Board: Hey Introvert

What Makes the Extroverted Introvert Interact Differently With the World

The extroverted introvert is a unique type of individual.  Being one myself, I can tell you that we are wrought with a myriad of different moods and emotions, leaving most people confused and entirely unsure of where we stand.  But if it ever comes up, we’ll tell you that we’re not even sure where we stand most of the time. Call it enigmatic or simply annoying (probably both), the extroverted introvert ebbs and flows between social stardom and hermit-like reclusiveness.  Sometimes parties energize us, making us feel confident and alive as we bask in the spotlight of our popularity....

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Myers Briggs Personality Types

The phrase Myers Briggs is most often used to describe a personality theory developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs. It explains some of the main differences between people and is often used to help choose a career, improve relationships, develop leadership skills, etc. When the phrase Myers Briggs is used in the name of a personality questionnaire, it refers specifically to the commercial Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, published by Consulting Psychologists Press. However, there are many alternative questionnaires that produce a similar result. Overview There is a lot to Myers Briggs theory, though at its...

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55 Intriguing Quotes About Introverts And Lone wolves

1) I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky. – Audrey Hepburn 2) Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it. – L.M. Montgomery 3) You use words like ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert,’ various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was...

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LONERS TEND TO BE MORE INTELLECTUAL AND LOYAL FRIENDS

There is a big difference between someone who is a loner-by-choice and a socially rejected person. Contrary to what most people think, being a loner is neither good nor bad. Loners tend to be individuals who enjoy spending time alone as much, or more so, than they do with their friends (yes, loners do have friends). They have a low need for peer acceptance and affiliation and engage with the world in different ways than others by focusing on their own ideas and being stimulated by solitude, as constant social interactions tend to drain them. Loners generally have a small circle of...

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10 Everyday Things Only Extroverted Introverts Will Understand

Most people identify themselves as either an introvert or an extrovert, but what about the people who fall somewhere between the normal lines? I’m right there with you. I love going out and being surrounded by my friends, but I also crave the time I can spend completely alone with no distractions. There are often times when I find myself surrounded by people wishing I wasn’t there; wishing I were almost anywhere but there. I’ll usually give myself a pep talk to try to get myself into the conversation so people don’t start asking, “what’s wrong?” There is nothing...

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What Type Of Introvert Are You? – Mind Game

Introverts are typically viewed as shy people who usually keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. This broad, general type of behavior is the polar opposite of how extroverts act, which is when a person is more social and outgoing than not. The Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung first coined and defined the terms back in 1913 and in the years since many misconceptions surrounding introverts have arisen. The most prevalent belief, that’s wrong, is the misunderstanding that introverts are sad loners who shun society and have no friends. While some people certainly do fit in line with that stereotype,...

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Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Carl Jung was a leading psychiatrist that notably categorized people into different categories depending on how they think, behave and prioritize, when compared to others. Like many archetypes and categories, society focuses on introversion and extroversion and introverts are often misunderstood. It is estimated that anywhere from a quarter to half of America’s population is categorized as introverted, it is important to know the differences and reasons behind our neighbor’s actions. Through understanding, accepting and respecting our differences, we function as a more productive society. Below are some of the more significant differences. They Withdraw In Crowds Crowds are...

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Do You Have Social Anxiety Disorder, Or Are You Just An Introvert?

We live in a diagnosis-happy era. We diagnose kids in school who have a hard time sitting still and focusing as having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We diagnose people who struggle with intrusive thoughts as having obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). And we diagnose people who shy away from large groups or prefer their own quiet company as having social anxiety disorder. Do you hear the common word in all of these diagnoses? It’s disorder. Disorder, meaning something out of order. Disorder, meaning something is wrong. While a proper diagnosis is helpful when dealing with severe mental illness, for the vast...

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Things One Needs to Know Before Dating an Over-Thinker

Overthinkers are people who are always busy inspecting, analyzing, interpreting things. There are different scenarios playing on in their mind continuously, scenarios which are likely to occur or may never occur. Though they might sound like some species of a rare kind, they are all around us. Chances are you may date one someday and if you happen to do so here are few things you need to know before dating an over-thinker. Prepare to be restless They over think which means they over analyze any situation, the way you talk to them, the way you walk and every...

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