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#42 - deathrinder (07/12/2013) [-]

Maybe if I don't want to talk to you I'm not an introvert, I just think you're an annoying ************ .
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#141 - infinitereaper (07/12/2013) [-]
I've always found this labeling thing kind of stupid. I think most poeple are a mixture of both (introversion and extroversion) to different amounts.    
This whole energy thing is kind of iffy, I mean, I'm sure there are introverts that get energy from certain people and extroverts who can't stand being around people for extended periods of time.   
We're always trying to classify everything into black and white, buy human beings aren't that simple.   
Maybe I'm just an oddball, but I'll let people get as close as they want to me, I don't mind physical contact or even the occasional being fondled (that's more of a gift really)  and I'm pretty social, but I spend most of my time alone.   
The point is I don't get this kind of stuff. People are people.
I've always found this labeling thing kind of stupid. I think most poeple are a mixture of both (introversion and extroversion) to different amounts.

This whole energy thing is kind of iffy, I mean, I'm sure there are introverts that get energy from certain people and extroverts who can't stand being around people for extended periods of time.

We're always trying to classify everything into black and white, buy human beings aren't that simple.

Maybe I'm just an oddball, but I'll let people get as close as they want to me, I don't mind physical contact or even the occasional being fondled (that's more of a gift really) and I'm pretty social, but I spend most of my time alone.

The point is I don't get this kind of stuff. People are people.
#164 to #141 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
The point isn't to divide people up into neat little groups that need to stay in their own places, that mentality should have died with segregation. It's simply to describe a certain state of mind and to easily reference this to others, even it's a flawed label.
#116 - BlackBadger (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm pretty extroverted and I always feel that people that claim to be introverted think all extroverts are stupid, arrogant, attention whores. I like to be alone and read books, or listen to music, but I also like to go to parties. I consider myself to be of decent intelligence, and I'm going to college, so I swear I'm not too foolish. I haveintrovert friends as well, I just wish that all these videos and pictures about introverts would put extroverts in a decent light, it's just kind of saddening. *End rant*
#123 to #116 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I honestly think a lot of people just say they're introverted because they don't know how to act socially. There's a difference between not knowing how and not wanting to.

Either way, it's a ****** excuse to not live your life, or ditch a party.
User avatar #126 to #123 - BlackBadger (07/12/2013) [-]
I kind of agree. I think that actual introverts exist, but I think 3 times as many are just people who to be something that they might not be.
User avatar #32 - hypers (07/12/2013) [-]
Lol this is pathetic, to have to teach people how to interact with other humans. We've been doing it for thousands of years now, Spoken language is what we do, ***** programmed into our brains. ******* 21st century.
User avatar #43 to #32 - Animefreake (07/12/2013) [-]
Found the extroverted.
User avatar #318 - dbrak (07/13/2013) [-]
why are people so defensive about introversion? people act like they're victims of hate crimes or something. like people say extroverts are obnoxious, slutty, and asshats. But if you say an introvert is reclusive, the whole world comes spiraling to an end.
User avatar #331 to #318 - lolollo ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
It's because introverts are always given **** for being "antisocial" by almost all of society. We're deemed "the weird kids" and instead of people choosing to try and understand us, they pass us off to do their own **** (which sometimes involves making us the butt of their jokes).

So yes...we get a tad touchey......
#330 to #318 - dontknowmeatall (07/13/2013) [-]
An introvert doesn't make an extrovert feel uncomfortable very often, while the opposite is quite common. Besides, society has rejected introverts for a long time, calling them boring, nerds, anti-socials, arrogant... in this world, if you prefer to spend your Saturday night reading a book or watching TV instead of going to party hard, consume alcohol and drugs and **** any whole you find in your way, you're seen as a loser. This is just an attempt to balance things, to show people that introversion isn't a bad thing, it's not even so uncommon, it's just a different way to live your life.
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User avatar #173 to #154 - mankey (07/12/2013) [-]
I like to think of it more acting like extroverts are ignorant of people not like them and that they "aren't normal." So this helps educate without calling them idiots.
#172 to #154 - sanguinemeows (07/12/2013) [-]
Or magic energy -giving wizards....
Or magic energy -giving wizards....
User avatar #149 - knowitallfourtytwo (07/12/2013) [-]
So since we're on a relevant topic, what is everyone's MBTI type? I assume their will be a crap ton of INTPs
#381 to #149 - alexanderh (08/22/2013) [-]
A mix of INTP and ISTP here, depends on the specific problem/conversation/situation. I have traits of both, but I am mainly INTP.
#324 to #149 - josephtheneptune (07/13/2013) [-]
INTP, Hello
#181 to #149 - ButtonFly (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm actually an ENTP.
I'm actually an ENTP.
User avatar #188 to #149 - knowitallfourtytwo (07/12/2013) [-]
Also, does anyone have a good understanding of the cognitive functions and is willing to help me find out my type?
User avatar #228 to #193 - knowitallfourtytwo (07/12/2013) [-]
That test is pretty inaccurate though, only gives dichotomies, not functions such as Ni, Ne, Fi, Fe, etc.

Functions can only be accurately recognized through communication with someone with knowledge of them.
#327 to #228 - josephtheneptune (07/13/2013) [-]
You should also take Socionics
User avatar #355 to #327 - knowitallfourtytwo (07/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, in socionics, I identify with INTp and ENFj intuitive subtypes

In MBTI, other people have usually typed me as INTJ, INFP, INFJ, INTP and ENTP, I don't know which is correct
#377 to #355 - josephtheneptune (07/14/2013) [-]
These are sources confirming the complexity of your type, or as I call it, the "complexity of your layers."

I don't own this information.

You need to login to view this link [Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment © Vision Software - Please Understand Me Taken from David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates' "Please Understand Me"]

"This type has great depth of personality; they are themselves complicated, and can understand and deal with complex issues and people," and, " Not that INFJs are inconsistent; they are very consistent and value integrity. But they have convoluted, complex personalities which sometimes puzzle even them." This consistency of the INTP is also shown in the INFJ, as conferred, they are complex individuals. You probably had mistaken yourself as: INTP and ENTP in this consistency.

www.personalitypage.com/INFJ.html [Portrait of an INFJ - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling)]

"INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types," and, "They are deep, complex individuals, who are quite private and typically difficult to understand. INFJs hold back part of themselves, and can be secretive." Based on this too you seemed secretive, I could tell from your lack of reply, the amount of time it took for you to reply, and your rejection of my requests shows your "secretiveness."

You need to login to view this link [INFJ DATING BIBLE OR: HOW TO DATE AN INFJ]

"INFJs have an extremely complex internal value system. An INFJ will see if you ‘fit’ into their world, and they’ll bend their own rules if they really like you. INFJs tend to have very high standards, but are also very accepting once they trust you."
#376 to #355 - josephtheneptune (07/14/2013) [-]
You will need to send me a private message because that is a huge selection to choose from. An INTp like myself, will have to see if you have conflicting factors against your type. This being: sensitivity, anxiety, emotional stability, apathy, neuroticism.

Also, from what I see, I first guessed INTp in Socionics with a preoccupation with Fe (based on your MBTI selections). Which shows emotional maturity and personal growth based on this preoccupation, and also based on the variety of types you have gotten, this tells me the evidence. I have a theory based on MBTI, and that is when you see an individual struggling with their type, or when they have a variety of types from testing, it means that they are self-improving in the sense of self-exploration. This meaning that you probably have many layers to yourself (which you may have assumed), and that you have focused mainly on your own personal development in the investigation of all your functions. Which I could guess, based on this "self-improvement," and the "complexity of your layers," you are either maturing, or, you are either introverted.

I believe you are a "T" type, which indicates a "Thinker," but, it could indicate a oscillation between either T or F (which probably means you aren't either T, or F dom). This is because you do have a variety of "T" types which you have chosen, but, you have a preoccupation with Fe. So based on this, you aren't an F or a T dom because you should be certain. In this sense, you are not INTp, ENFj, or ENTP. But, based on your MBTI selections you are not INFP(Fi) or INTP(Ti), but, rather, anything that isn't a thinking and feeling dom.

So, you are probably either an INTJ, and a INFJ, but, considering that INTJ's are usually Self-confident with their type, and you seem to be second guessing yourself with a preoccupation with Fe (being an INFJ's second function), this concludes you might be INFJ from your message.

Based on your complexity of layers, this confirms my bias.
#325 to #188 - josephtheneptune (07/13/2013) [-]
Yes, I can help you. Send me a message
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User avatar #207 to #149 - psychosamm (07/12/2013) [-]
I took it a little while ago and im an INTJ.
User avatar #279 to #149 - heartlessrobot (07/13/2013) [-]
I was pretty damn close to INTP though.
User avatar #308 to #149 - mayormilkman (07/13/2013) [-]
User avatar #310 to #149 - zeazet (07/13/2013) [-]
i am an ISTP. it was a really close guess
#177 to #149 - thefifthgiraki (07/12/2013) [-]
Surprised nobody else has replied to this.
User avatar #257 to #177 - pulluspardus (07/13/2013) [-]
Same here, but this test is not exactly personal , its pretty shallow.
User avatar #31 - captainoptimist (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm stuck on "Guide Understanding to the Introverted"
#33 to #31 - maskedguy (07/12/2013) [-]
What's to be stuck on?
#77 to #33 - noizstar (07/12/2013) [-]
the incorrect grammar
#94 to #77 - maskedguy (07/12/2013) [-]
Guide to Understanding the Introverted.

That's the title
#7 - jdogtwoptzero (07/12/2013) [-]
Save this for later and see if maybe it'll help the gf understand why I don't like going out all the time.
User avatar #235 - spasticbeaver (07/12/2013) [-]
I wish the people I knew would read this so they could stop bugging me to get out of the house more...
#282 to #235 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
"What assholes, they're trying to make me live a fulfilling life"

grow up.
User avatar #284 to #282 - spasticbeaver (07/13/2013) [-]
Thank you, anon, for providing insight on my life. I'll be sure to take it to heart, because, you know, your opinion matters on the internet, but no one else's does.
User avatar #299 to #282 - vatra (07/13/2013) [-]
To an introvert going out of the house ISN'T fulfilling, it is draining. You apparently didn't read the ******* content.
User avatar #201 - demandred (07/12/2013) [-]
give me a diagnosis! When i talk to people i talk non-stop (i like to tell myself i'm not that boring to listen to) - and most people find me a rather social chap, but i find being social to other people than my closest friends very exhausting and mostly enjoy the company of myself. Am i introvert or extrovert?
User avatar #210 to #201 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
Both. Pretty much everyone is somewhere in the middle, with both extrovert and introvert aspects of their personality.
User avatar #213 to #210 - demandred (07/12/2013) [-]
so you're saying extrovert and introvert are the extremities that nobody really belong to?
i think i'm extrovert on the outside tho, and idk but i think that's a good thing
#97 - skysailor (07/12/2013) [-]
I think I'm kind of half and half. There are times when I like being extroverted, other times, I like being introverted. There may be a word for that but... mfw.
#117 to #97 - lordcaboose (07/12/2013) [-]
No one is a pure introvert or extrovert. In fact someone (I think Freud) said that a pure introvert or extrovert would be an insane person.
#124 to #117 - liquidz (07/12/2013) [-]
The insane asylum can't even handle me right now!
The insane asylum can't even handle me right now!
User avatar #118 to #117 - skysailor (07/12/2013) [-]
I could see that.
Alfred Kinsey said the same sort of thing about sexuality. No one is purely heterosexual or homosexual.
User avatar #145 to #118 - youngneil ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
Would a good example of that be someone that would never have sex with a guy but still likes to shove things up his ass?
I'm trying pretty hard to think of how you can be heterosexual but still kinda gay, without saying bisexual.
User avatar #148 to #145 - skysailor (07/12/2013) [-]
I'd say the attraction is sort of a subconscious sort of thing. Maybe it can be seen though. For example, I'm straight. I wouldn't have sex with a guy, but I can look at a picture of Christian Bale and be like, **** he's hot.
User avatar #150 to #148 - youngneil ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
Oh, that makes sense. Thanks.
User avatar #100 to #97 - IrishAssassin (07/12/2013) [-]
You are not alone, I'm the same way
#30 - knowstoomuch (07/12/2013) [-]
What if you gain "energy" from both being alone and interacting with people?
User avatar #55 to #30 - unknownmercury (07/12/2013) [-]
Then we need to hook you up to a special rig that can convert that energy into power for cars, buildings, and such.
#59 to #55 - knowstoomuch (07/12/2013) [-]
Sounds exhausting.
User avatar #202 to #59 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
God DAMMIT, Carlos!
#238 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
TLDR; If you're an introvert chances are you're a loser.
#256 to #238 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
You've already been told off like a dozen times, go get laid or something.
#263 to #238 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
and this is why anons get a bad rap. its stupid extroverted ********* like yourself that need to extrovert yourselves off a ******* cliff
User avatar #274 to #238 - heartlessrobot (07/13/2013) [-]
And extroverts are all annoying douche-nuggets.
#281 to #274 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
That still have more friends than you.
User avatar #283 to #281 - heartlessrobot (07/13/2013) [-]
Friends are for people who don't have a good enough imagination.
User avatar #121 - buttinspecter (07/12/2013) [-]
You've just told extroverts how to interact with introverts. You forgot to tell introverts how to interact with extroverts.
User avatar #205 to #121 - demandred (07/12/2013) [-]
what about how introverts interact with other introverts? Two people sitting on a bench waiting for the other to start the conversation, that's my version of hell!
#137 to #121 - palindromia ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]

there. done.
User avatar #140 to #137 - buttinspecter (07/12/2013) [-]
...Oh good god. You're right.
#143 to #140 - palindromia ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
extroverts do all the work. from my experience, it seems any kind of interaction is satisfactory. (except of course unwanted advances etc.)
#56 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
No this guy is an antisocial little **** and needs to learn how to ******* talk to people. You need person skills in order to survive in life and these kinds of assholes have none. They are annoying awkward little ***** and should just not go out if they don't enjoy it. Stay in your little emo dark room with your books like the pathetic loner you are. They are not good in social situations so they PRETEND they don't want to be in them, that way they don't feel the need to change, they just say hey I just don't like it when in reality they care. Idc what you say everyone wants to be accepted and have friends, these losers can not make friends because like I said they're antisocial.
#58 to #56 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
Anon, calm your tits. This is a guide to understanding introverts, not for you to bitch about people while you're on your period.
#73 to #58 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm not on my period, i'm a boy. And introvert isn't a real thing, it's an excuse for antisocial people to be allowed to act like the antisocial assholes they really are.
User avatar #78 to #73 - sanguinesolitude (07/12/2013) [-]
by the way you rage on the internet and seek attention, even if its negative attention by trolling, suggests you are pretty introverted. possibly not because you wish to be, but because you are such an amazing douche even your parents have trouble loving you. Perhaps they divorced and sometimes you think it might be your fault... it is.
#136 to #78 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
Oh no i'm not antisocial at all, i'm a very social person. I actually like and know how to talk to other people.
User avatar #142 to #136 - sanguinesolitude (07/12/2013) [-]
so why do you yell at people online? seems a strange choice of how to spend your time.
#170 to #142 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
Some people need to be yelled at in order to change. Politely asking them wont work. I'm just trying to help them.
User avatar #84 to #56 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
That's some pretty good advice, anon. I think I'll do exactly what you said and stay in my room all day, enjoying wonderful stories of Vikings and magic and things. In fact, let me go tell my friends to do it too, and we can all share our experiences together.

#130 to #84 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
That's what all you antisocial assholes wish you could just do.
User avatar #211 to #130 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
But I totally can. That's pretty much been my plan for the past few weeks, and I'm having a good time. How about you, anon; are you having fun being a troll?
#220 to #211 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm not trolling, i'm serious.
User avatar #237 to #220 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
Then I apologize for misjudging you, though I suggest you actually get to know people better. I think you'll find that there really are people who would just like to read a book with some tunes rather than go out clubbing all night.
#254 to #237 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
And that's fine. Just know how to behave in social situations.
User avatar #269 to #254 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
It's not always that simple, though believe me I try. But hey, it's my problem, not yours.
#309 to #269 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
It is that simple. You need to learn how to do it by practicing. That involves going out. Of course you wont know how to do it if you never leave the ******* house or rarely ever do. You need to get out more.
User avatar #321 to #309 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
While I agree that going outside probably is better, let me tell you why social situations, especially new ones, bother me.

First, the main kind of social gathering for people my age is the party. This usually features loud dance music, people I don't like, and around here it always devolves into grinding. It seems to only be fun for people who can just let go of everything and go without inhibitions for a while. It's great that they can do that and have fun in that way, but I can't. I've been to parties and dances, and I can never open up like that. I don't like the music, I don't like many of the people, and as much as I try, I'm incapable of making myself just turn off my mind like that.

Second, the things I like best are found in my house, not outside. Books, video games, Internet, all of it. I love seeing my friends in person and hanging out with them, but I don't want to just go to the park and sit there for an hour.

Third, I go into either shutdown or full retard mode when put in an uncomfortable situation. Hell, it's only in the past few months that I've been able to properly talk to girls, some of whom are now my friends. I also will sometimes just shut down completely, sometimes to the point that I can't speak, no matter how much air I force through my throat. I don't really know why that happens. I don't know why any of it happens, really, but it's a reality I have to put up with.

There's more, but I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear it and will tell me to man up or something.
#361 to #321 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
So your problem is you need to learn to relax. I don't understand how you don't like grinding... you don't like a girl rubbing her ass all over your dick? lol wtf? Go join a book club, play video games with people, maybe at a tournament? All of these can be social things if you allow them to be, just like the internet. Obviously there is something wrong with you and you need to get help to fix yourself. You are not normal.
User avatar #370 to #361 - impaledsandwich ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
Of course I'm not normal, and of course I need help. You think I haven't noticed? Most of these things that make me unable to do extrovert stuff are totally involuntary. I don't get a say in what goes on in my own head, and you think I'm okay with that?
#372 to #370 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
I'm glad you realize it and i'm glad you are not ok with it. You shouldn't be.
#87 to #56 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
btw im very gay and spend lots of time at the gay club having lots of unprotected gay sex with other gay men such as me
#109 to #56 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm sorry guys, I'm just going through some **** right now.
My boyfriend just left me since I have AIDS.
And of course, the chemo from my ass cancer is really ******* me up.
#152 to #56 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
There's a balance in there somewhere. Yes everyone needs to learn how to talk to people, but that doesn't mean I enjoy it. I_ tolerate_ it.
User avatar #261 to #56 - hotsaws (07/13/2013) [-]
Your personality is why intoverts exist.
#301 to #261 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
No they exist because they're antisocial assholes.
User avatar #305 to #301 - hotsaws (07/13/2013) [-]
Holy ************* **** , you are retarded.
#358 to #305 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
How so?
User avatar #99 to #56 - Shiny (07/12/2013) [-]
Asocial and antisocial are not the same thing. There's also a difference between being inept at socialization and just not thriving on it.

I hope you eventually grow out of your "lol i hav maor frens n u" mindset.
#125 to #99 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
And here are some more made up excuses for people to act like antisocial assholes... they are not asocial, they don't just not thrive off socialization, they can NOT do it so they make excuses for themselves. They are not some special unique ******* snowflake... the number of friends I have has nothing to do with this, it's the fact that they can not function in social situations.
User avatar #129 to #125 - Shiny (07/12/2013) [-]
Who is "they"? Stop spouting straw man ******** .
#160 to #129 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm sorry I thought it was pretty ******* obvious the subject of this conversation... it's introverts. You know, the people that this content and this strain of comments have been about? Seriously, how the **** did you not catch that?
User avatar #161 to #160 - Shiny (07/12/2013) [-]
And your comments are baseless and nonsensical. Liking something and being able to do something are inherently different things.
#219 to #161 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
If you don't like it then you are antisocial.
User avatar #240 to #219 - Shiny (07/13/2013) [-]
No, you're asocial. Antisocial refers to destructive, spiteful behavior to others.
#249 to #240 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
And they are spiteful of others who socialize more then them. They think something is wrong with YOU when in reality something is wrong with them.
User avatar #250 to #249 - Shiny (07/13/2013) [-]
Do you think we don't see what you're doing, using an imaginary sense of persecution as an excuse to be a spiteful dick to others, as if two wrongs make a right?
#307 to #250 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
They deserve to be persecuted for being the antisocial little ***** they are. Hopefully they will change and improve themselves.
User avatar #311 to #307 - Shiny (07/13/2013) [-]
"People I don't like have no right to exist"

Don't cut yourself on that edge, ITG.
#359 to #311 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
You're making this too personal... this doesn't have anything to do with my preferences. This is about them not being able to socialize. And I don't know what ITG stands for...
User avatar #373 to #359 - Shiny (07/13/2013) [-]
Being introverted does not automatically mean you do not know how to socialize.
#374 to #373 - anon (07/14/2013) [-]
Yes it does. It means you're an antisocial asshole.
User avatar #375 to #374 - Shiny (07/14/2013) [-]
Prove it.
#70 to #68 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
It doesn't matter who I am, what matters is what i'm saying. Stop worrying about my identity, i'm no one important I promise.
User avatar #106 to #70 - Crusader (07/12/2013) [-]
If you are no one important, then why should we listen to you.
#133 to #106 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
It was just some advice for people that's all. You don't HAVE to but you definitely should. Only good things can come from it.
User avatar #158 to #133 - Crusader (07/12/2013) [-]
No, bad things can come of it as well.
It is rarely a good thing to insult people and force them outside of their comfort zone.
Not to mention, this doesn't say that introverts don't want to have friends or be accepted, in fact it says the opposite, the only problem is that if you go out and meet people, usually you will meet people that want to go out more than stay in, and therefore are not like you, and therefore will most likely end up in a conflict of some sort.
You imply that introverts want to stay inside in the dark collecting knowledge and such, while wanting no contact with the outside world, this is not the case, introverts to want contact, but in limited amounts.
#166 to #158 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
What bad can come from being able to socialize and talk to others? Some people need to be spoken to this way in order to change, politely asking them wont work. If introverts just stayed in they will never meet anyone though so they have to go out.
User avatar #171 to #166 - Crusader (07/12/2013) [-]
What bad can come of it?
I don't know?
Lowering their self esteem
Pushing them into situations that they don't like
Causing a nervous disorder to form
Introverts know how to talk to people when they need to, they just don't want to.
Yes, it is as simple as that, they don't want to.
They prefer to stay at home, they prefer to read, if someone comes over, they will talk to them, this post was simply a guide on how best to approach an introvert so they remain comfortable.
It's not as if they all want to stay inside and never talk to anyone, they just don't want to go out and do extremely social things, they don't like parties, they don't like crowds, they don't like being somewhere with lots of people, they prefer small groups, they prefer hanging out rather than going out, etc.
#223 to #171 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
How the **** does socializing lower your self esteem? It'll make you feel better about yourself if anything. You'll see you have a lot more in common than your thought.
They will learn to like it if they do it more often. If not then they are antisocial like I said and there is something wrong with them.
They are not normal and have issues which they need to fix if a nervous disorder arises.
They don't want to be around people so they are loners
We shouldn't have to cater to them... they are not normal and need to learn how to be. No one else's problem but their own.
User avatar #81 to #56 - fireprincess (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm an Introvert. Yes I am antisocial and awkward. I have trouble talking to people. I'm bad at small talk and have trouble thinking of things to say. It does make life a little harder but Its not ruining my life. I have a job and talk to a lot of people. But as the post says, it drains me. It exhausting trying to come out of my shell because along with being introverted I am incredibly shy. I don't agree that everyone wants friends. I have my friends from work and one really close friend and I would honestly be happy with just her as a friend. I do enjoy just staying in and being alone. I'm not emo and don't just sit in the dark. I like to be by myself and read or play video games or something like that. I hate when people try to push me into going out and interacting with other people. It also doesn't help that I really don't like people. So all in all I agree with you on some points but I mostly disagree.
#132 to #81 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
At least you can admit you're antisocial unlike most of these people. Keep working on being more social and coming out of your shell, it will only improve you. Only good comes from it.
User avatar #363 to #132 - fireprincess (07/13/2013) [-]
The thing is, I don't mind being an Introvert. I love my alone time. I love being by myself. It makes me happy. I don't like going to places where a lot of people are. And I absolutely hate going anywhere by myself without someone I know ( I think that's more my social anxiety though). So yea,I'm pretty happy the way I am.
#368 to #363 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
You shouldn't be happy, you're not normal. There is obviously something wrong with you.
User avatar #369 to #368 - fireprincess (07/13/2013) [-]
That's a pretty horrible thing to say. The only thing I wouldn't mind changing its my conversation skills. Other than that I enjoy spending time by myself and I don't see what's wrong with that.
#88 to #56 - skejet (07/12/2013) [-]
******** . I'm an introvert, but I'm great at talking to people and can make friends in a sec. This post is still very accurate - I dont like wasting my energy on meaningless contact. I simply prefer silence and my own living style as opposed to always being around people - most of them are too loud and overwhelming for my taste.

TL;DR - Even with social skills I still prefer being by myself.
User avatar #95 to #88 - syrenthra ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
don't waste you energy fellow introvert, you are feeding the troll
#128 to #95 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm not trolling, i'm very serious.
#127 to #88 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
My point exactly, only an antisocial asshole would call it "meaningless contact". It isn't meaningless, it's called knowing how to ******* socialize. Not every single ******* conversation needs to have a real meaning, it could just be to pass the time and get to know someone or pass the time. We're not ******* robots calculating why am I going to talk to them? What do they offer ME? That is the antisocial **** i'm talking about. There's nothing wrong with small talk.
#131 to #127 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
Other people do not exist to entertain you.
#162 to #131 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
This has nothing to do with entertaining me, this has to do with knowing how to talk to other people. Calling it meaningless contact pisses me off because it's not meaningless. It's what humans do like I said, we are not ******* robots.
#241 to #162 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
"Because it's what we do." Heaven forbid he have a mind of his own and decide what he enjoys and, you know, make use of the fact that he is a sentient being. You have no right to dictate how others live lives.
#252 to #241 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
Enjoy reading, that's fine. Just don't make it your entire life. Go out and talk to people so you aren't a lonely little spiteful ****** .
#315 to #252 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
How about you not tell people you have absolutely no idea about what to do with their lives?
#360 to #315 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
I'm just trying to help them.
#146 to #131 - skejet (07/12/2013) [-]
You're forgetting the part where it takes up a lot of energy. Sure, I talk to people - I'm not the kind of person that ignores you because I 'don't feel like talking'. I'm avoiding situations where I have to speak to a lot of people, and I have few but very close real friends. I think you're confusing preferring to be alone with being a dick to people when you're with them anyway. I always was one of the most talkative people in class in school, but I hardly ever met up with them after school, because I would rather spend that time by myself.

Again TL;DR - Your criticism is not justified.
#165 to #146 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
It shouldn't take up energy to talk to people... unless which I keep saying, you're an antisocial asshole. Normal people can talk to one another, obviously you are not normal and there is something wrong with you. As long as you can talk to people i'm fine with you actually, so there is no issue between us.
#113 to #56 - cocainrain (07/12/2013) [-]
by the looks of it you have worse sosial skills than me and thats something, you should be ashamed and btw the red thumbs means no (for future reference)
#122 to #113 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm a very social person actually, unlike all you antisocial assholes who call themselves "introverts". You're not special or unique, you're just an asshole.
User avatar #147 to #122 - cocainrain (07/12/2013) [-]
I never claimed to be an introvert, but I see similarities SOME wit what is defined as an introvert in me, and you call me an asshole and do not even know me further proves your social skills poor. if I where to make a decision on some due to a comment or a sentence I can not, they could write negro and you may think they a racist, but in reality they say black in Spanish (and look at it asshole but im not in tilet to make that choice yet, I do not know you)
#157 to #147 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
"By the looks of it you have worse social skills than me and that's something." Sounds kind of like you were implying you were an introvert. I called introverts assholes because they are antisocial assholes who think they're special unique snowflakes when they're not.
#244 to #157 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
"people who don't like what i like are fags"
#246 to #244 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
... what the **** are you talking about? I like pokemon, people who do not like pokemon are not fags. What I like has nothing to do with this, it's about being a normal person.
#253 to #246 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
striving for mediocrity is not a good thing
#306 to #253 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
In this case it's good to be normal. It's how people function properly in society.
User avatar #65 to #56 - hueyfreeman (07/12/2013) [-]
You could at least make up a new comment instead of copy/pasting this one
#71 to #65 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
... wtf? Where the **** have you seen this exact comment before? I just wrong this now, never before been posted.
User avatar #74 to #71 - hueyfreeman (07/12/2013) [-]
Ok, I can tell right now that you're the same ******* who does the whole "alchohol is poison" thing, and thumbs up his own comments while posting as an anon. I'm not even going to start a conversation with you, because I already know from last time that you're an ignorant cunt. Good day to you sir.
#134 to #74 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
You're right that is me but that still doesn't answer my question... you said this was copypasta yet I just typed this out for the first time ever and have never posted this anywhere else.
#61 to #56 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (07/12/2013) [-]
Come on man, everyone knows what you're doing by now. If you're going to try to start ********** , then fave your obnoxious comment and come back to it later, don't comment on 3 posts in a row because you're being way too obvious.
#72 to #61 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm still here, I don't come back later. I want to have conversations with people. Some people actually reply and I have real conversations with them, you're not one of them because you're obsessed with the idea that i'm some kind of troll.
User avatar #76 to #72 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (07/12/2013) [-]
Shut up asshat. You're not fooling anyone.
#135 to #76 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
What do you mean not fooling anyone? What am I trying to convince them of?
#138 to #135 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (07/12/2013) [-]
I'm done anon. I've replied to you on 3 different threads and you're clearly acting oblivious to anything I've said outside this one in the hopes that you'll start a ********* on said threads. You know exactly what I mean. **** off.
#169 to #138 - anon (07/12/2013) [-]
I don't... you're the one posting ******** right now and it seems you're trolling me more than i'm trolling others. I'm not trying to troll anyone, i'm having conversations with them.
User avatar #8 - sexyenchilada (07/12/2013) [-]
If only there were a guide for introverts to interact with normal people.
User avatar #12 to #8 - ningyoaijin (07/12/2013) [-]
Step 1: Ignore this content.
Step 2: Behave like a loud, obnoxious tard. They appreciate being with their kind.
User avatar #215 - bslsk (07/12/2013) [-]

What is this **** ?
Are introverts like...some new sub species of human?

User avatar #225 to #215 - Leopard (07/12/2013) [-]
Sub species?
User avatar #239 to #215 - supervillanus (07/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #247 to #215 - Eggerz (07/13/2013) [-]
yes we must treat them differently than everyone else. special language, easy movements....y'know, like a caged lion or performing bear.
User avatar #277 to #247 - bslsk (07/13/2013) [-]
That's exactly what I was saying.

It seems to me that there is a special set of instructions that you must follow when associating with an introvert.
#222 to #215 - uhhyeahfmebaby (07/12/2013) [-]
You're pretty ******* retarded.
User avatar #278 to #222 - bslsk (07/13/2013) [-]
#247 to #215 - Eggerz (52 minutes ago) [-]
yes we must treat them differently than everyone else. special language, easy movements....y'know, like a caged lion or performing bear.

#277 to #247 - bslsk ONLINE (1 second ago)
That's exactly what I was saying.

It seems to me that there is a special set of instructions that you must follow when associating with an introvert.

#287 to #230 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
So why all the special instructions for interacting with one?
#296 to #287 - icametocomment (07/13/2013) [-]
Because introverts and extroverts interact differently.
#174 - Tommovdv (07/12/2013) [-]
Why the **** would i need a guide to introverts. I not going to adjust my complete life style because someone doesn't talk. He can either reply normally or kindly **** off. Acknowledge their existence, jesus christ. If he wants to be acknowledged he should do something. If not, then don't blame me if I don't interact with him/her either.
User avatar #234 to #174 - durkadurka (07/12/2013) [-]
This concept is saying IF you want to talk to someone who is introverted, this is the best approach. It's not saying "you must treat every introvert this way".
User avatar #183 to #174 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
You don't need to adjust your whole lifestyle, just your behavior around that particular person. You do it all the time, it's not a big deal. If you can't do that, then YOU kindly **** off. No one has to bend over backwards to accommodate you, asshole, you have plenty of other people you can hang out with.
#187 to #183 - Tommovdv (07/12/2013) [-]
So no one has to bend over backwards to accommodate me, but we need a complete guide as to how to bend over backward to get along with people that don't like to talk to others. Its basically forcing yourself into his life. If he doesn't want to talk then why should I go out of my way to get him to talk?
User avatar #189 to #187 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
Did you even READ the thing?

Here's an analogy:

An extrovert is the sort of person who invites you into their home without you having to ask.

An introvert is someone whose door you knock on politely before being let inside.

No bending over backward, no immense effort on your part is needed. Leave an opening for them to interact with you and go about your day. If they do accept your offer, they'll appreciate your courtesy. If not, that's too bad, but most times you're free to invite them in another time since you didn't push them into anything.
#195 to #189 - Tommovdv (07/12/2013) [-]
Yes I did read the thing, and when I greet someone, and he or she does not respond, I will take that as a sign that he or she does not want to talk. So I will not be like "Oh maybe he'll respond at some point." Apart from the fact that not responding at all is rude, and if he does respond to my greeting, and I continue to ask him something or tell him something, and if instead of having a conversation he'll just sit there reading a book, i would feel insulted. If i have to acknowledge his presence, I'd like him to do the same at least. Not just ignoring me under the excuse that he is introvert
User avatar #200 to #195 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
If someone does just ignore you, that's rude, yes. But not all introverts are like that. If you have a specific person in mind with all this, that person is not just an introvert, that person is also anti-social and doesn't enjoy talking to you. An introvert with social skills will humor your conversation but put as little into it as possible because they don't want to talk to you.

If that's rude to you as well, think of it another way. All you want to do is read your book or listen to music or play a game, but then there's this person next to you who just will NOT leave you alone! You give them as many signals as possible that they're not interesting you and you want to be left alone, but they wont shut up! You didn't invite them into a conversation, they started it, and are doing all they can to distract you from what you want to do. And it SUCKS!

That is what introverted people deal with all the time, because extroverted people can be oblivious to the fact that not everyone operates like they do.
#212 to #200 - Tommovdv (07/12/2013) [-]
Yeah but that is someone that is nagging, like i said, if after a greeting, or first question there is no answer or a very short one. I will give up on trying to talk to someone who's obviously not interested. But i cannot look at someone and see "oh that guy is introvert, i need to approach this in a different manner" Now don't get me wrong I will not strike up a conversation when someone I don't know walks into the room. But when he's sitting next to you, it would be rude from my side to not say anything either. But I stand by my point that a complete guide as to how to approach someone who doesn't like conversation to begin with is stupid. I can't tell if someone is an introvert, I can't tell if he's lonely, if I don't get any signals, how am I supposed to know whats going on. They act like introverts are some kind of fragile object that breaks as soon as you breath on it.. If he doesn't want to talk, we don't talk, if he wants to talk, we'll talk. Why do they need to make things overly complicated?
User avatar #218 to #212 - revanmal (07/12/2013) [-]
The guide talking about introverts like some sort of alien entity or fragile flower is part of the joke, though it's still making a point.

If it seems complicated, you are the one who's over-thinking. It's not a complex idea.

Leave an opening. Did they engage with you? If yes: Great, conversation time! No: Leave them alone. They're preoccupied.

You don't have to walk on egg shells, just be polite and go with the flow, even if that flow stops before it gets very far.
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