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Old December 16th, 2017 (7:02 PM).
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Put simply, introversion/extraversion isn't about whether you're shy or not, or if you're quiet or loud --introverts gain their energy from themselves, and extroverts gain their energy from others. Further reading if you're curious.

Do you consider yourself to be an introvert, or an extrovert, or maybe in the middle - an ambivert?
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Old December 16th, 2017 (7:11 PM).
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    Ambivert. I fall straight down the middle. Half of me wants people to be around, and another half wants to be alone.
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    Old December 16th, 2017 (7:22 PM).
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    Im naturally introverted and I can be very shy sometimes, but when I'm with my small group of friends, I'm the total opposite.

    I almost put ambivert because i have been a lot more social recently, but I think I'm more of introverted.
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    Old December 16th, 2017 (7:24 PM).
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      If I dont get enough sleep I am totally introverted lol. Otherwise I'm pretty outgoing.
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      Old December 16th, 2017 (7:34 PM).
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      Old December 16th, 2017 (7:36 PM).
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        I suck at being both. I enjoy being around people I care about, but that list is small and only includes family and a very tiny list of friends. So around people I don't care about I guess I'm introverted, but thing is I want to be extroverted sometimes but I suck balls at it and sometimes I'm misanthropic. I'm just gonna put ambivert.
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        Old December 16th, 2017 (7:40 PM).
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        I suck at being both. I enjoy being around people I care about, but that list is small and only includes family and a very tiny list of friends. So around people I don't care about I guess I'm introverted, but thing is I want to be extroverted sometimes but I suck balls at it and sometimes I'm misanthropic. I'm just gonna put ambivert.
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        Old December 17th, 2017 (12:02 AM).
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        I think I'm more extroverted - I gain energy from talking to people and generally feel more bored and lethargic when I'm left alone. I would much rather spend time hanging out with people than be by myself - I don't know when it became like that because that definitely wasn't the case before. :p
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        Nah, I don't think I fit either description. I sometimes need to be alone and do my own thing with no interference in order to not get burned out, but I also often get tired and depressed when I've been alone for too long and I get more energetic when I'm being around friends a lot. I need people, but I also need my space. I'm rikavert.
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        Old December 17th, 2017 (5:08 AM).
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        I tend more towards the introversion side I think. Sometimes it's nice to have people around though.
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        Most of the time I'm on the introvert mode, even though I don't mind talking to some people when I wanted to. Come to think of it, at times I would be outgoing when talking about stuffs that I enjoy and all. But then, I would still need some personal space from time to time.
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        Old December 17th, 2017 (9:09 AM).
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          I've always known I'm way more introverted than extroverted, but I often find myself torn with this feeling of wanting to be more extroverted, but then when a moment of opportunity appears I find myself too uncomfortable to be extroverted. Which then brings me to another mindset where I'm torn on if me trying to be more extroverted is just me lying to myself and not being true to who I am or if it's just a challenge I need to overcome.

          In recent years I know I've become more outgoing, more able to talk to people I don't know, and wanting to do more social things and actually doing them. I notice when I spend time with certain people I do feel charged up and full of energy, but in a large gathering of mainly people I don't know I feel drained and I want to get away.

          Overall I feel torn on whether I should just accept that I am mainly an introverted person and that it is okay to be that way or that I should continually challenge myself to be more extroverted OR maybe I just need to find some kind of happy medium
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          Old December 17th, 2017 (11:56 AM). Edited December 17th, 2017 by Loki's Army Girl.
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          Definitely an introvert. I do interact some, but majority of the time... I prefer to keep to myself and such. I've always related more to an introvert than being any of the other two. I mean, it depends more on my mood if anything else. Don't forget that I'm also autistic... so I often have my moments.

          Eh... I guess I could be an ambivert...
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          Old December 17th, 2017 (2:50 PM).
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          Oh huh didn't realize that there was a word for being an ambivert, because that's how I feel I am. Like, I can be all outgoing around people I know and those who have introduced themselves to me and also be in their inner circles, but I don't really go out of my way to introduce myself to someone I don't know.
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          Introvert fits me a lot more. I don't mind not actively going of my way to hang out with friends during my free time and enjoy being alone, but at the same time, going somewhere with someone I know/trust is fun and makes me feel accomplished at the end of the day.

          Ambivert is also fitting. I'm chatty and outgoing around specific people at work that I consider friends. When it comes to doing things outside of work though, introversion wins. But we're planning to go to Koreatown here in NYC sometime during the next few weeks so there's that!!
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          I more or less just want one person around in my life at all times, but more than that, no thanks. I can deal with people in short bursts, but would almost definitely rather be alone. So, yeah. Introvert.
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          Old December 17th, 2017 (6:26 PM).
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          I'm introverted. I can be social and personable when I need to be, but I get really self conscious in large groups.
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          I lean introvert, but with the right amount of balance, I'm ambivert.

          Right now, I almost get no time to myself because my commute to work is very short, I work 5 days/week and come home to my retired parents' house, who are always home. Over the last month so, I've noticed that it's been driving me insane. Being with my parents, or at work, all the time is making me depressed. I need to find somewhere else to be.
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            I lean introvert, but with the right amount of balance, I'm ambivert.

            Right now, I almost get no time to myself because my commute to work is very short, I work 5 days/week and come home to my retired parents' house, who are always home. Over the last month so, I've noticed that it's been driving me insane. Being with my parents, or at work, all the time is making me depressed. I need to find somewhere else to be.
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              I like talking to others at times, but I definitely do my best thinking when I'm alone. Since I lean more towards that, I am an introvert.

              On a related note, since most people have said that they are introverts in the poll:
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              I'd say I'm in the middle, I'm very open with people I'm comfortable with, but when it comes to people I just met or strangers, I tend to be a little more on the introvert side. In the end, a good mix of both.
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              Definitely an introvert - like Josh said, it's not so much about being outgoing or shy, but the energy you feel around other people, and socializing is very draining for me. I like people, I love my friends and family and being around them, but if I spend a day socializing I need to spend an equal amount of time back by myself to "rest".

              It's weird sometimes, and I couldn't explain it even to myself before I knew what introversion meant. Like I could just be sitting around, talking to friends and having a good time, and after a while I will be so tired and I feel like I physically need a nap. But once everyone leaves and I'm by myself, I suddenly have the energy to play video games, watch videos, etc. and the lethargy goes away completely.
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              I'm introverted at first, but once I get to know you I open up pretty quickly!
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              Definitely an extrovert. I get along pretty well with most introverts, except I have one friend that tends to use it as an excuse for being an asshole. Other than, I definitely understand the need for personal space though I personally have rather loose boundaries with others.
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