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View Poll Results: Are you an Introvert or Extrovert?
Introvert 39 73.58%
Extrovert 7 13.21%
Mixed 7 13.21%
Other (explain) 0 0%
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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According to this quiz ( link ) are you an Introvert or Extrovert? Or are you somewhere in the middle?

Some of the questions:

-When I work on projects, I like to have larger uninterrupted periods rather than smaller chunks.
-I like to share special occasions with just one person or a few close friends, rather than have big celebrations.
-I can "zone out" if too much is going on.
-I like to watch an activity before I decide to join in.
- I don't like over-stimulating environments. I can't imagine why folks want to go to horror movies or go on roller coasters.
-I feel drained after social situations, even when I enjoy myself.
-I become grouchy if I'm around people or activities too long.
-I like people to come to my home, but I don't like them to stay too long.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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Um, how do I score myself? 17 trues, 11 falses, and one that I really can't answer (how am I supposed to know if others see me as quiet, mysteriuos, aloof, or calm?)

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I think that would make you Mixed.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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I scored about 15. Some things yes some things no and some I just skipped.

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One book I read about introversion/extraversion is that its not a matter of how shy, quiet or reserved you are, but about whether you recharge your batteries by being alone or by being around other people. If being alone drains you, but other people recharge you, you are extroverted. If the reverse is true, you are introverted. (Edited to add-I think this was another book by the same author "the Hidden gifts of the Introverted Child")

By that definition, I am introverted. However I am not shy and I am very talkative & friendly in groups.

I got a 20 on the quiz.
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I scored an 8 so I think I definitely sit on the extrovert side.
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I think I am mixed with a heavy lean toward introvert. I like to go do things or be social, but only for a little bit and then I want to head home. I can easily be at home for 4 days or so without me leaving much or anyone visiting.

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I am more introverted (25). I'm content with that. My hubby would've scored more extroverted. We are ying-yang to each other.
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Well, 19 True and 10 False; I guess that makes me an introvert. However, I am pretty comfortable in social situations and am somewhat talkative so I'm not sure how accurate this is for me.

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Happy Introverts' Day!

I enjoyed this article so much, I put the link in my sig for the day.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/ycameron...sDgkWD6w8DW7oF

(Also, I would hazard a guess that there are a higher number of introverts on MDC than the general average.)

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Old 01-02-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Also, based on the Myers-Briggs, it's actually a spectrum. You can be a weak or a strong introvert or extrovert. I am actually a weak introvert. I am somewhat close to the center. It's the weakest of the four measurements for me on the Myers-Briggs. The others I fall more strongly on one side.

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