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Date: 11/29/12 11:01 AM

24 Responses to The Power of Introverts

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 29, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Link: The Power of Introverts - Introvert or extrovert, which are you?
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:24 am
    I`m a textbook introvert, that`s a blast at parties.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:32 am
    this is such a load of poo. you cant define a person by one word, introvert or extrovert. human beings differ too much, most people will probably find that they are a mixture of both of these things. sounds like the person who made this video is a so called "introvert"
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:42 am
    `this is such a load of poo. you cant define a person by one word, introvert or extrovert. human beings differ too much, most people will probably find that they are a mixture of both of these things. sounds like the person who made this video is a so called "introvert"`

    You obviously didn`t watch the whole video, because it clearly states that nobody is completely introverted or completely extroverted.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    I am definitely an introvert and have been doing a lot of research on introversion for a huge paper I have due at the end of this year. Anyone who`s interested more about introversion should take a look at the Susan Cain TedTalk, it`s pretty interesting. http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    introvert, that has suffered years of being made to feel uselss and different by a dominent extrovert mother :(
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    823 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    According to this, I am 60% Extrovert, 40% Introvert. Now what?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Seriously, I had to stop. I`m very introverted, and no one has ever given me poo for it. People just understand I like "me" time and don`t like crowds. Move on.
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    cfwestdotie Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    if i cant be a pure introvert then i must be at least 87.5%
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    `I`m very introverted, and no one has ever given me poo for it. People just understand I like "me" time and don`t like crowds. Move on.`

    I`m an introvert too, and I have gotten crap for it, though mainly in my late-teens, early twenties. Being in my late-twenties now, I think most people have learned that it`s just who I am, though someone did make a crack at a party recently (probably due to alcohol). Part of being an introvert is learning how to handle the comments.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    I am probably 50-50.. Dead in the middle.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    I`m basically an introvert and do most things by myself (live, travel, work, etc.). But I can also be a ham when I feel comfortable around the people I`m with. So, it`s all based on circumstance.

    The only recurring "crap" I get about it is people constantly marveling that I am okay with traveling alone. Have actually had people try to FORCE me to be with other random people on MY vacation because they can`t believe a woman can be ok just enjoying herself on her own.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    @h0ax_d3m0n, look up MBPT, it`s only one part of personality and well researched. Also, you can learn to behave in different ways to your natural state - like being right handed but learning to write with your left hand. You are still naturally right handed.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    or try `MBPT personality` as google is not on the ball :)
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    freeze43 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    I think this video overstretches a little the pains of introversion, and gets some issues wrong, but as it becomes more broad based at the end it gets better. As I studied, the simple difference between extroverts and introverts is that the latter absorbs too much information for its brain to handle comfortably, while the former is the opposite.

    I`m in the mildly interesting case of an introvert raised and surrounded (almost entirely) by intelligent, but strong, extroverts while I was growing up. As a result of my attempts to adapt to my social environment, I have a pretty droll/kooky personality. If you ever find someone like me, hopefully you`ll understand why they`re a little... off.
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    I tell people I`m an introvert, but I`m actually just lazy and stupid.

    We`re out there: stop oppressing us with your activities and achievements!
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    cndycnelne Female 18-29
    81 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    I am definitely a combo.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    so I have to choose?
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    When I am asked which one I think I am, I always have a hard time answering. When he is talking about introverts vs. extroverts in work, I fall on the extrovert side. Yet when he talks about them in social life, I`m on the introvert side.
    So I`m either a calm extrovert, or an over-stimulated introvert?
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    I`m a good acting introvert. I would rather sit inside and do research on something I find interesting intellectually. But all my friends growing up were loud get out and do stupid sh*t folk. So I have them to thank for breaking me out of my shell a bit. School systems should take this into consideration with how they teach as well.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Misnamed...I thought I`d find out how to tap into my "hidden powers." Instead, all I found was a really depressed man with crazy baggage talking about how he felt "excluded."
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 10:47 am
    I think introverts are better equipped to survive the zombie apocalypse. We won`t be seeking out people to be with and potentially hooking up with a zombie or a non-zombie who does something stupid that gets us both killed.
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    geezdude20 Male 70 & Over
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    November 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Bipolar so it depends on the time of the day.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Introvert. Definitely. I prefer home, family and close friends.

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