This is a discussion on ENFP Extraversion Myth within the ENFP Forum - The Inspirers forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Jawz Very good post. I've noticed something about myself in recent years and that's I don't want ...
I highly doubt Iím blind to my introversion Introspect more than anyone I know.
Iím extroverted bc I enjoy exploring- traveling - adapt well to changes - donít stress as easily nor have I ever had any anxiety, people amuses me quite much and I donít fear them
However often time when I tell someone Iím an extrovert ( irl and even online if one was to have deep conversations with me or know me personally) itís hard for the believe - many of my introverted friends are louder - talks more - party harder or craves human interaction more than I do- I made a post about traveling alone a few years back and to my surprise- more extroverts have done so than introverts - same with going to a movie theater alone .
Introverts do know theyíre introvert ( regardless how social - loud - talkative ) they say itís a mask they learn to adapt or its random or with close friends only - so that part rings true - I donít pretend to be more social or mask my friendliness- my emotion are genuine
i donít know Iím an introvert or extrovert within the social definition- but I honestly think many people are ambiverts
My confusion lies on myself getting drain from hanging out with anyone for over 2 hours - and how I enjoy being alone more than socializing( though I also enjoy socializing Iím not fearful of it ) , Iím also much calmer and less impulsive than most people I know - I reflect inward before acting out - always have but I have no fear of acting out or diving into new things , I work better under pressure
I like people and Iím not anxious or grouchy about meeting new people and I get excited when I see old friends or hang out with close relatives
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The social butterfly description I read about ENFP and extraverted in general is what make me wonder if I'm ENFP? I perceive myself as shy, reserved, introverted, but people in my volunteering place, or chess/music clubs, penpals describe me as more as socially extraverted even though I'm not having a busy social life.
You raised a very interesting topic here @Falling Foxes about self perception vs other perceptions of our self. Maybe it is more about the potential of extraversion ? Like maybe we perceive the gap between how we are extraverted at the moment, and how more extraverted we could be ?
Something like that ?