Are Preppers Introverts?

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  1. lonewolf

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    Interesting article. Thank you for posting. We should take a poll here, and see what the membership thinks. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I guess I would consider myself an extrovert. I like other people. I have always participated in team things; sports or whatever. I was always a good team mate, and a team player work or play. I can joke and converse with anybody. I try to value everybody's contribution.

    I also like quiet time, and like to be alone. Being in the woods or just sitting on the beach watching the water is perfectly fine with me. I don't feel that I need other people around to be happy. I am just fine all by myself.

    What do they call you if you are right in the middle? IMHO there is no right or wrong. In the article the author cited studies where it was wrong to be an introvert; like it had to be fixed. I don't believe that for a second. You are what you are. Extroverts are happier than Introverts. That is BS. Who has the right to tell anybody if they are happy? It is a completely subjective and relative term.

    I would expect that with the Prepping community you would find the same demographics as any other population. Whatever the normal distribution is; X% Extrovert X% Introvert we would be the same.
     
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    I have never been a team player, every time I went on a job interview and heard the phrase "our happy little team" I wanted to scream, I have worked with others in the past, mostly in the construction industry, but I always work better alone, and I don't need people around me, I am not a "herd animal" that we are told humans are, being alone has no qualms for me, in fact a I absolutely adore it, I prefer animals to people, so I think you can say definitely that I am an introvert.
     
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    I too prefer working alone. In fact I have had the " team player " concept used against me when I disagreed with the Group Think. " Oh well, if you don't agree with us, and get on board then you are not a team player. " Really. Go s%^t in your hat. Probably cost me big time more than once.

    Can't say I share your love of animals. They are O.K. No substitute for a good loyal dog, but I haven't had one in a long time. Introvert is fine. We still love you and appreciate your contributions.
     
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    I agree with you about no substitute for a loyal dog, we lost ours 2 years ago and haven't been able to find a suitable replacement, modern dogs are not what they used to be.
    in absence of that I normally talk to the sheep most mornings !! definitely introvert.
     
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    I am neither introverted nor extroverted, or more honestly, I am a mix of both. I am perfectly fine on my own for weeks at a time, but I also enjoy people. Well, some people. They have to bring something to the table beside a pretty face or a hot body. They have to have a functional brain and know how to use it in constructive ways. OTOH, I detest most liberals and all progressives. Anyone who thinks they have a right to the fruits of my labor can go hang themselves. Except for my kids of course, they do have that right, but I also choose to take care of them.
     
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    That was fun. I am an ESTJ-A Executive: Extrovert; Observant; Thinking; Judging; Assertive

    Probably an accurate assessment.

    Lonewolf: I fall a little more on the Extrovert side than I thought 69 Extrovert - 31 Introvert
     
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    I'm a Commander ENTJ-A .., Extroverted, Intuitive, Judging, Assertive personality. Yeppers that is pretty close to me. I am extroverted but also am pretty self-contained. That means that while I like people and am outgoing I don't really need to be surrounded by people to be happy. I am a somewhat bossy and instinctively move to the front of the pack but am also the first to show up if someone I know has trouble that I can help with.

    I think that preppers are just like everyone else and there is a full span of personalities that fit into this group. It takes all kinds. About the only group that just won't fit are the just too stupid to survive.
     
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    I just took the test, It says I am ENTP-A.

    DEBATER PERSONALITY (ENTP, -A/-T)
    Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ’crack-pot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
     
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    LOL, when you look on the page that describes "your" personality type I found someone very unexpected. The Joker. LMAO!

    One interesting thing though, apparently my personality sub type only makes up 3% of the population at large. I always knew I was a minority.
     
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    Logistician - ISTJ-A Introvert, Observant, Thinking, Judging, and Assertive.

    Introvert = 92
    observant = 93
    Thinking = 83
    judging = 68
    Assertive = 88

    As I have always maintained. I make the best friend you can have or your worst nightmare. As a night owl introvert, I am also an outstanding Gray man. Spent almost my entire working career blending into day life.
     
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    These sort of tests are interesting but only show your tendencies. Then life slaps you around and you make adjustments. As a kid, I was massively shy and introverted. I still like my alone time a lot and that is why if given a choice I tend towards being a night person. In many ways, I'm a bit of a loner but when placed in a group I tend to be an alpha wolf and prefer to run in the pack. I don't have to lead but am usually near the top.
     
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    Introverted 76%
    intuitive 64%
    Thinking 79%
    Judging 79%
     
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    I have always been a day person. From as early as I can remember I was an early riser. As a student I opted for early classes. As an adult I was always the first one in to work, and I still am. The best time of day for me is about 10:00 AM. I am firing on all eight, and ready to take on the world.

    Conversely, when I get home at night I go off like a light bulb. When I get home from work my butt hits the recliner, and I don't want to move. If you moved my dinner plate 6" I would probably starve. Just me. I know. I feel like my day is done, so don't ask me to do anything else.
     
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    I used to be a night person in my clubbing days but for the last 20 years I have been a morning person, up at 6am sometimes earlier, up and out along the country lanes before very few people-except the farmers- are up and about. most people these days seem to be up late at night, i'm in bed by 9pm!!
     
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    I see sunrise more often as the end of my day than the beginning.
     
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    ISTJ-A (whatever that means?) logical thinking, logistics, planning, and tactics are apparently my strengths.
    I'm not unsociable, I can get along with most people but I find that some take more effort than others, if they're taking too much effort I disengage or tune out. In the past I've been accused of being cold or dis-associative but that's usually when I'm finding someone is rude, boring or stupid.
    I like debate as long as its intelligent debate, not dumb argument or abuse. I have a dry sense of humour that most people don't get but I also like really silly childish humour.
     
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    Nothing gets me laughing harder than a good old fashioned fart joke. :D
     
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    The thing about introverted people always makes me think of the old saying; "It is often better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and eliminate all doubt!"

    I generally have found that most introverted people would be better described as thoughtful. They never let their mouth run out ahead of their brain as most extroverted people have a tendency to do.
     
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    Hey, I resemble that remark lol
     
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    I am going to hit the dark side of this subject simply because it may spare a child from abuse . An abused child such as repeated and unjustified beatings can cause the child not to be able to normally interact with other people . I am not saying all introverts have been abused but this does happen .
     
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    Well. Me and Morg are alike in this category: Executive (ESTJ-A)

    As a sidebar thought I must admit that I'm perfectly content to be alone for weeks, months, (and probably years if I had to be). Yet, I am not shy or withdrawn when I am among people, even strangers.

    "Executive personalities lead by example, demonstrating dedication and purposeful honesty, and an utter rejection of laziness and cheating, especially in work."

    Yep, that's definitely how I feel about things in general, not just work ethics.

    I skimmed through the rest of the assessment but will go back and read it when I have more time.


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    I think your way off topic with that remark.
     
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