves comes out with the material to help the extroverts do the same.

      But then again...Tony Robbins sounds like more of an extrovert...
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    I think the majority of people who are interested in internet marketing are introverts. Those extroverts are probably at the club or jumping out of a plane.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
      Originally Posted by vuedoolor View Post

      Those extroverts are probably at the club or jumping out of a plane.
      I'm an introvert, and I rather enjoyed jumping out of planes back in the day when I did such things.

      It has it's own particular flavor of solitude.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
    I actually feel like I'm a balance of both these days. In my younger years I was much less out-going than I am now, and I was an extreme introvert. These days I don't really feel odd being open with people and conversing with random people on the street.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

    Personally I think I'm quite outgoing, as I have no trouble talking to strangers and strike up a decent conversation with different types of people. But I'm still more introverted than extroverted.

    If I'm in a big group and there are some very talkative guys who will lead the conversation, I would just sit back and let them create the topics for discussion.

    What about you? Do you think this has anything to do with success?
    Your personality closely resembles mine. When I'm around people, I can talk, talk, talk. But... I also love living by myself. Enjoying the luxury of not talking to anyone for days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
      Hmmm...

      It really depends on the situation.

      I think I will be what I have to be in my business, even if it is not my preference. I do prefer the company of my family (wife and kids) over others.

      But I find that if I can help you or you can help me I can be outgoing in spurts.

      On the WF I am becoming an extrovert. For the first time, there are lots of people like me, regardless of sex, race, creed, etc. I find commonality with. There are people who have already arrived; and there are people who are getting there like me.

      Whereas some of my friends do not understand me offline; a great many understand me here. So if I can help someone, I won't hesitate to share my opinion even if I am rebuked.

      One of the really cool things is that I can have friendships with women without them thinking that I am trying to hit on them. The absence of all of that office related cooked up silly-tense relationship stuff does not seem to exist here. I like that. That has been one of the coolest things about the WF and why I can't really go a day without it.

      I can't really say I feel the same about twitter or facebook even though they fall into the necessary evil categories.

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    • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
      I have admit that i am an introvert, i have read an interesting article on the web that says, the people who spend most of the time on the internet are usually introvert, and that comes true with me
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  • Profile picture of the author Red Tomatoe
    Well it would have to be 50 : 50 on this, depends on my mood!

    Its can really vary!

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  • Profile picture of the author Sybiz
    I think a lot of us could be both depending on the situation. Me personally I'd say I'm introverted most of the time but sometimes when I'm around a group of people with the same interests as me I suddenly become quite extroverted.
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  • Profile picture of the author bfennell1
    Naturally an introvert, I really have to push myself to talk to people and give talks, but I usualy can do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    Looks like i'm in a middle of the two... sometimes intro and sometimes extro... Like people said : silence is golden... thats when i become introvert. But introvert is useless when you chase a girl :> and that;s when i become extrovert :>
    "Love makes the strong become weak and the weak become strong"... Who said this anyway?... i forgot already
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  • Profile picture of the author Alwayscool
    At times I am introvert, at times I am extrovert. But I am more on the introvert side I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryK
    I'm more Extrovert very definitely but there are times when I need my 'solitude' to re-charge the batteries. Then woe betide anyone who disturbs me, I growl rather loudly, especially if asked 'are you in a bad mood?". No, I wasn't, until you started pestering me is my normal reply to that question.

    But I love people, have no problems whatsoever talking or listening, depending on the situation, never have any trouble starting a conversation with strangers and just love life, people and this world.
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  • Profile picture of the author samthor
    I'm an introvert. But i don't call it introvert or shy; i say "being a good listener".

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  • Profile picture of the author Liz Sullivan
    Wow. Its interesting that we have 75% of the people who identify themselves as introverts.

    I would have thought that peeps here on the warriorforum are more extroverted!
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique Abrams
    I'm more introverted than extroverted, but its almost half and half. I'm very grateful to be both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikhail Jon
    how do you call a hybrid of an introvert and an extrovert?

    I am into sales and I meet alot of different people everyday, build rapport and stuff but when I'm not doing sales I seem like an introvert so I don't know, I guess Im more of a hybrid
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  • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
    There seems to be a lot of 'hybrids' here. Maybe introvert and extrovert are false dichotomies, and everyone is really a mixture of both but lean one way or the other (since there are obvious extreme examples of both)? That seems to be the case from the replies I've seen in this thread, anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author theemperor
        An introvert is someone who tends to enjoy their own company more than the company of others. I am an introvert, and have no ambition to change that, there is no need Our society needs introverts and extroverts, and often introverts enjoy being with extroverts and vice versa.

        It is different to the question of shyness, which is more about fear of engaging with other people. An introvert may not talk to other people because they are not inclined to do so, rather than fear of consequences.
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  • Profile picture of the author shirland
    My older son was shy for most of his life but he did not have a problem participating in live basketball or football events. He was more of an introvert recently he took a Speech class at school and now I can't get him to be quiet. He is now more extroverted than introverted. I think personally I am introverted in my personal life but when it comes to my business I am very extroverted. I think like my son we all go through different stages.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfoo76
    I'm an introvert, but I have no problem with that. I'm still able to make friends pretty easily. And I don't see how being introverted can be a challenge en-route to success, which some people believe it to be. Being introverted hasn't been too badly for me thus far.

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  • Profile picture of the author igorb
    I consider myself pretty much balanced.
    However if I have to choose the side I guess introvert better describes me in most situations.
    After checking poll results somehow I`m not surprised that most voters are introvert too.
    Too much computer work I guess?
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      Originally Posted by igorb View Post

      I consider myself pretty much balanced.
      However if I have to choose the side I guess introvert better describes me in most situations.
      After checking poll results somehow I`m not surprised that most voters are introvert too.
      Too much computer work I guess?
      I'd say probably the opposite. People who are introverts are more likely to be drawn to careers that don't require a lot of face to face interaction. A job that allows you to work by yourself at a computer all day "self selects" people who perfer to spend time alone, in the same way that a job that requires you to go out and meet lots of people will tend to attract more extroverts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Whitefire
    I tend to be an introvert though again it depends on the situation. Among friends and in small groups I can be quite extroverted. However, once I'm in large group situations I become introverted and my energy seems to drain away. I'm trying harder to become a more balanced person. I don't think being an introvert or an extrovert will effect your success as an internet marketer. Not being face to face with others allows people to show their true nature without fear of reprisal. I may not be quick on my feet but the internet allows me more time to compose my thoughts to more effectively communicate with people.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Not shocking to see the poll results so far that most here are introverts. A little surprising, that it's about 75% right now, though.

    Same here, introvert, that's why this business appeals.
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  • Profile picture of the author thefallsman
    I'm outgoing and I don't mind talking to people, but I really need to be alone sometimes and I don't like being around people all the time so i guess I'm in between.
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  • Profile picture of the author antiquenh
    I'm an introvert. I rarely make the initial step to talk to people, but I am pretty easy to talk to once you get to know me.
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    • Profile picture of the author nehaluck11
      I am an extrovert person.I love to be in a social gathering, I initially step out to talk with strangers. I am a healthy personality with strong feeling of self acceptance.I believe in Real self not in Idol self.
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      • Profile picture of the author DaveHughes
        I'm an introverted extrovert, which is a really clever way of saying "I dunno."

        I've spoken in front of crowds of thousands, I was on "Wheel of Fortune," and I work in broadcast radio (which I love) with an audience over a quarter-million.

        All that is true, but I love coming home and holing up with a good book or my laptop for fun...that's what I would do if I had no other things I had to do.

        This isn't as easy a question to answer as it first appears.
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        • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
          My aunt told me about a study she did for University at an Amiga Users Group back in the 80s. They asked this huge group of - well - nerds about their 'interests', and questions like introverted and extroverted.

          The majority were virgins over 30 - that's the main takeaway she got.
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          • Profile picture of the author Peter Nguyen
            Slightly ambivert but swaying more towards the introvert side
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  • Profile picture of the author f4ll3rs
    LOL I'm definitely an extrovert. I just can't seem to shut my mouth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonio Smith
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  • Profile picture of the author Vyliss
    Definitely an introvert... I like my own company but of course I love talking with my friends and ppl close to me. I think most ppl need a balance of both.. it's not good to always be by yourself.. and it's not good to be so dependant on other ppl that you need to be with someone or talking to someone at all times.

    I guess it shouldn't surprise me that there are so many introverts in here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    I worked and continue to work hard to be a better
    extrovert. It's a personal choice. I love the benefits
    of being the first one to make conversation.

    Extroverts can meet whomever they want. I meet
    different kinds of people and hear all kinds of stories.

    Being an extrovert allows you to explore more and
    really step outside your comfort zone.

    As an extrovert, I have far better choice in dating
    women. Meeting business partners. And making new
    friends.

    Not to say that being introverted sucks, but it was
    for me. I see no benefit in hiding in my shell and using
    the word introvert as a personality trait. It seemed like
    a cop-out to me, so I worked to change it.

    The rush you get when you make conversation with
    someone who's been around the world and back. Or
    when you meet a millionaire. That makes being an extrovert
    all worthwhile. It makes life fun.

    I've been an introvert for most of my child hood, and
    I always wanted to be like the kids who had all the friends,
    relationships, and support. I got that, when I went out
    ready to give of myself. Risking myself on the line to be
    accepted or not...and getting such positive responses.

    I love being extrovert
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    I am more introvert but it doesn't bother me to be extrovert and be with other people. I love seeing people that's my happiness. I love people and I love studying characters.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    I guess I am an introvert, although I guess others think I am an "oddball". I hate my lazy, dumb coworkers. I don't like my family much. My friends have all got married and gone boring.

    On the other hand... I did go to China last year and find myself a stunning girlfriend. How many introverts would do that? Now I have her I couldn't care less about anyone else.
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