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#1 dust

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

A topic for the celebration of introversion.

 

 

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#2 liminal_luke

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

Yeah, I`ve noticed the trend towards introvert celebration too, but I think it`s a good thing.  In the US anyway, it`s considered way better to be extroverted.  If introverts are having a bit of a moment lately, well, good for them -- better late than never. 


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:54 PM

Yeah, I`ve noticed the trend towards introvert celebration too, but I think it`s a good thing.  In the US anyway, it`s considered way better to be extroverted.  If introverts are having a bit of a moment lately, well, good for them -- better late than never.

 
Yes, it's a good thing.. my comment was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. (Not so obviously, I guess.) The whole point of this thread is an online celebration of introversion!

 

(edited OP to hopefully reflect this!)
 

 

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Edited by dust, 08 January 2017 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Ah, OK....very cool.  One of the most extroverted people I know often claims, usually in a very loud voice, to be "cripplingly shy."  Maybe this wins him social points among the many strangers he strikes up conversations with on a daily basis.  Alas, this kind of talk doesn`t work so well in job interview situations.  When a potential employer asked my very introverted partner why he quit his last job, he told the unfortunate truth: because he doesn`t like working with people.  Oops...  


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:42 AM

Yeah, the employment thing can be an obstacle.

 

I wonder about these people who need interaction on an hourly basis, though. I used to have a very extroverted friend who, because I am often quite quiet and thoughtful (until you get to know me) latched onto me. Because she never stopped talking, she never noticed how uncomfortable certain behaviour made me, and never allowed me the chance to open up. Eventually I just had to make a break. I feel guilty still, as when I moved away I just lost contact with her, and I believe she was quite upset and confused. But I don't know how else to handle it! "No" is not in her vocabulary. And the thing is, I know that she's emotionally very vulnerable and needs good friends around her, and I feel bad for not being able to be one of them.

 

Hmm...that's enough lamentation from me.

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:33 AM

As an introvert I think most people today confuse introversion with shyness and social anxiety and a lot of the memes about introverts make that same confusion. feaaa9647aa16280641996b2b38c99db.jpg


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:42 AM

I like introverts.  They don't talk my ears off.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

To respond to both of you in one comment...
 

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As an introvert I think most people today confuse introversion with shyness and social anxiety and a lot of the memes about introverts make that same confusion.

 

 

Yeah. Well, maybe not most people, but a lot.

Social anxiety and other learned mental issues (as opposed to inborn tendencies such as introversion) are supposedly becoming more commonplace in modern society, and I suspect many latch on to the 'introvert' label -- maybe it's easier to believe that.

 

Then again, one can experience a combination of the 3 (shy, anxiety, introversion). I was shy and introverted as a child. The shyness is gone, I've been around the block (not too far but enough) -- I can talk to anyone, I just don't want to most of the time.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:14 PM

"I can talk to anyone, I just don't want to most of the time."

 

 

I identify and completely agree with that statement, emotion, and or decision !


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:48 PM

"I can talk to anyone, I just don't want to most of the time."

 

 

I identify and completely agree with that statement, emotion, and or decision !

I don't.

 

I could talk at anyone. But talking to someone tends to require there be mild-to-moderate common ground. I am a rather abnormal individual and there are significant swaths of the population with whom there is not usually common ground.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

Yeah. Well, maybe not most people, but a lot.

 

I wouldn't know - so even saying, most, for me is a stretch.

 

What i do know is that i am deeply introverted and can differentiate between said introversion and shyness/social awkwardness. I am affected by both.

 

That said, there was a time i wouldn't have understood that difference and believe it is important to point out.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

introvert

 

someone who has mastered the difficult skill of bridge deconstruction


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:59 AM

introvert

 

someone who has mastered the difficult skill of bridge deconstruction

 

Yeah, while in the Army I as stationed with three different Engineer units that did that kind of work.  In one of them my communications center was in an APC.  (Yes, I had an operator assigned to me to drive the freakin' thing.)


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

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someone who has mastered the difficult skill of bridge deconstruction

Someone for whom bridge deconstruction comes naturally...
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:14 AM

I don't.

 

I could talk at anyone. But talking to someone tends to require there be mild-to-moderate common ground. I am a rather abnormal individual and there are significant swaths of the population with whom there is not usually common ground.

 

Not sure if this is introversion so much as misanthropy :P though either way I'm not one to judge..

 

 

 

Yeah, while in the Army I as stationed with three different Engineer units that did that kind of work.  In one of them my communications center was in an APC.  (Yes, I had an operator assigned to me to drive the freakin' thing.)

 

I must assume that the army is not a good place for people who don't enjoy being around other people most of the time... though an APC might be a good way to get around without people bothering you!


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