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Old 24th-February-2009, 07:56 PM   Seducer of the Homeless's time 24th-February-2009, 07:56 PM    #1
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i have noticed that people find reserved and introverted people to be.....Cooler than loudmouth extroverts

just an observation, not an opinion
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:14 PM   Jules's time 24th-February-2009, 09:14 PM    #2
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Cooler in what sense? Emotionless or 'awesome' cool?
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:16 PM   FacetiousPersona's time 24th-February-2009, 08:16 PM    #3
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Cooler in what sense? Emotionless or 'awesome' cool?
Cool as in 'awesome cool' due to the context. I mean, look at the title of the thread. It would not be 'emotionless to be introverted' or 'calm to be introverted'.
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Cool as in 'awesome cool' due to the context. I mean, look at the title of the thread. It would not be 'emotionless to be introverted' or 'calm to be introverted'.
The title of the thread is the context? Are you confused with the context that's already in your mind?
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:41 PM   naberus's time 25th-February-2009, 06:41 AM    #5
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Introverts, specifically Intorverted Thinkers often carry a certain level of seriousness which gives us an aura of level-headedness and a calm deminour. This can be seen as cool since it makes us seem very in control of ourselves, and therefore can be in control of other things.

This power over one's self is an ideal quality in leaders which is in general very attractive and readily translates to awesomeness...at least this is my theory anyways.
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:43 PM   FacetiousPersona's time 24th-February-2009, 08:43 PM    #6
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The title of the thread is the context? Are you confused with the context that's already in your mind?
No, the context of original post in the thread, not the title.
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:45 PM   Jules's time 24th-February-2009, 09:45 PM    #7
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No, the context of original post in the thread, not the title.
Maybe you should read the original post in the thread again
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Maybe you should read the original post in the thread again
The title should answer your curiosity with the original post, basically. I'm not in the mood to share my analysis of how the context of the original post would lead one to presume it's 'unemotional' instead of 'awesome cool', anyway.
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The title should answer your curiosity with the original post, basically. I'm not in the mood to share my analysis of how the context of the original post would lead one to presume it's 'unemotional' instead of 'awesome cool', anyway.
What I said... the context in your head...
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What I said... the context in your head...
I think that my interpretation of the context is correct. I'm ESFJ and a moron, remember?
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:53 PM   Seducer of the Homeless's time 24th-February-2009, 08:53 PM    #11
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Introverts, specifically Intorverted Thinkers often carry a certain level of seriousness which gives us an aura of level-headedness and a calm deminour. This can be seen as cool since it makes us seem very in control of ourselves, and therefore can be in control of other things.

This power over one's self is an ideal quality in leaders which is in general very attractive and readily translates to awesomeness...at least this is my theory anyways.
I agree
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:55 PM   FacetiousPersona's time 24th-February-2009, 08:55 PM    #12
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Jules was unaware that I was baiting people in this thread with arrogance.
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Old 24th-February-2009, 08:58 PM   Jules's time 24th-February-2009, 09:58 PM    #13
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Jules was unaware that I was baiting people in this thread with arrogance.
That's a 'cool' escape, Face
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Old 25th-February-2009, 01:42 AM   Ermine's time 24th-February-2009, 06:42 PM    #14
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Well, introverts are cool to me in that I can relate, and they're more interesting to talk to because in the case of any introvert, when they do talk, the content is important. And they're more likely to see the appeal of sitting on the couch and watching a movie on a friday night.
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Old 25th-February-2009, 04:00 AM   Anthile's time 25th-February-2009, 05:00 AM    #15
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Introverted characters in fiction are often mysterious, they hide a dark secret or an awful truth which makes them interesting for the audience. For some reason introversion is deemed to be a sign of maturity and wisdom. Two brothers? Older one is introverted.
The stereotypical I gets a T and not uncommonly a J free to the door. Also, introversion makes you prone to be evil and you are more likely disposed for diabolical deals and treachery.
You don't tell everyone your backstory? Must be a bad person then.

Authors love the E-hero versus I-counterpart/rival duel. Well, usually the E wins.
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Old 25th-February-2009, 05:30 AM   Artifice Orisit's time 25th-February-2009, 04:30 PM    #16
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I think this is referring to the "Stoic" archetype, whereby an often silent member of the hero's band turns out to be one of the most powerful members, maybe even lacking fear in some robotic way. I wonder what the archtypes would be if re-written as per the typical behaviour of introverted people; sure they'd be less theatrical but it would make a much deeper story.

Also to an extrovert who may have the habit of babbling when nervous the ability to remain quiet and reserved can be interoperated as confidence. However this is ironic since most introverts become more introverted when nervous and may see the ability to dominate a conversation as confidence.
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Old 25th-February-2009, 06:28 AM   Ghost1986's time 25th-February-2009, 12:28 PM    #17
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if that were true i wouldn't have to try so hard to get women.
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if that were true i wouldn't have to try so hard to get women.
Having any trait to a high extent does not win you every women. If you have every trait to a high extent and you're locked inside a box, it is unlikely a woman will open the box and find you and be attracted to you.
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Only introverts think introverts are cool. Extroverts think we're flawed. Maybe extravert intuitives find us intriguing...
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Introverted characters in fiction are often mysterious, they hide a dark secret or an awful truth which makes them interesting for the audience. For some reason introversion is deemed to be a sign of maturity and wisdom. Two brothers? Older one is introverted.
The stereotypical I gets a T and not uncommonly a J free to the door. Also, introversion makes you prone to be evil and you are more likely disposed for diabolical deals and treachery.
You don't tell everyone your backstory? Must be a bad person then.

Authors love the E-hero versus I-counterpart/rival duel. Well, usually the E wins.
No friends? Sorry, but you suck.
Achilles (the loner who's single best friend was killed) won against Hector (the guy with lots of friends and family connections)! Loner vs socialite! Introvert vs Extrovert!
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people (both Es and Is) comment on how being quiet and reserved but when they do speak it is neccesary. say...........Rappers. the loudmouth, cocky one is seen as an asshole and a bastard, whereas the more quiet rapper comes off as 'cool'. in interview situations
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Which would be better?

An extroverted girl/boy-friend who thinks the INTP is cool due to a ill-attuned perspective?
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An introverted girl/boy-friend who understands an INTP; flaws, insecurities & all?

Rather, which would you prefer?
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I'd prefer the latter.
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obviously the latter
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The latter definitely. Then I'm not embarrassed/feel like I have to explain myself when the flaws come out.
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Only introverts think introverts are cool. Extroverts think we're flawed. Maybe extravert intuitives find us intriguing...
Yeah, it's true. I find introverted intuitives intriguing (whoa alliteration).

My last three boyfriends were all introverted intuitives and I didn't plan it that way at all. I don't think it's that they seemed cooler to me though.
I think introverts are attractive to me (and this goes for friends too) because it is more challenging to get to know them, and when you do get to know one, you feel more special to them because you know they don't open up to just anyone. I suppose I am saying that I find introverts more authentic. I think I am attractive to them because I'm not very hyper/extremely extraverted, but I have more energy/enthusiasm that they find attractive.
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Which would be better?

An extroverted girl/boy-friend who thinks the INTP is cool due to a ill-attuned perspective?
Or
An introverted girl/boy-friend who understands an INTP; flaws, insecurities & all?

Rather, which would you prefer?

Which would you rather be.

An extroverted person who is chatty, charismatic and gets plenty of women/men.

Or an introvert who isn't able to chat to the other sex easily and can come off rather eccentric.

We can't really discuss these sort of topics objectively. There are always different sides. Introverts and extroverts both have their strengths and weaknesses. Neither are better to be.
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I think society as a whole is looking for easy-going extroverts that understand people without being too hyper - or possibly an introvert who can handle people well. Point is: Not hyper, not shy. That would probably put you in the middle of the spectrum.

The ideal is quiet, but not out of fright, and speaks with authority. When he speaks, everybody listens.
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