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Old 01-15-2011, 09:54 PM
monolicious monolicious is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Zealand
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Default Introvert/Extrovert Casual Survey

So I am mono, and a fairly strong introvert, which brings its own challenges (and advantages) into a mono/poly dynamic.

I was just wondering how many people here identify as introverts, how many as extroverts, and what your partner is (intro or extro), and what their OSO's are?

To be clear, I define introvert as a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.

Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to "recharge."

Because of this, introverts tend to be very selective in choosing their relationships, and may have only a few intimate friends.

In contrast, an extrovert is a person who is energized by being around other people, and is drained by being alone.

Extroverts tend to "fade" when alone and can easily become bored without other people around. When given the chance, an extrovert will talk with someone else rather than sit alone and think. Extroverts often think best when they are talking. Concepts just don't seem real to them unless they can talk about them; reflecting on them isn't enough.

So, I am a mono/introvert, my husband is a poly/extrovert, and his OSO (until recently) was a mono/extrovert.

What about you?
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