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Introvert or Extrovert

Postby cwat89 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:23 am

Which one are you? I'm 100% an introvert. My job consists of route sales and delivery. So I constantly have to deal with people and their problems all day and it is utterly EXHAUSTING to me! I can't wait to get in my car ALONE and lock the doors and get lost in thought and shifting gears and getting the heck home. Lol.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby tankinbeans » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:29 am

I'm very much the "get the smell away from me with your social interaction" type. I dislike crowds, bars, malls or anything else involving a forced smile and pants.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby watkins » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:27 am

I'm pretty much an introvert, but I can play an extrovert when needed or when consuming personality lubricant. I have a small core group of friends that's been pretty much unchanged for about 14 years, and that's good by me.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby cwat89 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:31 am

tankinbeans wrote:I'm very much the "get the smell away from me with your social interaction" type. I dislike crowds, bars, malls or anything else involving a forced smile and pants.


Yes! I'ts gotten to where you can't go anywhere without there being a huge crowd and inevitably having to talk to someone.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby cwat89 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:34 am

watkins wrote:I'm pretty much an introvert, but I can play an extrovert when needed or when consuming personality lubricant. I have a small core group of friends that's been pretty much unchanged for about 14 years, and that's good by me.


That's me too. It's draining having to play an extrovert all day and put on a happy face about it. The only good thing that he come out of dealing with people is I've learned to BS my way out of situations a little better. :lol:
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby watkins » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:19 pm

One of the many reasons Im in the automotive repair field is that it doesnt involve much in the way of interaction with the general public. After years of retail I found myself completely unable to handle that shit any more.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:30 pm

I love the yogi Berra quote "it's so crowded that nobody goes there anymore"
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby potownrob » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:14 am

watkins wrote:One of the many reasons Im in the automotive repair field is that it doesnt involve much in the way of interaction with the general public. After years of retail I found myself completely unable to handle that shit any more.
yeah, and they get worse by the year. :lol: :evil:
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby potownrob » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:17 am

cwat89 wrote:
watkins wrote:I'm pretty much an introvert, but I can play an extrovert when needed or when consuming personality lubricant. I have a small core group of friends that's been pretty much unchanged for about 14 years, and that's good by me.


That's me too. It's draining having to play an extrovert all day and put on a happy face about it. The only good thing that he come out of dealing with people is I've learned to BS my way out of situations a little better. :lol:
about sums it up. there are exceptions where i actually care about what someone's saying (like, say, if it's a hot woman), but i generally have to make believe i care. i do care (in general) about helping people with their purchasing concerns and needs, but i don't (generally) want to get into their personal problems, especially if they're self-inflicted problems. :lol:
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby bobklobb » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:03 am

Introvert, this picture sums my life up fairly well. I'd rather socialize online simply because if you don't like somebody you usually have an ignore button and presto, you never have to see them again.

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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby potownrob » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:55 am

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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby theholycow » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:42 am

Socializing online is so much more than just having an ignore button. You choose when to engage and for how long, and then you come back later when you're ready again (but it's less exhausting so it's easier to do for longer). It's not real-time (except sometimes chat) so you get to think about what you're saying, put it all together, review it, and even go back later to edit it. There's a record to review the conversation. You get to quote specific items and respond to them individually, and include photos/links/researched material, etc. It's [i]expected[i] that many people will miss subtle cues and all manner of references, and if you get judged at all for it then the judgement is far more mild. All in all, it's far easier, more enjoyable, more productive, and more satisfying for an analytical awkward introvert.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby cwat89 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:40 pm

theholycow wrote:Socializing online is so much more than just having an ignore button. You choose when to engage and for how long, and then you come back later when you're ready again (but it's less exhausting so it's easier to do for longer). It's not real-time (except sometimes chat) so you get to think about what you're saying, put it all together, review it, and even go back later to edit it. There's a record to review the conversation. You get to quote specific items and respond to them individually, and include photos/links/researched material, etc. It's [i]expected[i] that many people will miss subtle cues and all manner of references, and if you get judged at all for it then the judgement is far more mild. All in all, it's far easier, more enjoyable, more productive, and more satisfying for an analytical awkward introvert.


Precisely! This can also apply to email or texting. Just like I would rather email a company with a question about a product rather than call to ask about the product. Because then I can think about all the detailed questions I have versus worrying about talking to the person and forgetting half of the questions I had. I have had that happen far too often.
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby potownrob » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:02 pm

cwat89 wrote:
theholycow wrote:Socializing online is so much more than just having an ignore button. You choose when to engage and for how long, and then you come back later when you're ready again (but it's less exhausting so it's easier to do for longer). It's not real-time (except sometimes chat) so you get to think about what you're saying, put it all together, review it, and even go back later to edit it. There's a record to review the conversation. You get to quote specific items and respond to them individually, and include photos/links/researched material, etc. It's [i]expected[i] that many people will miss subtle cues and all manner of references, and if you get judged at all for it then the judgement is far more mild. All in all, it's far easier, more enjoyable, more productive, and more satisfying for an analytical awkward introvert.


Precisely! This can also apply to email or texting. Just like I would rather email a company with a question about a product rather than call to ask about the product. Because then I can think about all the detailed questions I have versus worrying about talking to the person and forgetting half of the questions I had. I have had that happen far too often.
almost nothing more cringeworthy than having to call a company or someone to fix something. I'll search online to find a way to do it online before I make that call, especially at 9am when I'm falling asleep (while everyone else is waking up). My mom is the opposite in this regard; she'll practically look for excuses to call people and companies. Bill was off by 5 cents?? Gotta call to get it fixed!! :lol: :| :x
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Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Postby cwat89 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:26 am

[/quote]almost nothing more cringeworthy than having to call a company or someone to fix something. I'll search online to find a way to do it online before I make that call, especially at 9am when I'm falling asleep (while everyone else is waking up). My mom is the opposite in this regard; she'll practically look for excuses to call people and companies. Bill was off by 5 cents?? Gotta call to get it fixed!! :lol: :| :x[/quote]

Lol! My mom does the same thing and if she goes to a drive thru and they mess her order up she will leave home and go back up there and confront them whereas I just get mad and shrug it off because I don't want that confrontation.
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