BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT??
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT??
You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Total Votes: 27
Guests cannot vote 
Jack
post Feb 12 2017, 08:33 PM
Post #1
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 37,235
Member No.: 223
Joined: 15-March 06
 


Which one would you say you are more of??

I think I am mostly an extrovert now and going out, socialising and generally being with people I like is very important to me. Maybe as recent as five years ago though, this used to be the complete opposite and I used to love my alone time and not to talk to anyone until I realised how miserable it made me.

I do still enjoy my own time from time to time but it doesn't happen all that often.


This post has been edited by ʟɪɴᴅsᴇʏ: Feb 13 2017, 01:04 AM
Reason for edit: Added in a poll ;)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Steve201
post Feb 12 2017, 08:51 PM
Post #2
Shakin Stevens
******
Group: Members
Posts: 18,574
Member No.: 5,138
Joined: 29-December 07
   No Gallery Pics
 


Introvert for me!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jade-o-Lantern🎃
post Feb 12 2017, 08:53 PM
Post #3
Mrs Brayden Smith <333
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 23,927
Member No.: 12,810
Joined: 18-January 11
 


I would definitely say that I'm an introvert. I love the comfort of being indoors in my own space too much and still struggle with social interaction to some degree. I am not quite as horribly shy as I was when younger but I still find it difficult. I feel like I go out way less than I used to with my friends as well. sad.gif This may just be due to busy schedules though. Being introverted really is not ideal for the career path I want so I do hope that I'll improve with age.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
cqmerqn
post Feb 12 2017, 08:58 PM
Post #4
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Members
Posts: 10,210
Member No.: 23,155
Joined: 10-April 16
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'm always indoors laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
all is vanity.
post Feb 12 2017, 11:00 PM
Post #5
I will leave my heart at the door.
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 38,448
Member No.: 1,454
Joined: 25-September 06
 


Definitely an introvert.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
28 Brays Later
post Feb 12 2017, 11:04 PM
Post #6
Mr Jade Lauren Williams <333
********
Group: Moderator
Posts: 78,109
Member No.: 8,300
Joined: 14-February 09
 


I'm about as introverted as you can get, talking to new people is pretty terrifying for me. I'm pretty comfortable with my own company.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
gooddelta
post Feb 12 2017, 11:11 PM
Post #7
BuzzJack Idol
********
Group: Members
Posts: 74,729
Member No.: 116
Joined: 8-March 06
 


QUOTE(Jade @ Feb 12 2017, 08:53 PM) *
I would definitely say that I'm an introvert. I love the comfort of being indoors in my own space too much and still struggle with social interaction to some degree. I am not quite as horribly shy as I was when younger but I still find it difficult. I feel like I go out way less than I used to with my friends as well. sad.gif This may just be due to busy schedules though. Being introverted really is not ideal for the career path I want so I do hope that I'll improve with age.


I think it's all about gaining confidence 'on the job' too. Seriously, in the three and a bit years since I devoted myself to journalism full-time, I've come out of my shell so so much and I'm sure you will have the same experience. When I compare myself now to the first year, when I was sometimes too timid to pick up the phone, I'm so different now. The initial having to call or meet up with and interview people you don't know on a daily basis is daunting at first but like anything you do regularly, it soon becomes just another routine and you get used to it.

The only time I worry about it now is if I'm calling to speak to somebody dodgy about something controversial, i.e. if somebody's business has gone bust for slightly sketchy reasons - like if they've been fiddling the books, offloading debt or doing something else illegally - and it's my job to expose it!

----x----

I always think of myself as an outgoing introvert. I like my own space and struggle in large groups sometimes but other than that I come across as quite talkative and bubbly I think, I doubt people I meet on a day to day basis would know I'm an introvert.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DANKENSTEIN
post Feb 12 2017, 11:22 PM
Post #8
Danvīci
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 43,124
Member No.: 11,746
Joined: 30-August 10
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'm the most introverted person I know tbh
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Liаm
post Feb 12 2017, 11:22 PM
Post #9
Honey I rose up from the dead I do it all the time
********
Group: Entertainment Mod
Posts: 52,021
Member No.: 10,139
Joined: 7-December 09
 


Definitely most introvert, but I don't think it helps me at all laugh.gif I quite easily feel bored or lonely and sort of work myself into a bad mood with it and then when I'm in a mood like that it feels almost daunting to break out of that and go and speak to people, but when I do I realise that it was a bit stupid of me to be like that and hold myself back. When I do spend time with people though I always feel like I need to "recharge" if I'm too social for too long laugh.gif Like we went to a massive pres last night, I spoke to loads of people, but today I just wanted to be on my own and take some time for myself. My housemates know I am like that so just leave me to it mostly.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jade-o-Lantern🎃
post Feb 12 2017, 11:23 PM
Post #10
Mrs Brayden Smith <333
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 23,927
Member No.: 12,810
Joined: 18-January 11
 


QUOTE(gooddelta @ Feb 12 2017, 11:11 PM) *
I think it's all about gaining confidence 'on the job' too. Seriously, in the three and a bit years since I devoted myself to journalism full-time, I've come out of my shell so so much and I'm sure you will have the same experience. When I compare myself now to the first year, when I was sometimes too timid to pick up the phone, I'm so different now. The initial having to call or meet up with and interview people you don't know on a daily basis is daunting at first but like anything you do regularly, it soon becomes just another routine and you get used to it.

The only time I worry about it now is if I'm calling to speak to somebody dodgy about something controversial, i.e. if somebody's business has gone bust for slightly sketchy reasons - like if they've been fiddling the books, offloading debt or doing something else illegally - and it's my job to expose it!

It is something I worry about quite frequently, so thank you Rich, this was an enormous bit of hope. Really pleased to hear that you found your feet and grew a lot in confidence in your job! I would hate for being introverted/self-doubt to come in the way for something I feel passionate about, so hopefully comfort and confidence really will come with age and also experience like it did for you.

Haha, having to break the news of dodgy business at least sounds like a pretty rational thing to worry about laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HissingSparkler
post Feb 12 2017, 11:31 PM
Post #11
Hiss Hiss Bish.
******
Group: Members
Posts: 7,160
Member No.: 23,308
Joined: 24-May 16
   No Gallery Pics
 


I am an extrovert. I think life is too short for me to be an introvert tbh.

Used to be an introvert at times in school to avoid getting told off by teachers as I sometimes got told off for chatting too much oops.


This post has been edited by The Wise Sultan: Feb 12 2017, 11:33 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HobDoblin
post Feb 12 2017, 11:33 PM
Post #12
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 15,166
Member No.: 20,053
Joined: 4-November 13
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'd say more of an extrovert overall but can certainly enjoy my own company from time to time.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cursed Wombat
post Feb 12 2017, 11:34 PM
Post #13
The owls are not what they seem
*******
Group: Global Mod
Posts: 26,069
Member No.: 9,232
Joined: 11-July 09
   No Gallery Pics
 


A very big introvert. My family and (small) friendship circle is the same so I've never seemed particularly out of place, but socialising/contact with people still wears me out a lot and it's rather rare I get bored of my own company or don't go silent in a conversation.

I'm like Jade in that the career path I'm going into is very much an extroverted profession so it's very hard, but I've learnt not to shy away from anything and I do enjoy teaching, and I've actually met some introverts on my course and my mentor is one and is SO good at what she does so I've got the inspiration to keep going.


This post has been edited by Chez Wombat: Feb 12 2017, 11:36 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
gooddelta
post Feb 12 2017, 11:37 PM
Post #14
BuzzJack Idol
********
Group: Members
Posts: 74,729
Member No.: 116
Joined: 8-March 06
 


QUOTE(Jade @ Feb 12 2017, 11:23 PM) *
It is something I worry about quite frequently, so thank you Rich, this was an enormous bit of hope. Really pleased to hear that you found your feet and grew a lot in confidence in your job! I would hate for being introverted/self-doubt to come in the way for something I feel passionate about, so hopefully comfort and confidence really will come with age and also experience like it did for you.

Haha, having to break the news of dodgy business at least sounds like a pretty rational thing to worry about laugh.gif


I think it's perfectly rational to worry about this Jade, you're not alone. I read a book just before starting my course called 'Essential Reporting', I'd really seek it out. It's about newspaper journalism primarily but a lot of it is useful to know/gives quite a realistic view of what being a journalist can involve on a day-to-day basis. It could do with an update though, the social media boom hadn't quite happened when this was written and Twitter and Linkedin can be really useful for finding news stories/feature ideas/contacts these days.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Essential-Re...mith/1412947510

I don't think being an introvert will get in the way of your passion though, I really don't. Sure, some days it can be hard when you feel like you want to retreat into a shell and not speak to anyone but I used to feel this way in retail too. From talking to other journalist friends as well as my own experience, all really hit their stride in terms of confidence within about six months to a year in their first journalism job. Once you've learnt more about the area you're working in it (for me it's the printing industry), it really helps you to become an authority voice on the subject, and that helps with confidence so much when interviewing people and attending events etc, as you can at least bullshit enough to make them think you know what you're talking about!

But seriously, I know a surprising amount of introvert journalists. A lot of the time you can go a whole day without talking to anyone too, if you're writing a feature or something and have a bank of already completed interviews to draw from, you can often spend a full day just writing something up based on those. So don't think you'll never have a day where you can't have a bit more space and flexibility in the job.


This post has been edited by gooddelta: Feb 12 2017, 11:39 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ᴄᴀɴɴɪʙᴀʟɪɴᴅs.
post Feb 13 2017, 01:07 AM
Post #15
Heda
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 7,985
Member No.: 21,176
Joined: 29-August 14
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'm 110% an introvert but I'm actually becoming a bit less so now, like given the choice to go and sit and chat to people or sit alone with my headphones in I'd almost always choose the latter but now I'm actually being a lot more social and talking to people more than I'd usually laugh.gif Someone actually said I was very charismatic recently which was a first :') I think I've gained a lot more confidence in myself so I'm not as afraid to put myself out there, even in a conversational sense!

I'm still hella awkward though lmaooo

((threw a poll in there btw))
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Iz~
post Feb 13 2017, 01:19 AM
Post #16
masala me
*******
Group: Veteran
Posts: 26,202
Member No.: 12,929
Joined: 3-February 11
 


Totally introverted and plan to remain that way forever. Not that it means I find anxiety in social situations, I've become a lot less anxious about nearly everything, there are a couple of exceptions that thankfully don't come up often, over the past couple of years and I've surprised myself with how 'okay' I am doing presentations in front of people lately, generally meeting all the right social cues etc. I still get anxious but I know it's going to pass so it doesn't control me. And yes, I'm going into an 'extroverted' career but I don't think that's a problem, that's not where my divide lies and I can do that sort of stuff.

No, where I know I am an introvert is that after the day's social interactions are done, after I've done what I need to, I absolutely need to go and be alone and have my own space because it lets me relax. Whenever I'm with other people for an extended period of time (not that I don't like other people, they're cool), especially if I don't have to be, I start to feel uncomfortable and fidgety if I can't get at least a quick moment when I'm in a room totally alone. This is why whenever I went to parties I would start to get so bored and left with a feeling of 'I want to get out of here' no matter what about half way through the evening, leave early, and be so relieved when I got home that I'd just spend a bit of time awake and alone (online of course) before I went to sleep.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Riser
post Feb 13 2017, 05:33 AM
Post #17
King of nothing at all
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 8,726
Member No.: 19,534
Joined: 14-July 13
 


I'm an introvert potentially converting to extrovert. I've always been timid, was voted quietest in my graduating class in high school but was very active in sports and clubs and had a solid group of friends I was very comfortable around. Since we've all gone our separate ways I've kinda withdrawn and stayed home a lot more, my job is helping me get back out of my shell though. But most days at work I only talk to a couple people all day, so I need more interaction when I get home at night or on weekends. It's hard to find the balance between keeping in touch with people and keeping myself company, especially when I'm guilty of avoiding contact when I'm afraid of bothering someone too much.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The-BrightPlaces
post Feb 13 2017, 09:31 PM
Post #18
I wanna contribute to the chaos
****
Group: Members
Posts: 804
Member No.: 23,513
Joined: 12-August 16
   No Gallery Pics
 


most definitely an introvert! I want nothing more than to lie in bed all day with a book/watching netflix/playing ps4 with nobody bothering me laugh.gif I had always been like that until my first year at uni where I became a little more extroverted but that's probably down to all the parties you somehow end up at as a fresher kink.gif but after that I returned to the good old introvert I am. I think I have gotten a little better than I used to be though because after a certain amount of alone time now I will always end up going in search of something to do or someone to talk to, whereas before I would have just relished the extra time alone. I still feel like I should go out and do things a lot more though because you don't exactly make memories sitting by yourself in your room laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Spun's Labyrinth
post Mar 1 2017, 01:36 PM
Post #19
ayyy lmao
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 20,249
Member No.: 21,005
Joined: 20-June 14
 


Oh, if there was a contest I would win for most introverted person on here laugh.gif

Methinks "ambivert" should have been an option in the poll, considering the number of people who misdiagnose themselves as intro.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
James' Guitar
post Mar 2 2017, 09:00 AM
Post #20
New Entry
*
Group: Members
Posts: 18
Member No.: 25,460
Joined: 6-February 17
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'm an introvert. Guess most of everyone is introvert here too. Otherwise we wouldn't be on buzzjack.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd October 2017 - 06:20 AM