Are you shy and outgoing at the same time?

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23 May 2008, 3:36 pm

no. i mean sometimes i can be a boisterous, crazy, happy, ecstatic person, depending on whether i'm around people i have a lot in common with/known for a long time. and if i'm on medication. but that isn't my definition of outgoing. there are periods where i can interact and socialise to a degree, but then i'll disappear into a cave for months or years.



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23 May 2008, 5:28 pm

I have difficulty getting to know and trust people, but once I do I have no trouble confiding in them.



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24 May 2008, 12:18 pm

Depends.

When the conversation pertains to my interests, I tend to dominate it.

When its just normal "small talk", I basically go into radio silence mode, as I don't really get it (or I get it but I have no idea how to add to it)

(that's why I do so well with other aspies; I have so many interests and I dabble in so much other stuff that there's probably not an aspie on earth I couldn't have a 3 hour+ convo with)



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24 May 2008, 1:11 pm

ChukoTheWarlike wrote:
Depends.

When the conversation pertains to my interests, I tend to dominate it.

When its just normal "small talk", I basically go into radio silence mode, as I don't really get it (or I get it but I have no idea how to add to it)

(that's why I do so well with other aspies; I have so many interests and I dabble in so much other stuff that there's probably not an aspie on earth I couldn't have a 3 hour+ convo with)
Except me, somebody who's learned to master the small talk world :P
Though I still can't stand the question "How are you?" as you're not allowed to say you're bad, as people laugh at you 8O



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24 May 2008, 3:38 pm

I'm an extrovert introvert :?

Shy and retiring, very quiet. Just don't let me get onto a favourite subject or I'll go extrovert on you and talk none stop, very fast and LOUD. :lol:



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24 May 2008, 5:32 pm

TallyMan wrote:
I'm an extrovert introvert :?

Shy and retiring, very quiet. Just don't let me get onto a favourite subject or I'll go extrovert on you and talk none stop, very fast and LOUD. :lol:
heehee :D
Got to love that Aspie/Autistic trait :D



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24 May 2008, 7:28 pm

I go threw odd phases



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25 May 2008, 4:35 pm

I'm very much like this. When I first heard the terms "introvert" and "extrovert" I felt schizophrenic - I really felt like I was both, depending on the circumstances and who I was with and how I was feeling and what the topic was.



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28 May 2008, 5:30 am

When I'm with my friends, I'm goofy and talkative. They were even surprised when I told them that people at work think Im the quiet type because they don't see me that way.



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04 Jun 2008, 9:10 pm

HAHA this describes me extremely well.



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04 Jun 2008, 10:19 pm

ebec11 wrote:
I'm really shy with strangers and people I don't like, but I'm really outgoing and silly with my friends :D Anybody else like this?


I'm like that. I'll be very outgoing with my close friends, but really reserved around those I don't know well.


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05 Jun 2008, 2:13 am

I'm never outgoing.


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06 Jun 2008, 1:22 am

Yes!

I'm like my cat, with people I don't know very well, I'm edgy and shy and jittery. With friends and family, I'm outgoing.



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06 Jun 2008, 2:15 am

Given the opportunity I can go on for hours about a favourite subject, but I don't really have any friends of similar interests, just similar circumstances, so I'm quiet most of the time. However while I seem introverted one on one I have little difficulty speaking to crowds.