Are you extroverted or introverted, loud or quiet, shy or outgoing, etc. ?

Which are you?

How do you think you became to be that way/what do you think influenced your background to lead to your personality?

How do you get along with people who have similar personality types? How do you get along with people who have opposite personality types?

Do you like the same personality types in romantic/sexual partners or the opposite personality type? Why?

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  • I'm introverted and shy. I think I'm that way for two reasons:

    1. I was raised by a single mom and it was my job to take care of my little sister. I had to grow up very quickly and that caused me to be more serious than my peers. Since I couldn't "play" on their level I became reclusive. I also had a lot to do and not much time to socialize.

    2. I was teased from the 4th grade all the way through high school and I had very few if any friends. I'm nerdy and ugly so I was often teased by the popular kids and people usually didn't want to associate with me because they would get teased as well. Through time I became more introverted to avoid calling attention to myself. The less noticeable I was the less I was teased.

    I actually get along better with people of opposite personalities. All of my friends and my boyfriend are very extroverted and outgoing people. They're all the things I want to be, and when I hang out with them I get reap a little bit of the rewards (fun times, excitement, adventure, new friends) that their extroversion brings. Usually when I hang out with other shy people it gets awkward because neither of us talk and we just sit in silence.

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  • I'm an introvert. I'm relatively quiet and shy, unless I'm comfortable around someone.

    I've always been like that. I'm introspective and prefer solitude - I find socialising to be exhausting.

    Most of my friends are complete extroverts. I get along with them fine, but they know how to deal with me. My SO and sisters are introverts, and I get along incredibly well with them also.

    I could probably go either way, but I find that introverts tend to have a better understanding of me.

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  • I've gotten INTJ.

    I'd say I'm an introvert with good social skills.

    Probably from being raised an only child.

    People like me are usually shy and reclusive, I don't like that. To me, that's a sign of weakness.

    No, I date whoever as long as I feel we're compatible.

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  • Introvert.

    I was just always shy and when I was little kids thought I was weird so I didn't have many friends.

    I get along better with introverts because then we don't have to talk hahah :3

    Uhh, not really sure on that one. I think I like extroverts better for dating because then they speak up and are outgoing and might be able to get me to go outside ha ha :P

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  • More so an introvert. I'm not shy, I like to socialize sometimes, I just tend to keep to myself more. I'm not hard to talk to, I'm just not overly outgoing. And apparently not very approachable, because I look like a mean person, but I'm really not.

    I like people like me. I tend to find a lot of extroverted, loud people, to be quite annoying. It just depends though.

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  • Lol well I guess all the extroverts have better things to do on a Saturday night than to come on this site. But yes I would consider myself introverted as well. I don't know why I am this way. I guess my parents, they are not very outgoing either, although my brother and sister are extremely outgoing so I have no idea. I don't really know any other introverts, all my friends are extroverts and it can be pretty frustrating. They always want to do the whole go out to clubs or whatever, and it's hard to tell them I can't stand those places. I actually like girls that are a bit more outgoing than myself. Not like crazy partying, complete opposite of me. But a girl who isn't afraid to pull me off my ass to go do something with her.

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  • I'm introverted, but not necessarily quiet or shy. I just keep socialization to a minimum because it drains my energy :P Most people don't believe me if I mention that I'm an introvert, because I seem really outgoing and easy to talk to.

    I think a lot of my introversion comes from being homeschooled when I was a kid. I wasn't sheltered but I did love my alone time, still do today.

    I prefer to be around people who are like me, because they "get it" if I were to be honest and say I just don't feel like hanging out. My extrovert friends either take it personally or take it as an invitation to pressure the f*** out of me.

    My boyfriend is introverted too but he's much more quiet and shy and even a bit socially awkward. I like it. I dated a super social guy once and it got on my nerves a bit.

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  • 1)Both, when I feel like it.

    2)I am just that type of person.

    3)I fit in lol..I'm both.

    4)Ofcourse, if they are both...then that would be awesome.

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  • Shy and introverted. I really find it hard to be noticed and I wish girls would talk to me SMS be friends with me more by initiate contact.

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  • I'm introverted , quiet and am not really that outgoing. Though I can open up once am comfortable with certain people.

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  • I'm introverted and extroverted at the same time. I'm a very outgoing, talkative person who never seems to run out of things to say- just the time in which to say them. However, I tend to not want to talk about my past (a lot of trauma), but I still show who I am. I just don't talk about a lot- my childhood was quite rocky.

    In terms of getting along with similar vs. different personality types, I can get along with just about anybody. If I don't have a reason a reason to dislike you, we can get along pretty well. I'm not too picky in that department. However, I do prefer someone who has a similar personality type to me.

    In romantic partners, I definitely need a similar personality type, but with some differences. I want to be able to explore things I wouldn't normally and expand my own knowledge and interests. I cannot have a partner who is not intellectual- I would be driven crazy.

    -Jay

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  • I'm outgoing for the most part. like I'll talk to whoever talks to me. I get along with anyone really. I treat everyone or at least try, to treat everyone with the same love and respect. However if I feel like I'm talking to a wall, or someone's insanely rude, then I give up. xD

    I think I came to be this way because when I was younger, I was perceived as the little tomboy who didn't talk. My mother kind of used to point that out, (She doesn't mean to be judgmental, but you know how parents are sometimes) I didn't like that image so much and wanted to lose it. So I guess this has something to do with self esteem. I wanted to get out and meet more people, and I wanted to be well known and liked. Didn't think I could do that being a shy tomboy. And I became more outgoing in highs chool as my confidence went up.

    I like the same personality type in a romantic partner because it's easier to communicate. We won't be afraid to talk to each other and we can be open. :)

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  • Omg this is a lot to answer...

    Generally though I connect with my opposite personality types in short term.

    My long term friends are usually more like me. However, I am more drawn to my opposties because they bring out a different side of me, and they're not afraid to take risks; which I like. People like me are a little on the boring side I find.

    Romantic relationships have been with my opposite personality types. enough said.

    I'm a bit of a extrovert/introvert hybrid. I love being around people and socializing but, I find it exhausting. Like I literally need a few days break after hanging out. I'm both loud and quiet depending on my environment and the people I'm around. I am really shy, but usually I fake until I make it. So most people think I'm really outspoken and outgoing. Later on though, I end up disappointing them with my lack of communication skills, due to my shyness of course D:

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  • im definitely an introvert. I get along best with introverts I guess

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  • ISTJ

    Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging, Strength of the preferences %

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    I don't know. I like to observe things, who knows which came first - if I was already like that or if it was developed. Most often it's good to keep quiet when you see so many things going wrong within other peoples lives. If you told them every single thing you realised, it wouldn't be a very pretty sight. All of that helps me work out who I want to be and how I want to act.

    People aren't very accepting of the things I think so I keep quiet... I think of a lot of things usually fall into a good or bad catergory.

    A few of my family members are introverts, we don't talk much though. Nearly all the people I know are extroverts so yeah, I can get along with them but I don't like to be around them much. I hate small talk and they love it. I don't mind listening to them if I don't have to talk or respond but after this I would like to have a week away from people (obviously that's not possible).

    I get along with people who have similar morals to me, their personality doesn't matter.

    I guess I'd like an introvert as a partner so we could actually talk about things that interest me and he'd be interested in them too since it's not small talk. :P He would also be able to understand me better.

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    • I can be loud, quiet, I am not shy, I can be outgoing (adventurous) and I enjoy doing nothing but thinking for the most part.

  • I am introverted, shy, and more of a loner type. I prefer to be in my own world in silence, or drawing/writing poetry or listening to music.

    I would like some one who is an extrovert so they can hack up convo I suppose, because I am so quiet. I rather be around myself to be honest, or just close people whether they are loud or quiet. I love being with just one person, it's very peaceful.

    I like to observe people.

    I would need to be with someone who is artistic like me, because I can go into my creating mode, and I won't talk until my art is done, and I need a lover who can get me.

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  • I am extremely shy and really have to push myself to be outgoing enough to seem nice to people. But when it comes to romantic and sexual partners, I love going crazy, it's like an alterego thing.

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  • I am introverted but I can be extroverted when I want to be.

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