I know this might sound stupid, but I know there are a lot of different types.
I'm the kind that is very quiet in large crowds. I don't really like tons of random people unless we're all there for one purpose (like a nice band performance perhaps, or a Nerdfighter convention).
I'm actually more reflective. I think about what's happening and just watch everyone (I keep an actor's journal, and random people make for amazing entries). If you walk up to me and are actually talking about something awesome, like music or books, I will happily do my best to talk to you...but I tend to create awkward silences. I'm not good at keeping conversations moving.
I prefer face to face talk with people I'm close to because it's much easier to understand motives and just have a better time, but I seem a lot more outgoing when writing on online.
I have quiet sides and louder sides.
I'm more into music. That's where I'll be the most outgoing...while playing or listening to something inspiring...or reading a good book and having someone to seriously discuss it (on a deep level)...or deciphering lyrics with someone.
So...I don't know what else to write, but I'd be happy to learn more about you guys.
And...so...yeah. That's it.
I was very energetic today when a classmate said that Emma Watson's short haircut made her look like "the girl from Harry Potter". I laughed louder and longer than any school chum of mine has ever seen me do. And I explained who Emma Watson was and even teased my classmate (HUGE accomplishment). So, I guess you can say that if a topic of interest comes up, I can be quite lively. But it usually dies down pretty quickly.
Apparently, I was singing to myself in class today (according to a classmate), but I didn't even notice. Goes to show how out of it I can get...
I'm the kind of introvert who loves her friends, but is not very comfortable outside her friend group. (I hate talking about myself in the third person, I am going to stop now.)
I don't know. I mean, part of it is that I have pretty bad social anxiety, but that's not all of it.
I like being with my friends, but it gets to a point where I get exhausted and uncomfortable and kinda stop contributing to conversations. Outside of my friends, I'm usually the one to stand back and watch. You mention keeping an actor's journal, I keep a writers journal. I absolutely love observing people and I hate it when people disturb me when I do that haha.
I'm like that.
I hate not being involved with my friends, but sometimes it feels like they just move too fast for me. I shut down because too many people crowd around me or people get too loud or...something...
So I'll go off and sit somewhere and observe them and they'll follow me and ask "Where are you going? What's wrong? Why are you just sitting there?!?" It's a neverending cycle. At the end of the day, though, when I'm alone and reflecting, it's kind of amusing.
Friends coming up to me makes it hard to keep my journal as well. I think I've even seemed evil turning people away. I want to call back and say, "I'm sorry! I'm just trying to observe people here!"
I'm the kind that generally doesn't have people to talk to about stuff I like. so when friends are getting involved in a silly argument or going out sometime I just think id rather be at home on the ning or hanging out with internet friends and having a game or something.
I'm the kind of introverted that dislikes being in large groups and dislikes being with people for too long. I can handle small hangouts and one on one conversations, but anything more than 4 or 5 people and I hate it. If I'm with people for too long I start thinking of ways to leave and go home. I love hanging out with my friends and all, but I prefer being alone.
I also create a lot of awkward silences. Partly because I say random things and talk really fast and it throws people off. Partly because I'm just naturally quiet. And partly because people tend to get me started on certain topics I'm interested in and I start to ramble on about that topic for too long.
Despite this I don't have too much trouble making friends. I have trouble approaching people, but after the rocky start, I usually can handle myself.... just not for long periods of time.
I get completely exhausted by social events, and I need time alone with a book or a laptop to recuperate. Staying at school past five in the afternoon is kind of daunting and horrifying, so a lot of the time I try to budget my afterschool activities. I can last longer with small groups of friends, but I can't deal with sleepovers. I need my own space, even if it's just to be unconscious in. Weirdly, I've never had a problem with acting or public speaking, it's just group discussions that tear me down.
Yeah I'm kind of the same, I don't mind close friends, but I can't be around them for too long. I hate being the centre of attention and I'm really awkward around boys.
I don't like big crowds unless it's like, a gaming convention. And even then I make sure I have a LAN pass so I can spend some time alone when I get overwhelmed with people.
I lack the capacity to hold an engaging conversation unless it happens to be about space, physics, or computers. It's not that I find anything else boring, I'm just not as passionate about anything other than those three topics. And if I'm talking to a girl on a date, ya, there's a reason I only ever have first dates.
I spend most of my time in my basement because I have not a single friend within 200 miles of me. Not because I can't necessarily make friends, but I just find it incredibly difficult and awkward to just chat with a complete stranger. And you can forget about me starting a conversation with a girl I have a crush on, I completely shut down when I even think about it (sometimes I even act hostile, just to make sure I don't embarrass myself by letting her know I like her. blegh.)
I have this weird quirk, that when I'm reading a book, watching a movie, or playing a video game, I internalize the characters into my subconscious, simulate their personalities subconsciously, and I basically have every character I've ever read, seen or played passively observing me. Wow, that makes me sound insane rather than introverted.
I relate with fictional characters much easier than with actual people.
If I had the option of staying on Earth with a bank account in my name that had the entire world GOP in it, or going to Mars by myself with a bunch of terraforming machines, a matter replicator and Marvin the Paranoid Android to keep me company, I'd go to Mars.
I'm very funny and talkative when I have to interact with others, however the entire act of being in a social situation for extended periods of time is exhausting, and sometimes depresses me. I hate parties and being around large amounts of people, and get a bit of anxiety when I have to be in a crowded environment
I like being social but I don't like talking in big groups of people.
I have a few friends that I like to hang out with, but only for a little while. They totally wear me out sometimes, lol! We're into most of the same things and I like to talk to them individually but as a group they are pretty much everything I can't stand for more than a few minutes. They can be really loud, messy, and they really like hugging. Like, hugging for a longer time than most hugging and I probably have had enough ninja hugs to last me 30 lifetimes. And sometimes they will just tickle or poke you instead. It gets really weird. Anyways, I love them to pieces but most of the time when they are together as a group talking I'll just be happy and read my book.