+1 There is no such thing as an introvert. amirite?

by Janessa95 1 month ago

Dude, come on. Yes, everybody is on an extravert/introvert spectrum. When people label themselves an introvert they mean they tend towards that end of the spectrum in most situations. Introversion is distinct from social anxiety. Yes, I hear people label themselves extroverts.

by SupermarketReal 1 month ago

I know a ton of people that say they're extroverted. While I agree it's a spectrum, it's easily dividable into introverts, extroverts and ambiverts. I consider myself closer to introvert because I prefer solitude in general aside from people I have connected with. I could easily go days without wanting human interaction, because I need to interact with a lot of people at work already.

by Radiant-Car 1 month ago

People label themselves because they wanna be accepted, a real introvert wouldn't want such to happen. Same for those with "mental" issues.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

People label themselves to better understand their motivations to help them set a path for their life. It's "I understand X about myself because I feel this way in these situations, so I think I'd be happy pursuing Y goal", not "I'm just a silly introvert teehee, look at these relatable memes introvert fam". Introverts introspect. It's kind of a thing.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

A lot of people call themselves extroverts/extroverted

by Own_Technician_8579 1 month ago

Yeah wtf. Weird gotcha from op considering I have heard sooo many people describe themselves as extroverted

by Anonymous 1 month ago

do you ever hear people label themselves extroverts? All the time ??? I'm an introvert. I don't have social anxiety. I'm more comfortable in 1 on 1s than groups, time to myself is more exciting than parties, I hated team sports growing up and preferred motorsports and music because I could do it solo. Anxiety and "crutches" don't even enter the conversation, I can talk to people, hang out, argue, whatever, anytime I need to. I just feel more at home in the quiet. Extroverting when a situation calls for it doesn't really change that.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Extroverts gain energy from social situations, introverts are drained by them. It has nothing to do with how loud or exuberant you are in said social situation. It has nothing to do with social anxiety. If you need a rest after socializing, you're an introvert. If you're ready for more socializing after socializing, you're an extrovert.

by slehner 1 month ago

Nah I am not socially anxious I just don't like talking to most people. And talking tires me out easily. I'll think of stuff to continue an already long conversation but I'm just like nah I'd rather just have some silence now.

by Sea-Neck3600 1 month ago

Oh my god please

by Anonymous 1 month ago

What? Am I lying or are you part of the problem?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Everyone is somewhere on the introverted/extroverted spectrum. There are very few 100% introverts and 100% extroverts. But there are definitely great differences between people who are closer to one of the extremes. The main difference is in how people recharge their energy. Introverts require alone time to recharge. Being among other people drains their energy. Yes, it depends on the people they are with how much their energy is drained, but sooner or later they will need to be alone to recharge. Extroverts are the opposite, they need other people and external stimuli to recharge and are drained by being alone. The difference between introversion and social anxiety is that, introverts aren't stressed or scared of interactions with people, it just makes them tired.

by eleonore33 1 month ago

Yes. Lots of people label themselves as extroverts.

by Ankundingdean 1 month ago

It really is a scale tho. I don't like people or interacting with them at all. I learned to be good at it since I need to make a lot of money and I'm not good at being a software engineer Like anything else, being sociable and extroverted is a skill that can be learned even if you don't like it at first, and liking what it gets you is what makes it tolerable at first then even a little enjoyable over time

by Local_Tune 1 month ago