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Poem about differences of introverts, extroverts, ambiverts.

So years ago I found this small bit of poetry which really seemed/seems to nail that question. I had it taped to a bathroom mirror, somehow it got lost in the shuffle of my life, moving here there etc and etc. I can remember the first bit, about the introvert, and I remember the general gist of the bits about the extrovert and the ambivert. I have no idea where I clipped it from, no idea who wrote it, search engines are not helping, I'm hoping that you can. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Dec 20, 2016 - 2 answers

Less introversion, more openness

I've solidified some tendencies over the last 10 years or so that I wish I could dissolve. It looks like introversion, but that's not a perfect label. It is not coping strategies that I seek, but ideas to really effect change, and any hope you can give me that such change is possible. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Aug 6, 2016 - 22 answers

Confidence issues & Making friends

As long as I can remember, I've always felt unlikeable, insecure and lonely. Even as young as 8 years old and in my home country, I remember feeling like I wasn’t fitting in, peers didn't like me or didn't think I was cool, and constantly feeling hurt by others' words and actions. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Jun 2, 2016 - 12 answers

At the risk of sounding super ironically lame, I ask: how can I be cool?

I’m 22 year old female EXTROVERT. Super passionate, emotional, awkward. I feel like I have always had a reputation for being kind of lame, awkward and in general a bit strange. I’m not overall socially awkward, but I have pretty big strokes of it: so at parties I can be perceived as being the life of the party, able to talk to everyone and I will have a great time making everyone laugh, I love to dance so I’ll be dancing with everyone--but I’ll come on too strong, or I’ll say something really awkward or I’ll be way too loud and kind of ruin it. I can also be way too TMI, too earnest, too heart-on-the-sleeves, emotionally vulnerable. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Apr 2, 2014 - 25 answers

Insight versus entanglement

How do you strike a balance beween talking things out constructively, versus wallowing in negative emotions? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 10, 2013 - 8 answers

I don't want to be the jealous girl.

How do you dust yourself off and carry on after shy and awkward days? And how can I stop fixating on, comparing myself to, and feeling envious of a social, extroverted classmate? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Mar 20, 2013 - 28 answers

Is it possible to develop conversational skills later in life?

I grew up as a painfully shy, socially anxious extrovert. No friends that weren't online, could not talk to anyone. This was not a fun combination, so after Highschool I worked on fixing it and I've gotten better. I can make small talk, break the ice, carry on a general conversation. But this is not what I want. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Feb 9, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I become more extroverted?

Have you successfully made an intentional transition from introversion (socialization = draining) to extroversion (socialization = sustaining)? If so, please step inside and share your insights with me. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Feb 9, 2013 - 24 answers

...Why am I so antisocial?

Is it wrong for me to not want any friends, or will it destroy me in the long run? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes on Dec 27, 2012 - 21 answers

How to deal with an extroverted best friend?

How to deal with an extroverted best friend? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 on Aug 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Lonely extrovert seeks MMO.

I'm a lonely extrovert looking to take the edge off the loneliness by playing an MMO. Which one should I play? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Mar 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

where the party at? oh nowhere.

Extroverts: What do you do when you have to be alone for a long time? Or you have to make a decision and there's no one to call and talk it through with you? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Dec 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Don't go away mad (but please go away! for a few minutes! so I can work!)

Is there a technique / piece of ancient wisdom / secret phrase that (a) will get overzealous office conversationalists to back off, and (b) won't leave them mortally offended (or that at least will help me avoid Things Getting Weird in the workplace or elsewhere I have to interact with the same people regularly)? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Jul 14, 2011 - 36 answers

How to quit being an unwilling asshole?

Tell me how to be yourself when your 'self' is terrible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me get over my self-conscious side!

I’m half introvert (don’t need to socialize every day; do like to escape and regroup after socializing) and half extrovert. My extroverted half can be extremely social, and even, on occasion, meet people really easily—and get them to like me. But if I feel I don’t relate to people around me, or that they won’t get me, or that they are poor listeners and I’ll either have to fight for their attention or fight against their judgmentalism (on whatever subject), I get hideously self-conscious and tongue-tied. How can I change that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me keep it light and fun and make people smile

How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? With bonus: how to manage the situation gracefully if this is taken as a come-on... [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Aug 14, 2010 - 24 answers

Anti-Introvert Doesn't Know What to Do With Herself

How can an extrovert keep their energy up when there aren't any people around? [more inside]
posted by whitewall on Jun 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Rock and roll all night, party every day? Seriously?

I'm being romanced by a wonderful man. Problem is, he's a super-social extrovert, and I am your classic introvert who needs lots of alone time. Communication is good about this, but I am worried that I am somehow "holding him back". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Montessori vs. Traditional classroom for very social child

Montessori vs. traditional kindergarten for an extremely social, spirited, yet sensitive child? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on May 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Don't Quit Your Day Job!

What's a solid day-job for an extrovert with problem-solving and analytical skills? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

How can an introvert survive?

How does an introverted step-parent deal with an extroverted child? [more inside]
posted by anonpeon on Sep 28, 2006 - 27 answers

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