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View Poll Results: Are you shy?
I am not shy! I am an extrovert! 12 8.70%
I am shy! I am an introvert! 89 64.49%
I am not an introvert or an extrovert! 37 26.81%
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04-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #31
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This sure is an old thread but worth discussing.

I am definitely an extrovert when I'm not sick and in pain. I am the life of the party type who makes people laugh but also is a shoulder to cry on.

I didn't read the study but I wonder if its not so much shyness that contributes to illness but that extroverted people are more likely to be living a more fulfilling life. We all need human interaction and maybe those people are just getting more of that and spending more time doing fun things.
04-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #32
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I'd rather keep my mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. That said, I'm a strong type-A personality and not shy. I don't believe in astrology but I'm also a typical Scorpio.
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04-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #33
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I'm with you there, RZ....don't follow horoscopes, but fit my Aquarius pretty well.
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04-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #34
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I'm shy and a introvert. I never speak to people typically unless spoken too. When it comes to business I have an easy time talking to people because I can easily interact with customers or people that are in the same business as I. If I talk too long though or feel bombarded with conversation I usually need some quiet alone time to recharge.
04-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #35
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I'm shy and a introvert. I never speak to people typically unless spoken too. When it comes to business I have an easy time talking to people because I can easily interact with customers or people that are in the same business as I. If I talk too long though or feel bombarded with conversation I usually need some quiet alone time to recharge.
I am totally the same way. I usually keep things to myself especially in a new environment. But when I am around my friends I talk a lot. Or when I am in a business meeting, I am forced to be social so I talk a lot. However, I am the type to listen most of the time and talk when I have to, getting to the main point.
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04-20-2013, 05:55 PM   #36
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I am totally the same way. I usually keep things to myself especially in a new environment. But when I am around my friends I talk a lot. Or when I am in a business meeting, I am forced to be social so I talk a lot. However, I am the type to listen most of the time and talk when I have to, getting to the main point.
Yeah I think introverts are a little miss understood. I'm definitely not very engaging in conversation with a stranger so for me to talk to someone I need a point where to start a conversation. If someone comes up with a point to talk to me I can usually reciprocate pretty well. And hey! Listening is great when coming to business convo, you can gather a lot of information and pinpoint peoples techniques or ways they perceive or figure things out.
04-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #37
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I am not shy or quiet in social situations but definitely need some time on my own to recharge. I'd say I am introverted at heart
04-20-2013, 07:32 PM   #38
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I wasn't around this site in 2007, so I guess I'll chip in my 2 cents worth (especially since our govt' is getting rid of them!)

I used to be painfully shy. Figured that if I continued that way, the chances of me settling down and having a family were severely limited. I actually took up refereeing hockey to shake myself out of that mould. One good thing crohn's did for me was give me a little more resolve to change things that I could in life to make it better. Wish I had done it sooner.
11-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #39
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I am an introvert, but I think my Crohn's has a lot to do with that. When I am sick I will hide from the world. People do not understand the disease and are usually mean and judgmental, and that type of stress makes me even sicker.

Being diagnosed at 12, as far as I can remember my crohn's has affected my social life.
11-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #40
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Yeah, I feel like having Crohn's can actually make you act more introverted. For the longest time I thought I was an introvert, but then I discovered I love going out socialising/clubbing etc. but it's just the fact that when you have Crohn's doing that sorta stuff regularly can be hard to do, so you kinda lean more towards introverted behaviour e.g staying in at the weekend to watch a movie/read a book or whatever. At least that's how it is with me. If I didn't have Crohn's my social life would be FAR superior to what it is now, I fully believe that 100%.

Also dunno if it's been said before cos I haven't read the thread, but shy =/= introvert. Two different things. Being introverted just means you're comfortable being in your own company or with 1 or 2 close friends, watching a movie or going for dinner or whatever. Being extraverted means you thrive on socialising and being around people/meeting new people.
11-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #41
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It kind of depends on the situation with me. At my work, I work in a grocery store so I don't have time to be shy because I have no choice and have to talk to all kinds of customers all day.

If it's someone I know well outside of work then I'm not quiet at all. But, if it's someone I don't know, sometimes it takes a bit for me to warm up. However, my husband is a total extravert and a bit loud so he kind of makes up for my quietness.
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