Introvert or Extrovert?

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  1. DigitalDiva25

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    Introvert or Extravert?

    Would you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert?

    I'm more of an introvert for many reasons. First I rather not go to staff parties as I rather stay home and read a book :cool: Every time I run into a coworker I just say hi and end the convo with a have a good day so I can just go back to my classroom. During meetings, I am more of an observer than an actual participant. During fire drills when we have to stay out, other teachers get together while I stay by myself until we get back inside. I find it interesting that I'm in a career that requires me to speak up front everyday :eek:hmy:
     
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    I think I'm honestly and truly right in the middle. :)
     
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    I'm an introvert, but I enjoy social situations too. I just need time to myself to "recharge." Our staff christmas party was tonight. One, I have 0 interest in making small talk with work people, and two, I have plans all day tomorrow and Sunday. An entire weekend with no "downtime" is daunting to me. My team is going to go out to dinner for our own little holiday celebration. I am much happier to spend time with just people I'm comfortable with in a smaller group.
     
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    I'm an introvert, hands down. Spending time with people exhausts me. My fiance is the only person I can spend an extended amount of time with in a small room and NOT get pissy. He's also the only person with whom I can be entirely, 100% myself.
     
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    I've always been characterized as an introvert, but the past few years, I've found myself yearning for company more and more often, especially because of the dearth of friends my age I've experienced. I find myself going out to find my co-workers to talk to them about experiences I've had during the day and enjoy hearing about their experiences.

    I still can't go too long with rambunctious 20 somethings, and crowds drain me though, so I haven't completely forsworn my introvert ways.
     
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    90% of the time introvert

    Heck, I've been a member here for 6 years and still haven't cracked 1000 posts. :lol: :rolleyes:
     
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    I think I am (at least in the last year and 4 months) right in the middle.

    I like to stay home and be by myself (or with my fiance), read a book, do some baking, or even cooking. But I also, am not bothered or annoyed by the thought of going out with people like I used to be elsewhere.
     
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    I am right in the middle. The only social situations I like are the ones with family or very close friends. Doing social things with co workers is not for me. I am usually very uncomfortable in them. I am, however, outspoken at work where my children are concerned.
     
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    Im 100% introvert.
     
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    I'm an introvert.

    I need my alone time to function. I do love a good night out with friends, but I can't do that all the time. It wears me out. I live by myself, and I love it. I prefer working by myself on projects, too.
     
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    I'm an introvert. While social outings are fun for me, they absolutely drain me. I get my energy from being alone. I NEED alone time. I don't need social time.
     
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    Extrovert. I think you need to be when you teach PE.
     
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    Introvert expect around my friends. I would rather stay home than go to a bar even though my friends are a ton of fun.
     
  16. JustMe

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    Introvert to the extreme.
     
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    I think I tend to be introverted, but I also have an extroverted side to me too.
     
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    At work: pretty extroverted.

    Outside of work: total introvert.
     
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    I've taken tests on this, and I am always right at the middle halfway between the two extremes.
     
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    Although it's probably like most people, a mix, I think I'm more of an extrovert. I do enjoy time alone, etc, but I'm definitely not shy, no issues with social situations, speaking in front of people, etc.
    The interesting thing is that I'd have no problem speaking in front of 200 people in English, but if it was in Hungarian, in front of Hungarians, I couldn't do it. Yes, I'm still fluent in my language, but wouldn't be confident enough to do it.
     

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