special20: Slate pretends to know what they are talking about yet again. Typical mixed message in the article that appeals to nearly everyone trying to be in the know, stay on the bleeding edge of the latest trends. Not a shred of factual evidence or logical thread to follow...Is Slate female?
Vector R: Bumblefark: Vector R: Actually, being an introvert really means that before you speak, what you're going to say doesn't go straight out your mouth, it meanders around your brain's memory centers first. This meandering makes it very difficult to answer things in the split second that the rest of the world seems to demand. Since typing online allows for a time span in which to reasonably answer, that's why the internet is an excellent leveling field for introverts.Actually, I would think it tips the field in their favor.That mental "meandering" is taking place because the introvert has more/better information to sift through. So, what they do end up saying tends to be more knowledgeable and better considered, on average.Introverts have probably always held an advantage wherever communication was mostly done through writing (e.g., the arts and sciences). What the internet did is to create a whole new dimension to the social area, built squarely on the introvert's home turf.Nah, I figure it's even, since plenty of the basement dwellers are introverts who suddenly got a way to talk to the world and make us look bad. ;)Seriously though, I very much agree, though it would be hubris to say the information is always better. Interestingly enough, Fark is one of those rare places online where extroverts do have a bit of an edge. Since a big point of the commenting is to get the funniest, snarkiest thing posted the fastest, there's still that same old "Dammit, I was gonna say that!" with the introvert lag. No fix for that though - extroverts have the speed while introverts have the details.
Vector R: Actually, being an introvert really means that before you speak, what you're going to say doesn't go straight out your mouth, it meanders around your brain's memory centers first. This meandering makes it very difficult to answer things in the split second that the rest of the world seems to demand. Since typing online allows for a time span in which to reasonably answer, that's why the internet is an excellent leveling field for introverts.
addy2: Indeed, isn't it interesting how mad extraverts get at the notion that some people just don't want to interact with them!They try so hard to convince others that that's a problem.I have yet to see an extrovert give as crap. I suspect you're making that up.
JNowe: Is this going to be like when geeks became trendy and the fashionable people started wearing glasses and saying they were geeks? Do we have any external indicators than can be made marketable?
aerojockey: In before all the extraverts who pop in to angrily say that introversion is just anxiety./kind of funny to see extraverts being defensive, that's definitely a last-couple-years new thing
groppet: For years I was a really bad introvert. Really wouldn't talk to anyone but in college I came out of my shell a little bit. I'm a lot better now, but now and then I will slip back into my shell.
stevetherobot: No, being an introvert is not cool./Introvert//Hate being an introvert
InfrasonicTom: Wait, I thought being introverted was recently included in the autism spectrum.
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