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I know not everyone is socially comfortable but seriously there is a clear difference between in being an edgy little snowflake to being an actual introvert. Plus, these so called 'introverts' always seem to demonise extroverted people and make them look like annoying piece of shits.
 

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I'll tell you that sometimes introverts try to say they don't want loud obnoxious "surfacey" extroverts around.
To me it's about 50-50 in the wild, but the thing is that extroverts want to get to know everyone. So extroverts are wiling to adapt to introverts. Introverts--- not so much.
He who loves least, right? Has control.
 

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In reality I see extroverts trash talking introverts more often than introverts pretending to be kewl for, well, being introverts.
 

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I know not everyone is socially comfortable but seriously there is a clear difference between in being an edgy little snowflake to being an actual introvert. Plus, these so called 'introverts' always seem to demonise extroverted people and make them look like annoying piece of shits.
Very true.

I'm always sceptical when people idealise or overplay elements of their type or do the negative bragging thing. Personally, I've always envied extroverts - social interaction is such a huge part of life and career that a comfort with it, if not always a knack for it, is going to be helpful more often than it's not.

I hate the cliche that we're all super intelligent or deep because it's utter nonsense. I'm confronted every day with just how average I am. I couldn't write a song or a poem, my IQ is in the average range (as is most people's) and I have no particular talents of note.

Very few of us are going to be off the wall, deep, visionary artistic types and likely a similar number of Extroverts will probably lay in that category anyway, possibly more frankly because speaking only for myself here but I hate attention, even positive attention.

I think it leads to maybe being underestimated from time to time but the truly troubled, misunderstood sort are going to be vanishingly rare - the rest of us are just socially uncomfortable or socially awkward and for what we may individually perceive as a wide range of motivating factors - we prefer to be alone most of the time, ideally not alone in public. I'm happiest in a room with a closed door, by myself, undisturbed - thats all introversion really is at a base level. It's neither sexy nor interesting nor deep.

It's honestly very easy to know which you are from even casual observation of your preferences and behaviour - I'd even argue it's the easiest letter of the 4 to establish - so I will admit that when I hear of people who can't decide which they are, part of me is inclined to think they do know but don't like the answer for whatever reason.
 

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It's a funny thing that a meta-analysis of iq and extroversion levels yield nothing. The spectrum of iq is scattered for introverts and extroverts.

These high IQ people who are apparently called introverts might not be introverts at all. Extroversion is the amount of level of ease employed in socialisation. If you are smart then you will employ extreme degrees of conscientiousness in your area of expertise. This leads you to be a hermit at times and hence get labelled as an introvert. But hey, that doesn't mean your social processing is fucked up, it is sort of underdeveloped. The biological basis of extroversion is not concrete enough. As far as I surmise, extroversion is simply a measure of sensory processing and the sensitivity towards it.

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There is perhap(s) some haste / cognitive-bias to conflate "introversion," et al with a disease (re: unfortunate circumstance) of some sort and often confuse it with untreated / undiagnoised mental disorders.


Common MBTI community themes in addition: INTJ humanoid(s) often make (Fe)-usage sound like an epileptic seizure in an attempt to convince specimen(s) to be sympthatic of a non-existent incapability to grasp the basics of human interaction, "small talking," is impossible to do without temporal brain-freeze & drooling with ineptitude on your good shirt, the representive "image" of INTX's is a vaping autistic male with a fedora that fetishizes scientism and a 180 IQ confirmed by some faux-IQ website -- introvert(s) are perceived as psychologically-complex, Sherlock Holmes is an idol, the "sensors" psychologically project their insecuries via passive-aggressive pay' back tactics on the intuitives; the (Fi)-doms with their blue and green hair have the upperhand on snowflakism as they attempt to convince other humanoids this is not the case, while simultaneously trash-talking the non-existent blizzard-y downfall of INFJ power-failures - the (NF)-women idealize anything with a functional brain; the (NF) males have so much to say; with little substance, the (SF/ST) specimens are attempting to prove their Typology 'worth' to the nonsensical MBTI nerd(s). The extrovert(s) and their one-liners are perceived as intellectually-stunted while wishing to display their wit + logical-potency to no one of significant importance at all, and so forth. Extroverted sensing specimens "are shallow," and vapid, extroverted specimen(s) feeling immunity while forcing themselves into public-introvert domains wreaking of condescension and normative filth. Stereotypes are abundant; radicalized/extremist feminists and misogynists have been set free in the wild to contaminate the water & turn communal functions into war-zones with their insanity, "Republican/Liberalism" is the new black, X-tianity conversion, Jesus Christ and pedophilia is back in style, the (S/N) dispute via the Jungian fetishtists and astrology experts have turned any similar community into a dystopia & spread their contagious diseased thinking/ideas to the weak ("scorpios" are unworthy of friendship // "ENFP's" are psycho), pseudo-intellectual commitment phobes spread their Dunningly Kruger knowledge - pretentious "married" couples attempt to brainwash humanoid(s) into their unsatisfied slave-chains, Gen-Z adolescents "tell it like it is," -- censoring whomever is "telling it like it isn't," -- the primitive ape-thinking (&) magical-thinking dwellers strike again as we plummet into the familiarized downward spiral toward(s) tribalism.

But none of this is important, what is important is not one of these humanoids consumes hummus, fresh oil olive dip + fresh crisp vegetables on a daily basis; nor utilize Linux™ for advanced personal security purposes.
 

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Cause people used to think for some reason that introverts were rare when really they're almost half of the populations. And introverts get salty and rant about extroverts when one annoys them (I do too sometimes ngl). It's basically how intuitives are viewed in the mbti community now. Pretty much this https://i.imgur.com/fDdbGgh.jpg People overestimate themselves and underestimate everyone else, ego.
 

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Anything that people find they've been misunderstood about in the past can become a trend. It's not a good thing, but it's what happens when the misunderstood has light shed upon it, and people are like "I wanna be apart of it! I wanna be apart of it!" I guess I didn't really answer your question, but rather elaborated on what you already stated. But some people are really introverts and just want to put out as much info as they can about it, because introversion is still unaccepted in society, as compared to extroversion, even though it's discussed on the internet all of the time. When you go out into the real world, introversion is still pretty unaccepted by people. I also think some people use it as an excuse to not be social, and start praising not being a social person. It's okay to not be social, but it doesn't make you cool or special, it just is what it is. You can be an extrovert who isn't very social, it's a misunderstanding of what introversion means.
 

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I do not get how it is trendy to be an introvert in the first place. As far as I know, there might be an equal amount of extraverts and introverts. You are an extravert, introvert, or ambivert unless there is/are more/less to it than that. What interests me is how there is no ambivert option in the personality typology tests. Only extravert and introvert. Which is why I find personality typology tests to be more subjective (biased) than objective (unbiased). Especially when I find they do not have enough questions. And so, I think some people that have a hard time understanding if they are introverted or extraverted might be ambiverted, meaning they shift from extraverted to introverted depending on what their situation is. So, having introvertedness be a trend might not work out.
 

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The words Trendy and Introvert do not belong together in the same sentence.

Social media would collapse if Introverts became trendy and the world would be a better place

All the extrovert converts would be found hiding behind a book reading Rumi, the Silmarillian or some other Tome or discussing how we could all truly live in a fairer and more just world where we can all live in peace.
 

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Bitch, don't hate on my epic blank stare hiding a deep and profound swirling cauldron of mysterious thoughts. Such as ''Technically a Big Mac has all 4 food groups...... so I don't have to feel guilty about it being my diner, right?''
 

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I remember growing up thinking introverts were so cool because they could function without people, or so I assumed. After seasoning out a bit, I find being an extrovert has its perks. You say stupid shit and talk your way out of it. That's always fun. I do envy the introverts I know who can just immerse themselves into books no problem, and read a page in half the time it takes me to read it, and I might need a second read through. It probably makes studying incredibly more efficient.
 

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I remember growing up thinking introverts were so cool because they could function without people, or so I assumed. After seasoning out a bit, I find being an extrovert has its perks. You say stupid shit and talk your way out of it. That's always fun. I do envy the introverts I know who can just immerse themselves into books no problem, and read a page in half the time it takes me to read it, and I might need a second read through. It probably makes studying incredibly more efficient.
I have learned about how introverts and extraverts are integral in a business atmosphere. The introverts are best suited to be doing things for a business such as accounting, website management (basically keeping a website (whether it be PersonalityCafe.com or not) up to date with programming language), film/video editing, legal document writing/editing, engineering, doing something mechanically, doing something in science, etc. Then, we have extraverts like you. Extraverts can still be productive engineers, mechanics, scientists, and technologically/mathematically inclined even though some other extraverts do not have one or more of those inclinations. I can read 700+ pages of a book in a day until my mild dyslexia kicks in and disallows me from reading properly enough the letters of words and my head hurts. :p
 
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