Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #41
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by FD View Post
INTJ too here, very strong I. Definitely more of a private person. Socializing with strangers is exhausting and uncomfortable at best. But I love spending time with good friends and family.
This describes me perfectly.

I have also been called a noisy introvert by DW. Her comment was that I can talk to anyone about anything, but I hate to do it outside my circle.
__________________

__________________
SunsetSail is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #42
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
powerplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,380
I'm a private person and really enjoying my quiet alone time now that I'm retired.
__________________

__________________
powerplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 10:48 AM   #43
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katsmeow View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
INTJ, so obviously not a social butterfly"
Me, too
Me three!
__________________
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 11:09 AM   #44
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
Would not have guessed that, but I guess being an anonymous person on the Internet empowers all of us............
Well I suppose so...

Most times when I go to a party, I'll sit in the same spot. People 'rotate' during the night and I get a chance to talk to most everyone in a private type of way. Doing this enables me to get to know a person better.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fireup2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,186
Social butterfly here...but I do have my limits! After a several HR convention a couple weeks ago, I had no interest in talking for a few days! So apparently, there is a weekly quota for how much I talk! I enjoy holiday gatherings, whether friends, family, or even co-workers. Almost feel guilty posting that on this board based on the other posts!
__________________
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. - A. P. Gouthey
Fireup2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #46
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,386
I'm a Purple People Eater.

__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 01:15 PM   #47
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 18,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
I'm a Purple People Eater.
LOL - my brain read that into the title too. But the first time I saw it, and even after, my reaction is "this thread is going to get closed!". I keep seeing "private pension" in that title....

Even I have had enough of that (for a while... ).


-ERD50
__________________
ERD50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 01:15 PM   #48
Full time employment: Posting here.
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 580
Looks like INTJ's flock to this site. I'm one as well....and am gradually becoming more introverted as years go by.
__________________
You're only crazy if you're poor. If you have money, you're eccentric.
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #49
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
Yes, the INTJ is the official "personality type of ER". I'm lazy by nature, but here's an old thread

Retirement Personality type
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 02:25 PM   #50
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
ESTJ ESTJ ESTJ
Is anyone here surprised?

Mr Boston tells me I can "w*rk a room" like nobody he has ever seen before. He is also an extrovert so this is a high compliment.

All I do is be myself.
Never overbearing but always friendly , talkative but not blabby , and very respectful of people's space and feelings. It ain't rocket science.

I've been told I possess leader qualities from childhood. Add a devilish nature and it's amazing what I can cook up to get folks talking and laughing instead of standing around like mannequins.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 02:53 PM   #51
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireup2020 View Post
Social butterfly here...but I do have my limits! After a several HR convention a couple weeks ago, I had no interest in talking for a few days!
Almost feel guilty posting that on this board based on the other posts!
I think extrovert is warranted here-- the last thing any HR organization needs is a bunch of introverted sociopaths...
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 02:56 PM   #52
Recycles dryer sheets
keegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In a van down by the river
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
ESTJ ESTJ ESTJ
Add a devilish nature and it's amazing what I can cook up to get folks talking and laughing instead of standing around like mannequins.
__________________
keegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:18 PM   #53
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,199
Private, and, here's the thing: getting more private as time goes by. Anyone else notice that? Perhaps I've just learned that I like quiet time alone, and allow myself more of it.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #54
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fireup2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
I think extrovert is warranted here-- the last thing any HR organization needs is a bunch of introverted sociopaths...
Oh - scary enough, there are a few of those!

Always amusing to be asked "where do you get your energy?" or "why are you in such a good mood?" (In my mind the answer is "because I retire in 9.5 years!!!")
__________________
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. - A. P. Gouthey
Fireup2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #55
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Private, and, here's the thing: getting more private as time goes by. Anyone else notice that? Perhaps I've just learned that I like quiet time alone, and allow myself more of it.
I'm private, getting more private, and I have noticed a lot of people becoming more private. It seems like there are more ways to keep busy while alone-computers, ebooks, netflix, iPods, ipads, etc
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:43 PM   #56
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,424
I'm private. Definitely not a people person.

My sister is a total people person. She can hardly stand being alone. Networking/working a crowd makes her feel important. I used to feel like we clashed when we were together but now I've realized that when we are out together I let her take over the conversation and I only have to listen.

I've come to realize I have a low tolerance for small talk. Last tax season I worked for H&R Block and one of the new directives from the new CEO was that we should all take the first 2 minutes with the client and just talk about things other than taxes and their financial situation. This just about made my skin crawl. I could manage about 20-30 seconds before I felt really awkward. My office leader wanted to show me how to do this so he sat down with a client and asked all about his family, where did he meet his girlfriend, how did he end up in the local area. I just don't have it in me to make small talk look important.

I agree with Al, I'm liking my private time more and more.
__________________
Married, both 62. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
Sue J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #57
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
I've been told I possess leader qualities from childhood.
I've been told I'm possessed.....
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 05:22 PM   #58
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,978
I'm an ISTJ. I am fine being alone, but I also enjoy the company of others with two caveats.
  • I'm much more comfortable with folks I know than strangers, more reserved with strangers.
  • I much prefer a few close friends vs many friend-acquaintances. always have. A dinner/outing with 4/6/8 people is great. A gathering with 50-100 people is an obligation to me, usually one of the first to leave these events.
YMMV, as it should.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #59
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Private, and, here's the thing: getting more private as time goes by. Anyone else notice that? Perhaps I've just learned that I like quiet time alone, and allow myself more of it.
Having been retired for a long time I can take people in small groups (I can always leave).

ISTJ

I might enjoy going to a social function if I had someone to go with, but only if I had the option to politely depart from company of said someone afterwards.

Maybe terms should always be negotiated beforehand.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #60
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
youbet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,965
Is there any real difference between a private person and a hermit?

I think of myself as a private person. But when I haven't been out of the house for a couple of days, forget to shave, keep wearing the same blue jeans, pull the shades when I see the mailman coming, avoid answering the phone and that sort of thing, DW says "get cleaned up and get your sorry ass out of the house for a while you hermit!" And I do. I go down to the pub and talk to the guys about mean wives and how much guys deserve to be left alone to be private people.
__________________

__________________
"I wasn't born blue blood. I was born blue-collar." John Wort Hannam
youbet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Famous person/people you have met bbbamI Other topics 44 10-04-2008 07:26 PM
Who Is/Was The Person Who Inspired You the Most?? FinanceDude Other topics 16 01-04-2007 02:17 PM
Hi - I'm a new person w/o a clue evenstarjm Hi, I am... 17 08-28-2006 01:52 PM
Am I A Bad Person? Danny Other topics 18 12-31-2005 06:27 PM
Can this person retire? Martha FIRE and Money 29 10-30-2005 02:02 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:15 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.