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Are you introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in the middle? How does this affect your day-to-day life? Is there any particular time you wish you could be more reserved or more outgoing?

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  • I guess I’m in the middle. I like the attention, but I admit that I’m afraid of being the negative center of attention. I’m afraid of getting hurt all over again. Nothing’s worse than feeling like you’re going to end up getting your heart broken again, or someone’s going to yell because you’ve said the wrong thing. How this is affecting my life is that I want to be around others as much as possible. I don’t really like being alone. Nothing is more saddening than having to deal with the painful past that has been haunting me for the past year. When I was dealing with that that marriage/relationship, there were more times that I wanted to be with someone who understood how I felt since I’d been wounded by him. Right now, there are times when I’m more reserved. I mean, I don’t really want to get my feelings hurt again. If only I could just change what happened in the past. Maybe it wouldn’t feel like I’m a real-live version of the “Groundhog Day” movie, where my nights are covered in bad dreams from what happened towards the end of 2015 and into last year.
  • I've always labelled myself as a hard core introvert but I suspect I'm more of a shy extrovert. I'm certainly more comfortable when alone and am prone to severe social anxiety/ generally tend to avoid social situations because they can be so overwhelming however I do tend to feel energised and emboldened when I do 'well' in a social scenario. It's a fine line.
  • I am an introvert, always have been I'm comfortable with being one I always enjoyed being alone, I get my work done better in school, I can focus on myself and my needs, I have a few friends but most of the time I just like being alone
  • Total introvert. I can interact with just about anyone with ease, but it exhausts me to do so, and after any large group event, I need complete silence and solitude for days to recharge.
  • I'm somewhere in the middle. I'm more of an observer and strike later type of person. I look at all my angles and study all my opponents before blowing my top. Think before I speak, sometimes, but other times I just go off the cuff. My sarcasm ends up coming out and well, I sometimes can't turn off my filter for that--if I even have one for that. No real particular time that I wished I was one or the other because then I see the consequences of decisions of others and I have my own consequences to worry about to not have to add anything major to it. I have learned to deal with my own life first before I involve myself in others' business that are really none of mine.
  • I believe the term you are looking for is ambivert. I am a hard core introvert but that doesn't mean I don't like being the center of attention. Stop stereotyping. Just because I like being alone doesn't mean I don't like travelling or even other people. (These kinds of questions tick me off big time.)
  • I´m an introvert slightly leaning towards the middle.
  • Introvert. I have come to the realization that I have trouble carrying/maintaining a conversation with people who are outside of my inner circle and it bugs me a lot.
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