Why Introverts Love Texting and Why Some Extroverts Hate It

Discussion in 'Society & Culture' started by ProgressTheory, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. ProgressTheory

    ProgressTheory New Member


    It dawned on me today while thinking about extroverted people and how annoying they can be sometimes that a lot of them tend to hate technology and how it both connects us and distances us.

    See extroverts NEED social interaction. It's energizing. But technology has made it so introverts who don't want to have an entire conversation with an extrovert just to ask them a simple question can just text them. That's it. No hey how are you. Let's catch up for a half hour. Just question, answer, done.

    A friend of mine who is as extroverted as they come replies to all texts with "call me" because she wants to have a conversation and she knows you have your phone because you just texted her.

    Texting causes a paradoxical situation for extroverts. It's a way to reach a lot of people really quickly, even when they are not right in front of them (yes!). However comma... it often leaves them yearning for real social contact. It can be a quick fix to get them through until they can corner someone and converse them into a coma; but it can also leave an extrovert feeling frustrated and cheated when the introvert stops responding after they have the information they need.


    I'm a middle of the road kinda guy. I don't need time alone to recharge but I'm not a center of attention type either. My introvert friends text me nearly as much as my extrovert friends do. When using their fingers they are regular chatty Kathy's and I think it's partly because deep down they feel in charge. Not only can they simply stop responding at any time, but they even get built in little conversation breaks between texts. They get to do what introverts love, and that's to think about everything they're going to say before they say it.


    So sure, there are extroverts who text like mad men and love it, but the truth is, introverts love it more. In fact, you can thank your favorite introverts for a lot of things. You can argue all you want as to whether or not Al Gore invented the internet, but there is no denying that the social media revolution and texting are easily the product of introverted thinking.

    There is certainly common ground for introverts and extroverts in this text crazy world. Extroverts will just have to understand that texting is an introvert being assertive and controlling the conversation. While introverts need to understand that when you initiate a conversation with an extrovert, text or otherwise, you just fired off an invitation to a conversation.
  2. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor New Member

    Well I only have a few friends (that's because I choose to keep it minimal, my friends circle) and all of them are very understand - and are either introverts or mostly ambiverts. Extroverts, I find immensely demanding and draining.

    As for texting - I have some social anxiety issues too so I actually prefer texting. I find via text, I can express myself more clearly and coherently, and take my time to formulate my thoughts. Speaking is not terrible, I mean I do like the occassional talk with people whom I like, it's different and more "real", but I still prefer textual communication mostly. I would agree that social media is such a blessing for introverts, no matter how much flak they get.
  3. Mr. Philstivus

    Mr. Philstivus ... in the Tao ...

    While I am a reformed extrovert and my lifestyle now makes a monk's look glamorous by comparison, I despise texting.

    It might be because I despise cell phones in general; it might be because, as a writer, I spend my entire day "texting". Whatever the reason, if I had to make the hard choice I would choose speech over text.

    Besides, I'd lose a lot of time being featured constantly on DamnYouAutoCorrect.com.
  4. ctfranklin28

    ctfranklin28 New Member

    I am an introvert (for the most part) and hate texting, to be honest. To me, it's too quick and a cause for too much confusion. Now, if I prefer email to talking, that is another story....
  5. ProgressTheory

    ProgressTheory New Member

    You think texting is too quick? How do you figure that?
  6. ctfranklin28

    ctfranklin28 New Member

    Well, the people that text me text too often compared to me. While I am replying to one text, they have already sent three or four!
  7. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor New Member

    Well I hate traditional "texting" too for the record - as in mobile phone texts. However FB messages for eg. - are very convenient. And yes, I do post relatively long posts, which some might consider off putting :p But I try to be as concise as possible though.
  8. Draggy

    Draggy Well-Known Member

    I use,my phone,for everything but Im still a slow texter. I can't multitask and text for losing my train of thought.
    Then there's auto correct. It's just easier to call.
  9. bal0

    bal0 New Member

    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

    can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

    if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

    that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
    there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
    for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

    So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
    Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

    ( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

    if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

    same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
    I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

    Why should you waste your time?
    all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
    im not talking these all things from my own.

    in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

    cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

    tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.

    if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

    5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

    and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
    If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

    Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

    if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
    Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
    every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
    if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( www.asitis.com {Bookmark it })
    read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.

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