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Are you introvert or extrovert?


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I've never come across any quality business meetups to be honest. I'm sure they're out there, but I had always assumed that the people really achieving big things tend to shield themselves from the masses while the little guys fight for scraps at the networking events.

The highest quality people I've met have actually been at paid education seminars, etc because they're there to actually learn and are putting their own money into doing so, not jumping on-board for the free social event.
Good point, thanks! It goes along with what @ZF Lee said about high entry barriers! I will check them out.
 

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So far Facebook ads have been working very well for me. Though this is for an iOS app. I shill this guide everywhere, but if you want to get into FB ads, I recommend this so much: Growth Marketing Guide: Advanced Tactics and Hacks
It goes into all growth hacking methods, but the FB ads part is where it shines. Took me from a complete FB ads loser and money-burner to doing quite well.

Previously I tried cold calling for a web design business I had but it was so obviously not for me. People will say stuff like "get out of your comfort zone" and just brave through it, but if there's a business and outreach method that suits you better and doesn't make you want to off yourself every second, then I believe you should disregard that advice.
Thanks for sharing! Awesome resource @• nikita • I will check it out. Haven't had much success with FB ads yet. Yeah, I held a part-time job cold calling for an auto shop during the University and I got so good at writing the script, but calling was a drag :-/

Yeah, "get out of your comfort zone" practice is good from time to time, but sometimes it takes so much effort to focus on our weaknesses to get only marginally better ... this time we can use to hone in on our strengths and leap forward exponentially ...
 

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The big 5 is technically the only scientific personality system.. It can make predictions, but those are scientific predictions like people that are high on conscientiousness tend to make more money.

But that's on average, measuring average people, not outliers like millionaires and the like.

It's useful sure, but more for averages and statistics. It doesn't apply as much for entrepreneurs and people that are not ingrained in the system.

This is an assumption but I'd say people here tend to be: High on conscientiousness, low on extraversion, low on neuroticism, low on agreeableness, and high on openness..
 

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Absolutely, but that wasn't the question :) What are your favorite outreach tactics/channels? = what channels you like to use the most and deliver the best results?
Haha sorry. I was in a bit of a hurry first reply.

So I tested as a type Debater (ENTP-A)
Mind: 60% Extraverted- 40% Introverted
Energy: 60% Intuitive- 40% Observant
Nature: 65%Thinking- 35% Feeling
Tactics: 47% Judging - 53% Prospecting
Identity: 67% Assertive - 33% Turbulent

My 60/40 split makes sense. When faced with a new and unfamiliar situation I prefer to sit back and observe. After I have soaked in what I feel is necessary I jump in. I like to describe myself like a steam locomotive. Slow to start moving but once I get up to speed Im hard to slow down.

My typical action with the more experienced is to listen and soak in. Sure, it may look like an introvert action, but why would I not want to listen to the knowledge of the more experienced when they are engaging themselves? I already know what I know. I want to hear their thoughts. If I am in a room filled with the less experienced, I have no problem at all moving forward as an extrovert to share my knowledge with others. I've been told I can be the life of the party one day then be an almost complete mute the next day listening in to the more experienced.

I'm also usually the first person to day "Feelings will create little to no results. Think about what has to be done to solve the issue and do it."

I typically dislike these tests, though. People are far more flexible and can swing back and forth between circumstances to achieve a specific goal.
 
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I hear ya.... and agree with you to a degree. I'm hoping to connect with the other go-getters once I'm more comfortable.
Bass Ackwards thinking. Borrowing Money to Attend 2018 Fastlane Summit

I thought the same as you. Somewhere resting deeper within me, told me otherwise. I went to the summit. But I had failed on so many levels. I talked to a few people. Really didn't "connect".

You really need to do things that make you uncomfortable. Things you HATE doing. When a opportunity presents itself. Are you going to be ready? or Waiting to be comfortable?

I wake up every morning knowing that I have to run M-F. I absolutely hate running. Makes me uncomfortable. Know what happens after that run?

Over the past month in a half, the effect from running, has transferred over into my business, etc.

The members on this forum help people who are here to move forward. Rather you have had some success or a huge failure.

People who haven't done anything actionable. Get put by the wayside. You are a vampire. We want to avoid the time-suckers.
 

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My typical action with the more experienced is to listen and soak in. Sure, it may look like an introvert action, but why would I not want to listen to the knowledge of the more experienced when they are engaging themselves? I already know what I know. I want to hear their thoughts. If I am in a room filled with the less experienced, I have no problem at all moving forward as an extrovert to share my knowledge with others. I've been told I can be the life of the party one day then be an almost complete mute the next day listening in to the more experienced.
Appreciate you coming back, @Flybye Awesome summary ... I totally see myself doing the same ... sometimes I am even too much impatient with the 'unexperienced"

I'm also usually the first person to day "Feelings will create little to no results. Think about what has to be done to solve the issue and do it."
Oh yeah, totally! Action over reaction :)

I typically dislike these tests, though. People are far more flexible and can swing back and forth between circumstances to achieve a specific goal.
Yeah, agree with you to a certain extent ... used to be the same about these tests until they described me to the "t" ... nowadays it's more about finding the right way to improve and help others improve ...
 

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The big 5 is technically the only scientific personality system.. It can make predictions, but those are scientific predictions like people that are high on conscientiousness tend to make more money.

But that's on average, measuring average people, not outliers like millionaires and the like.

It's useful sure, but more for averages and statistics. It doesn't apply as much for entrepreneurs and people that are not ingrained in the system.

This is an assumption but I'd say people here tend to be: High on conscientiousness, low on extraversion, low on neuroticism, low on agreeableness, and high on openness..
Thanks @Fassina! Interesting angle ...
 

maikooo

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Bass Ackwards thinking. Borrowing Money to Attend 2018 Fastlane Summit

I thought the same as you. Somewhere resting deeper within me, told me otherwise. I went to the summit. But I had failed on so many levels. I talked to a few people. Really didn't "connect".

You really need to do things that make you uncomfortable. Things you HATE doing. When a opportunity presents itself. Are you going to be ready? or Waiting to be comfortable?

I wake up every morning knowing that I have to run M-F. I absolutely hate running. Makes me uncomfortable. Know what happens after that run?

Over the past month in a half, the effect from running, has transferred over into my business, etc.

The members on this forum help people who are here to move forward. Rather you have had some success or a huge failure.

People who haven't done anything actionable. Get put by the wayside. You are a vampire. We want to avoid the time-suckers.
Yeah, good point @Raoul Duke about getting out of our comfort zone. I totally agree with it from time to time ... for the thrills, for the experience and you never know, the newness may bring something big in the future ... however I don't agree with spending too much time on improving weaknesses if it just doesn't go, if you spend tons of time on getting better at something you suck at and you only get marginally better ... then I would rather spend time on honing on my strengths and how I can use them to help other people ... I think in the end what you are saying is not dismissing experiences and rather giving them a chance immediatelly, taking action and then deciding if it's worth it to invest more time ...
 

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I'm an introvert (very much so, in fact) but I'm not scared to get on the phone.

I used to be, though. Once the phone became associated with making money (rather than the pain of having to communicate with another human being), I stopped being afraid and started wanting to be on the phone more.
 

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I'm an introvert (very much so, in fact) but I'm not scared to get on the phone.

I used to be, though. Once the phone became associated with making money (rather than the pain of having to communicate with another human being), I stopped being afraid and started wanting to be on the phone more.
Definitely good point! Thanks for the inspiration
 

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I am INFP-A, a mediator personality, which is funny because I am a school counselor. I get sapped at work, and my husband works from home, so when I come home, he wants to go out with friends, and I don't, because I am peopled out. I am 53% introvert and 47% extrovert. I am comfortable talking to strangers, I could speak in front of a very large crowd and not be nervous. I haven't always been like this, though. I had to teach myself to be outgoing, because I like people, but I was shy when I was a kid. My daughter calls me an ambivert.
 

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I am INFP-A, a mediator personality, which is funny because I am a school counselor. I get sapped at work, and my husband works from home, so when I come home, he wants to go out with friends, and I don't, because I am peopled out. I am 53% introvert and 47% extrovert. I am comfortable talking to strangers, I could speak in front of a very large crowd and not be nervous. I haven't always been like this, though. I had to teach myself to be outgoing, because I like people, but I was shy when I was a kid. My daughter calls me an ambivert.
Thanks for sharing Suzanne! :) ambivert, haven't heard that one before. But can relate with teaching yourself certain skills to succeed in life and entrepreneurship!
 

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I think by most people's definition I would tend towards the introvert side, as I definitely value my alone time to think and recharge.

However, I consider myself more of an "ambivert" - meaning a mix of intro/extrovert.

For example, I need my alone time but I also enjoy social interactions and people. I start to go a little crazy if I spend too much time one way or another so it's a fine balancing act.

I would imagine many people don't fit squarely in either side, kinda like an independent voter for lack of better analogy.

My humble opinion is that it can be detrimental to identifying too strongly with either - simply that it can become your identity to where you begin limiting yourself.

For example, say you're more of an introvert so you begin thinking "I'm not good around people so I'll stay away from them."

MJ specifically gives an example of this Unscripted. He explains that even as a natural introvert, it's still important in most fields to get out of that comfort zone and interact with others in order to achieve certain goals

Just my 2 cents (and 1st ever forum post!)
 

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I think by most people's definition I would tend towards the introvert side, as I definitely value my alone time to think and recharge.

However, I consider myself more of an "ambivert" - meaning a mix of intro/extrovert.

For example, I need my alone time but I also enjoy social interactions and people. I start to go a little crazy if I spend too much time one way or another so it's a fine balancing act.

I would imagine many people don't fit squarely in either side, kinda like an independent voter for lack of better analogy.

My humble opinion is that it can be detrimental to identifying too strongly with either - simply that it can become your identity to where you begin limiting yourself.

For example, say you're more of an introvert so you begin thinking "I'm not good around people so I'll stay away from them."

MJ specifically gives an example of this Unscripted. He explains that even as a natural introvert, it's still important in most fields to get out of that comfort zone and interact with others in order to achieve certain goals

Just my 2 cents (and 1st ever forum post!)
If every post after this is as through and part of the conversation, you'll for right in around here. Stick around!
 

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Great thread; I am a high percentage extrovert...Type A personality that has been driven to succeed my entire life. I love social situations and I really enjoy talking to people, hearing their stories and building relationships with them. I try very hard to be in the moment no matter what I'm doing and I hope people see that as genuine and that I really care about them. People often joke that I would talk to a spider on the wall if it talked back, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I know there are some people out there who are pure salesmen and that's not me...in fact, I can't stand that. I just really enjoy being around people and I think that's how you change things for the better.
 

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I took the test, because I was curious, I was "Defender" (ISFJ-t).
I am very introverted every time I have to talk to someone, even on the phone, I turn red in the face, I sweat my hands, but when I start talking and feel that there is continuation I let myself go.
Over the years I managed to mitigate this thing.
My mother tells me I'm sociopathic.
I find myself better in front of a PC, in fact I made several friends / acquaintances on the internet.
 

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I took the test, because I was curious, I was "Defender" (ISFJ-t).
I am very introverted every time I have to talk to someone, even on the phone, I turn red in the face, I sweat my hands, but when I start talking and feel that there is continuation I let myself go.
Over the years I managed to mitigate this thing.
My mother tells me I'm sociopathic.
I find myself better in front of a PC, in fact I made several friends / acquaintances on the internet.
I find it amazing mothers are always the best psychiatrists. Don't believe everything you here. I believe most Introverts have anxiety, intensity, and get over it once they get more active in what they're doing, adapt, adjust, and apply what they learn.
 

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I find it amazing mothers are always the best psychiatrists. Don't believe everything you here. I believe most Introverts have anxiety, intensity, and get over it once they get more active in what they're doing, adapt, adjust, and apply what they learn.
My mother is very extrovert, she is a singer, and the stage is her strong point.
We are different, completely different, but we have a good relationship when we do not fight.
When I have to do something, I need to know everything I need, I have to know the theory first, then I do
 

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