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Just as an introvert can get very extroverted at times, does an extrovert feel like an introvert at times and just don't have the will to go out and extrovert and rather stay alone for a while?
 

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Yes especially if you have something like social anxiety, general anxiety, depression or some kind of physical issues.
 
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I have more social butterfly moments than I do social anxiety moments luckily, plus my SAD is quite random and has no real specific time to pop out. Usually it's the same causes but it's doesn't guarantee that I will react every time. It's hard when you get off on socialization but have to fight the anxiety at the same time. That's one reason I thought for sure I couldn't be an extravert because of my SAD, even as mild as it is.
 

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So just because someone is typed with E doesn't automatically brand them as social butterflies? :confused:
Look at it more in terms of cognitive functions. Being an extrovert does not mean you're social or even enjoy being around most people, it means that your dominant function is extroverted.
 

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The question implies that up until now you have thought that people are either 100% extrovert or introvert sooooo, the answer is yes, but the answer kind of seems self evident.....
 

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I definitely need down time every once in a while. Depends on what's going on in my life. (Stress tends to hole me up in my apartment and boredom means I'm about to plan lots of fun activities!)
 

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I'm kind of on & off. I'm never completely social all the time, & I have my moments when I need to get away from people. I'm usually only a social butterfly around people I know or if I'm in a comfortable setting where I know who I'm talking to. But yes, E's are people too. On & off.
 
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Look at it more in terms of cognitive functions. Being an extrovert does not mean you're social or even enjoy being around most people, it means that your dominant function is extroverted.
so yeah, that. nothing like being social, far from it; especially if there is only boring people to be around and Ne has nothing to surf on - I feel super withdrawn unless I take the reins and push some buttons for reaction (also known as "trolling" for those who like being shallow like that)
 
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When In class, I'm just quiet because i know none of these people are worthy to talk to, they are not even near my intelligency level, or atleast thats what i think, Yeah I could get along yelling at them how stupid they are but after a couple years it gets boring you know, especially when tired on mornings..
 

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My sister, an ENFP, is currently feeling that way - introverted. But if you really weigh the scales she's actually an extravert.
 

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From my experience it's quite common for extroverts to doubt their extroversion, and I have seen this happen with ENTPs, ESTPs, ENTJs even ESTJs.
Cognitive extroversion does not necessarily imply social extroversion.
The reason for this it's because they're not people oriented in the way NFs are, they are goal/task and idea oriented people and people can get in their way of exploring ideas and accomplishing tasks and goals they set for themselves.
Their need for connection to others is not as important to them or at least not that high on their priority list as is the case with NFs.
Most ENFPs on the other hand are very extroverted until their Fi kicks in, because they're very people oriented.
I think EXTPs in particular become more extroverted in the social sense when they encounter people they can learn from and people who understand their sense of humor and idea of fun. (often times their sense of humor it's just to crude, insensitive or hard to understand for some people)
In other words there needs to be some sort of an intellectual connection, I'd even say in a way this kind of connection it's even necessary as a foundation for empathy/sympathy on their part towards others. Once that's established I find EXTPs to be very open and friendly people.
 

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From my experience it's quite common for extroverts to doubt their extroversion, and I have seen this happen with ENTPs, ESTPs, ENTJs even ESTJs.
Cognitive extroversion does not necessarily imply social extroversion.
The reason for this it's because they're not people oriented in the way NFs are, they are goal/task and idea oriented people and people can get in their way of exploring ideas and accomplishing tasks and goals they set for themselves.
Their need for connection to others is not as important to them or at least not that high on their priority list as is the case with NFs.
Most ENFPs on the other hand are very extroverted until their Fi kicks in, because they're very people oriented.
I think EXTPs in particular become more extroverted in the social sense when they encounter people they can learn from and people who understand their sense of humor and idea of fun. (often times their sense of humor it's just to crude, insensitive or hard to understand for some people)
In other words there needs to be some sort of an intellectual connection, I'd even say in a way this kind of connection it's even necessary as a foundation for empathy/sympathy on their part towards others. Once that's established I find EXTPs to be very open and friendly people.
This is one of the reasons I have doubted my ENTPness and have been mistaken for other types, I am people focused and enjoy connecting with people even if they are not that intellectually stimulating, I am a girl and love all my ESFx and ENFx friends who I can talk gossip and relationships and fashion etc with. I don't need someone to be challenging me intellectually to enjoy socialising with them, I'm down for cocktails and gossip as much as the next gal I think that maybe I just have highly developed Fe but anyway my point is I guess people aren't stereotypes and to the extent that some of their functions are under or even over developed will have a huge affect on their personality and how extroverted or introverted they seem
 

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From my experience it's quite common for extroverts to doubt their extroversion, and I have seen this happen with ENTPs, ESTPs, ENTJs even ESTJs.
Cognitive extroversion does not necessarily imply social extroversion.
The reason for this it's because they're not people oriented in the way NFs are, they are goal/task and idea oriented people and people can get in their way of exploring ideas and accomplishing tasks and goals they set for themselves.
Their need for connection to others is not as important to them or at least not that high on their priority list as is the case with NFs.
Most ENFPs on the other hand are very extroverted until their Fi kicks in, because they're very people oriented.
I think EXTPs in particular become more extroverted in the social sense when they encounter people they can learn from and people who understand their sense of humor and idea of fun. (often times their sense of humor it's just to crude, insensitive or hard to understand for some people)
In other words there needs to be some sort of an intellectual connection, I'd even say in a way this kind of connection it's even necessary as a foundation for empathy/sympathy on their part towards others. Once that's established I find EXTPs to be very open and friendly people.
This is one of the reasons I have doubted my ENTPness and have been mistaken for other types, I am people focused and enjoy connecting with people even if they are not that intellectually stimulating, I am a girl and love all my ESFx and ENFx friends who I can talk gossip and relationships and fashion etc with. I don't need someone to be challenging me intellectually to enjoy socialising with them, I'm down for cocktails and gossip as much as the next gal I think that maybe I just have highly developed Fe but anyway my point is I guess people aren't stereotypes and to the extent that some of their functions are under or even over developed will have a huge affect on their personality and how extroverted or introverted they seem
 

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I personally think being a myers briggs/jungian extrovert is divorced from the general consensus/social definition of what an extrovert is, because in typology one's type does not equal one's behaviour. There may be patterns in the behaviours of types but ultimately an individual's experience is the most important thing in deciding their personality and behavioural traits. I am an extrovert in myers briggs, yet an ambivert leaning introvert in the social definition.
 

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Sometimes I'm tired or just need to get things done - if I'm into getting something done, I'll hole up and not talk to anyone and be OK with it. Although I can't do that for long unless I'm actually not feeling well.
 
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