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introvert or extravert?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by palmtrees, Jun 1, 2009.


Are you an introvert or extravert?

  1. Introvert - I prefer being by myself or just a few other people most of the time

    68 vote(s)
  2. Extravert - I prefer being around lots of other people most of the time

    2 vote(s)
  3. somewhere in between

    7 vote(s)
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  1. palmtrees

    palmtrees Well-Known Member

    I'm curious how many people here consider themselves introverts or only like having a few close friends, and how many consider themselves extraverts or enjoy talking to a great deal of other people. Supposedly in the U.S. extraverts outnumber introverts by about 70% to 30%, but I'm wondering if suicidal people tend to be more introverted or vice versa.

    Also, do you think there is a connection between your introversion/extraversion and your suicidal feelings?
  2. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    It may not seem like it here...but I'm an introvert, quite shy usually.
  3. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    My insecurities make me introverted.
  4. wastedmylife

    wastedmylife Well-Known Member

    i wish the world consisted of me and a few girls
  5. Jonathan

    Jonathan Well-Known Member

    I usually like being by myself. Call me a loner.
  6. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Unsure. I've not been around people too much. I think if I had a bit more exposure I could be downright extroverted... But for now, I'm alone and stay in.
  7. depleted_soul

    depleted_soul Well-Known Member

    I'm a complete introvert.
  8. Leecy

    Leecy Member

    Im an introvert and I like it that way.

    However I do try to be extroverted at work now and I think I just make a fool of myself - I end up exposing too much of myself to others.

    All the problems I have had with my ex husband are probably because i was introverted but I let him in my space. When he hurt me through his flirting and dirty emails or even when he didnt get me a proper engagement ring I never told anyone about it, kept it all in my introverted little world, even hiding it from people that my engagement ring was fake (we could afford something real - Im not being materialistic).

    If i had been more extroverted and told my friends and family what he did, like I have told them now, then I would have been out of that relationship years ago instead I have wasted 7 years of my life
  9. grinded serenity

    grinded serenity Well-Known Member

  10. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    Introverted beyond belief....
  11. Neverhappyalwayssad

    Neverhappyalwayssad Well-Known Member

    introvert wish I could like being around people and talking randomly lol but I can't
  12. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Definitely an introvert.. I have isolated myself for the last sixteen years.. I don't do people..I have major trust issues..
  13. BriGuy

    BriGuy Antiquities Friend

    All my life, I only had a couple of friends at a time... but at the moment, I have NO real life friends... I mean physically HERE... only the few friends I made here on SF... but I don't know them in person!

    I do not think being introverted has ANY effect on my suicidal feelings tho! Because I was not suicidal the first 35 years of my life! I was never truly happy... but not suicidal!
  14. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    I am a introvert. I can't deal with groups of people. I have to deal with a fairly large group at work and I end up seperating myself from everybody else quite a bit.
  15. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    I'm an introvert but i can talk to people.
  16. palmtrees

    palmtrees Well-Known Member

    I guess the conclusion to draw is that people who go to online suicide sites tend to be overwhelmingly introverted. Although that doesn't necessarily mean that suicidal people are more introverted than extraverted. The suicidal extraverts may just not come online much.
  17. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    I'm an introvert and quite happily so.
  18. BriGuy

    BriGuy Antiquities Friend

    Yeah... most suicidal extroverts are not online... they are out with their 30+ friends... making more friends... they are miserable, but nobody knows it... they pretend everything is just fine... just like we do with our one or two friends... or family... or in some cases just to ourselves!
  19. Brighid Moon

    Brighid Moon Member & Antiquities Friend

    I'm in the middle. I can socialize well, and it's due to my dissociation. Sometimes I don't really remember it afterwards, or all of it. I like people - I really do, and that's my downfall because I also hate them and don't trust them at the same time. I don't hate all people, just some (like abusers and narcissists and those who hurt others) - but I don't trust anyone. I'm very introverted about myself, though. I'm really good about holding myself in and not getting close or opening up, unless I know a person. Even then sometimes I don't - not completely. When I'm in a large group I get so scared that I shy away and hides - unless I'm on stage! Then I'm fine. So I guess it's the situation.
  20. touglytobeloved

    touglytobeloved Well-Known Member

    Most of the time im alone, or with one friend, i have talked about her a lot last year. But this doesnt mean i want to be alone. Sometimes i want to be alone, sometimes with few people, but sometimes i want to be with a lot people around. But waht i want and what i have is completely diferent thing.
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