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message 1: by Tee27 (new)

Tee27 Though I'm a fellow bookworm, I happen to be an extrovert. I love interacting with others. I do know some people, however, who prefer the company of a good book, and I can totally relate because I've had a time (or two) when I prefered to read than to chat on the phone because the book was that good. So, which are you?


message 2: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Miller Introvert; always have been and always will be. I can interact, but I don't feel like I have to. I never say; 'Hey, let me go introduce myself.' I just happen to work for a family practice and function quite well. hehehhe


message 3: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I'm definately an introvert. I have no problem interacting with others, but I prefer to be alone with a good book. For me to go out, someone pretty much as to come to me and invite me.


message 4: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (bonfiggi) I love to hang with family, and I have to travel to see most of them. I love my time alone, and the older I get, the more I like it. I think I'm both.


message 5: by Coqueline (new)

Coqueline Definitely introvert. I can enjoy a good socialising, but I would need time to recover after that.


Mariel (TheCrownedGoddessReads) (marieru) | 88 comments Both. I love movies so I have to go out, those are my friday nights. Also I have a daughter she needs sunlight!
the rest of my spare time is dedicated to books. I won't cry if the beach plans are cancelled.


message 7: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I love to go out and be with my family but I must have some quiet recovery time after. I've also been known to get off the phone or not answer the phone because I'd rather be reading my book then chit chatting about nothing. (shhhh that's our secret) ;-)


message 8: by Louise (new)

Louise | 280 comments Both. I love to chat and be around others, but I REALLY need my alone time too. I actually reserve some weekend days as "no playmates for the kids or guests in the house day" :-)


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura I think both but lately I've been pretty introverted.


message 10: by Carola (new)

Carola (carola-) I'm not sure actually. Both I think? I socialise quite easily with people, no problem whatsoever. But at the end of the day, I'm also glad I can go home and don't have to talk to anyone.


message 11: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (r4ch4elreads) Introvert without a doubt, I'm not painfully shy or anything, but I do love nothing more than curling up with a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other. I enjoy my own company, and the peace and quiet of losing yourself in a good story.


message 12: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (ninjaneer) I'm a hardcore introvert. Luckily for me, I work with a lot of my friends, so being around people isn't as taxing for me, but playing a game or something for more than two hours will almost always result in me going home and crashing for a nap. I don't have anything against people, I just can't be around them for very long.


message 13: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments When I was younger I was more of an extrovert...out 3 nights a week and Saturday during the day. Now, definitely more of an introvert. I hate shopping malls, crowds, somedays just leaving the house and my books doesn't appeal but once I'm out I'll chat with anyone and enjoy myself. Maybe I'm more of an introvert of the mind, I only think I don't want to go out?? LOL After all, I take my Kindle everywhere.


message 14: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes (Yorrick) | 592 comments I don’t really like labels. I can be the life of a party and I love interacting with people as they never cease to fascinate me. When alone, I am just as happy. I have lots of hobbies and interests. I think my addiction to reading has two major root causes. The first is that I am a confessed collector. The thrill I get at observing multitudes of almost everything has always gripped me. Books, being easily accessible and easier to display, have always been close to my heart. The second cause is my aversion to wasting time. This probably stems from my years in the U.S. Navy where life could be summed up with the phrase “hurry up and wait”. I hate to wait for anything and it seems to be a fact and truism in both military and civilian life. I combat this platitude by always having a book close at hand.
When I was growing up, TV was a big part of my life. I now doubt if the programs themselves had much to do with this addiction but more the movement on the screen. Whatever the reason, age led me to the decision that much of television watching was a basic waste of time. I didn’t throw my big screen out but I did find the off button and only turn it on for things that really interest me. When this is over, I have no qualms in pushing the off button and picking up a book.


message 15: by Moon (new)

Moon | 37 comments I've always been rather an introvert personality.


message 16: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments Thanks for posting the link Dawn.

40% extrovert 60% introvert:

You're a bit outgoing but also a bit reserved
Like most people, you enjoy being social
But you also value the time you have alone
You have struck a good balance!


message 17: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
According to Dawn's link, I pretty much was right about myself:
You Are 20% Extrovert, 80% Introvert
You are quite reserved
You aren't afraid of social situations...
But you very much prefer to go it alone
And why not? You're your own best friend!


message 18: by Mary (new)

Mary Chambers (marycha) | 49 comments I'm an introvert. I have no problem interacting with others, especially family, but I can also enjoy being alone with a good book. Unless someone invites me,I'll go shopping or even to a restaurant alone, with my book, of course.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

I think I am mostly an introvert. I really dont like crowds.


message 20: by Afsana (last edited Feb 22, 2012 11:15AM) (new)

Afsana (afsanaz) | 154 comments i looked at the link and this is the result

You Are 0% Extrovert, 100% Introvert


message 21: by Rhianna (last edited Feb 21, 2012 07:12PM) (new)

Rhianna Clawson both, but maybe a slight bit more introvert


message 22: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 15 comments I'm an introvert. I prefer the company of books most of the time, because a book teaches you something and entertains you at the same time :) Don't get me wrong, I like people, but i prefer my cat and a loveley book, thank you very much :) so yes, I am an introvert.


message 23: by Rhianna (new)

Rhianna Clawson Well I just did the quiz from the link and I was right; I'm 40% extrovert and 60% introvert so that's good.


message 24: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) What fun........I took the quiz and am 80% extrovert and 20% introvert. Well, maybe!!!


message 25: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments Just saw this quote on twitter

"Introverts are like e-readers. We WANT to be there for you, but sometimes we need alone time, to recharge."


message 26: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Cottrill | 5 comments I have always said my personality is an introverted extrovert!!! @shannon love that quote from twitter


message 27: by Leah (new)

Leah | 2 comments Shannon wrote: "Just saw this quote on twitter

"Introverts are like e-readers. We WANT to be there for you, but sometimes we need alone time, to recharge.""


I love that quote.
I am definitely an introvert, enjoying alone time, but I like being with people too.


message 28: by David (new)

David | 11 comments Definitely an introvert in the classic sense of where I get my energy from. Strangely, I'm in a profession that requires me to draw others out. Though I have learned to be good at it, it's rather exhausting and I definitely look forward to alone time (especially if it involves a book!) when I can recharge my batteries.


message 29: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (bookeater89) I'm different depending on the situation. IF I was asked to go out, I will make up a million excuses why not to (when the only real reason is I want to read) However I hate being alone I need someone with me (even if they are in another room). However if I do eventually go out, I like to be in the middle of everything and I'm one of these crazy people who talk to complete strangers in ques because I like to talk and meet people. My job is a home-care assistant, so I spend all day every day talking. So maybe more extrovert??


Maggie the Muskoka Library Mouse (mcurry1990) Total introvert. It takes a long time for me to warm up to people. :)


message 31: by Aaron (new)

Aaron | 15 comments Extreme introvert. Even good friends can be draining after a while.


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