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Title: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: SirJohn on July 20, 2017, 11:12:32 am
Apparently introverts and extroverts communicate in entirely different ways, in writing as well as in person. Extroverts tend to be emotion focused, and don't worry much about the future. Introverts focus on solving problems (I am something of an introvert)

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170720-the-hidden-ways-your-language-betrays-your-character (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170720-the-hidden-ways-your-language-betrays-your-character)
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: Goddess on July 20, 2017, 11:45:24 am
I'm an introvert, too.  I'm better on paper.  And I try to use humour to defuse tension. (It doesn't always go over well.... :P)

Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: MH on July 20, 2017, 01:41:13 pm
I'm an extrovert who became an introvert who became an extrovert.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: JMT on July 20, 2017, 02:40:15 pm
I'm an extreme introvert doing a job that requires me to pretend I'm an extrovert - it's a lot of work.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: guest4 on July 21, 2017, 12:05:06 am
Introvert. 
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: msj on July 21, 2017, 12:33:05 am
Introverted, sarcastic, son of a **** is who I am wherever I go.

INTJ/INTP if you know what I mean. 

Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: bcsapper on July 21, 2017, 08:48:21 pm
Introvert. 

We're all introverts.  Extroverts talk to people in real life.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: bcsapper on July 22, 2017, 12:06:32 am
Introverted, sarcastic, son of a **** is who I am wherever I go.

INTJ/INTP if you know what I mean.

If I remember correctly I was INTJ too...
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: bcsapper on August 24, 2017, 09:39:53 pm
Here we go...

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/

"How can I let the introvert in my life know that I support him and respect his choice? First, recognize that it's not a choice. It's not a lifestyle. It's an orientation.

Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don't say "What's the matter?" or "Are you all right?"

Third, don't say anything else, either."
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: Omni on August 24, 2017, 09:50:40 pm
I am an introvert, and I often find some other people tiring. Especially those who are extroverts and put little bouncy things beside their website avatar to, I can only guess, attempt to enhance their presence.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on August 24, 2017, 11:08:48 pm
introvert, communicate much better in writing.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: MH on August 25, 2017, 06:09:50 am
I was an extrovert who became an introvert in school, then took acting classes to resolve my introvert/extrovert tendencies.  Being a person is hard.  I have times when I don't want to see people but I have to anyway.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: SirJohn on August 25, 2017, 11:52:11 am
I think you people are all missing the point of the OP, which is how your being an introvert or extrovert impacts your writing, your opinions, your beliefs, and how you state them and what you care and how you post about it.

For example, I am a notorious problem solver. Every time I hear about something that isn't working, be it a relationship or a government program, my mind instantly starts considering ways to fix it. This has caused some... issues in real life. For example, my persuading two female colleagues who were feuding to have a coffee together which almost degenerated into a cat fight in the cafeteria.

In terms of my posting, I think most of you have read enough of my complaints about various government policies and programs over the years to see this 'problem solving' fixation of mine. Whether it's health care, natives, the military, immigration, taxation or government efficiency, I remain frustrated by all the problems that no one is even attempting to fix.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: Omni on August 25, 2017, 12:09:12 pm
I think you people are all missing the point of the OP, which is how your being an introvert or extrovert impacts your writing, your opinions, your beliefs, and how you state them and what you care and how you post about it.

For example, I am a notorious problem solver. Every time I hear about something that isn't working, be it a relationship or a government program, my mind instantly starts considering ways to fix it. This has caused some... issues in real life. For example, my persuading two female colleagues who were feuding to have a coffee together which almost degenerated into a cat fight in the cafeteria.

In terms of my posting, I think most of you have read enough of my complaints about various government policies and programs over the years to see this 'problem solving' fixation of mine. Whether it's health care, natives, the military, immigration, taxation or government efficiency, I remain frustrated by all the problems that no one is even attempting to fix.

If you're such a self proclaimed "problem solver", how come you seem, by your own admission, to be failing so badly? Perhaps you're simply inflating problems to keep an inflated ego occupied.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: cybercoma on August 25, 2017, 01:30:00 pm
If you're such a self proclaimed "problem solver", how come you seem, by your own admission, to be failing so badly? Perhaps you're simply inflating problems to keep an inflated ego occupied.
*gasp*  :o
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: guest4 on August 25, 2017, 03:20:42 pm
I think you people are all missing the point of the OP, which is how your being an introvert or extrovert impacts your writing, your opinions, your beliefs, and how you state them and what you care and how you post about it.

For example, I am a notorious problem solver. Every time I hear about something that isn't working, be it a relationship or a government program, my mind instantly starts considering ways to fix it. This has caused some... issues in real life. For example, my persuading two female colleagues who were feuding to have a coffee together which almost degenerated into a cat fight in the cafeteria.

In terms of my posting, I think most of you have read enough of my complaints about various government policies and programs over the years to see this 'problem solving' fixation of mine. Whether it's health care, natives, the military, immigration, taxation or government efficiency, I remain frustrated by all the problems that no one is even attempting to fix.

What makes you think no-one is attempting to fix them?  You aren't the only problem solver in the world and other people with more knowledge, skill or pull then you have could be well on the way to solving these problems already, even if you can't see them and even if you disagree with their solutions.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: SirJohn on August 25, 2017, 03:52:12 pm
If you're such a self proclaimed "problem solver", how come you seem, by your own admission, to be failing so badly? Perhaps you're simply inflating problems to keep an inflated ego occupied.

It might have escaped your notice, but I don't have the power to influence any of these major issues. And as my own personal life contents me I have no reason to inflate my already considerable ego.

I can see, however, where your well-deserved inferiority complex causes you to strike out at your betters in desperate hope of attention.

Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: SirJohn on August 25, 2017, 03:56:43 pm
What makes you think no-one is attempting to fix them?  You aren't the only problem solver in the world and other people with more knowledge, skill or pull then you have could be well on the way to solving these problems already, even if you can't see them and even if you disagree with their solutions.

Okay, what is being done about health care? As far as I'm aware, nothing. We don't get as good a system as European countries who pay the same, and it's becoming more unsustainable, becoming the program which ate the provinces. Why isn't that being addressed? Why hasn't it been addressed for the last decade?  Why does the government pay so much attention to renegotiating NAFTA when an internal free trade agreement among the provinces would benefit us far more? Why isn't that being addressed? When is someone going to do something to address the native issue beyond minor tweaking?
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: Omni on August 25, 2017, 03:59:59 pm
It might have escaped your notice, but I don't have the power to influence any of these major issues. And as my own personal life contents me I have no reason to inflate my already considerable ego.

I can see, however, where your well-deserved inferiority complex causes you to strike out at your betters in desperate hope of attention.

"My betters"? It seems your ego is getting well away on you again. 
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: guest4 on August 25, 2017, 07:23:05 pm
It might have escaped your notice, but I don't have the power to influence any of these major issues.

Which is why my original post said that you "lacked the pull" ....

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And as my own personal life contents me I have no reason to inflate my already considerable ego.

Trump has a lot of ego, too. 

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I can see, however, where your well-deserved inferiority complex causes you to strike out at your betters in desperate hope of attention.

I completely understand that having a smart woman challenge you so much is hard to take, but if it makes you feel better to think you are 'better' than me, go right ahead.  It's what misogynistic men have always done, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: SirJohn on August 25, 2017, 07:35:15 pm
Which is why my original post said that you "lacked the pull" ....

Trump has a lot of ego, too. 

I completely understand that having a smart woman challenge you so much is hard to take, but if it makes you feel better to think you are 'better' than me, go right ahead.  It's what misogynistic men have always done, despite all evidence to the contrary.

I hate to bring this up to you, but that post you replied to was very clearly not even addressed to you. I answered YOUR post politely.
Title: Re: Is who you are how you post?
Post by: guest4 on August 25, 2017, 07:47:52 pm
I hate to bring this up to you, but that post you replied to was very clearly not even addressed to you. I answered YOUR post politely.

Yup, I did miss that.  Apology extended then.