Introvert or Extrovert - Optimism or Pessimism?

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Which two are you?

  1. Introvert

    36 vote(s)
  2. Extrovert

    12 vote(s)
  3. Optimist

    24 vote(s)
  4. Pessimist

    20 vote(s)
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  1. Are you introverted or extroverted?
    Are you an optimist or pessimist?
    Do you think you can be both or just one?

    Just a little poll on the personalities of Iwaku. If you feel you relate to both between the pair, then try to choose the one you feel relating to the most!

    As for myself, I'm definitely an extrovert. Even though I need alone time and enjoy solo activities, I like human contact with my friends. I love going out and I love meeting new people!

    I am also an optimist. I do complain often but I have a very half-full way of looking at life. Plus, I have the job of giving people a good way of looking at bad things. Especially during the dreaded exam season c:

    So, what are you? :D​
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  2. Introvert who is outgoing to only a close circle of friends. I'm in between Optimist and Pessimist, but not sure which.
  3. I'm definitely an introvert o_o I get exhausted when being around people. There is only one friend I can be with for days in a row without feeling suffocated by it, but with others I prefer it to be just a few hours. I enjoy my alone time much more than friend time, but I wouldn't want to be completely without human contact. Meeting people a few times a month is usually enough to satisfy my needs, and I prefer to not meet people more than a couple of times a week. (I am extremely introverted even on the internet. Iwaku is the only site I has learned to be extroverted, and that took me two years.)

    But I am also an optimist. Sure, I can see things in a way some would see as pessimistic, but in reality I just look at it realistically. That reality is fucked up some times, that's not my fault. I just state the facts and then keep living my life as I always do cause I know those fact won't change just cause I'm sad that something like that has happened. I tend not to be bothered by everything bad that happens in the world. Instead I try to learn from it and hope others will learn from it as well so that we can get a safer community/country/world. It's just to do the best of a bad situation, learn from it and make necessary changes if possible. Thinking negatively or being a pessimist about everything won't help with moving forward. Though being too optimistic can also be bad and there should certainly be a good balance between them. I definitely have my pessimistic sides for certain topics but overall I am a very optimistic person.
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  4. My anxiety (and preparedness obsession, and analytical mind) requires me to be pessimistic. If I want to avoid constant panic attacks and discomfort, I have to always expect the worse so I can always be prepared. By going through all the possibilities of what could possibly go wrong, I can make careful planning to avoid it all. Also, there's a fun benefit. If I'm wrong in my assumption that everything will suck, I'm in for a pleasant surprise.

    And, introverted. Just how I am. Public scenes, and people as a whole, exhaust me. 2 hours at a friend's house will mean I need about 5 hours of recovery time, if I want to do anything else with my day.
  5. Extroverted optimist.

    I make people move and smile. When things are bad I just shrug it off and know they get better.

    It's fun to be loud and noticed.
  6. Introvert vs. Extrovert? Probably Introvert.

    Pessimist vs. Optimist? According to a personality test, I'm exactly in the middle. I suppose my positivity depends on context (I largely believe "People are neutral, and neutrality isn't good enough. However, enough influential good guys exist to keep the world in balance")
  7. I fluctuate between being introverted and extroverted on a monthly basis. Really depends on my mood; I'll go weeks without spending any real time with friends, then have little socialisation binges where I go to parties and out to lunch with people every day or two for a couple weeks.

    I guess I'm an optimist? I see it as realism, but my philosophy on "realism" tends to make most people think I'm an optimist. I don't, say, worry about an exam coming up because I know all I can do is revise and try my best with the time I have left, and nothing I do is going to change that because I can't rewind time. So although I see that as being logical and realistic, a lot of people have told me my ability to just not worry about things makes me an optimist.

    I went with optimistic extrovert for my votes.
  8. Optimistic Extrovert for myself.

    Always loved the social life and going out there and I always look up at bad situations
  9. Being a pessimist all the way. Either it ends well an dyou are pleasantly surprised or it ends bad and you already expected it.
  10. I am most content when I can have time to myself. It takes a lot of effort for me to socialize with others face to face- you could say I'm an introvert. I also strive to be an optimist. There's a lot of negativity in the world and if I can decrease that just a little, I'll be happy.
  11. Introverted.

    I hope for the best but plan for the worst. Ergo I'm an optimist at heart, tempered by cynicism just to be safe. :ferret:
  12. No one I know believes that I'm an introvert >_>
  13. Introvert and pessimist.
  14. I like to think I am all of them combined!

    I like to be alone but at the same time I hate being lonely and when given the chance I like to be around people that I enjoy.

    I take a more positive look on life for some things but then others I am a complete downer, sadly.

    So I like to think that I have the best of both worlds.
  15. Who else started thinking of the Hannah Montana song when reading that? No one? Okay then..... *silently hums Best of Both Worlds*
  16. I'm an extrovert, and I consider myself neither an optimist nor a pessimist.

    However, I still voted optimist--for most situations, I examine all the evidence I have to the outcome and expect and prepare for the most likely outcome, whether it's good or bad. However, if I can't come to a conclusion (such as when there isn't enough evidence) I tend to be optimistic because I have severe anxiety and depressive issues which mean I have to keep close control of my thoughts so I don't spiral downward, and pessimism is a good way to mess it all up.
  17. Introvert Optimist.

    Because breaking the popular mold is always bad.
  18. Introverted pessimist here.

    I really don't care for extended social interaction and prefer solitude most of the time, thus the introversion.

    I tend to expect negative outcomes from most things, thus the pessimism. My expectations are often vindicated as well, especially as it pertains to people being awful, so that's some measure of comfort in my insulated bubble of cynicism. :D
  19. Introverted pessimist? Sure, why not.

  20. Introverted pessimist here.

    I don't like people or socializing unless there is a specific purpose for it. Tolerating a full workday is about it, after that I just want to be left alone so I can do the stuff I enjoy doing. Which is not talking to people.

    The pessimistic part comes from life experiences and the knowledge that people in general are selfish and petty. I hope for the best but always plan for and expect the worst. Growing up taught me that being a pessimistic asshole makes things easier to handle if it all goes to shit.

    Technically I'm just a well-informed optimist with a hefty amount of cynicism and sarcasm.

    I'm such a joy to be around. :D
    #20 Koschei, Jun 3, 2015
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