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10 Myths re: Introverts

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Jul 30, 2013.


  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  2. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I'm a classic INTJ (if you know your Myers-Briggs types), so I can definitely get behind this list.

    With that said, the author, who claims to be a graphic designer, could have probably come up with a better website. Black font on a dark grey background probably isn't the most conducive arrangement for reading the list. :D
     
  3. Hey, me too. We are the 3%!
     
  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Infp. Me, ghandi, honest Abe. Maybe I'll grow up to be president.
     
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  6. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    Either way, you're getting assassinated.
     
  7. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I'm an INFP and am a certified MBTI practitioner. I liked the article and find that many people have misconceptions about introverts. I am a teacher, presenter and performer, and when people see me in those roles, they always assume I am an extrovert.
     
  8. Yep, INTJ also.

    Maybe we should start a club?

    All the best,

    Shane
     
  9. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    Just did an online test and it looks like I'm an INTJ. But imo. the M.-B. Type Indicator is "meh" at best.
     
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    That's funny! Wait noooooo!
     
  11. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    INTP...just like Einstein.
     
  12. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    ISTJ here...like George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos.

    Most are often surprised to find out that I'm an introvert, because I'm actually quite outgoing. I simply prefer to be outgoing in smaller groups than large crowds, and need alone time to recharge.
     
  13. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I know there's some criticism in the literature. I can't remember the exact nature of it, but IIRC, it centers on construct and discriminant validity issues. Then again, what's to be expected from an assessment built from Jungian theory? It still has much better psychometric properties than the Enneagram, though. lol
     
  14. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    This sounds like Aspergers Syndrome, especially point 3. It all reads like high intelligence and social awkwardness. I only speak on the author's comments. I know a few introverts that do not exhibit point 3. That's the one that makes me wonder.

    I figure that all social interaction and trying to fit in is exhausting to all people. It's not easy to convince yourself you are fitting in and others are doing a better job. But just ask them and you will find they feel the same way about themselves. Just an unofficial observation.
     
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Im also INTJ. But maybe I read a different link? The black font is on a white background, and that white background is on a dark grey background.
     
  16. I looked last night on my laptop at home and there was no white background. Today on my work computer, there is. Must be an old browser vs new browser thing.
     
  17. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    never understood the whole introvert extrovert thing. people just trying to assign themselves more labels?
     
  18. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I have been diagnosed as INTJ just now as well. Are they close to a cure?
     
  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Reading the description, it appears that I'm an introvert. Cool enough.
     
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yes.
     
  21. sjeverett

    sjeverett

    May 10, 2013
    thats me. I'm pretty quiet but you wanna talk music, motorcycles, guns, cars, Tx Rangers....I'm not gonna shut up for a while.