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Extroverted Introverts: Ten Things To Know

Also known as an ambivert, an extroverted introvert is someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion. 1. Their spot on the spectrum changes with their environment. Your ambivert friend may be loud and gregarious around their family, but quiet and thoughtful at the office. Seeing them in both situations may feel like meeting two entirely different people. 2. Talking to strangers is fine – but don’t expect them to keep it to small talk. Although an ambivert can hold up their end of a conversation, talking about the weather will not be enough to engage them. Their social energy is limited enough that they won’t want to waste it on meaningless chatter. They will likely push the conversation...

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12 Signs You're Introvert Not Shy

Tired of being confused for being shy as opposed to being introverted? Give this article a read.  1. You Don’t Enjoy Small Talk Introverts prefer conversations with substance over small talk. We’re thinkers, and thrive on heavier conversations about life, ideas, theories and big goals. But when small talk is inevitable, we can’t help but try to make the other person feel comfortable. We’re good listeners and are naturally in tune with how the people we interact with are feeling. More often than not, you find these casual chit-chats morph into deeper, more meaningful conversation. 2. You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone Introverts are not the best at talking on the phone. It’s not personal, honest; we screen calls...

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4 Key Differences Between Introversion and Social Anxiety

Being introverted and having social anxiety are two different things.  1: Introversion is born. Social anxiety is made. Introversion is a part of your inherent personality—a from-the-womb, dyed-in-the-wool trait. And while those who are socially anxious also carry a genetic predisposition toward it, there’s more than just temperament at play. In an indelicate analogy, genetics loads the gun, but experience pulls the trigger. Two things happen to make us socially anxious: the first is learning. One way or another, we learn—mistakenly!—that we don’t measure up to scrutiny. We might absorb the worries of a parent who frets about what the neighbors think, internalize the social pressure to be “outgoing” when we’re anything but, or be seared by a social trauma...

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20 Quotes an Introvert Would Appreciate

1. “Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people. Introverts, gratified that other people are initiating with them, can easily get caught in these exhausting and unsatisfying relationships.” Adam S. McHugh 2. “Often we come home from a sharing session with a feeling that something precious has been taken away from us or that holy ground has been trodden upon.” Henri J.M. Nouwen 3. “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.” Criss Jami 4. “Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make...

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7 Positives Only Introverts Would Know

There’s an avalanche of information about introverts on the web. The great thing about it is that it helps a lot of people realize their own introverted tendencies. Many introverts are beginning to understand why situations commonly perceived as problems by many are, well, simply non-problems for them. Here are some of those positives only introverts would understand. 1. They love cancelled parties. Introverts love cancelled parties. Okay, maybe love is too strong a word. But an introvert really wouldn’t mind if a big party he was invited to suddenly got cancelled or postponed. Partying with a big group of people for a long period of time zaps an introvert’s energy. To expend less energy, introverts enjoy one-on-one conversations instead of group...

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