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View Poll Results: Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?
Introvert? 45 75.00%
Extrovert? 2 3.33%
Depends on the situation. 13 21.67%
None of the above. 0 0%
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Old 02-03-21, 06:17 PM  
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You'd never tell it by VF, but extroverts are more the norm - or, at least, they have been in the past. I expected if you have ever worked in an office where management expected socializing during and outside of work, then you've seen it. I worked on a team once where I was the only introvert. It was exhausting.
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Old 02-03-21, 06:47 PM  
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You'd never tell it by VF, but extroverts are more the norm - or, at least, they have been in the past. I expected if you have ever worked in an office where management expected socializing during and outside of work, then you've seen it. I worked on a team once where I was the only introvert. It was exhausting.
Ugh, don't remind me about work! I had many arguments with my boss about the uselessness of ice breakers and gabbing during meetings. Give me the 10 minutes worth of information and let me go back to work! And when I felt forced to do the social after work thing I quickly ate and said I have to go for a run now, bye! And if you're an introvert AND a germophobe? Then you refuse to do the let's share appetizers thing and have everyone look at you like you have two heads and get out as fast as you can! Of course, that was partly bc of where I worked. At my previous job I thoroughly enjoyed my coworkers and hanging out with them (but still didn't share food!).
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Old 02-03-21, 07:08 PM  
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As an extrovert, I rarely socialise with coworkers, especially after work.
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Old 02-05-21, 07:54 AM  
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I am an introvert because I do not like to workout in groups or in gyms. I always attrack attention somehow of sweaty man who smell who start talking to me and I do not workout to talk but because how it makes me relaxed and gives me energy. As a child my parents put me in the garden and older woman who were mostly grumpy came to talk to me and smile and gave me sweets.
When I was young I was in a band as a singer and did perform because I loved to sing ( I tend not to look at people, look passed them) but now I do not know why people love to hear my voice and see me performing. I do not understand why I did that. I do not want that anymore.

This all sounds like I am an extrovert but I really love to be on my own, get energy from that. I do not like parties or going out. I think it is maybe how I look and dress and how I am. I think I am still an introvert but who attracks somehow people. I arranged yesterday that a grumpy co worker at the Hospital helped me more then he helps my other female colleagues and I even did not ask him to help me. And he was not grumpy to me.
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Old 02-05-21, 09:11 AM  
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I'm an introvert, but most people don't believe it. I'm in a very extroverted field of work. I don't miss being at the office. I thought by now I would, but I don't, even though I really like my co-workers. I miss being able to go to the mall and people watch, going to the park, hanging out at the library, and general meandering. I think I miss that mostly because that's what me and Tiny Bubble would do on the weekends. We were always in the wind!
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Old 02-05-21, 01:29 PM  
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For years I tried to get my boss to let me work from home. My job was totally doable remotely. She never did let me switch permanently, although there were days here and there that she let me and all my OT hours I did at home. Coworkers were always asking me but wouldn't you be lonely, wouldn't you miss us? There is no way to answer that honestly without sounding like a jerk! I do not miss working at all.

For people in in my inner circle, I think sometimes they may forget I'm so introverted bc if I'm close to you I generally talk a lot!!
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I'm an introvert, but most people don't believe it. I'm in a very extroverted field of work. ...
In my former life, I was an actor, director and stage performer. Being an introvert made all that a bit more challenging.
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You'd never tell it by VF, but extroverts are more the norm - or, at least, they have been in the past. I expected if you have ever worked in an office where management expected socializing during and outside of work, then you've seen it. I worked on a team once where I was the only introvert. It was exhausting.
Interesting that extroverts are the norm. I think working out at home just appeals more to introverts, hence the poll results. I donít know many people who worked out at home before Covid set in. The sudden run on home fitness equipment speaks to that, lol. I think when things get back to some sort of normal where we can safely be out and about more, there will likely be a lot of used fitness equipment on the market!
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I think when things get back to some sort of normal where we can safely be out and about more, there will likely be a lot of used fitness equipment on the market!
Introverted VFers should start getting their budgets ready now...
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Old 02-07-21, 10:35 AM  
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Extroverted introvert here. I speak to different people all day long at work which can be fun. I prefer small groups to larger ones and definitely recharge in quiet stillness. That said I'm over the isolation that is going on at this time!
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