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Old 01-29-2007, 11:13 AM   #81
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You guys have described me pretty well. I've sometimes asked myself why social gatherings are so tiring to introverts.

It may be that all the time an introvert is thinking things like:

Am I talking too much?
Am I talking too little?
Am I making too much eye contact?
Do I hug, shakes hands or just say hi to this personn?
Are they tired of talking now, and should I say goodbye?
Will what I said make the other person feel bad?
The other person looks bored.
I have a question, but can't get a word in edgewise. Should I interrupt?
etc.

Phew, what a lot of work! No wonder we need a break.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:32 AM   #82
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:44 AM   #83
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I think there are two types of extroverts. Those who don't care that they annoy you, and those who have learned techniques to distract you from how annoying they are.

My favorite annoying extrovert was this cheerleader-type in college. She would occassionally sit on my lap, which I found quite endearing.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:37 PM   #84
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There is a bumper sticker that goes:

"I'm in my own little world but its OK, they know me here"

Fits me and DH perfectly. We like to be around others at times, but we both like lots of down time to work on our own projects. Our younger son is the same way. Likes his friends, but needs a lot of time alone to do what he wants to do.

I guess the best way to describe it is that we all seem to get "people-fatigue" at times.
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RetiredBop, would your wife describe herself as a hermit? And would other people? Or is it just that you're so gregarious? Sounds like you two can't get together musically---so concerts together are out, but maybe plays or some other cultural thing you can both enjoy? And you both seem to enjoy being out in the open, so outdoor activities seem made to order!
LOL, Tango, she is a readily self-admitted hermit. Not sure whether it's an excuse or a point of honor for her. And her co-workers aren't having any better luck getting her to go dancing with them than I have getting her to attend Blue Knight's functions. Concerts DEFINITELY don't work. But you're right the outdoors thing does work.
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I wonder how many of the introvert types on this forum would do on this test:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html

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I wonder how many of the introvert types on this forum would do on this test:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html

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Scored a 14.............. :P
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Man, I gotta get out more! I got a 39! Yikes!
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Man, I gotta get out more! I got a 39! Yikes!
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I got 9, so at least I am not autistic. Weird, but apparently not in an autistic kind of way.

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38. And I'm fine with that!
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Note that the test relates to (designed to measure) autistic tendencies.
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Note that the test relates to (designed to measure) autistic tendencies.
Yes, it proports to measure at least Asperger's Syndrome characteristics. I thought of it when looking at Ladelfina's posts in another thread. Of course a high score doesn't mean you have Asperger's. But I find online tests kind of fun and mildly interesting.

The people I know who have austism spectrum disorders would have a hard time properly completing the test.


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The people I know who have austism spectrum disorders would have a hard time properly completing the test.
Yes. My son (who is a high-level autistic <B/S Computer Science>) would get "hung-up" on the 4-answer qualification.

It would be tough enough for him to answer yes/no...

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Whats it mean if you click the link, scroll down and utter "I'm not answering a 50 frickin question survey..." ?
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i'm a 9 too. is that good? do i win anything?
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Whats it mean if you click the link, scroll down and utter "I'm not answering a 50 frickin question survey..." ?
This one amuses me: a seventy-six question adult ADD test: http://add.about.com/gi/dynamic/offs...Fac%2Ftests%2F

If you can complete the test you are likely not ADD.

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