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11 Jan 2008, 6:45 pm

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11 Jan 2008, 6:48 pm

yes


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11 Jan 2008, 6:51 pm

That's just a known given.


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11 Jan 2008, 6:54 pm

:) see my signature. Last time i looked at the Jung-Myers typology test going on WP it was about 97% introverts! :)

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11 Jan 2008, 8:03 pm

I've taken 2 of the inverted/extroverted myers briggs employment aptitude/interest tests. I only changed one variable and went from extroverted to inverted. I think it had something to do with working out or indoors and with or without people.


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11 Jan 2008, 8:12 pm

Yes, I am an extreme introvert according to the tests.



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11 Jan 2008, 8:53 pm

I thought those were two of our most defining characteristics.



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11 Jan 2008, 8:56 pm

I can be an extrovert at times, but I easily lose myself to my own thoughts if I don't have somebody to grab my attention.

As far as the tests go, I'm an extrovert...



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11 Jan 2008, 9:01 pm

Aspie or not, I'm an extreme introvert and basically live inside my own head.



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11 Jan 2008, 9:03 pm

For me, it's a little different. I don't know if I can consider myself to be "introverted" because I enjoy conversing with other people. The problem is actually going through the motions, the small talk, trying to associate with other people's interests, etc. I admit, I have improved quite a bit on that, but there's still room to improve!



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11 Jan 2008, 9:12 pm

Some are extraverted, but most are significantly introverted. For most of my life, I have been very introverted, but when I do socialize and get comfortable with people, I can be pretty talkative (which definitely surprises people, trust me).



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11 Jan 2008, 9:58 pm

Perhaps a better question would be, how many introverts can you name who AREN'T on the spectrum? I mean, the two traits seem to go hand in hand.


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11 Jan 2008, 11:09 pm

I know introverted individuals who're "normal", and I know extroverted "aspies" (the ratio between intro- and extro- is around 50/50 over here for those I know with definite AS).



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11 Jan 2008, 11:17 pm

When was a teen, often I found it more noble to be thinking about how to change the world rather than socializing, though I would much rather have been socializing. :) I was anxious and depressed.



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12 Jan 2008, 12:02 am

For Myers-Briggs my typical score for "Introvert" is 85-100% As for being into my own thoughts, well I use "I", "me" or "my" just a smidge too often and almost always direct the conversation towards one of my special interests.


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