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Now bear with me...

Would a constant presence in forums and media like that be positively linked to extroversion? As in, a person doesn't like to exactly go partying, but he loves to hang out on forums. Or that he doesn't like to go into crowded spaces, but instead likes to be alongside similarly minded peoples in, for example, MMOs.

How about that?
 

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I feel like there are more introverts here though, not exactly sure. In my mind I'd link what you said to introversion in a sense that it would be socializing and connecting with people but still maintaining one's personal space at all times and having the possibility to withdraw at any point.

Although it of course depends and I have no sufficient data for my argument. As an extrovert, what I do is that on the days I don't do anything physically social I do roam around this forum and other things like that to maintain at least some form of socialization (such as constant texting), I have significant difficulties with being alone sometimes, it's very draining for me.
 

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And the following question would be:

What is classified under "socialising"? Is it enough to just be with your family(as in actively talk etc)? Or is socialising considered when you go and get tanked? Both could be considered...
 

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And the following question would be:

What is classified under "socialising"? Is it enough to just be with your family(as in actively talk etc)? Or is socialising considered when you go and get tanked? Both could be considered...
I'd say both are forms of socializing but for example I live alone so I don't have the option of having an active discussion with my family. I still feel like actively participating in forums etc could be a form specifically suitable for (hardcore) introverts as it doesn't require as much effort as the physical kind. But this still naturally doesn't mean that it cannot be enjoyed by people who place anywhere in the range between introversion and extroversion.
 

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I don't think so and I know so when it comes to the mind one introvert - myself.

In forms of communication such as this I can interact how I want. Set my own boundaries. Speak on my own terms. No one is forcing me to talk or be around people, likewise no one is forcing me to be silent or avoid people. Convenient communication is a godsend for introverts because they come and go as they please.
 

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As an extrovert I like online forums quite a bit, but I get restless if I'm receiving all of my social stimuli from it alone. For instance, I don't enjoy it anymore if I haven't actually socialized in too long a time. I need face to face interactions fairly often, and I feel a lot of introverts are perfectly content with a lot of their relationships being through online forums. They can probably tough it out much longer than I can before they think they need to spend time with someone physically.
 

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Being alone is tranquil. No human stupidity to ruin your day <3 . The family is equally as awesome imo.
 

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I think it depends what you focus on and how you do it and why you do it,etc.

I feel like in my case presence at forums is one of the "E" things I do because of how much I focus on social aspect of it rather that thinking,discussions,etc,I lose 99% of my interest in mbti and enneagram as soon as I'm not talking to someone about it and talking on a personal level(like,trying to figure out someone's type or helping them figure out mine,things like that).I just like forming relationships and making people happy and making annoying people annoyed,and it makes me happy to click "thanks" on someone's post or to see I have 10 new notifications.It's basically like Facebook,and I've seen many extroverts spend huge amounts of time there.

But at the same time I do love crowded places and similar.

I'd say that spending lots of time online doesn't mean someone is an introvert but it also doesn't automatically make them an extrovert.
 

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I think it depends what you focus on and how you do it and why you do it,etc.

I feel like in my case presence at forums is one of the "E" things I do because of how much I focus on social aspect of it rather that thinking,discussions,etc,I lose 99% of my interest in mbti and enneagram as soon as I'm not talking to someone about it and talking on a personal level(like,trying to figure out someone's type or helping them figure out mine,things like that).I just like forming relationships and making people happy and making annoying people annoyed,and it makes me happy to click "thanks" on someone's post or to see I have 10 new notifications.It's basically like Facebook,and I've seen many extroverts spend huge amounts of time there.

But at the same time I do love crowded places and similar.

I'd say that spending lots of time online doesn't mean someone is an introvert but it also doesn't automatically make them an extrovert.
Gee, what a giant Fe you've got! That sounded almost dirty!

I am kinda utilitarian. I ask something only if I need to or if I am bored. But then again, I am (Fi)Se, so it's kinda tough to determine that in me. But, overall, I like more an empty field to a crowded shopping centre. like a LOT. I discovered that the last winter.

I get it now. It's almost enneagram based now on the fact it's WHY you do something, not WHAT you do. I get it. Thanks!
 
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